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Jerry Jones, Mark Cuban Make List Of World's Billionaires

The list was compiled recently by Forbes.com

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    We all know Dallas Cowboys’ owner and general manager Jerry Jones is a very rich man, but now, thanks to Forbes.com, we have a bit better of an idea of just how rich. In their 25th Anniversary World Billionaire’s list, Jones is listed as the 634th richest man in the world and the 244th richest man in the United States with an estimated net worth of $2 billion.

    Here’s what Forbes had to say about the Cowboys’ owner:

    "Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has profited from his team's rise in status to America's most valuable sports team, at $1.85 billion. His new 111,000-seat stadium hosted the 2011 Super Bowl and helped Jones bring in league-leading revenue, even though the team only had six wins [in 2010]. Thanks to lucrative seat licenses, Jones took on relatively little debt building his $1.2 billion cathedral to Texas football.

    "He made his first fortune in the 1970s drilling natural gas wells, then bought the Cowboys in 1989 for just $150 million. The team won three Super Bowl rings in the 1990s but have only won one playoff game in the last 15 years.

    "A big Salvation Army supporter, Jones has used the Cowboys to raise more than $1 billion for the charity over the past 11 years. Over the last 25 years Jones has purchased several thousand acres in the Dallas area along the Sam Rayburn tollway, and expects to begin building homes and commercial real estate on the land in the next five years."

     

    An impressive bunch of numbers, indeed, but Jones isn’t even the richest DFW sports owner on the list, as it turns out--that honor goes to the Mavericks’ Mark Cuban who, with a net worth of $2.3 billion, ranks 546th in the world and 188th in the US in terms of wealth.

    Texas Rangers’ co-owner Ray Davis made the cut as well, with a net worth of $1.5 billion.

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