Jeanie Buss Net Worth
Jeanie Buss net worth: Jeanie Buss is the daughter of late Los Angeles Lakers owner Jerry Buss and an Executive Vice President for the team. Jeanie Buss has a net worth of $500 million. Jeanie Buss is one of Jerry's six children, four of whom he had with first wife JoAnn (including Jeanie) and two others with girlfriend Karen Demel. Jeanie made headlines in January 2012 when she announced her engagement to coaching legend Phil Jackson via Twitter. Jackson is the 67 year old former Lakers coach who is an 11 time NBA champion. Jackson also coached Michael Jordan in Chicago during the peak of Jordan's domination in the 90s. Buss and Jackson have been dating since 1999. Phil proposed with a large emerald cut diamond ring that is surrounded by smaller diamonds. Buss is listed as an Executive Vice President of Business Operations for the Los Angeles Lakers. In 2014, Phil Jackson was announced as the new President of the New York Knicks. Even though Jackson would be spending a large portion of his time in New York, the move did not affect their relationship at first. Buss and Jackson remained committed in a bicoastal relationship. Buss spoke to the NBA about any perceived conflict of interest with the change, and concluded that she does not anticipate any problem because she does not make basketball decisions on behalf of the Lakers. Unfortunately the good times did not last and in December 2016 the two finally confirmed that they had broken up for good.
Feud With Brother: In 2017 Jeanie's brother Johnny moved to take control of The Lakers away from his sister. After an extended battle, the coup ended with Jeanie taking even greater control of the team. She is now 100% in charge of all Laker decisions for the family.