Jerral Wayne \”Jerry\” Jones is an American billionaire businessman. He has been the owner of the National Football League’s Dallas Cowboys since 1989. Jones is one of a very small number of NFL owners who had a significant level of success as a football player. In October 2018, Jones was ranked as the world’s richest sportsman by an online poll from an online magazine.
About Jerry Jones in brief
Jerral Wayne \”Jerry\” Jones is an American billionaire businessman. He has been the owner of the National Football League’s Dallas Cowboys since 1989. Jones attended the University of Arkansas, where he was a member of the Kappa Sigma fraternity. He was co-captain of the 1964 National Championship football team. Jones is one of a very small number of NFL owners who had a significant level of success as a football player. Jones’ father J. W. \”Pat\” Jones and mother Arminta Pearl Clark Jones married in 1941. They owned two branches of Pat’s Super Market in the Rose City neighborhood of North Little Rock. After his graduation, Jones’ parents moved to Springfield, Missouri, where Pat was president and chairman of Modern Security Life Insurance Co. In 1971, after selling the insurance company, the couple carved out 400 acres of their ranch to start Buena Vista Animal Paradise, where tourists could visit exotic animals. In 2008, Jones formed a partnership with Yankee Global Enterprises to create Legends Hospitality, a food, beverage, merchandise, retail and stadium operations corporation serving entertainment venues. The Cowboys won Super Bowl XXVII in the 1992 season, as well as Super BowlXXVIII the following year in the 1993 season.
The 2018 NFL season was Jones’ 30th as the Cowboys owner – more than the combined number of his predecessors of ten seasons. In October 2018, Jones was ranked as the world’s richest sportsman by an online poll from an online magazine. The poll also found that Jones was the 8th richest man in the world, with a net worth of over $1.2 billion (USD 1.4 billion) Jones is married to former Arkansas Razorback and NFL head coach Jimmy Johnson, who he hired as his first head coach after purchasing the Cowboys. The couple have two children, a son, a daughter, and a son-in-law. The Joneses have a 5,500-acre ranch east of Springfield in Rogersville, Missouri in the Ozark Mountains. After graduating from college in 1965, he borrowed a million dollars from Jimmy Hoffa’s Teamsters union to open up a string of Shakey’s Pizza Parlor restaurants in Missouri. After several other unsuccessful business ventures, he began an oil and gas exploration business in Arkansas, Jones Oil and Land Lease, which became successful. Jones and Johnson built a team that is often reckoned to be the best NFL franchise of the 1990s. In 1989, Jones purchased the Cowboys from H. R. Bum Bright for USD 140 million.