33 Celebrities Who Own Pro Sports Teams

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This list of celebrities who own pro sports teams is loosely ranked by fame and popularity. Celebrities love to own shares in sports teams. It doesn't matter whether they are actors, musicians, or former athletes. Some celebs by teams in their home towns, while others join investment groups to get a big piece of a wealthy franchise.

Who is the most famous person who owns a professional sports team? Jennifer Lopez tops our list. Lopez and her then-husband Marc Anthony purchased a small percentage of the Miami Dolphins in 2009. It seems that everyone who's anyone has a piece of the Miami NFL team. Other Dolphins owners include Wayne Huizenga, Gloria and Emilio Estefan, Serena and Venus Williams, and Fergie and Stephen Ross, who own 95 percent of the team.

In 2010, Michael Jordan made history by becoming the first former basketball player to own a majority stake in a NBA team. He held a minority stake in the Charlotte Bobcats for many years, as did rapper Nelly, who also owns stock in the team. Other famous people who own sports teams include George W. Bush, Bill Murray, and Will Smith.

Why do you think so many celebrities own professional sports teams? What team would you want to own if you could? Share your thoughts in the comments section.
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