Woody Johnson's 2024 Wealth: NFL's Richest Owner?

Jets Navigate Future with Bold Moves and New Hopes.

by Faizan Chaudhary
Woody Johnson's 2024 Wealth: NFL's Richest Owner?
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In the high-stakes world of the NFL, ownership is often synonymous with a blend of wealth, strategy, and passion for the game. Among the luminaries of this exclusive club is Woody Johnson, co-owner of the New York Jets, alongside his brother, Christopher Johnson.

Since acquiring the franchise in 2000 for a formidable sum of $635 million, the Johnson family has steered the team into a new era, witnessing its valuation skyrocket to an impressive $5.4 billion, according to the latest estimates by Forbes.

While Woody Johnson’s financial portfolio is indeed robust, boasting a net worth of $3.2 billion as of 2024, he does not claim the title of the wealthiest owner in the league. That accolade belongs to Rob Walton of the Denver Broncos, with a staggering fortune of $78.4 billion.

Yet, wealth alone doesn’t encapsulate the full measure of an NFL owner's influence or commitment to their team's success.

Jets' Strategic Vision

Woody Johnson is celebrated not just for his financial acumen but also for his hands-on approach to managing the Jets.

His tenure has been marked by strategic moves aimed at strengthening the team, most notably the acquisition of Aaron Rodgers. Despite Rodgers’ injury-shortened debut season, Johnson’s ambition for the Jets remains undiminished, with hopes high for a significant postseason challenge in 2024.

A scion of the Johnson & Johnson empire, Woody Johnson's wealth is both inherited and self-augmented. The great-grandson of Robert Wood Johnson, he has parlayed his legacy into significant sports and business ventures.

The Jets, under his stewardship, are poised for resurgence, aiming to end the NFL’s longest playoff drought and rekindle their former glory. The financial landscape of NFL ownership is as diverse as it is impressive.

Here’s a glimpse into the echelons of the league’s wealthiest owners as of 2024:

  1. Rob Walton and Family, Denver Broncos: $78.4 billion
  2. Stan Kroenke, Los Angeles Rams: $16.2 billion
  3. Jerry Jones, Dallas Cowboys: $13.8 billion
  4. Shahid Khan, Jacksonville Jaguars: $12.2 billion
  5. Robert Kraft, New England Patriots: $11.1 billion
  6. Josh Harris, Washington Commanders: $8.4 billion
  7. Arthur Blank, Atlanta Falcons: Also $8.4 billion
  8. Steve Bisciotti, Baltimore Ravens: $7.2 billion
  9. Gayle Benson, New Orleans Saints: $6.1 billion
  10. Denise York and Family, San Francisco 49ers: $5.8 billion
In the competitive arena of the NFL, wealth is a tool, not just for acquisition but for the aspiration of excellence.

Owners like Woody Johnson epitomize this ethos, driving their teams forward with a combination of fiscal insight and a deep-rooted passion for the game.