Arte Moreno

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Birthday
14, 1946
Birthplace
Arizona
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
14, 1946 (age 72)
Birthplace
Arizona

About

Billionaire who, upon purchasing the Anaheim Angels baseball organization from the Walt Disney Company in 2003, became the first Mexican-American to own a major U.S. professional sports team. He purchased the team after selling his company Outdoor Systems to Infinity Broadcasting for $8 billion in 1996.

Before Fame

He was born in Tucson, Arizona and fought in the Vietnam War after graduating from high school. He earned a Marketing degree from the University of Arizona in 1985.

Trivia

He received heavy criticism from many Angels fans as well as Anaheim city officials for his decision to rename the team the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in 2005.

Family Life

He is the eldest of 11 children born to Mary and Arturo Ricardo Moreno. He has been married twice and has children named Bryan, Rico and Nikki.

Associated With

He and actor Gene Autry have both owned the Angels franchise.

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