Jerome Johnson Richardson Sr. better known as Jerry Richardson is an American businessman and the owner of the Carolina Panthers franchise of NFL. He is an ex-player of the NFL. Moreover, He is also known as Big Cat. He was born in Spring Hope, North Carolina. He has an estimated net worth of $2 billion.
- Born on July 11, 1936, in North Carolina as Jerome Johnson Richarson, 84 years old
- He is an American Businessman and a format Football player
- Education: schooling from Terry Sanford, (Fayetteville, North Carolina) and completed his graduation from Wofford College.
- NFL Draft: 1958 / Round: 13/ Pick: 154
- Estimated Net Worth: $2 billion
Early Life of Jerry Richardson
Jerry was born on July 18, 1936, in North Carolina, America. He has completed his schooling in Fayetteville, North Carolina, and later, he was enrolled in Wofford College in, South Carolina for graduation. There he was appointed as a member of the Kappa Alpha Order fraternity, President of the Inter-Fraternity Council, and the SCA Cabinet. Moreover, during college time, he was turned into a football player. He was chosen receiver in 1983 to Wofford’s All-Time Football team. Later, he played for the Baltimore Colts in NFL. Jerry earned a lot of early fortune in the Hardie’s Franchise, a fast-food chain restaurant,
After completing his graduation, Jerry started playing in NFL and earned Colt Rookie of the Year in 1959. For this title, he was awarded a check of $4,674. Jerry has opened Hardee’s franchise along with his friend Charles Bradshaw with his NFL earnings. Hardie’s is a fast-food chain restaurant. This franchise had been doing well as the sixth-largest chain having 2500 restaurants and around 100,000 employees. In 1993, Richardson became the owner of Carolina Panthers due to his prominent role in locking players and his brilliant negotiation skills. But later, in May 2018, he sold the Panthers Franchise for $2 million as a result, he was fined $2.75 million for the aforementioned alleged workplace misconduct.
Personal Life of Jerry Richardson
Jerry Richardson has married Rosalind Sallenger Richardson. The Couple is having three children Jon and Mark, and, a daughter, Ashley Richardson Allen. In 2002, Richardson had undergone quadruple bypass surgery as he had a history of heart trouble. Later in 2009, Jerry had a heart transplant surgery and received a pacemaker. In 2013, he lost his son Jon due to cancer.
Net Worth of Jerry Richardson
The American businessman and the owner of the Carolina Panthers franchise, Jerry Richardson’s nеt wоrth in 2021 is assessed to be $2.5 bіllіоn, Не wаѕ thе fоundеr аnd оwnеr оf Саrоlіnа Раnthеrѕ, аnd hе also рlауed fооtbаll аt hіѕ соllеgе tіmе, аnd thаt’ѕ whу hе gоt аn іntеrеѕt tо рurсhаѕе thе fооtbаll tеаm. Jerry and his friend launched a Hardee’s franchise which controlling almost 2500 restaurants and has 100,000 employees in the restaurants.