Jerry Richardson net worth: Jerry Richardson is an American businessman and NFL team owner who has a net worth of $1.1 billion. Jerry Richardson has earned his net worth as the current majority owner and founder of the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League. Jerry was born July 11, 1936 in Spring Hope, North Carolina) is a native Carolinian whose dream was to bring NFL football and the world championship to his home. On October 26, 1993. He played football at Wofford College and was also a player in the NFL for the Baltimore Colts.
Richardson became the first former NFL player since George Halas to become an owner when the Carolinas were unanimously awarded the NFL's 29th franchise. Richardson has firmly established the NFL into the Carolina landscape. Richardson and his wife, Rosalind Sallenger Richardson, have two sons, Jon and Mark, and a daughter, Ashley Richardson Allen, of Charlotte. The Richardson's have nine grandchildren and live in Charlotte. Richardson is an active owner of the team, however he leaves most issues to his front office staff and coaches to make all decisions regarding player personnel and game strategy.
Jerry had never missed a Carolina home game until he was hospitalized before a Monday Night Football game against division rivals Tampa Bay, on December 8, 2008. He had a history of heart trouble and had undergone quadruple bypass surgery in 2002. He received a new heart on February 1, 2009 and his doctors report that he is recovering well from the transplant. He supports his team in good and bad times, wins and losses. He nickname "Big Cat", was giving to him because of his connection with the team. Richardson diverse career includes being the first to open a Hardee's franchise in 1961 under Spartan Foods, as well as CEO of Flagstar, controlling 2,500 restaurants and 100,000 employees and retired in 1995.