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# 163 Jerry Jones 


Real Time Net Worth
as of 5/18/2024
$25.6M (0.20%)

# 163 Jerry Jones 


Real Time Net Worth
as of 5/18/2024
$25.6M (0.20%)
OccupationPresident and General Manager, Dallas Cowboys
Source of WealthDallas Cowboys
ResidenceDallas, Texas
Marital StatusMarried
EducationBS, University of Arkansas; MA, University of Arkansas
Age-Adjusted Net Worth$3.13B
Jerry Jones
Jerry Jones
United States
Net worth: $13.0B

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Wealth History

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Early Life and Education

Jerral Wayne Jones Sr. was born on October 13, 1942 in Los Angeles, California
Raised in North Little Rock, Arkansas
Graduated from North Little Rock High School in 1960
Attended the University of Arkansas, co-captain of the 1964 national championship football team
Earned a master's degree in business in 1970 from the University of Arkansas

Business Ventures

Borrowed a million dollars from Teamsters union to open Shakey's Pizza Parlor restaurants (1965)
Founded Jones Oil and Land Lease, a successful oil and gas exploration business in Arkansas
Formed Legends Hospitality in partnership with Yankee Global Enterprises (2008)

Dallas Cowboys Ownership

Purchased Dallas Cowboys on February 25, 1989, from H. R. 'Bum' Bright for $140 million
Controversially fired coach Tom Landry and assumed complete control over football matters
Led the Cowboys to Super Bowl victories in 1992, 1993, and 1995
Under his ownership, Cowboys' value appreciated to an estimated $5.5 billion

Other Business Activities

Controlling shareholder in Comstock Resources, a Texas oil and gas company
Active investor in drilling opportunities, retail, and residential real estate projects in Dallas

Art Collection

Avid art collector, owns Norman Rockwell's 'Coin Toss' and works by Picasso, Renoir, Matisse, among others

Criticism and Involvement

Vilified for firing iconic Cowboys personnel, Tom Landry and Tex Schramm
Instrumental in the St. Louis Rams' move back to Los Angeles and the Oakland Raiders' move to Las Vegas
Subject to NFL fines for criticizing officials and violating gag order on labor issues

How long would it take you to become as rich as Jerry Jones?

If you started with $10,000 and invested an additional $500 each month at a 44.10% CAGR, it would take you 5 years to reach Jerry Jones's net worth of $13.0B.

Is this realistic? It depends how closely the VIX-TA-Macro Advanced model performs to its history in the future. Since Grizzly Bulls launched on January 1, 2022, it's returned 42.76% compared to 11.89% for the S&P 500 benchmark.

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Jerry Jones is very wealthy, but what's stopping you from reaching that same level of success? As summarized in our five fundamental rules to wealth building, becoming wealthy in a modern capitalist economy is not complicated. There's actually only three variables:

  1. Your starting capital
  2. Your earnings after expenses
  3. The compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of your savings

Most people start with zero or very little, so if you weren't born into wealth, don't fret! The majority of the fortunate folks listed in our Grizzly Bulls’ Billionaires Index came from middle class or lower backgrounds. The most distinguishing characteristic of the group is their ability to consistently earn a high CAGR on their savings.

Every billionaire has a unique strategy to achieve high CAGR. For Jerry Jones, Dallas Cowboys is the primary source. Whether you choose to invest your savings in your own businesses or the businesses of others is not as important. The salient piece of the puzzle is ensuring that your hard-earned savings are generating sufficient CAGR to reach your long term goals.

Most people simply invest their money in index funds and call it a day. There's nothing wrong with this approach, but it guarantees relative mediocrity. To achieve greatness, you need to invest your money to earn higher than average returns. In the long run, better investors will always finish ahead of better earners.

Source: Grizzly Bulls reporting

Methodology: Grizzly Bulls' Billionaires Index is a daily ranking of the world's billionaires and richest people. Grizzly Bulls strives to provide the most accurate net worth calculations available. We pull data from public equity markets, SEC filings, public real estate records, and other reputable sources.

The index is dynamic and updates daily at the close of U.S. stock market trading based on changes in the markets, economy, and updates to Grizzly Bulls' proprietary algorithm of personal wealth calculation. Stakes in public companies are tracked daily based on the relevant closing prices of the underlying securities. Additionally, stakes in private companies, cash, real estate, and other less easily valued assets are updated periodically through careful analysis of insider transactions, comparable public company sales / EBITDA multiples, etc.

Edited by: Lee Bailey