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Volume 24 No. 117

Sports Industrialists

          Reebok Int'l named JOHN WARDLEY as Dir of Worldwide
     Advertising.  Wardley was the Senior Ad Dir at the Coca-Cola
     Co. (AD AGE, 9/29)....CO-based Chartwell Int'l named J.
     WILLIAM GRIMES Chair of its subsidiary, SportsStar
     Marketing.  Grimes was President & CEO of ESPN from '82-88.
     SportsStar also named SPENCER HAYWOOD as spokesperson.  He
     will support its efforts to obtain scholarships and
     financial aid to high school students for higher education
     (Chartwell)....Fox Sports Net announced that WILLIAM CRAIG
     resigned from his position of VP/GM of Fox Sports Pittsburgh
     to pursue other interests.  Fox Sports South GM HUNTER
     NICKELL will serve as interim GM of Fox Sports Pitt (FSN).

          ANDRE AGASSI was on "The Tonight Show" last night. 
     Agassi, on whether he would do TV commentary: "I'd love to
     see the sport have better commentary but I'm not sure how I
     would enjoy actually doing it" ("Tonight Show" NBC, 9/29).
     ....Corel WTA Tour CEO ANNE PERSON WORCESTER and her husband
     TOM WORCESTER announced the birth of their second child,
     VICTORIA KARENE WORCESTER (THE DAILY)....Panthers QB KERRY
     COLLINS is joining team President MARK RICHARDSON in opening
     a martini bar in Charlotte (Charl. BUSINESS JOURNAL, 9/29).

          The FORBES 400 calculates the personal wealth of     America's top business leaders.  Below are the members of     the list with an interest in sports (FORBES, 10/13 issue).
NAME
BUSINESS
WEALTH
SPORTS INTEREST
Bill Gates Microsoft
$39.8B
Multiple
Paul Allen Microsoft
$17.0B
Blazers, Seahawks, Starwave
John Kluge Multimeida
$7.8B
MLS MetroStars
Alice Walton Wal-Mart
$6.3B
Llama Sports
Phil Knight Nike CEO
$5.4B
Nike
Philip Anschutz Oil/Railroads
$5.2B
NHL Kings, MLS Rapids
Newhouse Bros. Publishing
$4.5B
Conde Nast Sports
Rupert Murdoch News Corp.
$3.9B
Fox Sports, Dodgers
Kirk Kerkorian Investments
$3.7B
MGM Grand
Ted Turner Time Warner
$3.5B
TBS, Braves, Hawks
Micky Arison Carnival Cruise
$2.7B
Heat
Richard DeVos Amway Corp.
$2.4B
RDV Sports
Lester Crown Conglomerate
$2.5B
Yankees, Bulls
Robert Tisch Loews Corp.
$2.4B
NFL Giants
John McCaw Telephony
$2.0B
Orca Bay, Mariners
William Davidson Guardian Indus.
$1.5B
Pistons
Wayne Huizenga Entrepreneur
$1.7B
Dolphins, Marlins, NHL Panthers
Hearst Family Inheritance
$1.4B
ESPN interest
William Clay Ford Ford Motor Co.
$1.4B
Lions
Amos Hostetter Cable TV
$1.3B
The Golf Channel
Carl Pohlad Banking
$1.3B
Twins
Henry Kravis KKR Buyout
$1.2B
Spalding Sports
George Roberts KKR Buyout
$1.2B
Spalding Sports
Patrick Ryan Insurance
$1.1B
Bears Minority Owner
Jim Jannard Oakley
$1.0B
Oakley Sunglasses
Frank Perdue Chickens
$825M
Minor League Baseball
John Malone TCI/Liberty
$750M
Liberty Media
Leon Hess Hess Corp.
$770M
Jets
Michael Eisner Walt Disney
$760M
ESPN, Angels, Ducks
Ed DeDartolo, Jr. Developer
$750M
49ers
Paul Fireman Reebok Int'l
$690M
Reebok CEO
Ann Walton Kroenke Inheritance
$600M
Married to Rams Vice Chair Stan Kroenke
Mark McCormack IMG Founder
$650M
IMG CEO
Bruton Smith Auto Racing
$650M
Speedway Motorsports
Michael Ilitch Little Caesars
$630M
Tigers, Red Wings
Melvin Simon Shopping Center
$620M
Pacers
Charles Dolan Cablevision
$610M
MSG, Knicks, Rangers
Alex Spanos Construction
$600M
Chargers
David Price Golf Properties
$570M
American Golf
Nancy Lurie Marks Harcourt Gen.
$515M
Mother to Eagles Owner Jeffrey Lurie