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Who Owns the Kansas City Chiefs And How’d They Earn Their Fortune?

The Hunts have one of the richest traditions in the NFL. Here is how the family amassed their wealth and founded the Chiefs: (and a lot more).

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The LV Super Bowl is almost coming! Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will play against Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs in the much awaited contest. Following their thrilling victory over the San Francisco 49ers at Super Bowl LIV the previous year, Patrick and the Chiefs are making another appearance in the championship game. The Hunt family is the team’s owner. Clark Hunt serves as the team’s CEO and chairman. How did Clark Hunt and his family amass their enormous wealth, allowing them to currently own the Kansas City Chiefs?

Origins

H.L.’s son Lamar (Clark’s dad) was one of the co-founders of the American Football League – he’s also the person behind the “Super Bowl” name. Lamar Hunt’s name is on the AFC Championship trophy, thus Clark just received a distinction in his father’s name.

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The North American Soccer League and Major League Soccer were both founded by Lamar. He also helped create World Championship Tennis. Since Lamar’s passing in 2006, Clark has been in command of the Chiefs.

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Clark Hunt

Clark Hunt was born on February 19, 1965, in Dallas. He received the top honors in his business school class at Southern Methodist University when he graduated in 1987. He worked as an investment banker at Goldman Sachs after graduating. He returned back to Dallas to work for his father after only two years. A year before Lamar’s death, he granted control of the Hunt Sports Group to Clark, who had recently turned 40 years old.

The Hunt family is estimated to be worth $16 billion overall. One of the wealthiest families in the world makes up their extended family. The family is also very large due to the 15 children that patriarch H.L. Hunt fathered via his three wives.

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You definitely know someone who finds it difficult to separate their personal and professional lives. That is embodied by Clark and his wife Tavia, who live in a six-bedroom condo on top of the owner’s box at Arrowhead Stadium with their three children. Moreover, they have a house in Dallas.