Famous Personalities Who Own Sports Franchises


There are many famous personalities who own sports franchises. One of the first people to come to our minds when we talk about a famous sports franchise is the TV host Conan O´Brien. The man holds the distinct honor of being the longest serving active late night TV host. If we need to break down the numbers, he has been hosting for over 23 years! Back in 2016 when the UFC was acquired by WME- IMG for a whopping $4 billion, a lot of famous personalities were able to purchase a stake in the company. And, along with Conan O´Brien, celebrities such as Mark Wahlberg, Tom Brady, Adam Levine, Serena and Venus Williams, Ben Affleck, and LL Cool J, also bought shares in the company

Like Conan O´Brien, the popstar, Usher has also made the smart move of acquiring a sports franchise. The man is a part-owner of the NBA team, Cleveland Cavaliers. The man, along with a group of investors, acquired the franchise for $375 million back in 2005. Isn´t Usher truly living the dream? The man has been blessed with heavenly looks and wonderful talents. He can sing, dance, and make any woman go weak at the knees. Usher is also the recipient of 8 Grammy Awards! In addition to that, he has starred in several movies such as The Faculty, She´s All That, and In The Mix.

Soccer is gaining popularity in the United States and Will Ferrell seems to be following the sport quite religiously. After all, he is one of the owners of the MLS team, Los Angeles FC? We would have never imagined that Will Ferrell would, one day, become the owner of a soccer team. Will Ferrell, an expert at tickling our funny bones, is primarily known for his performances in the movies, Anchorman, Elf, Old School, and Talladega Nights.

It is only fitting for arguably the greatest basketball player ever, Michael Jordan, to own a sports franchise. The man played professionally in the NBA for 15 seasons. Over the span of his career, he won 6 NBA championships! Michael Jordan initially had a minor stake in the Charlotte Bobcats in 2006. However, that all changed in the year, 2010, after Jordan purchased a majority stake in the franchise and became its primary owner. The team also changed its name to Charlotte Hornets.

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Celebrities and movie stars such as Will Smith Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith are also the proud owners of a sports franchise. Hailing from Philadelphia, Will and Jada purchased minority ownership in the NBA team, The Philadelphia 76ers back in 2011.Before Will Smith became famous as an actor, he initially came to prominence as a rapper known as Fresh Prince. After his stint in the NBC series, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Will Smith became predominantly recognised as an actor.