Jerry Jones is the fourth wealthiest man in Texas, USA, and one of the wealthiest NFL owners. He is the man responsible for Dallas Cowboys and their increasing achievements as Jones made it possible for them to get back the fame they used to have. If you want to know more about this businessman, and what is his net worth in 2024, then keep on reading our article until the end.
Jerral Wayne Jones’ parents are Arminta Jones and J.W. Jones. The businessman was born in Los Angeles, which is located in one of the states of the United States of America, called California. However, he grew up in North Little Rock, which is found in Arkansas, as J.W. Jones owned an insurance firm there. Jerry went to North Little Rock High School, and he was a part of the school’s football team, where he served as the ‘running back’ player.
After he accepted a football scholarship from the University of Arkansas, he managed to be the co-captain, and he was a starting guard in their football team. In 1964 he and his teammates such as Glen Ray Hines and Jimmy Johnson won the National Championship. Their coach was a Hall of Famer Frank Broyles.
After he finished school in 1965, Jones began working at Modern Security Life of Springfield as executive vice president. This was in his father’s insurance company, and two years later, he got the opportunity of buying San Diego Charges, an AFL team. Still, the entrepreneur instead decided to obtain his master’s degree. He did so in 1970, and he started an oil and gas exploration firm in Oklahoma, which in the course of the next twenty years was more than successful.
Something notable happened in 1984. Donald Trump, the current US President, had a chance to but Dallas Cowboys, but he didn’t want to do it, stating, “I feel sorry for the poor guy who is going to buy the Dallas Cowboys. It’s a no-win situation for him, because if he wins, well, so what, they’ve won through the years. And if he loses, which seems likely because they are having troubles, he’ll be known to the world as a loser.”
Four years later, in 1989, jerry Jones bought Dallas Cowboys, an NFL team, and Jones even managed to buy Dallas Cowboy’s Texas stadium for a price of $140 million. Before Jerry Jones was their owner, they were playing under H.R. Bright, and their performance wasn’t that great. Their luck turned after Jones purchased them, and the first thing he did was to get rid of Tom Landry, who was Dallas Cowboy’s coach.
His former teammate Jimmy Johnson was the Dallas Cowboy’s new coach, and in 1992 the NFL team was so successful that they offered Jones a place at the NFL Competition Committee. In the same year, they on Super Bowl, and even in the 1993 Super Bowl, they found themselves again in the finals, and winning over Buffalo Bills for the second time.
In 1994 Barry Switzer was the team’s coach and in 1996 they won another Super Bowl. Dallas Cowboys, alongside Jones, are the owners of more than fifty Papa John’s Pizza places located in North Texas.
Jerry Jones is still an owner of his gas and oil business, and in 2018 the businessman managed to be the controlling shareholder in Comstock Resources.
In 1994 Jerry Jones was on the list of ten people for the Entrepreneur of The Year Award by Ernst & Young. A year later, Financial World state that Jones was the owner of the most valuable sports organization in Professional sports.
The Dallas Cowboys owner is married to his college sweetheart, Gene. Gene Jones was a former beauty pageant winner, and the two got married in 1963. Their children were all a part of the Dallas Cowboys team, and Gene and Jerry Jones are also grandparents.
In a 1998 movie titled BASEketball, Jones served as an inspiration for the character named Baxter Cain, who was the owner of Dallas Felons.
Jerry Jones Net Worth 2024
The 76-year-old owner of Dallas Cowboys is still doing business, and his estimated net worth is currently an astonishing $8.3 billion. Alongside his wife, he established ‘Gene and Jerry Jones Family Arlington Youth Foundation,’ a charity organization that serves to aid many charities in Arlington, Texas.