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.
Minnesota State Mankato (1962)
$1.8 billion net worth in 2012
NBA Board of Governors chairman
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
His road to success included talking with customers, valuing employees, taking risks and reinvesting profits.
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