How rich is Jerry M. Reinsdorf?
Jerry M. Reinsdorf Net Worth:
Jerry M. Reinsdorf Net Worth:Jerry M. Reinsdorf (born February 25, 1936) is a CPA, lawyer and an owner of the NBA's Chicago Bulls and the MLB's Chicago White Sox. He started his professional life as a tax attorney with the Internal Revenue Service. He has been the head of the White Sox and Bulls for over 25 years.He made his initial fortune in real estate, taking advantage of the Frank Lyon Co. v. United States decision by the United States Supreme Court which allowed economic owners of realty to sell property and lease it back, while transferring the tax deduction for depreciation to the title owner.As the owner and Chairman of the Chicago Bulls since 1985, he has turned the franchise into a lucrative business that won six NBA Championships in the 1990s (1991–1993 and 1996–1998). He is controversial for his involvement (along with Jerry Krause) in breaking up the championship team by not hiring back key personnel such as Phil Jackson and Michael Jordan. He hired Jordan as a baseball player during his sabbatical from basketball. He also moved the Bulls from Chicago Stadium to the United Center.As a baseball owner since 1981, he has brought success to the White Sox franchise. The franchise made the playoffs in 1983 for the first time since 1959 and won the World Series in 2005 for the first time since 1917. He moved the White Sox from Comiskey Park to New Comiskey Park and then renamed the new park U.S. Cellular Field. In both sporting endeavors, he has developed a reputation as an anti-labor union hardliner. Since the early 1990s, he has been considered one of the most, if not the most, influential basketball owners. He has been influential in instituting the salary cap and revenue sharing.
|Birth date:||February 25, 1936|
|Birth place:||Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States|
|Profession:||Lawyer, Businessperson, Chairman of the Chicago Bulls since 1985|
|Education:||Northwestern University School of Law, George Washington University, Erasmus Hall High School|
|Nationality:||United States of America|
|Spouse:||Martyl F. Rifkin (m. 1956-)|
|Children:||Michael Andrew, Jonathan Milton, Susan Janeen, David Jason|
|Awards:||Wisconsin Baseball Hall of Fame (2006), Jefferson Award for Public Service (2011), Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame (2016)|