How did Jerry Jones make his money?


After a relatively successful college football career, Jerry Jones would make his money through oil and gas prospecting. He started and operated Jones Oil and Land Lease, negotiating contracts for drilling in Arkansas. He still owns private businesses involved in oil and gas. He purchased the Dallas Cowboys in 1989 for about $140 million and the team was valued at over $2 billion in 2012.
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