Jeanie Buss

by John Max 20 Nov,2019
Jeanie Buss
Personal Info
  • Birth Name Jeanie Marie Buss
  • Birth Place Santa Monica, California
  • Famous Name Jeanie Buss
  • Father Jerry Buss
  • Mother JoAnn Mueller
  • Net Worth $500 million
  • Salary N/A
  • Siblings Jim, Janny, & Johnny
  • House Location LA, California
  • House Price house worth of $2,769,000
  • No. of Twitter Followers 321K
  • No. of Instagram Followers 66.5K
  • Height 1.65m
  • No. of Siblings three siblings
  • Nationality American
  • Ethnicity White
  • Currently Working For Los Angeles Lakers
  • Currently Married N/A
  • Married to N/A
  • Divorce Steve Timmons (m. 1990–1993
  • Children N/A
  • Affair with N/A
  • Boyfriend N/A
  • Religion Christianity

Jeanie Buss whose full name is Jeanie Marie Buss is the controlling owner and president of the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association. She is the daughter of Jerry Buss, an investor who later owned the Lakers and the other sports business. She is also the owner of a roller hockey team called Los Angeles Blades. 

Presently, Jeanie Buss has an estimated net worth of $500 million. She was previously engaged to Phil Jackson, who is a former American professional basketball player, coach, and executive in the NBA. She was also rumored to be dating Jay Mohr.

Jeanie Buss Net Worth and Salary 2022

Controlling owner and president of the Los Angeles Lakers, Jeanie Buss has an estimated net worth of $500 million as of 2022. Furthermore, she ranks eighth on Forbes' Most Powerful Women in sports list.

Jeanie Buss car collection SOURCE: Twitter

As she belongs to a billionaire family, nothing is surprising concerning her worth. She earns a hefty salary as the president of the Los Angeles Lakers. Besides this, another source of her income is from her business.


In 2007, Buss and Phil Jackson purchased a house in Los Angeles, California (CA), the US for $2,769,000 and sold it in 2012 for $1,800,000.

CAPTION: Jeanie's playa vista house worth $2.575 million SOURCE: Los Angeles Times

In 2011, she bought a home in Playa Vista for $2.575 million. The four bedrooms and five bathrooms house spread across nearly 3,200 square feet of living space, and also has three floors and an attached garage. The lower-level living room opens to a grassy yard, and a spacious balcony on the second floor is accessed from the open kitchen and dining area.

Additionally, her sibling, Jesse Buss, netted $10 million mansions on LeBron James' Street. It's 6,500 square feet, has three stories, six bedrooms, eight bathrooms, a home theater, a yoga room ... AND an infinity pool.


She has a list of world expensive cars including Mercedes Benz, Bentley Continental, and Ford Taurus.  

Besides, she can be seen living a luxurious life spending time partying with friends, and often goes on vacation. She also wears expensive clothing.

Jeanie Buss Relationship and Affair with Phil Jackson

Buss who affirm "I never put my marriage first ... It was always business that attracted me." has faced many ups and downs in her love life. In 1990, she tied the knot with volleyball player Steve Timmons after dating some time. But the duo could not carry their relationship well and ended up divorcing in 1993. Through marriage, they don't have any kids. 

Jeanie Buss' former husband Steve Timmons SOURCE: Know Networth

After the divorce, her ex-husband married actress Debbe Dunning with whom he shared three children whereas Buss got into a romantic relationship with Phil Jackson. Buss and Jackson first met in 1999 when Jackson first began coaching the Lakers. Soon the two started dating. After being in a relationship for more than 12 years, the pair got engaged in December 2012. 

Jeanie Buss and her former boyfriend Phil Jackson SOURCE: New York Post

But the NBA's longest-running power couples announced their breakup via social media In December 2016. The two announced the news by posting a joint statement on Twitter.

Further, Buss Twitted: "The love of my life is the Los Angeles Lakers. I love Phil & will always. It's not fair to him or Lakers to not have my undivided attention."

In 2017, she was linked with Jay Mohr, an actor/radio host/comedian. Mohr was married to his wife Nikki Cox but got a divorce in 2017 alleging his wife a drug addict. He has a son with her.

Jeanie CAPTION: Jeanie Buss and Jay Mohr SOURCE: Instagram @jeaniebuss

It is confirmed, Jeanie Buss and Jay Mohr are in a relationship. 

Besides, Buss can be seen with many men on her Instagram photos who are known to be her good friends and colleagues.

Jeanie is 1.65 m (5.4 ft.) tall in height, but her body measurement is yet not disclosed.

Short Bio and Family

Jeanie Buss was born in 1961, September 26, in Santa Monica, California, United States. Her star sign is Libra. By nationality, she is an American having a white ethnic background. Johnny Buss and Jim Buss are his brothers.

She was raised alongside her older brothers Johnny, Jim and younger sister Janie by their parents Jerry Buss and Joann Mueller. At the tender age of nine, her parents divorced, leaving Buss feeling emotionally abandoned. 

When she was 14, Buss attended World Team Tennis meetings with her father, who owned the Los Angeles Strings. Later three years, she moved in with her father at Pickfair. Since then. she became so intimate with the estate that she led guided tours. 

Talking about her academic background, Buss enrolled at the University of South California, where she majored in business and graduated with honors.

Professional Career

While Buss was studying at USC, she was appointed as a General Manager for Los Angeles Strings by her father. Later, she also became the owner of a roller hockey team called Los Angeles Blades. Also, she worked four years as the president of the Great Western Forum, and then the home arena of the Lakers.

Jeanie Buss SOURCE:

In the Year 1999, she held the position of executive vice president of business operation for the Lakers. Similarly, in 2005, she was listed as the “Top 20 Most Influential Women in Sports”. In 2011, Forbes regarded Buss as “one of the few powerful women in sports management.” ESPN also said she is “One of the most powerful women in NBA.” 

Following the death of her father in 2013, his 66% controlling ownership of the Lakers passed to his six children via a trust, with each child receiving an equal vote. Moreover, she became president of the Lakers in 2013-14.

On 21st February 2017, she fired Mitch Kupchak as General Manager and approved the resignation of her brother Jim as VP of Basketball Operations. She, on the other hand, introduced Magic Johnson as President of Basketball Operation.

Further, Johnson appointed sports agent Rob Pelinka to be the new general manager. She recently made a comment that Lakers trying to trade Anthony Davis was false news.

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