Billionaires of the National Football League

Buying an NFL team is a risky investment fit only for the most elite in the world of business. But as these billionaire NFL owners showed, the investment can pay off big time. Take a look at football's wealthiest owners, including the Eagles' own Jeffrey Lurie.

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Buying an NFL team is a risky investment fit only for the most elite in the world of business. But as these billionaire NFL owners showed, the investment can pay off big time. Take a look at football's wealthiest owners. Eagles' owner Jeffrey Lurie ranked fifth on the list. He bought the team in 1994 for $195 million, and now the Birds are worth $1.12 billion. Let's hope Lurie's latest investment -- Michael Vick -- pays off too.
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Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is perhaps the NFL's most hands-on owner. Never too far from the spotlight, he is eager to watch the Cowboys from the sidelines of his new $1.15 billion stadium this season. The Cowboys are worth an estimated $1.65 billion.
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Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder bought the team in 1999 for $800 million. The Skins are now worth $1.55 billion, second only to Jones' Cowboys.
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Robert Kraft bought the Patriots in 1994 for $172 million and has since won three Superbowls and become the class of the NFL. This season, he's hoping Tom Brady can come back from the knee injury he suffered last season to lead his beloved franchise to another Superbowl victory. The Patriots are worth $1.36 billion.
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Houston Texans owner Robert McNair hopes to rival the Cowboys someday for the title of Texas' best football team. His franchise is worth $1.15 billion.
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Malcolm Glazer owns not only the Tampa Bay Bucs, but the English soccer powerhouse Manchester United, making him a global football businessman. The Bucs are worth $1.09 billion.
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Baltimore Ravens owner Stephen Bisciotti -- shown here looking like Steven Seagal -- saw an investment on former Eagles special teams coach John Harbaugh pay off last year when the Ravens nearly made the Superbowl. The Ravens are worth $1.08 billion.
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Stephen Ross bought the Miami Dolphins in January for $1.1 billion -- a risky but smart move considering the team's huge turn-around season last year from its 1-15 campaign in 2007. The Dolphins are worth about $1.02 billion right now.
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