Owning a professional sports team is the ultimate "get" for the billionaire set.
Buying a professional sports franchise isn't easy -- it takes hundreds of millions, and maybe even billions of dollars to accomplish. But once you do, the purchase can quickly turn into the ultimate cash cow for team owners.
Think about it. The New York Yankees, for example, are worth $4.6 billion in 2019. The Steinbrenner family owns the Yankees with the late patriarch George Steinbrenner paying $8.7 million for the franchise back in 1973.
Then there's the New England Patriots. Team owner Robert Kraft paid $172 million in 1994 to buy the team. Today, the Pats are worth $4.1 billion.
No doubt, owning a professional sports franchise makes you a wealthy individual.
How wealthy? Let's find out by listing the wealthiest sports team owners in the U.S.