A family consortium led by Walmart heir Rob Walton has agreed to purchase the National Football League’s (NFL) Denver Broncos for $4.65 billion.
The group includes Rob’s daughter Carrie and her husband, Greg Penner. The group also included Mellody Hobson, the president of Ariel Investments and wife of Star Wars creator George Lucas.
Who are the new owners of the Denver Broncos, and what are their respective net worths? Here are the answers to those and more about the deal.
Rob, the eldest son of Walmart founder Sam Walton, is worth $56.8 billion, as per Forbes.
He took over as chairman of Walmart upon his father’s death in 1992. He retired in June 2015 and was replaced by his son-in-law, Penner.
Carrie and Penner’s combined net worth is currently unknown. But it is believed to be massive considering that Carrie is an heiress to the huge Walmart fortune while Penner sits on Walmart’s board.
Carrie and Greg are expected to handle the day-to-day operations of the Broncos, as per 9News.
Hobson, also the chairwoman of Starbucks, has a net worth of $100 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth. While he is not part of the Broncos sales agreement, it is worth mentioning that Hobson’s husband, Lucas, has a net worth of $5.2 billion.
The sale of the Denver Broncos reportedly broke the record for the most expensive professional sports team sale in the U.S.
In 2019, Joseph Tsai, the co-founder of Alibaba, spent $3.3 billion to purchase the Brooklyn Nets. David Tepper bought the Carolina Panthers for $2.3 billion in 2018.