According to reports, Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos is planning to buy a National Football League (NFL) team and is currently in talks with several current owners. As per a leading US network, Bezos had spent considerable time around owners, including Washington Redskins' Dan Snyder, and was in the process of moving to Washington.
Bezos who is the richest person on Earth with a reported net worth of $110 billion already owns The Washington Post. He recently witnessed the last Super Bowl from NFL commissioner Roger Goodell's suite. The report further said on Sunday that there were not any teams on the market, though the Seattle Seahawks was going to be sold at some point after Paul Allen's death last year. Snyder had been trying to get a state-of-the-art stadium built in Washington, DC, and Bezos could help him build one.
The report elaborated that Bezos moved The Washington Post to a new location after he had purchased the paper was setting up an Amazon hub in the area and some believed it could aid Snyder's pursuit of a new stadium, perhaps even with an Amazon sponsorship. Amazon also has a partnership with the NFL to stream Thursday Night Football and he may end up buying an NFL team from business' perspective.
The National Football League (NFL) is a professional American football league consisting of 32 teams which are divided equally between the National Football Conference (NFC) and the American Football Conference (AFC). The NFL is one of the four major professional sports leagues in North America and the highest professional level of American football in the world. The NFL's 17-week regular season runs from early September to late December, with each team playing 16 games and having one bye week.