Jeff Bezos can afford to buy every team in the NFL—with enough left over for every NYC sports team
CBS Sports reported on Nov. 10 that Jeff Bezos is interested in buying an NFL team, and that he’s spent “considerable time” with NFL owners such as Daniel Snyder of the Washington Redskins. And The Washington Post, which is owned by Bezos, reported on Thursday that the billionaire has privately expressed an interest in buying the Seattle Seahawks.
But if Bezos truly is interested in becoming an owner, his world-leading estimated net worth of $109.5 billion is enough to buy every single team in the NFL — and then some.
The total value of each of the 32 NFL franchises, based on Forbes’ latest ranking of every team’s estimated values, is nearly $91.4 billion.
That includes the league’s most valuable team, the Dallas Cowboys at $5.5 billion, according to Forbes, which also valued the Redskins at $3.4 billion and the Seahawks at about $2.78 billion.
That would leave Bezos $18 billion, meaning he could also afford to buy every other major New York City sports team, which together are valued at $14.8 billion.
That would include the MLB’s New York Yankees (worth an estimated $4.6 billion, according to Forbes) and New York Mets ($2.3 billion), the NBA’s New York Knicks ($4 billion) and Brooklyn Nets ($2.35 billion), as well as the NHL’s New York Rangers ($1.55 billion). The price does not include the New York Giants and New York Jets, which are both already included in the NFL franchises sum.
In order to pull off such a massive sports deals, the Amazon CEO would have to liquidate his many assets, including his multimillion-dollar homes and other investments.