Who is the NBA Los Angeles Clippers owner?
For years, the Los Angeles Clippers were known as the worst team in the NBA. Not just because of their record, but because of their owner as well. For years, Donald Sterling was the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, and he made a name for insulting players, fans, and everyone else around. Luckily, the league kicked him off from the Clippers and then sold the franchise to another owner.
Clippers Owner Steve Ballmer
Steve Ballmer is the current Los Angeles Clippers Owner and one of the wealthiest people alive, and former CEO of Microsoft. Steve Ballmer, who is reportedly worth more than $20 billion, purchased the team August 2014 for $2 billion. At the time, that transaction was the highest in the NBA. No team was sold after that Clippers purchase, but it is hard to imagine any team getting a higher price than that. Unless, of course, the Lakers, Knicks, Bulls, or Celtics are sold. The bid, however, is the second highest in American sports history. The highest is the sale of the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2012. The team was sold for $2.15 billion.
Ballmer is the best thing that could have happened to the Clippers. Unlike their previous owner, Steve is always cheerful and respectful of his players, staff, fans, and everyone else around the league. Ballmer vowed to change the perception of the team. So far, he has managed to alter the logo of the team and make them respectable and marketable. But the biggest obstacle remains, and that is for the Clippers to get past the second round of the playoffs.
He has said numerous times that he wants for fans to enjoy the game. He also wants noise, and fans to be “really into the game.”
Clippers Owner Steve Ballmer is also the richest sports owner in America. In 2016, Forbes released its annual list of billionaires, and Steve Ballmer ranks highest on it. He is the 26th richest person in the world, with wealth estimated at $23.5 billion. Portland Trail Blazers owner, Paul Allen, who was Ballmer’s co-worker in Microsoft, is second on the list of sports owners with $17.5 billion. Stephen Ross (Miami Dolphins), Phil Anschutz (Los Angeles Kings), and Stan Kroenke (Denver Nuggets, Los Angeles Rams) round up the top five.
Who is richer Steve Ballmer or Mark Cuban
Who is richer Los Angeles Clippers owner Steve Ballmer or the Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban? As of November 6, 2016, LA Clippers owner Steve Ballmer is currently worth 23.5 billion dollars while Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban is worth 3.3 billion dollars.
On October 30, 2015 the Clippers put Mark Cuban, Steve Ballmer on Barry’s Tickets Kiss Cam together. The game between the Clippers and Mavericks was considered the “Battle of the Billionaires.”
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