NFC South: Edward DeBartolo Jr.

Forbes magazine has come out with its annual list of the world’s billionaires and there are two NFC South owners in the club.

Although Tampa Bay owner Malcolm Glazer takes a lot of criticism from fans for the Bucs not spending big money in free agency and is the target of hostility from fans of the Manchester United soccer team, he is the NFC South’s wealthiest owner, according to the report.

Glazer and his family are tied for 400th with a net worth of $2.4 billion. For context, Oprah Winfrey is one of the people the Glazers are tied with.

Atlanta’s Arthur Blank is tied for No. 773 with a $1.3 billion net worth. For context, Blank is tied with Edward DeBartolo Jr., the former owner of the 49ers, who has a big presence in the Tampa Bay area and his name seems to come up any time there are rumblings about the Bucs possibly being for sale.

Carolina’s Jerry Richardson and New Orleans’ Tom Benson did not appear on the list.

Posted by ESPN.com’s Pat Yasinskas


We’ve got two NFC South representatives on the list of Forbes Magazine’s 400 Richest Americans for 2009.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers owner Malcolm Glazer (and family) comes in at No. 139. The magazine says Glazer is worth $2.4 billion.

Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank is tied for No. 317 with a $1.3 billion net worth. Interestingly, Edward DeBartolo Jr. is one of the people tied with Blank. DeBartolo formerly owned the San Francisco 49ers, lives in the Tampa Bay area and his name is frequently thrown out when people speculate about the Glazers selling the Buccaneers, even though there never has been any indication they’re on the market.

Look through the full list. You’ll see a bunch of other NFL owners.

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