Jerry Jones net worth: Jerry Jones is a CEO, entrepreneur, and the owner of the NFL's Dallas Cowboys, who has a net worth of $3.1 billion. Jerry Jones earned his first fortune as an executive vice president of Modern Security Life of Springfield, in Missouri. He was also the founder and owner of Jones Oil and Land Lease, which searches for natural resources of oil and gas, in Arkansas. Jones purchased the Dallas Cowboys in 1989. Not long after he became owner, he fired coach Tom Landry and replaced him with Jimmy Johnson, who was later replaced by coach Barry Switzer. He is known for his close involvement with his team. But, even so, there are some who aren't pleased with Jerry Jones. Many fans would like to see him gone, forming organizations to have him displaced as general manager. Sports Illustrated has named Jerry Jones as one of their least favorite sports personalities, after receiving the results of an online poll in Virginia, Delaware and Texas. Jones has also been slapped with a couple of fines by the NFL, for violating a gag order and for bad mouthing referee, Ed Hochuli, when he didn't agree with his decision on a call he made.
In addition to being a billionaire sports team owner Jones has also appeared in several television shows. He appeared in Dallas: War of the Ewings, in an episode of Coach, and was also the motivation for the film, BASEketball, as the owner of the Dallas Felons, Baxter Cain. He has also appeared in season seven of Entourage, on HBO. Jerry Jones has also appeared in commercials for companies like Papa Johns and Diet Pepsi MAX.
Jerry Jones was born in Los Angeles, California, in 1942 and spent his childhood in North Little Rock, Arkansas. He attended North Little Rock High School and after graduating, attended the University of Arkansas, where he earned a football scholarship. During his time in college, he was a co-captain and all SWC offensive lineman. After college, he was hired by Modern Security Life of Springfield, his father's insurance company in Missouri. The position he held was executive vice president. In 1970, he decided to further his education and went back to Arkansas to get his Master's degree in Business.
While in college, he met his wife Gene,a one time a beauty pageant winner. They have three children, Stephen, Jerry Jr. and Charlotte. They also have nine grandchildren. Their son, Stephen, graduated from the University of Arkansas and holds the position of COO, executive vice president and director of player personnel for the Dallas Cowboys. Their daughter, Charlotte, is a graduate of Stanford and also holds a position with the Cowboys, as Vice president and director of charities and special events. Their youngest, Jerry Jr., attended Georgetown University, and Southern Methodist University, where he earned his degree in law. Jerry Jr. is the chief sales and marketing officer, as well as, vice president.