Top 20 Sports Executive celebrities in United States

Here is the latest list of the world's top 20 Sports Executive celebrities [Updated August 11, 2022].

1. Effa Manley

Effa Manley net worth 2020
Effa Manley was born on March 27, 1897 in Philadelphia, United States.
She was an active participant in the Civil Rights Movement, organizing a boycott of stores that refused to hire black salesclerks in 1934.

2. Molly Fletcher

Molly Fletcher net worth 2020
Molly Fletcher was born on September 20, 1971 in United States.

One of the few women to work in the sports management industry, this Major League Baseball, National Football League, National Collegiate Athletic Association, and Professional Golfers' Association agent represented such star athletes and coaches as Matt KucharTom Izzo, and Joe Theismann.

A motivational speaker and author as well as a sports agent, she published several inspirational books, including The Business of Being the Best and The 5 Best Tools to Find Your Dream Career.

3. Stephen M. Ross

Stephen M. Ross net worth 2020
Stephen M. Ross was born on May 10, 1940 in United States.
He is one of the University of Michigan's biggest donors, donating more than $300 million to the school during his lifetime. The university's business school, Ross School of Business, is named in his honor.

4. Tex Rickard

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Tex Rickard was born on January 2, 1870 in Kansas City, United States.
After getting permission to stage live events at Madison Square Garden, he began construction of the third incarnation of the famous building.

5. David Kahn

David Kahn was born on July 28, 1961 in United States.
In May, 2013, the Timberwolves declined the option on his contract and hired Flip Saunders to replace him as president of basketball operations.

6. Don Klosterman

Don Klosterman was born on January 18, 1930 in United States.
He was one of the primary forces behind the AFL-NFL merger.

7. Joe Deguardia

Joe Deguardia was born on July 4, 1963 in The Bronx, United States.

Boxing promoter who has promoted fighters such as Lou De Valle and Antonio Tarver through his professional boxing promotional company Star Boxing.

He worked as a manager when he first became associated with boxing before switching to promoter.

8. AJ Smith

AJ Smith was born on February 28, 1949 in United States.

American football executive who became general manager of the San Diego Chargers in 2003.

AJ Smith worked as a scout for the Washington Redskins, as well as the Chargers before earning a role in upper management.

9. Bruton Smith

Bruton Smith was born on March 3, 1927 in United States.

North Carolina businessman best known as the owner and CEO of Speedway Motorsports, Inc. In 2007, Bruton Smith was inducted into the International Motorsports Hall of Fame in 2007.

In 2012, CNN Money named him as the CEO in the Fortune 500.

10. Kevin White

Kevin White was born on September 25, 1950 in United States.

NCAA athletic director who held the position at many schools, including Notre Dame and Duke.

While at Notre Dame, the school's football team went backwards, but when he joined Duke in 2008, their football team saw rapid improvement.

11. Rob Pelinka

Rob Pelinka was born on December 23, 1969 in United States.

NBA executive who was hired as the general manager of the Los Angeles Lakers in 2017. Rob Pelinka was previously a highly successful NBA agent who represented big name players like Kobe BryantKevin Durant and Andre Drummond.

In 1993, Rob Pelinka received the Walter Byers Scholarship, the NCAA's most prestigious academic award.