Jeff Bezoswon’t be the new owner of the Washington Commanders … the Amazon founder reportedly won’t bid on the NFL franchise despite months of interest, and a secretive meeting with Jay-Z.
According to Puck News, Bezos, whose net worth is $120 billion (according to Forbes), is no longer planning to buy Dan Snyder‘s team … and barring something changing, JB won’t be the team’s new owner.
TMZ Sports broke the story … Bezos and Jay-Z met for a secret meeting in L.A. in November, where we’re told they discussed a potential partnership.
Although it won’t be Bezos, it’s still possible D.C. will have a famous owner. As we previously reported, Magic Johnson is part of a group with 76ers owner Josh Harris and billionaire Mitchell Rales. They reportedly submitted a $6 billion bid to buy the team.
The Lakers Hall of Famer confirmed the news on an episode of “Today” … saying he’s excited the bid is in and hopes Snyder makes the right decision.
Magic is no stranger to owning a team … the five-time NBA champion has a stake in the LA Dodgers, Sparks, and LAFC, the pro soccer team.
Magic’s group has some competition, though … Canadian billionaire Steve Apostolopoulos has also submitted a $6 billion bid, and Houston Rockets owner Tilman Fertitta is also reportedly interested.