Who is Edward J. DeBartolo Jr.?
Edward J. DeBartolo Jr. (full name: Edward John DeBartolo Jr.) is an American businessman born on November 6, 1946, in Youngstown, Ohio. DeBartolo is best known for his 23-year ownership of the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League (NFL). The five San Francisco 49ers won a total of five Super Bowls in a period of 14 years which was a record total for one owner. He was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame as a contributor.
On 18th February 2020, Trump gave DeBartolo a full pardon from his involvement in a decades-old gambling scandal. This was after he pleaded guilty to a felony charge of failing to report an alleged extortion attempt in 1998. This attempted extortion had come from former Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards. It also regarded DeBartolo’s attempt to gain a riverboat gambling license in the state.
How Old is Edward J. DeBartolo Jr.?
DeBartolo is 73 years old as of 2019. He was born on November 6, 1946, in Youngstown, Ohio.
Edward J. DeBartolo Jr. Family
DeBartolo was born to construction magnate Edward J. DeBartolo, Sr, and Marie Patricia Montani DeBartolo. His family was famous for real estate development. He has a sister Denise DeBartolo York who is the owner and chair of the San Francisco 49ers.
Denise and her husband gained control of the 49ers and other sporting assets from Edward in 2000. The Yorks have since given over control of the 49ers to their son, Jed York.
He also has a half-brother, Edward Edward M. Kobel, who is the current president and COO of DeBartolo Development. The DeBartolo Performing Arts Center at the University of Notre Dame was posthumously dedicated in honor of his mother.
Edward J. DeBartolo Jr. Education
Edward attended Cardinal Mooney for his high school education.
Edward J. DeBartolo Jr. Wife – Candy DeBartolo
DeBartolo is married to Candy DeBartolo with whom he has three daughters.
Edward J. DeBartolo Jr. Children
Edward has three daughters, Lisa, Nicole, and Tiffanie with his wife. His daughter Tiffanie is an author and director of the film Dream for an Insomniac (1996). Edward co-founded Brooks-DeBartolo Collegiate High School in Tampa, Florida with fellow Pro Football Hall of Fame member Derrick Brooks.
Edward J. DeBartolo Jr. Net Worth
Having grown in a family business, Edward has got himself in several businesses. Through his, work DeBartolo has been able to garner an estimated net worth of US$2.9 billion as of November 2018.
Edward J. DeBartolo Jr. Height
DeBartolo stands at a height of 5 feet.
Edward J. DeBartolo Jr. Awards
- 5× Super Bowl champion (XVI, XIX, XXIII, XXIV, XXIX)
- Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame (2008)
- San Francisco 49ers Wall of Fame (2009)
- Italian American Sports Hall of Fame
- Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee (2016)