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.

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Comfrey, Minn.




Minnesota State Mankato (1962)


$1.8 billion net worth in 2012


NBA Board of Governors chairman

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Glen Taylor's bid for Star Tribune follows industry trend of individual ownership

ARTICLE Updated: Apr 6 2014 - 7:02 AM

As he nears a deal to buy the Star Tribune, Minnesota billionaire Glen Taylor is but the latest wealthy, high-profile businessman to see a newspaper and its digital business as a tempting...

Wolves owner Glen Taylor makes cash offer to buy Star Tribune

ARTICLE Updated: Apr 2 2014 - 9:22 AM

Minnesota billionaire Glen Taylor has made a formal offer to acquire the Star Tribune, a purchase that would add the state’s largest media company to his diverse business empire.Taylor said in...

Public gets comment chance for Target Center deal

BLOG POST Updated: Oct 31 2013 - 5:33 PM

The public will get a chance to voice opinions on the proposed Target Center renovation deal when the City Council meets in committee on Nov. 8 at 10 a.m.Committee of the Whole Chairman Robert...

Hartman: Wolves owner Taylor, once a seller, ends up buying more stock

ARTICLE Updated: Jun 24 2013 - 6:48 AM

For the past several months, Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor has been looking for a buyer for the club who would originally own a portion of the team and then eventually would take over majority...

Scoggins: Remorseful Taylor buys in to keeping Timberwolves

ARTICLE Updated: May 4 2013 - 12:26 AM

As a billionaire businessman, Glen Taylor has bought his share of companies over the years. He’s also had proposed deals fall apart before they reached pen-to-paper finality as sellers...

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