The wealthiest man among NBA owners is Orlando Magic owner Rich Devos, who checks in at No. 60 on the list with a net worth of $6.8 billion. He began amassing his fortune as one of the co-founders of Amway.
While that is quite an impressive haul, Devos remains pretty far behind America’s richest man Bill Gates who has a fortune said to be worth $72 billion.
The wealthiest American individual in sports circles is Nike chairman Phil Knight who appears at No. 24 on Forbes list with $16.3 billion.
Two other NBA owners cracked the top 100.
Miami Heat owner Micky Arison, whose father helped found Carnival Cruise Lines, is listed 70th overall ($5.9 billion) while Denver Nuggets owner Stan Kroenke is said to be worth $5.3 billion, good for 84th on the list. He is a member of the family that created the Wal-Mart chain and who also owns the St. Louis Rams and Arsenal soccer club.
There are 10 other NBA owners on Forbes’ list including Dan Gilbert (Cavaliers, $3.9 billion), Charles Dolan (Knicks, $3.3 billion), Tom Gores (Pistons, $2.7 billion), Mark Cuban (Mavericks $2.5 billion), Josh Harris (Sixers, $2.5 billion), Robert Pera (Grizzlies, $1.95 billion), Herb Simon (Pacers, $1.95 billion), Donald Sterling (Clippers, $1.9 billion), Glen Taylor (Timberwolves, $1.7 billion) and Tom Benson (Pelicans, $1.3 billion).