Clark Knobel Hunt, born in 1965 on February 19, is a chairman and a CEO of the Kansas City Chiefs, which is a part of the National Football League (NFL). Apart from this, he’s also the chairman of Hunt Sports Group. Grandson of oil tycoon H.L. Hunt, Clark Hunt, is an American native and is born in Dallas, Texas.
After the death of his father, Lamar Hunt, Clark Hunt, along with his mother and siblings, became the legal owners of the Chiefs. He’s the face of the group and also represents the Chiefs at all meetings of owners.
Clark is a successful businessman, and under his guidance, the Chiefs have made playoffs nine times, have also won AFC West seven times in a row, and have appeared thrice in Super Bowl and won it two times, one of which is the latest Super Bowl LVII which ended on February 12, 2023.
Clark Hunt attended St. Mark’s School of Texas, and after graduating from it, he went to Southern Methodist University and graduated in 1987. In the uni, he was the captain of SMU’s nationally ranked soccer team and was a two-time Academic All-American. He was a finance major and earned a degree in business administration.
For two years, he worked with Goldman Sachs as an investment banker before returning to Dallas and working with his father, Lamar Hunt.
Clark Hunt’s Networth
Clark Hunt is the owner and CEO of Kansas City Chiefs and chairman of Hunt Sports Group. He has an estimated net worth of $2 billion, which he inherited from his grandfather.
His grandfather, H.L. Hunt, was famous for being an oil tycoon. H.L. Hunt was the owner of the majority of oil fields in East Texas and was recognized as the richest person in the United States in the year 1948. It is believed that he bought his first oil field through the money he earned from poker bets.
Kansas City Chiefs
The Chiefs are now known as one of the NFL’s great teams. They have rattled off ten seasons in a row after Andy Reid was hired as the coach, and with quarterback Patrick Mahomes in the team, they have made it to Super Bowl three times and have won it twice. Their recent big win was on February 12, 2023, when they won Super Bowl LVII.
Clark Hunt, in his speech after the game, said that they couldn’t have done it without their coach and also praised his team. He exclaimed, saying that the trophy was beautiful and they couldn’t have done it without one of the best coaches in the history of the National Football League, Andy Reid, and what an amazing performance by Patrick Mahomes and his teammates.
Clark Hunt’s Family History
Clark Hunt hasn’t earned all the wealth on his own. He comes from a wealthy family. It all started with his grandfather Haroldson Lafayette Hunt Jr. He accumulated most of his wealth after founding Hunt Oil Company in 1936. The discovery of vast oil deposits in Libya became one of his most profitable ventures.
He invested in various sectors: Publishing, cosmetics, pecan farming, and health and food products.
Clark’s grandfather is also known for his political views. He also started his own foundation, Facts Forum. It produced television shows and radio broadcasts. After he said goodbye to the world in 1974, all the wealth which he earned in his life was inherited by his fifteen children.
Eight years later, in 1982, in the inaugural edition of the Forbes 400 list, eleven members of the Hunt family were featured in it. One of them was Lamar Hunt, Clark Hunt’s father. He played a significant role in building the family sports empire.
He was one of the founding members of the American Football League as well as Major League Soccer and co-founded World Championship Tennis.
Like his father, H.L. Hunt, who was a great businessman, Lamar Hunt was also a great businessman and has contributed a lot to the sports industry of the U.S. To honor his contributions, they started a national soccer tournament after his name, the U.S. Open Cup, in 1999. It is the oldest soccer tournament that’s been going on.