Glen Taylor

A businessman and former politician, he bought majority interest in the Timberwolves in 1994 and the WNBA's Lynx five years later. He has been chairman of the NBA's Board of Governors since 2008. Prior to sports ownership, he served in the Minnesota Senate from 1980-90, acting as minority leader from 1984-86.

key info

Birthplace:

Comfrey, Minn.

Age:

73

School:

Minnesota State Mankato (1962)

Salary:

$1.8 billion net worth in 2012

Awards:

NBA Board of Governors chairman

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Schafer: Glen Taylor sees money to be made at the Star Tribune

ARTICLE Updated: Jul 3 2014 - 11:41 AM

To understand why Glen Taylor is buying the Star Tribune, one suggestion is to pick up a classic Harvard Business Review article about the business of making vacuum tubes.Yes, vacuum tubes.This...

Taylor enters industry evolving in digital news age

ARTICLE Updated: Jul 1 2014 - 8:07 AM

With his purchase of Star Tribune Media Co., Glen Taylor is entering a newspaper industry that is reinventing itself in the digital era.After nearly 15 years of decline in print and classified...

Glen Taylor finalizes purchase of Star Tribune

ARTICLE Updated: Jul 1 2014 - 5:43 AM

Mankato billionaire Glen Taylor finalized his purchase of the Star Tribune Monday, marking a new era for Minnesota’s largest news organization.The media company will once again be owned...

From farm boy to billionaire, Glen Taylor steers his own course

ARTICLE Updated: Jun 29 2014 - 5:44 PM

NORTH MANKATO, MINN. -- Glen Taylor keeps a copy of his 1959 commencement speech from tiny Comfrey High School tucked away in a drawer at home.“I can’t remember what I said. But I know...

Star Tribune buyer Glen Taylor has GOP tilt to giving

ARTICLE Updated: Jun 15 2014 - 6:51 PM

Mankato billionaire Glen Taylor’s likely purchase of the Star Tribune will put one of the state’s biggest political donors at the helm of Minnesota’s largest news organization.The...

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