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Jerry Jones's Birthday 2024 – October 13, 2024

Jerral Wayne Jones, A.K.A. Jerry Jones is an American businessman born on October 13, 1942. Jones is best known as the owner, president, and general manager of the National Football League team Dallas Cowboys, a position he’s been in since 1989. He’s a three-time Super Bowl champion, one of N.F.L.’s Executives of the Year, and a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, as a part of the 2017 class. Jones’ hard work has made the Dallas Cowboys the most valuable sports team. Let’s celebrate this adept businessman’s birthday today in style.

Fast Facts

Full Name:

Jerral Wayne Jones

Nickname:

Jerry

Birth date:

October 13, 1942

Age:

81 years, 9 months

Zodiac Sign:

Libra

Height:

6' 4"

Relationship Status:

Married

Net Worth:

$11.7 billion

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Background

Jerral Wayne Jones, A.K.A. Jerry Jones is an American entrepreneur and businessman who has achieved inspirational wealth and status. He was born on October 13, 1942, in Los Angeles, California. Jones’ family moved to Arkansas in 1945, and he was a running back at North Little Rock High School. After his 1960 graduation, Jones’ parents moved to Springfield, Missouri. He attended the University of Arkansas, where he was co-captain of the 1964 national championship football team. As a college football player, Jones witnessed success. After graduating, he was listed as the executive vice president of his father’s insurance company. The family later sold the company and started an animal safari.Before purchasing the Dallas Cowboys, Jones opened up a string of Shakey’s Pizza Parlor restaurants in Missouri. However, this venture failed, and he was given a job at the family business. Jones had several unsuccessful gigs before going into oil and gas, which became a hit. In February 1989, Jones purchased the Cowboys from H.R. Bright for $140 million. Jones fired the team’s longtime coach, employing his old college teammate, Jimmy Johnson, as a coach. Jones built the team to success. In 1992, the Cowboys won its first Super Bowl in 15 years in the XXVI edition. The following year, they won the XXVII edition. The team went ahead to win Super Bowl XXX in the 1995 season, even after Johnson’s departure as a coach. Jones has led the Cowboys to unimaginable feats. Their success made Jones a billionaire, and the team is worth over $7 billion. In 1996, Jones had a cameo appearance in an episode of the T.V. show “Coach.” In 2014, Jones became the N.F.L. Executive of the Year, and in 2017, he joined the Pro Football Hall of Fame.Jones’ personal life is under wraps. He married Eugenia Jones in 1963 and has three biological children and several grandchildren, whom he adores.

Career timeline

1989
The Dallas Cowboys Purchase

Jones buys the Dallas Cowboys from H.R. Bright.

1992
The Cowboys Win the Super Bowl

After 15 years, the Dallas team becomes the Super Bowl XXVI champion.

2014
The N.F.L. Executive of the Year

Jones wins the N.F.L. Executive of the Year title.

2016
“Forbes”’ List of Most Valuable Teams

The Cowboys become the number one sports team.

2017
The Pro Football Hall of Fame

The league inducts Jones into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Jerry Jones FAQs

How much percent of the Cowboys does Jerry Jones own?

Jones and his wife own 51%, while their three adult children share the other 49%.

How much did Jerry Jones pay for his yacht?

He paid $250 million.

Who paid for the Dallas Cowboys' new stadium?

Mostly the City of Arlington, but Jones contributed by covering overruns.

5 Surprising Facts

  1. He is a certified entrepreneur

    Jones obtained a master’s degree in business in 1970.

  2. He’s been fined

    Jones has been fined for publicly criticizing an N.F.L. referee and violating the gag order on labor issues.

  3. He was in a commercial

    In 2013, Jones appeared in a Pepsi commercial.

  4. He had a major surgery

    Jones revealed he had undergone hip replacement surgery.

  5. His daughter sued him

    In 2022, Jones received legal action from an estranged daughter.

Why We Love Jerry Jones

  1. He’s driven

    Jones recognized the potential of the Dallas Cowboys when he purchased it. His unrelenting drive secured him the billions he’s worth today.

  2. He didn’t give up

    Jones had several failed businesses before going into oil and gas or purchasing the Dallas Cowboys. He didn’t let his failures deter him from his purpose.

  3. He’s inspirational

    Jones’ story is inspirational. He has achieved his goals and is still going!

Jerry Jones’s birthday dates

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