John Henry Net Worth
John Henry net worth: John Henry is an American entrepreneur, businessman and investor and sports team owner who has a net worth of $1.5 billion. A futures and trading advisor, John Henry began his career trading agricultural futures and opened his own company, John W. Henry and Company, in 1981. He is the owner or the Boston Red Sox, the Liverpool F.C., and co-owns Roush Fenway Racing. Henry owns the Boston Globe, Boston Red Sox, and Liverpool Football Club. He was born on September 13, 1949 in Quincy, Illinois on a soybean farm. His family moved to Apple Valley, California when he was 15, and he graduated from Victor Valley High School in Victorville, California. He attended Victor Valley College and then the University of California at Riverside as well as UC Irvine and UCLA. He did not graduate because he was performing on the road in two rock bands, Elysian Fields and Hillary. Henry started trading corn and soybean futures to learn the basics of hedging the price risk of holding an inventory of these commodities and founded JWH in 1981, in a small office across the street from the airport in Irvine, California. He began marketing his management to the largest commodity brokerage firms in America. That proved so successful by 1983 that he moved to considerably larger quarters at Fashion Island in Newport Beach. In 1989, Henry moved to Westport, Connecticut. Henry, a former owner of the Florida Marlins, bought the Boston Red Sox in 2002 with the express goal of "breaking the Curse of the Bambino." In October 2010 Henry's Fenway Sports Group took over Liverpool F.C.