Former NBA, NFL owner Red McCombs dead at 95

Courtesy The Longhorn Network


Billy Joe “Red” McCombs (October 19, 1927 – February 19, 2023) was an American businessman. He was the founder of the Red McCombs Automotive Group in San Antonio, Texas, a co-founder of Clear Channel Communications, former chairman of Constellis Group, a former owner of the San Antonio SpursSan Antonio ForceDenver Nuggets, the Minnesota Vikings, and the namesake of the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin. He was on the Forbes 400 list of richest Americans.

In 2012, the San Antonio Express-News reported McCombs’ net worth at $1.4 billion. He was ranked the 913th richest man in the world. Two other San Antonio men at the time, Charles Butt of the H-E-B supermarket chain and Rodney Lewis, a natural gas driller, finished above McCombs on the list. In 2017, Forbes placed the value of McCombs’ fortune at $1.6 billion with a ranking of No. 1,290 on a list of the world’s billionaires.

Red McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas. 2009 photo. By Utexas – 自身で撮影, Public Domain,