Jerry Jones is a U.S. business person, a Super Bowl Champion, and the owner of the American football team, Dallas Cowboys, member of the National Football Team (NFL). He is also serving as their president and general manager since 1989. He is in the headlines right now due to his continuing interest in Odell Beckham Jr for the Cowboys.
Jerry Jones – Age And Early Life
The 80-year-old Jerral Wayne Jones was born in Los Angeles, California. He grew up in North Little Rock, California. He went to North Little Rock High School and was a football running back.
By the time he graduated college, his father had become a business tycoon through his career in the Modern Security Life Insurance Co. His parents own the Buena Vista Animal Paradise on their 400 acres of land. It is now a Wild Animal Safari in Strafford, Missouri.
He graduated from the University of Arkansas. In college, he was the co-captain of the football team in the National Championship of 1964.
Jones served in the College Football Hall of Fame as their offensive lineman. Frank Broyles and Jimmy Johnson were his coaches and he played alongside Glen Ray Hines, Jim Lindsey, Loyd Phillips, and Ronnie Caveness. He also had a membership in the Kappa Sigma Fraternity.
Jerry Jones Net Worth
Jones has an estimated net worth of $8.5 billion as per the 2019 reports. Most of his net worth is assembled through his ownership of the team Dallas Cowboys. It is, as of present, considered as the most valuable sports team in the world, worthy of $5 billion.
Jerry Jones – Controversies
A 1957 photo of him surfaced on the web in November of 2022. The surfaced image had him as a 14-year-old and portrayed him in the backdrop of a racial discrimination argument.
He was shown as the witness to the arguments between African-American students and the North Little Rocky High School authorities. The 6b students were restricted from entering the school because of their race.
He recalled that he was not much aware of the incidents but he was just a curious teen who wanted to see the incident despite the restriction from his coach to not stay close to such things.
In a 2015 lawsuit filed against him, he was claimed as the biological father of a 25-year-old woman. He had paid around $3 billion as compensation to the woman and her mother, who was an ex-employee at an airline.
His compensation reportedly covered the academic expenses of the woman and he agreed with another party to pay them an amount of $1 million through the years. The 16th birthday party of the woman who filed the case was in the headlines as the Sweet 16 birthday party.
Jerry Jones – Accolades And Recognitions
He has the record of being the NFL hat trick Super Bowl Champion as the owner of the Cowboys.
In the NCAA (the National Collegiate Athletic Association) he is recognized as the Arkansas Razorbacks member with the FWAA College Football National Championship of 1964.
He won the Outstanding Team ESPY award in 1993. The same year, he was honored by the American Academy of Achievement with the Golden Plate award.
He also won the 2013 Horatio Alger Award and the Ducks Unlimited Sportsman Award.
Jerry Jones -Life and Family
Jones is married with 3 children. His son Stephen Jones is the Chief Operating Officer (COO), player personnel director, and executive vice president of the team the Dallas Cowboys.
His daughter Charlotte Jones Anderson is the chief brand officer and the executive vice president of the Cowboys. His son Jerry Jones Jr is the vice president and the chief sales and marketing officer for the team.
Jerry Jones had undergone surgery in which a hip replacement was performed.