James Buss was the executive vice president of Los Angeles Lakers team in NBA. He was also the part owner of this team, and he is the son of Jerry Buss. From the year 1985 to the year 1989, he was the president of Los Angeles Lazers which was an Indoor professional soccer team. In the year 2005, he promoted to the vice president of basketball operations. In the year 2013, his father died, and then he controlled the ownership of Lakers. If you are interested to know more about life and net worth of Jim Buss in 2019, then you can read this article ahead.
Early Life & Biography
He was born on 9th November in the year 1959 in Los Angeles. He is the son of Jo and Jerry Buss. Spend his childhood with his sisters and older brother. In the year 1972, both of his parents got divorced from each other. He used to go to the University of South California from where majors in mathematics before he dropped out of the college. He has spent most of his childhood at the race tracks. When he was 20 years old, he used to attend Jockey School.
He is an introvert person and always avoids Limelight. He has never gone to any public ceremony for the team Lakers. In the year 1983, he adopted a son and named him Jager but later on his wife got separated in the year 1983. After their divorce, he got the sole custody of their son. Other than this nothing has been known about his life because he has been kept quiet about it.
Career, Awards & Nominations
He started a small business with his friend, but later on, his friend died in a car accident in the year 1981. This made him feel lost, and then the business went down. Later on, he joined Lakers which was a basketball team acquired by him in the year 1979. His father died in the year 2013, and then he got to control 66% of his ownership of the team which was passed to six children of Jerry Buss. In the year 2014, there was huge public pressure on the family to hire Jackson while he was discussing front office position with the team New York Knicks. Although, he didn’t win any awards for his work he is a successful and well-known person in basketball field.
Net Worth & Earnings
The net worth of Jim Buss is around $600 millions. He is the part-owner of the Los Angeles Lakers team.
For total nine years, he got training for racehorses, and then in the year 1988; he joined as the Assistant General Manager of Los Angeles Lakers. In the year 1985, he became the president of the soccer team of which his father was president earlier. In the year 1989, the team folded and then he became the horse trainer.