1. Jeff Bezos
This is the first name that pops up in everyone’s mind anytime there is a sliver of a conversation regarding a team selling. Bezos has been connected to buying teams in the past (i.e., Seattle Seahawks and Washington Commanders) so he could want to get his hands on a team by any means necessary and enter baseball. Bezos is also currently building the new Amazon headquarters just outside of Washington D.C. and checks off what all sports owners are: rich and a bad person.
Net Worth: $180 billion
2. Steve Case
The investment guru who loves sports. Case was an early backer of fantasy sports and online betting (Nationals are currently embracing online gambling heavily) and owns a E-Sports team with Ted Leonis. Case, who currently calls the Washington DC. area home and has for the last 30 years, could make his move to owning a team.
Net Worth: $1.5 billion
3. Richard Fairbank
The CEO of Capitol One, which is headquartered in McLean, Virginia could be a local buying option. Capitol One has a heavy presence around the Washington D.C. Metro area, including stadium naming rights of the home of the Wizards and Capitals. Fairbank is also on the Board of Directors with Monumental Sports with Mark Lerner, the relationship is there should he want to become a full time team owner.
Net Worth: $1.1 billion
4. Kevin Plank
The founder of Under Armour and the man that is slowly taking over Baltimore and in reality is probably going to be the future owner of the Orioles (Peter Angelos has expressed his intention on selling to a Baltimore local family). But, I put him on this list because imagine how mad Angelos would be should Plank go down to DC and purchase a team instead of continuing on owning all of Baltimore.
Net Worth: $1.6 billion
5. Howard G. Buffett
Howard is the middle child of billionaire investor Warren Buffett. Warren was a Senators fan when he lived in Washington D.C. and had a love of the game. Howard is also a MLB fan and comes from a family of long term investments. Howard would be a prime candidate to form an ownership group to buy a sports team like the Nationals (if he doesn’t with the Broncos) should the team sell.
Net Worth: $400 million