Stan Kroenke

Stan Kroenke
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Kroenke in 2019
Born (1947-07-29) July 29, 1947 (age 73)
Other namesSilent Stan[1]
EducationUniversity of Missouri (BA and MBA)
OccupationChairman and CEO of Kroenke Sports & Entertainment
Founder of The Kroenke Group
Chairman of THF Realty
CEO/Owner of the Los Angeles Rams
Owner of Denver Nuggets
Owner of Waggoner Ranch
Owner of Arsenal F.C.
Owner of Arsenal W.F.C.
Owner of Colorado Avalanche
Owner of Colorado Rapids
Owner of Colorado Mammoth
Owner of Los Angeles Gladiators
Owner of Los Angeles Guerrillas
Owner of Screaming Eagle Winery and Vineyards
Net worthSteady US$9.72 billion (As of 28 April 2021)[2]
Political partyRepublican[3]
Spouse(s)
(m. 1974)
Children3, including Josh and Whitney Ann

Enos Stanley Kroenke (/ˈkrŋki/; born July 29, 1947) is an American billionaire businessman. He is the owner of Kroenke Sports & Entertainment, which is the holding company of English Association football clubs Arsenal F.C. and Arsenal W.F.C., the Los Angeles Rams of the NFL, Denver Nuggets of the NBA, Colorado Avalanche of the NHL, Colorado Rapids of Major League Soccer, Colorado Mammoth of the National Lacrosse League, the Los Angeles Gladiators of the Overwatch League, and the newly formed Los Angeles Guerrillas of the Call of Duty League.

The Nuggets and Avalanche franchises are held in the name of his wife, Ann Walton Kroenke, to satisfy NFL ownership restrictions that forbid a team owner from having teams in other markets.[4] Ann is the daughter of Walmart co-founder James "Bud" Walton. He was estimated to be worth US$10 billion by Forbes in 2020.

Kroenke's holding company for sports teams has been controversial. In 2016, he relocated the St. Louis Rams to Los Angeles, turning the team into the Los Angeles Rams. In 2021, Kroenke was involved in an aborted effort to end the traditional European football system by creating a closed European Super League which would have included Arsenal and several other teams.

  1. ^ "Silent Stan shakes up St. Louis, L.A." nbcsports.com. Retrieved January 20, 2016.
  2. ^ Bloomberg (April 28, 2021). "Bloomberg Billionaires Index: Stanley Kroenke". Bloomberg. Retrieved April 28, 2021.
  3. ^ Hurley, Lee. "Stan Kroenke donated money to Clinton in race against Trump". dailycannon.com. DailyCannon. Retrieved May 29, 2020.
  4. ^ Harden, Mark (October 7, 2015). "NFL owners let Kroenke keep Rams; transfer Nuggets, Avalanche to his wife". Denver Business Journal. Retrieved October 16, 2015.