When the two best teams in American football meet in the Superbowl once a year, it is always a competition between the owners of the clubs. This Sunday, not only the San Francisco 49ers and the Kansas City Chiefs will face each other in Las Vegas, but also two extremely rich families.
Editor in the economy of the Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung.
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The Chiefs are owned by the billionaire Hunt family, represented by Clark Hunt. His grandfather Haroldson Lafayette Hunt was a Texas oil tycoon and ultra-conservative media mogul at the beginning of the 20th century. At the time of his death, he was one of the richest people in the world. Today, the Hunts are focused on sports. In addition to the 49ers, the Hunt Sports Group also has interests in the American soccer league MLS.
The Hunts' team now faces that of construction magnate Denise DeBartolo York, owner of the 49ers. She is the daughter of Edward DeBartolo, who made his fortune building shopping malls. According to the family business's website, DeBartolo was the first to build such a mall in the United States. York also owns the English football team Leeds United.
However, the most famous billionaire in the stadium on Sunday will probably be someone else. Taylor Swift, whose boyfriend Travis Kalce is suiting up for the Chiefs, is also expected there. The singer wants to fly to Las Vegas for the game immediately after her concert in Tokyo.