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Tom Benson

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Birthday
12, 1927
Birthplace
New Orleans, LA
Death Date
Mar 15, 2018 (90)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
12, 1927
Birthplace
New Orleans, LA
Death Date
Mar 15, 2018 (90)

About

Billionaire who owned both the New Orleans Saints and the New Orleans Pelicans. He made his fortune by founding a company called Benson Financial.

Before Fame

He studied accounting at Loyola University of New Orleans and later owned a Chevrolet dealership.

Trivia

After Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, Benson insisted that the Saints team continue to be based in the city.

Family Life

His three marriages -- to Shirley Landry, Grace Marie Trudeau, and Gayle Marie LaJaunie -- produced seven children.

Associated With

He hired head coach Sean Payton, who led the Saints to a Super Bowl title in 2009.