Surprising stars you didn't know owned sports teams and leagues

Alex Rodriguez is set to buy the Minnesota Timberwolves for US$1.5 billion

Stars Insider

14/05/21 | StarsInsider

CELEBRITY Sport

When you belong to the rich and famous category of society, you don’t have to subject yourself to being a mere fan of sports teams—you can become an owner!

Former star baseball player Alex Rodriguez has made an agreement to buy the Minnesota Timberwolves basketball team. The purchase is being made through the ownership group he started with tech entrepreneur Marc Lore, and the two will be equal partners in this new venture. It's rumored that they reached an agreement on the whopping sum of US$1.5 billion. Rodriguez had previously tried to purchase the New York Mets with his ex-girlfriend Jennifer Lopez, but they were beaten to it by hedge fund titan Steve Cohen for $2.6 billion. 

For some stars, a team is not enough, so they went ahead and bought an entire league! Click ahead to see which celebrities decided to put their money where their big foam finger is.

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