10 Latinos who own sport teams

In honor of Superbowl 2012, we decided to check out what sports teams are lucky enough to have Latinos as owners. And guess what? We found that Hispanic owners have done much more than just provide funding for their teams. They've made history! On our list, we have the first Hispanic woman to ever own a sports team, the first Hispanic man to become a majority owner of a team, and a Forbes-ranked Billionaire. You might even spot some celebrity names in there! Here are some of the most surprising and well-known Latino sports owners today.

 

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  1. Amancio Ortega,  Spanish, owner of soccer team, Deportivo De La Coruna (known as Turcos)
  2. Arturo “Artie” Moreno, Mexican, owner of baseball team, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
  3. Gloria & Emilio Estefan, Cuban, small ownership stake of football team, Miami Dolphins
  4. Linda Alvarado, Mexican, co-owner of baseball team, Colorado Rockies
  5. Jorge Vergara, Mexican, owner of soccer teams, Club Deportivo Guadalajara and C.D. CHIVAS USA
  6. Alex Meruelo, Cuban, owner of basketball team, Atlanta Hawks
  7. Jennifer Lopez & Marc Anthony, Puerto Rican, small ownership stake of football team, Miami Dolphins
  8. Sandro Rosell, Spanish, owner of soccer team, FC Barcelona
  9. Jose Angel Garcia, Mexican, owner of basketball team, Huracanes Tampico
  10.  Daddy Yankee (aka Ramon Luis Ayala), Puerto Rican, small ownership stake of basketball team, Criollos de Caguas

Would you invest in a sports team if you could? Which one?

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