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Ann Walton Kroenke
Born December 18, 1948(1948-12-18)[1][2][3]
Citizenship United States
Education Lincoln University Undergraduate, Columbia College

Ann Walton Kroenke (born December 18, 1948)[4][1][2][3] is an heir to the Walmart fortune. Kroenke and her sister, Nancy Walton Laurie, inherited stock from her father, Bud Walton (died 1995), who was the brother and an early business partner of Walmart founder Sam Walton. She is the owner of the Denver Nuggets of the NBA and Colorado Avalanche of the NHL.[5]

Her husband, Stan Kroenke, is the majority owner and CEO of the Los Angeles Rams (NFL), Arsenal (Premier League),[6] Colorado Rapids (Major League Soccer), and Colorado Mammoth (National Lacrosse League). Ann owns the Avalanche and Nuggets to satisfy NFL ownership restrictions that forbid a team owner from having teams in other markets.[5]


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  3. 3.0 3.1 Ann Walton Kroenke was born in 1949; Forbes listed her age as 61 in March 2011 and 62 in September 2011.
  4. You searched: Ann Kroenke 19481218 Mo - Public Background Checks.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Harden, Mark. "NFL owners let Kroenke keep Rams; transfer Nuggets, Avalanche to his wife", Denver Business Journal, October 7, 2015. Retrieved on October 16, 2015. 
  6. "Kroenke mounts Arsenal takeover", BBC News, April 11, 2011.