2015 Forbes' Billionaires Sports List 

click to enlarge Michael Jordan and two other NBA owners have joined Forbes’ annual list of the world’s billionaires. Forbes said Monday, March 2, 2015, that Jordan’s net worth is estimated at $1 billion, thanks to his well-timed investment in the Charlotte Hornets. - CHUCK BURTON/AP FILE PHOTO
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  • Michael Jordan and two other NBA owners have joined Forbes’ annual list of the world’s billionaires. Forbes said Monday, March 2, 2015, that Jordan’s net worth is estimated at $1 billion, thanks to his well-timed investment in the Charlotte Hornets.
NEW YORK — Clippers owner Steve Ballmer is listed as the world's 35th wealthiest billionaire for 2015, according to a list released Monday by Forbes Magazine. Michael Jordan, owner of the Charlotte Hornets, was a newcomer on the list. The magazine reported there are a record 1,826 billionaires in the world. Some of the sports-related billionaires are listed below by name (affiliation), net worth and worldwide rank in terms of net worth:

Steve Ballmer (Clippers), $21.5 billion, 35

Paul Allen (Seahawks), $17.5 billion, 51

Stephen Ross (Dolphins), $6.5 billion, 216

Stanley Kroenke (Rams), $6.3 billion, 225

Robert Kraft (Patriots), $4.3 billion,381

Jerry Jones (Cowboys), $4.2 billion, 393

Bernard Ecclestone (Formula One), $3.9 billion, 435

Stephen Bisciotti (Ravens), $2.7 billion, 690

Arthur Blank (Falcons), $2.5 billion, 737

Robert McNair (Texans), $2.4 billion, 782

James France (NASCAR), $2.1 billion, 894

Tom Benson (Saints, Pelicans), $1.9 billion, 1006

James Irsay (Colts), $1.75 billion, 1105

Daniel Snyder (Redskins), $1.7 billion, 1118

Leslie Alexander (Rockets), $1.6 billion, 1190

John Henry (Red Sox, Liverpool Soccer), $1.6 billion, 1190

Frank Fertitta (Ultimate Fighting), $1.5 billion, 1250

Lorenzo Fertitta (Ultimate Fighting), $1.5 billion, 1250

Arturo Moreno (Billboards), $1.5 billion, 1250

Jerry Reinsdorf (Bulls), $1.3 million, 1415

Alexander Spanos (Chargers), $1.25 billion,1500

Jeffrey Lurie (Eagles), $1.1 billion, 1638

Michael Jordan (Hornets), $1 billion, 1741

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