Rarely do NFL team owners have the limelight in their hands. Also included is Stan Kroenke. The owner of the Rams is one of the NFL’s wealthiest franchise owners. He moved the Rams from Los Angeles to St. Louis and then back to Los Angeles. He built SoFi Stadium, the most expensive sports stadium ever built.
Kroenke may steal the show on Sunday if Los Angeles wins the Super Bowl for the second time under his ownership and the first time as a Los Angeles-based franchise. And the triumph would be hosted by the Rams’ stadium.
In Columbia, Missouri, on July 29, 1947, Enos Stanley Kroenke was given the name Stan Kroenke. His childhood was spent in Mora, a small unincorporated community where his father operated the Mora Lumber Company.
The first time Kroenke worked as a floor sweeper was at the lumber yard. He was promoted to bookkeeping at the age of ten. Kroenke participated in track, baseball, and basketball while attending Cole Camp High School.
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Stan Kroenke’s Net Worth
The 75-year-old owner of the Los Angeles Rams had a net worth of $12.8 billion at the time of writing. According to Forbes.com, Kroenke also owns other US sports clubs including the mighty Arsenal of the English Premier League, in addition to the Rams (which we previously knew). They include the Colorado Avalanche, Colorado Rapids, and Denver Nuggets of the NBA (NHL).
Controversy Over Arsenal and the European Super League
Kroenke was appointed to the board of directors of Arsenal Holdings in 2008 and obtained a beneficial interest in more than 18,594 shares. In 2011, he had increased his stake of the club to 62.89 percent and placed a bid of £11,750 per share for the remaining shares.
Later in 2018, he offered slightly more than £600 million to increase his share ownership to over 90%. In April 2021, Kroenke sparked a great deal of controversy when he proposed to demolish the existing European football pyramid system by establishing a closed European Super League in which Arsenal would participate.
In 2006, Kroenke, among other projects, acquired the Screaming Eagle winery in Napa Valley. Additionally, he owns working ranches totaling approximately 850,000 acres. His acquisitions included the Waggoner Property in Texas, the largest ranch in the United States contained by a single fence. The Land Report magazine classified Kroenke as the ninth-largest landowner in the United States in 2015.’
Stan Kroenke’s company, Kroenke Sports and Entertainment, invests in professional sports groups.
I like Lebron, but until he buys those sons a university so they can play basketball at it, I’m the best father here https://t.co/bcVwo0IeuW
— Stan Kroenke (@Stanley_Kroenke) September 18, 2016
The majority of the billionaire’s wealth was generated through self-directed investments in other enterprises. This has been accomplished through purchasing stakes in professional sports clubs and land through THF Realty (he is credited with half of the holdings, per Bloomberg.com).
Kroenke and Walmart heiress Ann Walton met her future husband while skiing in Aspen, Colorado in 1974. In 1995, after the death of Walton’s father, they got a stake in Walmart. In general, Kroenke maintains his personal matters private and offers interviews to the media only on rare occasions.
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Frequently Asked Question
|What is Stan Kroenke’s Net Worth?|
|Stan Kroenke has a net worth of approximately $12 billion|
|How Old is Stan Kroenke?|
|Stan is 75 years old|
|When Did Stan Found His Sports and Entertainment Company|
|Stan founded Kroenke Sports and Entertainment in 1999|
|Who is Stan married to?|
|Stan Kroenke is married to Ann Walton|
|Does Stan Have Any Children?|
|Yes four Kids|