The 15 Most Incredible Homes – Sports Team Owners Edition
Sports team owners are getting richer and richer with season year that goes by, as the values of their professional franchises go up thanks to new billion dollar TV deals, increasing revenue from merchandising rights and more money from coming in from the leagues and tickets, plus sponsorships and so on.
It’s a good day to be a professional sports team owner, and I’m sure a lot of people would like to be in just for the fun of it, like Steve Ballmer for instance. Sure, most of the team owners have made their fortunes long before investing in a professional franchise, but there are some cases where a brilliant investment in sports took them from millionaires to billionaires.
Today we’ll take a look at the 15 most incredible homes owned by the people who are in charge of professional sports franchises from the NFL, NBA, NHL or MLB, plus world-wide soccer. We hope you like our picks!
15. Robert Kraft – Wonderful Brookline Mansion
Not too far from the Gillette Stadium and just around the corner from Tom Brady’s new extraordinary home, Robert Kraft is the proud owner of this impressive, Colonial-style home, which sits in the beautiful and super exclusive Boston suburb of Chestnut Hill.
Valued at $9.6 million, which is just not much compared to Robert Kraft’s outrageous $4.8 billion fortune, this stunning property has been built back in 1915, and features seven bedrooms and 7.5 baths. The owner of the New England Patriots (and also New England Revolution) also has a chicken coop on site, probably to surprise his guests.
14. Henry Samueli – Mind Blowing Newport Beach House
If this is just the first time you’ve heard of Henry Samueli don’t worry, you’re probably not alone. But I’m sure you’ve heard of a company called Broadcom, where Samueli is Co-Founder, CTO and Chairman, and if you like hockey, you probably know Henry Samueli purchased the Anaheim Ducks around 10 years ago.
With an incredible net worth estimated at $2.6 billion, Henry Samueli rests his head in this astonishing residence on Newport Beach, California. With a contemporary design, wrapped around an inner courtyard with a lovely pool and featuring a massive terrace outside, this amazing house is one of the best in Newport Beach.
Perched on top of a rocky hill right next to the sea, this house probably offers some of the most serene views in the area.
13. Arthur Blank – Superb Atlanta abode
The billionaire co-founder of Home Depot and the proud owner of the Atlanta Falcons and Atlanta United, Arthur Blank owns a wonderful home in Buckhead, Atlanta, which is valued at $13.7 million. The fairly modern mansion has been built back in 2008 and features over 15,000 square feet, with six bedrooms, six bathrooms and six fireplaces.
Unfortunately these aerial shots don’t do justice to this magnificent estate, which is apparently even more impressive if you could take a closer look at the meticulously designed grounds around. Arthur Blank owned another huge mansion in the area, but he sold it back in 2011 after going through a divorce. Last year Blank’s net worth was estimated at $2.5 billion.
12. Arturo Moreno – Massive Phoenix Estate
Arturo Moreno or Arte Moreno made his incredible fortune from billboards, with a company called Outdoor Systems where he’s CEO. Back in 2003, he became the first Mexican-American to own a major sports franchise when he purchased the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim baseball team from the Walt Disney Company.
With a total net worth of $1.8 billion back in 2015, Arte Moreno calls home this massive estate from Phoenix, Arizona. We don’t have too many details about his home but judging by the looks of it, it’s absolutely incredible, in terms of size, amenities, you name it.
11. Jim Irsay – Luxurious Estate in Carmel
Jim Irsay is one of the few billionaires who made his fortune from sports alone. He inherited the Indianapolis Colts from his father, back in 1997, and took the franchise to new highs almost immediately. Under Peyton Manning and more recently led by Andrew Luck, the Colts have made the playoffs 15 times out of the past 18 years, including a Super Bowl win in 2006.
An avid collector of anything from guitars to unique manuscripts, Jim Irsay owns this eye catching estate in Carmel, Indiana, plus several other properties. We don’t know too many details about his home either, but we know that it’s always guarded by a cop, just in case someone gets too curious. Jim Irsay’s networth was also estimated at around $1.8 billion last year.