Jerry Buss Net Worth

Jerry Buss Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Jerry Buss net worth is
$600 Million

Jerry Buss Wiki Biography

Geralt Hatten Buss, simply known as Jerry Buss, was a famous American real estate enterpreneur, businessman, philanthropist, chemist, as well as a professional poker player. Jerry Buss is perhaps best known as the owner of several professional sports teams, the most popular being the Los Angeles “Lakers” basketball team. Under Buss’ ownership, “The Lakers” were most successful since their foundation, as they went on to with 10 NBA championships and had such players as Magic Johnson, Shaquille O’Neal, Kobe Bryant, Pau Gasol and James Worthy on their team. An inductee into the Basketball Hall of Fame, Jerry Buss inspired the “Showtime era” in Los Angeles “Lakers” history, when the players would adopt an exciting and fast style of play, which included a lot of field goal attempts, as well as an up-tempo style. Wanting to make basketball games even more entertaining, Jerry Buss hired dancers and live bands that performed during “Lakers” home matches.

Jerry Buss Net Worth $600 Million

A famous businessman, how rich is Jerry Buss? According to sources, Jerry Buss’ net worth is estimated to be $600 million. Undoubtedly, the majority of Jerry Buss’ net worth came from his business ventures.

Jerry Buss was born in 1933, in Salt Lake City, Utah, but later in his childhood moved to Wyoming with his mother. In Wyoming, Buss studied at the University of Wyoming and later came back to Los Angeles to continue his studies in the University of Southern California. It was in this university where Buss earned a degree in physical chemistry. Buss began his career as a chemist in the United States Bureau of Mines, which was a government agency that conducted scientific research of mineral resources. For a brief period of time, Jerry Buss worked in an aerospace company and at the same time was a lecturer at the University of Southern California.

In order to earn more money, which would help him continue teaching, Buss decided to venture into business. When his first $1 000 real estate investment proved to be profitable, Buss chose to focus on this aspect of business and later even co-owned a real estate investment firm called “Mariani-Buss Associates”. Buss’ income started to increase when he purchased several sports teams, among which were the “Lakers”, Los Angeles “Kings” NHL team, as well as WNBA “Sparks Team”. In addition, Buss purchased a multi-purpose indoor arena called “The Forum” in Inglewood, which is the home of the famous Los Angeles “Lakers”.

As a professional poker player, Jerry Buss received a lot of recognition in 1991, when he came third in the World Series of Poker event, and when he won a second place in the World Poker Tour Freeroll event in 2003. Buss even made an appearance in a poker television program called “Poker After Dark”.

Buss was a supporter of various charitable causes and donated approximately $7.5 million to the Department of Chemistry in the University of Southern California, where he previously studied and worked at.

A famous entrepreneur, Jerry Buss died as a result of kidney failure in 2013, when he was 80 years old.

Full NameJerry Buss
Net Worth$600 Million
Date Of BirthJanuary 27, 1933
DiedFebruary 18, 2013 in Los Angeles, California, USA
Place Of BirthSalt Lake City, Utah, USA
ProfessionAn American businessman, investor, chemist, and philanthropist. He was the majority owner of the Los Angeles Lakers professional basketball team in the National Basketball Association.
EducationUniversity of Wyoming, University of Southern California, University of Southern California, University of Wyoming
SpouseJoAnn Mueller, JoAnn Mueller
ChildrenJeanie Buss, Jim Buss, Johnny Buss, Jesse Buss, Joey Buss, Janie Buss, Jeanie Buss, Jim Buss, Johnny Buss, Jesse Buss, Joey Buss, Janie Buss
ParentsJessie Buss, Jessie Buss, Lydus Buss
1Once owned one of five known 1913 USA Liberty Head nickels. The coin was sold (by a different owner) in 2010 for $3.7 million.
2Inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2010.
3Former chemistry professor.
4Received the 2,323th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame [October 30, 2006].
5He had four children with his ex-wife, JoAnn: son, Jimmy Buss; son, Johnny Buss; daughter, Jeanie Buss; and daughter, Janie. He also had two sons with his ex-girlfriend, Karen Demel: Joey and Jesse.
6Owner of the Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Kings, L.A. Forum, Pickfair.


Law of the Lawless1964dialogue coach


Homecoming with Rick Reilly2010TV SeriesHimself
Keeping Up with the Kardashians2009TV SeriesHimself - Lakers Owner
E:602007TV SeriesHimself - Owner, L.A. Lakers (segment "The Laker Girl")
Poker After Dark2007TV SeriesHimself
National Heads-Up Poker Championship2006TV SeriesHimself (as Dr. Jerry Buss)
High Stakes Poker2006TV SeriesHimself
The Top 5 Reasons You Can't Blame...2005TV SeriesHimself
Beyond the Glory2004-2005TV Series documentaryHimself
Miss USA2004TV SpecialHimself - Celebrity Judge (as Dr. Jerry Buss)
Playboy: Who Wants to Be a Playboy Centerfold?2002TV Special documentaryHimself (as Dr. Jerry Buss)
ESPN SportsCentury2000TV Series documentaryHimself
The Mike Douglas Show1979TV SeriesHimself - Basketball Team Owner

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The Top 5 Reasons You Can't Blame...2005TV SeriesHimself

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2006Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameTelevisionOn 30 October. At 6801 Hollywood Blvd.

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