Mark Davis Biography, Age, Family, Siblings, Wife, Height and Net Worth
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- What does Mark Davis do for a living?
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- What are Mark Davis’s interests and hobbies?
- Is Mark Davis married or does he have a girlfriend?
- Does Mark Davis have any children?
- Where is Mark Davis now?
- How tall is Mark Davis?
- How much money does Mark Davis earn?
- What is Mark Davis’s net worth?
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Who is Mark Davis?
Mark M Davis is a famous and wealthy American businessman and sports franchise owner. Davis is the principal owner and managing general partner of the Las Vegas Raiders of the National Football League (NFL). As well as for the Vegas Aces of the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA). Mark is the son of Al Davis, the principal owner of the Raiders from 1972 till his demise in 2011. Mark together with his mother, Carol Davis inherited legal ownership of the Raiders with Mark taking up day-to-day operations of the team.
Oakland/ Las Vegas Raiders
Mark inherited the team after the death of his father, Al Davis, in 2011. Together with his mother, Carol, they own a 47 percent share of the Raiders. This is contractually structured to grant them controlling interest, and he has day-to-day control of the team.
Relocating to Las Vegas
Davis got control of the team towards the end of the Raiders’ lease with the Oakland Coliseum. This was a facility started in 1965 and had multiple issues due to its age, being the only one that still housed both the Major League Baseball and NFL team, a major point of contention for both leagues. Davis then decided to construct a new stadium for the Raiders, a problem his father was not able to solve as the owner. He started communicating with representatives in other cities including San Antonio, Los Angeles, and Las Vegas, after he lacked a stadium plan.
Mark stated that the Raiders would pursue a shared stadium with Carson, California, with the San Diego Chargers and Dean Spanos. Spanos’ and Davis’ proposals directly competed and eventually lost to Rams’ owner Stan Kroenke and his proposed stadium in Inglewood. Davis was actively working towards a resolution in Oakland until after the Carson vote. After Carson’s plan failed due to the lack of a credible plan from Oakland, following a dispute over rent in Oakland where the city raised the rent on the team, Mark started exclusive discussions with Las Vegas.
Davis first teamed up with Sheldon Adelson to get a stadium in Las Vegas although after funds were acquired for the stadium, Adelson was cut out of the deal. The NFL officially approved the Raiders move from Oakland to Las Vegas in a 31-1 vote, ensuring them a new stadium in the process on March 27, 2017.
How old is Mark Davis?
Mark M Davis is aged 66 as of 2021, he was born in Brooklyn, New York, on May 18, 1955. He shares his birthday with famous people including Brooks Robinson, George Strait, Jack Johnson, Reggie Jackson, Tina Fey, Armon Warren, Ryan Clements, Caroline Gregory, Dwayne Hickman, David Nail, Joe Bonsall, Mark Mothersbaugh, among others.
Mark Davis Family
Who are Mark Davis’s parents?
Mark M Davis was born in Brooklyn, to Al Davis and Carol Davis. His father was the principal owner of the Raiders from 1972 before his death in 2011.
Does Mark Davis have siblings?
Davis was the only child of Al and Carol Davis and has no siblings. No information is known about his brothers and sisters leaving him as the only son of Al Davis.
Mark Davis Education
Davis joined and studied at California State University, Chico, where he graduated. His high school information is not known to the media as he has not revealed it to the public.
Mark Davis Interests
Davis took part in the retail part of the Raiders’ business, assisting in developing the organization’s Raider Image stores. He spent time in the team’s equipment department wherein 1986, he developed the muff-style hand warmers for football.
He is recognized for his signature bowl haircut and for driving a 1997 Dodge Caravan SE. His car is outfitted with a bubble-top Mark III conversion kit and a VHS player mounted to the ceiling. He is also a food connoisseur and his favorite restaurants comprise Dan Tana’s in Los Angeles, California, Joe’s Stone Crab in Miami Beach, Florida, and P.F. Chang’s. Between 2016 to 2017, Mark donated $10,000 to the Gridiron PAC.
Mark Davis Wife
Davis is happily married to his lovely wife, Carlos Davis. Carlos is an American businesswoman and sports franchise. He has kept his personal life away from the media and not much is known about his wife.
Mark Davis Kids
Davis and his amazing wife have no children known to the public as they have kept their personal life private and away from the media.
Where does Mark Davis live?
Currently, Davis is constructing a $14 million mansion in Henderson, Nevada, just outside of Las Vegas.
Mark Davis Height
Businessman and sports franchise owner, Mark has a standing height of 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m) and a bodyweight of 79 kg (174 lbs).
Las Vegas Aces
Davis accepted to buy the Las Vegas Aces of the Women’s National Basketball Association from MGM Resorts International on January 14, 2021. On February 12, 2021, the purchase was approved by the WNBA and NBA. Mark had been Ace’s season ticket holder and frequent attendee at home games before owning the team. He stated that discussions to buy the Aces began shortly after he suggested to MGM Resorts CEO Bill Hornbuckle, that the players should get paid more during a game.
Before he made a formal bid, he met with Aces forward A’ja Wilson to gauge her thoughts about him taking over the team. Briefly, after the purchase of the team, the ground was broken on a training facility for the Aces in Henderson next to the Raiders facility. Expected to be finished by 2022, a 50,000 square foot facility will house Ace’s practice facility, training room, offices, and lockers.
Davis, as the owner of the Raiders, has focused on the business aspects of the team leaving football matters in the hands of the team’s general manager. His form of management is in stark contrast to his father, who was recognized as one of the most hands-on owners in professional sports. Al Davis exercised near-complete control over both business and football matters until his demise. This was after he became general manager of the Raiders in 1966 after his comeback. Al remained head of football operations after becoming principal owner in 1972.
Domestic violence in the NFL
Mark spoke out on the issue of domestic violence in the NFL, after San Francisco 49ers defensive lineman Ray McDonald’s arrest on August 31, 2014. He disagreed with Jed York’s decision to keep McDonald on the active roster proposing that the league should suspend any player arrested with pay as the investigation went on.
Davis went public again in March 2015 on the issue, shutting down rumors that the team began negotiations with Greg Hardy, who was earlier that year convicted on domestic abuse charges. The Raiders’ organization has traditionally been alert about domestic violence issues, directly involving the Tracey Biletnikoff Foundation. It was created by Hall of Famer Fred Biletnikoff to support community substance abuse treatment and domestic violence programs.
Player protests, and Social Justice
Davis spoke publically on the controversial National Anthem protests in the NFL, where the players kneel during the playing of the pre-game National Anthem to protest police brutality and social injustice on African Americans. He initially preferred his players to stand. Mark abstained from an NFL owner resolution on the anthem protests in May 2018. It called for players to stand or stay in the locker room till after the anthem is played or face a team fine for kneeling, locking arms, or raising their fists. He abstained together with San Francisco 49ers owner Jed York after speaking out on social justice issues to the other owners.
Recently Mark made comments about Jon Gruden‘s emails and his resignation. He stated that the emails that came out are not what the Raiders stand for and so Jon Gruden is no longer head coach of the Raiders.
Mark Davis Net Worth
Davis is a very successful businessman and the principal owner of Las Vegas Raiders of the NFL, and the Las Vegas Aces of WNFL. He inherited most of his net worth from his father’s property. Mark has a net worth of approximately $700 million as of 2021.