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James Irsay

CEO, Indianapolis Colts
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Net worth 2018: $2.72 Billion
Industry: Sports
Residence: Carmel, Indiana
Country: United States
BirthDay: 13 June 1959
Sigh: Cancer
Children: 3
Education: Bachelor of Arts / Science, Southern Methodist University

James Irsay was bornon 13 June 1959 in Carmel, Indiana, United States, is CEO, Indianapolis Colts. James Irsay is #874 in List Billionaires People In The World. Jim Irsay owns the Indianapolis Colts, the NFL team he inherited from his father, Robert Irsay (d. 1997). He grew up with the Colts, living with the team during summer camp and traveling on the team bus. Irsay played football at Southern Methodist University, where he studied broadcast journalism, before joining the Colts' front office. He worked in everything from ticket sales to public relations before being named GM in 1984, at 24. Upon his father's death, Irsay became 100% owner. Since Irsay assumed ownership, the Colts have become noticeably more successful, notching 14 winning seasons (including a Super Bowl win in 2006).


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I believe we're all artists, that business is art.

James Irsay

Similarly in 2015, after losing to the New England Patriots in the playoffs in consecutive years, Indianapolis Colts general manager Ryan Grigson initiated a complaint to the NFL about an alleged equipment violation


On September 2, 2014, shortly after pleading guilty to OWI and being sentenced to one year of probation, Irsay was suspended by the NFL for six games and fined $500,000


Despite being separated since 2003, Meg filed for divorce on November 21, 2013


In 2009 Irsay was vocal about preventing a group that included talk-show host Rush Limbaugh from purchasing the St


After a playoff loss to the New England Patriots in 2003 in which Peyton Manning threw four interceptions, Irsay petitioned the NFL Competition Committee, a committee that included Indianapolis Colts president Bill Polian to make rules on pass interference stricter


In 2001 Irsay purchased the original manuscript of On the Road, or "the scroll": a continuous, one hundred twenty-foot scroll of tracing paper sheets that Jack Kerouac cut to size and taped together, for $2


Jim's brother, Thomas, was born with a mental disability and died in 1999, and his sister, Roberta, died in a car accident in 1971


When his father died in 1997 Jim engaged in a legal battle with his stepmother over ownership of the team, but later became the youngest NFL team owner at that time at 37


After his father suffered a stroke in 1995, Jim assumed day-to-day management with the role of Senior Executive Vice President, General Manager and Chief Operating Officer in April 1996


He was named Vice President and General Manager in 1984, one month after the Colts relocated from Baltimore, to Indianapolis


After graduating from SMU in 1982 he joined the Colts' professional staff


Irsay married Meg Coyle in 1980, and the couple have three daughters, Carlie, Casey and Kalen


James Irsay (born June 13, 1959) is the owner and CEO of the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League

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