Some people are simply born with the Midas touch and the renowned CEO, entrepreneur and business tycoon, Jerry Jones is one of such people. After graduating from the university, he invested in oil exploration business Jones Oil and Land Lease and made it unbelievably successful.
With the proceeds from oil exploration business, he bought over the Dallas Cowboy football team and in no distant time turned it into a money-making machine. His father insurance company where he worked as the administrative Vice President was not left out of his success story.
Jerry Jones Bio
Jerry Wayne Jones Sr. popularly known as Jerry Jones was born on the 13th day of October 1942 to J.W. “Pat” Jones (his father) who owned an insurance company. Jerry was brought up in North Little Rock, Arkansas where his father owned two branches of Pat’s supermarket in the Rose city neighborhood of North Little Rock. His Zodiac sign is Libra and he is of American nationality.
Jerry’s early education was accomplished at North Little Rock High School in Arkansas where he played in the school’s football team as a running back. From North Little Rock High School he proceeded to the University of Arkansas through a well-deserved football scholarship from the university. In the University of Arkansas football team, he functioned as a co-captain and starting guard. Jerry played alongside teammates like Jimmy Johnson and Glen Ray Hines. Under the supervision of the renowned Hall of Fame coach Frank Broyles, the University of Arkansas’ football team won the 1964 National Championship.
After his university education in 1965, Jerry joined the Modern Security Life of Springfield which is his father’s insurance company. He worked at the insurance company in his capacity as the Administrative Vice President. It is important to note that in 1970, Jerry bagged his master’s degree in business. Even when he had the opportunity to purchase the AFL team San Diego Chargers, he declined the offer in order to be able to complete his masters.
After his master’s degree, he engaged in several unproductive business projects but was not discouraged by the numerous business failures he encountered and eventually, he started investing in oil and gas through an oil and gas exploration business in Arkansas named Jones Oil and Land Lease.
His foray into the field of oil and gas eventually proved successful beyond his wildest imagination. His enormous success with Jones Oil and Land Lease made it possible for him to buy the Cowboys on February 25th, 1989 for the price of $140 million. After successfully acquiring the football team from H.R. “Bum” Bright, he made some radical changes which included sacking the only coach in the history of the Cowboy team, Tom Landry and installing his old teammate Jimmy Johnson In his place.
Jerry also sacked Tex Schramm who was the longtime general manager of the team and personally assumed full responsibility for football matters. The leadership of the Cowboys under Jerry and Johnson was really rough especially at the initial stage, but Jerry eventually succeeded in building a team that is always reckoned to be the NFL favorite franchise of the 1990s
His Family – Wife, Daughter, Son, and Grandchildren
The Dallas Cowboy’s CEO is wedded to Eugenia Jones, Eugenia is the associate of the BOD for AT&T which serves as a center for the accomplishment of the Arts and, her union with jerry enhanced her popularity.
The longstanding couple’s marriage seems to be an unshakable one because recently, the business mogul was involved in a controversial situation where he was photographed enjoying himself with two beautiful girls at a party. It was expected that such evocative pictures would cause a strain on his marriage, but the reverse was the case. From all indications, it appears that his wife loves him very much and is willing to forgive his foibles.
Their marriage is blessed with three children namely; Stephen who was born on the 21st day of June 1964 and currently works as Dallas Cowboys’ chief functional executive vice director of the player personnel.
Their second child Charlotte who is also their only daughter was born on the 26th day of July 1966. Charlotte is also on the Cowboys’ personnel team where she is currently serving as the administrative vice president and the chief brand officer.
Then came the last child and second son Jerry Jr. who was born on the 27th day of September 1969. As expected, he too is involved with Cowboys team where he combines the duties of the chief sales officer and marketing officer.
The Renowned CEO and his wife Eugenia are blessed with nine beautiful grandchildren from their three offspring.
Jerry Jones’ Height
It is quite common to encounter people asking how tall the Cowboys’ owner is. Well, we can’t say no speculation should be entertained about this anymore, here’s the fact – Mr. Jones’ height, weight, and other body measurements are not known.