Jeff Bezos reportedly hires firm to help with potential Commanders bid

Jeff Bezos is worth an estimated $116.2 billion.  (Photo by Cooper Neal/Getty Images)
Jeff Bezos is worth an estimated $116.2 billion. (Photo by Cooper Neal/Getty Images)

Billionaire Jeff Bezos appears to be moving closer to betting on Washington Commanders after reportedly hiring investment firm Allen & Company. Jeff Keim of ESPN. Allen & Company also helped the Walton-Penner Group buy the Denver Broncos for $4.65 billion in 2022. David Tepper buy Carolina Panthers in 2018.

Bezos, 59, is the former CEO of Amazon and the current owner of The Washington Post. His fortune is also estimated at $116.4 billion. Forbes, making him the third richest person in the world. If he bought the Commanders, Bezos would be the richest owner in the NFL and in all of sports. Los Angeles Clippers owner Steve Ballmer is currently the richest owner in the sport with a net worth of $80.8 billion, according to Forbes.

Bezos did not officially apply for the team and reportedly missed the December 23 deadline for the first round. according to Front Office Sports. Reports of Bezos’ interest in Commanders first surfaced in November, days after current owner Dan Snyder hired Bank of America Securities to “consider potential deals.” Rapper and Roc Nation founder Jay-Z is also rumored to be involved with the Bezos owner group.

The only known contender for the commanders is private investor Josh Harris, who owns the Philadelphia 76ers, New Jersey Devils and Crystal Palace. He reportedly toured the team’s facility in early February. according to Athletic. Harris will reportedly offer $5 billion for the team. Football talk, which is slightly more than the record $4.65 billion it took to buy the Broncos last year. But Snyder reportedly wants at least $6 billion for the commanders. Charles Gasparino of Fox Business.

Businessman Todd Boly, who became co-owner of English Premier League football club Chelsea in 2022, reportedly pulled out of a dispute over ownership of the commanders in January. JP Finley of NBC Sports.


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