Stan Kroenke

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Birthday
29, 1947
Birthplace
Missouri
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
29, 1947 (age 72)
Birthplace
Missouri

About

Notable as the founder and head of Kroenke Sports Enterprises, he bought major stakes in the NBA team the Denver Nuggets; the NFL team the St. Louis Rams; the NHL team the Colorado Avalanche; and the Major League Soccer team the Colorado Rapids. In 2014, Forbes magazine estimated Kroenke's net worth at six billion dollars.

Before Fame

After earning two bachelor's degrees and an MBA from the University of Missouri, he established a real estate business called the Kroenke Group.

Trivia

Not confining his sports empire to the United States, he purchased a major stake in England's Arsenal Premiere League soccer club.

Family Life

His marriage to Ann Walton Kroenke produced a son named Josh and a daughter named Whitney Ann. His wife is the daughter of Bud Walton (who, along with Sam Walton, founded the Wal-Mart chain).

Associated With

Kroenke and Robert Mondavi both owned wineries in California's Napa Valley; Kroenke purchased the Screaming Eagle winery in 2006.