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Robert Sarver Net Worth: How Rich is the Owner of Phoenix Suns?



Robert Sarver Net Worth

Robert Sarver is a 60 years old American businessman, who co-founded a real estate development company, Southwest Value Partners. He also owns two professional basketball teams, the Phoenix Suns, the Phoenix Mercury, and a Spanish football club, RCD Mallorca. As of 2022, Robert Sarver net worth is estimated to be around $800 million.

Full NameRobert Sarver
Birth DateOctober 31, 1961
Birth PlaceTucson, Arizona, United States
WifePenny Sanders
Net Worth$800 million

Early life

Robert Sarver was born on the 31st of October, 1961 in Tucson, Arizona, United States. He was born to his parents, Jack and Irene Sarver. His dad was a banker, hotel developer, and a famous Tucson businessman, who died of a heart attack in the year 1979.

Robert completed his high school graduation from the Sabino High School in 1979, Then, he attended the University of Arizona, from where he held his University graduation in 1982 in Business Administration. He also became a certified public accountant in 1983.

Robert Sarver Net Worth & Career

Robert started working for his father’s company named American Savings and Loan when he was 16. He went on to found the National Bank of Tucson in 1984. Later, he expanded the banks’ operation statewide and changed its name to the National Bank of Arizona. After running the bank for a decade, in 1994, he sold the bank to Zions Bancorporation.

Robert co-founded Southwest Value Partners, the real estate company along with Millard Seldin in 1990. The company purchased a building named Emerald Plaza based in San Diego in 1995. The Emerald Plaza and other two office buildings were sold to Santa Ana real estate firm by his real estate company in 2004. The same year, he purchased the professional basketball team, Phoenix Suns for $401 million.

The suns reached the NBA finals for the first time since 1993 in the 2020-2021 season. However, the team couldn’t register the victory after losing to Milwaukee Bucks by 4-2. In 2004, he purchased the WNBA team, the Phoenix Mercury. The women’s basketball team also reached to finals in the 2020-2021 season. In January 2016, he purchased the football team, RCD Mallorca.

Personal Life

Robert Sarver is married to a lady named, Penny Sanders. He tied the knot with Penny in 1996. The couple met first time in 1991. Together, they share three kids named Maax, Zach, and Jake. Robert and his Penny are involved in various charity works. They have been donating to the Heart Center since 1998.

Robert has been in the news recently as he was accused of fostering a hostile and toxic work environment within his team for 17 years. He is further accused of making racially insensitive comments and creating a misogynistic environment which is eventually discouraging women in the WNBA team, Mercury.

Robert is likewise accused of his unwanted interference with his coaches, however, he clearly denied all the allegations in a statement that was released nearly two weeks ago. The NBA is currently launching an investigation on him and the Phoenix Suns for fostering a misogynistic environment.

Robert Sarver Net Worth

As of 2022, Robert Sarver’s personal wealth is estimated to be around $800 million. He purchased the Phoenix Suns in 2004 for $400 million, and at present, the team is worth around $1.55 billion.

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