Jeanie Buss Wiki-Facts you need to know About Jeanie Buss
Jeanie Buss is a controlling owner and president of the Los Angeles Laker of the National Basketball Association (NBA) who was born on September 26, 1961, Santa Monica, California, United States. She is also the owner of a roller hockey team called Los Angeles Blades. She is also known for her role in Documentary, “In Search of Puppy Love”.
1.Jeanie Buss Net Worth
Jeanie Buss net worth is estimated to be $20 million. Since she is the controlling owner and president of the Los Angeles Laker of the NBA so her main source of wealth is from the team.
In 2007, she bought a house in Los Angeles, California, the United States worth $2.7 million and sold it in 2012 in $1.8 million.
2. Jeanie Buss Professional Career
After her, after owned the second incarnation of the Strings, he appointed his 19 years old daughter as the general manager who was studying at USC. She brought professional roller hockey to Los Angeles as the owner of the Los Angeles Blades in Roller Hockey International after the Strings folded in 1993. She also served four years as president of the Great Western Forum, then the home arena of the Lakers.
She was promoted to executive vice president of business operations for the Lakers in 1999, and her brother Jim was promoted to vice president of player personnel in 2005. The plan of their father Jerry Buss of handling the business decisions of the team was her daughter Jeanie Bush instead her brother Jim handled the basketball side of the Lakers.
In 2005 Sporting News named her as one of the Top 20 Most Influential Women in Sports. Then in 2011, Forbes called her as “one of few powerful women in sports management” and ESPN called as “one of the most powerful women in the NBA”.
She became the president of the Lakers in 2014-15 and continued to lead the team’s business operation while also overseeing its basketball operations by working with brother Jim, who continued as executive VP of basketball operation. She terminated Mitch Kupchak as General Manager and accepted her brother’s resignation as VP of Basketball Operations on February 21, 2017, and kept Laker legend, former Vice President, former head coach, and former part-owner Magic Johnson as the President of Basketball Operations.
3.Jeanie Buss Relationship
Currently, she got engaged to Phil Jackson ho is a former professional basketball player, coach, and executive in the NBA.They were dating since 1999 and their relationship lasts for 15 years. Then she announced the termination of their marriage on December 27, 2016.
Previously, she married a volleyball player, Steve Timmons in 1990 and then after 3 years due to some tragic reasons they got divorced. And now Jeanie Bush is living a single happy life and stated that her business is her top priority not her relationship.
4. Jeanie Bush blames her brother for the break up with Phil Jackson
She stated that her brother Jim was the reason for her break up with Phil Jackson because her brother Jim’s decision was not to hire Jackson back with the Lakers which also caused them the big loss. And the head coach of the Lakers i.e. Jackson took the president of basketball operation role with the New York Knicks.