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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Should Minneapolis build an urban soccer stadium?

BLOG POST Updated: Mar 15 2015 - 10:02 PM

Professional soccer is coming to Minneapolis, probably.Sports Illustrated reported last week that Minnesota United is likely the next addition to Major League Soccer. This is exciting news for many....

Taylor questions Love's health, defense; Love suggests Taylor move on

ARTICLE Updated: Aug 27 2014 - 1:05 PM

Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor returned to the Minnesota State Fair on Tuesday after at least three years away, wearing a team golf shirt and sporty shorts and looking like a man who didn’t...

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...

Signature has Taylor moving ahead with Star Tribune deal

ARTICLE Updated: May 29 2014 - 6:02 AM

Glen Taylor’s effort to purchase the Star Tribune moved forward Wednesday with the signing of a purchase agreement between the Minnesota billionaire and the media company.Star Tribune Publisher...

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...

Hartman: Wolves owner Taylor rights two wrongs by bringing back Saunders

ARTICLE Updated: May 3 2013 - 6:41 AM

Glen Taylor didn’t become a billionaire by making a lot of mistakes in business. The Timberwolves owner has been successful in most every venture he has touched.But he made one bad move when it...

Hartman: Wolves owner faces questions for 2013-14

ARTICLE Updated: Apr 15 2013 - 6:19 AM

While the Timberwolves will miss the playoffs this season, their record of 30-50 is better than eight other NBA teams: the Kings, Hornets, Suns, Wizards, Pistons, Cavaliers, Magic and Bobcats.That is...

Zgoda's NBA Insider: Wolves have to sell hope to sell tickets

ARTICLE Updated: Mar 16 2013 - 11:15 PM

In a season that began with so many expectations, the injury-ravaged Timberwolves are on their way to missing the playoffs for the eighth consecutive year.Only 70 percent of their 10,000...

Love admits there's a chance he might not play again this year

ARTICLE Updated: Mar 16 2013 - 12:29 AM

HOUSTON – Timberwolves forward Kevin Love knows the season is ticking away on him and he said before Friday’s game at Houston there’s a chance he won’t play again this...

Scoggins: It's time for David Kahn to go

ARTICLE Updated: Mar 5 2013 - 10:26 AM

The NBA champion Miami Heat returned to the Twin Cities on Monday for the first time since late December 2011 when the Wolves pushed them to overtime before losing by two points.LeBron James and...

Souhan: A flier on Flip? It has two views, both fuzzy at best

ARTICLE Updated: Mar 4 2013 - 12:36 PM

Flip Saunders as the next Timberwolves general manager?That's either the best or worst idea the Wolves have had in the past year, depending on whether you prefer the world view or the traditional...

Hartman: Gophers shoot for sixth seed in Big Ten tournament

ARTICLE Updated: Mar 3 2013 - 10:53 PM

If the Gophers men's basketball team can win games at Nebraska on Wednesday and at Purdue on Saturday in the final week of the Big Ten regular season, it could finish as high as sixth in the...

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