Despite reports stating otherwise, Jay-Z isn’t looking to purchase the team if the opportunity arises next year, a source close to the situation tells Complex.
Front Office Sports reported that both Jay-Z and Jeff Bezos are among the potential buyers of the team, whose current ownership could be looking to sell after the death of former owner Pat Bowlen in June 2019 and the aftermath. Bowlen purchased the team for $78 million in 1984, and his seven daughters have had issues over ownership since his death. The team isn’t for sale right now, but that could change by 2022.
Per the FOS report, insiders claimed Hov is one of the frequently mentioned names when it comes to a potential sale, which could go as high as $4 billion. If that figure is accurate, that means Jay-Z would have likely needed to get some partners for the purchase. Per Forbes earlier this year, Jay was most recently estimated to have a net worth of $1.4 billion.
As for Bezos, the Amazon founder was reportedly in talks for a 40 percent stake in the Washington Football Team, although nothing came of those conversations. He’s supposedly still interested in owning an NFL franchise, and with him being worth over $200 billion he’s certainly in the position to pick one up.