(circa 1966- )
Purchased Washington Redskins for $800 million (1999)
Sport Magazine NFL Owner of the Year (1999)
Owned Snyder Communications, Inc.
Largest individual shareholder of Havas
Chairman of Ventiv Health Health, Inc.
Purchased Six Flags amusement parks (November 29, 2005)
Why he might be annoying
He dropped out of the University of Maryland after his freshman year.
He is arrogant and meddlesome.
He hired Steve Spurrier, who flopped and resigned.
He fired Norv Turner with a winning record (7-6 in 2000).
He fired Marty Schottenheimer after finishing the season strong (8-3 in the last 11 games in 2001).
He fired many staff members after promising that their jobs would be safe when he purchased the Redskins.
He fired respected general manager Charley Casserly, who left him with 2 of the first 3 draft picks in the 2000 NFL Draft.
He let Stephen Davis go in the prime of his career, only to watch him carry the Carolina Panthers to Super Bowl XXXVIII.
He became a millionaire at 19 and lost it all.
He charged fans $10 to attend training camp in 2000.
He allegedly greased the Prince Georges County, MD government by saying that it was unsafe to cross a street from a public lot, forcing Redskin fans to have to pay to park in his lot.
He took former owner Jack Kent Cooke's name off the Redskins stadium and sold the rights to FedEx for an estimated $200 million.
He continues to renovate FedEx Field to expand seating to produce even more revenue.
He allegedly screamed and yelled at his parents.
When he was a kid, he had a Redskins belt buckle which he wore on Sundays. Now he has a diamond and ruby encrusted Redskin belt buckle.
Why he might not be annoying
After stating in Sports Illustrated that the field the Redskins play on was 'crappy.' He was sued frivolously by a groundskeeper.
He brought back Joe Gibbs, who is larger than life in Washington.
After bringing back Gibbs, he is no longer vilified in Washington.
Since hiring Gibbs, he has maintained a much lower profile and hasn't meddled.
He is willing to spend whatever it takes to make his team better.
He has spent millions of his own dollars to improve FedEx Field.
He courts players over lavish dinners, and sends Redskin One, his private jet, to pick them up.
He is the youngest CEO ever of a company traded on the New York Stock Exchange.
He married a former model.
He admitted that charging fans to attend training camp was a mistake.
He admitted that firing Charley Casserly was a mistake.
After the Redskins won Super Bowl XXVI, he went up to then-owner Jack Kent Cooke and asked if he could kiss the Lombardi Trophy. Cooke was impressed by his enthusiasm and passion for the team and let him kiss the trophy.
He is a marketing genius.
He is involved in charity work in Washington.
Credit: Larry Biz
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Year In Review:
In 2016, Out of 2 Votes: 100% Annoying
In 2015, Out of 12 Votes: 66.67% Annoying
In 2014, Out of 34 Votes: 38.24% Annoying
In 2013, Out of 74 Votes: 60.81% Annoying
In 2012, Out of 23 Votes: 69.57% Annoying
In 2011, Out of 11 Votes: 90.91% Annoying
In 2010, Out of 123 Votes: 67.48% Annoying
In 2009, Out of 79 Votes: 73.42% Annoying
In 2008, Out of 59 Votes: 71.19% Annoying
In 2007, Out of 118 Votes: 75.42% Annoying
In 2006, Out of 174 Votes: 74.14% Annoying
In 2005, Out of 453 Votes: 69.54% Annoying
In 2004, Out of 304 Votes: 70.39% Annoying
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