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...

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...

Hartman: Will Saunders be next Wolves GM?

ARTICLE Updated: Mar 3 2013 - 12:15 AM

There are several indications pointing to the likelihood of former Timberwolves head coach Flip Saunders replacing David Kahn as president of basketball operations for the team before the 2013-14...

Flip Saunders: Keeping his head in the game

ARTICLE Updated: Feb 28 2013 - 6:32 AM

Flip Saunders is not taking a year off.OK, so he's not prowling a basketball court in his unique style, exuding enough kinetic energy to light a city block. He's not coaching.But he's busy.Saunders...

Wolves want to build, not keep rebuilding

ARTICLE Updated: Feb 20 2013 - 6:30 AM

Last week, the Timberwolves sent separate letters -- one signed by coach Rick Adelman, the other by owner Glen Taylor -- to season-ticket holders. Each offered a perk to fans who already had renewed...

Chart: Five questions for the Wolves' final two months of the season

ARTICLE Updated: Feb 20 2013 - 12:53 AM

FACING THE TIMBERWOLVES IN THE SEASON'S FINAL TWO MONTHS1. WILL KEVIN LOVE PLAY AGAIN THIS SEASON?He's aimed toward a late March return, about the same time Chase Budinger is due back. But at that...

Zgoda's NBA Insider: Are teams on equal terms?

ARTICLE Updated: Feb 9 2013 - 5:37 PM

A year ago, the NBA wiped away its opening two months in the name of fixing a broken system, then saved a shortened season by compromising on owners' demands for a hard salary cap and...

Stern on board with solidifying Wolves' future

ARTICLE Updated: Feb 6 2013 - 11:45 PM

David Stern came to Minneapolis Wednesday likely for his final time as NBA commissioner. On the two-day visit, he will meet Thursday with Mayor R.T. Rybak about a $100 million-plus Target Center...

Taylor is aiming for growth, even as the industry shrinks

ARTICLE Updated: Jul 28 2012 - 4:13 PM

Glen Taylor returned as CEO of Taylor Corp. two years ago because he refused to accept that his company had to decline with its broader industry.The market for printing and direct marketing was...

Glen Taylor: No substitute for hard work

ARTICLE Updated: May 19 2012 - 5:01 PM

Most Minnesotans know Glen Taylor, 71, as the wealthy owner of the Timberwolves, the Lynx, and the $1 billion North Mankato-based printing and marketing firm Taylor Corp.But he started out as a...