John Mara Biography, Career, Age, Family, Wife, and Net Worth

Who is John Mara?

John K. Mara is the well-known president, CEO, and co-owner of the New York Giants. His late father, Wellington Mara was the previous owner of the Giants and he died in 2005.

How old is John Mara?

John K. Mara is 68 years old as of 2023. He was born on December 1, 1954, in New York City, New York, U.S. Mara shares his birthday with famous people including Andrew Tate, DeSean Jackson, Sarah Silverman, Corinna Kopf, Natalie Noel, Zoe Kravitz, Tyler Joseph, Robert Irwin, and Chanel Iman, among others.

John Mara Family

Who are John Mara’s parents?

John K. Mara was born in New York City to Ann Mara and Wellington Mara and brought up in White Plains, a nearby suburb. His late father was the owner of the Giants and died in 2005. He is the grandson of Tim Mara, who founded the Giants in 1925, and his sons Wellington and Jack (Mara’s uncle) inherited it after his death in 1959.

Does John Mara have siblings?

Mara was born to his parents as the eldest child in the family. He has one sibling, brother Timothy Christopher Mara.

John Mara Education

Mara attended Iona Preparatory School in New Rochelle, where he graduated. He then joined Boston College, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in marketing, graduating with Cum Laude honors in 1976. In 1979, Mara received his Juris Doctor degree from Fordham University School of Law.

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John Mara Wife

Mara is currently married to his loving and beautiful wife Denise W. Mara. The couple has been married for some time and has five children together.

John Mara Children

Mara and Denise have five children together, one son John Jr., and four daughters, Lauren, Courtney, Christine, and Erin. Mara is also an uncle to actresses Kate Mara and Rooney Mara together with Conor Mara and Daniel Mara.

John Mara Measurements

Mara has a well-built, muscular, and physically fit body with a height of 5 ft 11 in (1.82 m) and a weight of 95 kg (187 lbs).

John Mara Career

New York Giants

In 1991, John joined the Giants serving as the General Counsel. He then served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer until his father’s death in 2005, when he assumed the team’s presidency. He and Steve Tisch were at the forefront of the planning and negotiations for MetLife Stadium, which opened in 2010. Under the two, the Giants have won Super Bowl XLII and Super Bowl XLVI.


Although he won two Super Bowls during his time as owner, John was criticized in the late 2010s and early 2020s for being too loyal to longtime Ginats employees. He was then booed by fans while speaking at Eli Manning’s number retirement and Ring of Honor ceremony in September 2021. Mara did not address the crowd that November when the team retired Michael Strahan‘s number. He was also criticized for keeping Dave Gettleman throughout his four-year stint, and instead allowing Gettleman to retire at the conclusion of the 2021 season.

John Mara Additional work in the NFL

Mara has worked for 15 years on the NFL Competition Committee, which suggests rules and policy changes to all NFL teams. Currently, he is the chairman of the NFL Management Council Executive Committee. Mara played an essential role in the negotiations for the 2011 and 2020 collective bargaining agreements. He together with Steve Tisch and Woody Johnson, brought Super Bowl XLVIII to MetLife Stadium in February 2014.

John Mara’s Net Worth

American famous president, CEO, and co-owner of the New York Giants Mara inherited the team from his father in 2005. He has been able to gather an estimated net worth of approximately $500 million as of 2023.

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