Estimated net worth: $1.1 billion
Team: Minnesota Twins
One of the most economically influential families in the Minneapolis area, the Pohlads have invested in everything from real estate, banking, insurance and aerospace, in addition to the Twins. After the 2009 passing of his father, Carl, Jim Pohlad inherited control of the organization and serves as CEO. Jim Pohlad was involved in his father’s purchase of the Twins in 1984, working on a financial analysis of the $44 million deal. More recently he worked on the deal with local authorities that led to the construction of a new, $545 million venue for the Twins, Target Field, for which the Pohlad family contributed $185 million.
According to Wealth-X, Pohlad’s ownership stake of the Twins comes to approximately $170 million, or about 15 percent of his $1.1 billion net worth. Among his other large holdings are an estimated $600 million in liquid assets, a $350 million stake in Pohlad Family Companies and a $6 million home in Aspen, Colo.