Jerry Richardson, a former NFL player and the founder and principal owner of the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League, is looking to sell the franchise after accusations of workplace misconduct.
Richardson was drafted in the 13th round by Baltimore Colts in 1959. Richardson played two seasons in the NFL and won Colt Rookie of the Year honors in 1959. He caught a touchdown pass in the 1959 NFL Championship Game from quarterback Johnny Unitas.
On October 26, 1993, Richardson became the first former NFL player since George Halas to become an owner when the Carolina Panthers were unanimously awarded the NFL’s 29th franchise.
Jerry Richardson Net Worth 2018: $1 Billion
Jerry Richardson, who bought the Carolina Panthers in 1993 for $206 million, has an estimated net worth of $1 billion.
Richardson was born in Spring Hope, North Carolina. After completing high school in Fayetteville, North Carolina, he entered Wofford College, a Phi Beta Kappa college located in Spartanburg, South Carolina.
Jerry Richardson was a part of groups while at Wofford. Richardson was a member of Kappa Alpha Order fraternity, President of the Inter-Fraternity Council, and member of the SCA Cabinet. Furthermore, Richardson received multiple honors while at Wofford, including Distinguished Military Student, Scabbard and Blade Military Fraternity, Sigma Delta Psi, Blue Key National Honorary Fraternity, and recognition in Who’s Who in American Universities and Colleges
On October 26, 1993, Richardson became the owner of the Carolina Panthers.
The Carolina Panthers reached the Super Bowl in 2003, where they lost to the New England Patriots 32-29.
In the 2015 season, Richardson’s Panthers reached Super Bowl 50.