Majority owners: Dan Rooney, 82; Art Rooney II, 62
Minority owners: Rob Citrone, Paul Evanson, Jack McGinley, Mike McGinley, Larry Paul, Stephen Paul, Bruce Rauner, Art Rooney Jr., Brian Rooney, John Rooney, Paul Sams, John Stallworth, Benjamin Statler, Scott Swank, David Tepper, Thomas Tull, Peter Varischetti, Mike Wilkins
Source of wealth: Dan Rooney inherited the team along with his four brothers from their father, Steelers founder Art Rooney. Art Rooney, the patriarch of the family, made his money in gaming and horse tracks. Art Rooney II, who has served as Steelers president since 2003, is Dan Rooney's son.
Net worth: $500 million (Forbes)
Marital status: Dan Rooney, married; Art Rooney II, married
Family: Dan Rooney: sons, Art II, Dan Jr. (Steelers player personnel coordinator), Jim, John; daughters, Patricia, Kathleen (passed away in 1987), Rita (passed away in 2012), Duffy and Joan. Art Rooney II: wife, Greta; daughters, Meghan, Mary and Annie; son, Dan. Dan played quarterback at Dartmouth University and currently works for the Steelers.
Education: Dan Rooney, Duquesne University; Art Rooney II, University of Pittsburgh and Duquesne University.
When purchased team and for how much: Art Rooney, Dan’s father, paid the NFL a $2,500 franchise fee to found the team in 1933, according to the Steelers. In 1975, he officially turned over day-to-day operations to his oldest son, Dan, who became Steelers president. Art Rooney passed away in 1988 and passed the Steelers down to his five sons -- 18 percent each -- with the McGinley family owning the other 10 percent. Dan Rooney continued to run the team as president and two decades after his father’s death he kept the Steelers in the only family that has ever owned them. In 2008, the NFL ordered the organization to restructure ownership to comply with league rules that don’t allow owners to have ties to the gaming industry and require majority owners to have at least a 30 percent stake of the team or a 20/10 split if the 10 percent holder of the ownership stake is a member of the immediate family. Dan Rooney and Art II raised enough money to buy enough shares of the Steelers for them to have a 20/10 ownership split. They also put together an ownership group that bought enough shares for the Rooneys to maintain control of the organization.
Franchise valuation: $1.02 billion (Forbes)
2014 revenue/rank: $287 million/13th (Forbes)
Owns stadium: The stadium is joint ownership between the Steelers and Sports & Exhibition Authority of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County. The total cost of building Heinz Field was $280.8 million and $76.1 million was contributed by the Steelers.
Ownership philosophy: Puts a premium on stability and building through the draft. Strong drafts led to the Steelers playing in three Super Bowls, winning two of them, from 2005 to 2010.
Defining moment in ownership tenure: The Steelers were leaning toward taking Arkansas offensive lineman Shawn Andrews with their first-round pick in 2004 after quarterback Eli Manning and Philip Rivers were selected before No. 11 overall. Rooney did not want the Steelers to pass on a potentially great quarterback, something they had done with Dan Marino in 1983. Rooney steered the conversation toward Ben Roethlisberger as he recounted in his book, "Dan Rooney: My 75 Years with the Pittsburgh Steelers and NFL." The Steelers drafted the Miami (Ohio) quarterback, who became a starter in the third game of 2004 because of an injury to Tommy Maddox and went 13-0 in the regular season. Roethlisberger has been entrenched as the Steelers’ quarterback since and led them to a pair of Super Bowl wins -- Pittsburgh’s first world championships since the 1970s.
Regular/postseason wins-losses during tenure: 261-170-1/18-14
General managers during tenure: Kevin Colbert (2011-present). Prior to Colbert’s promotion from director of football operations, which the Steelers did not announce, the team had never had anyone hold the title of general manager. Colbert served as director of football operations from 2000 to 2010. Prior to that, Tom Donohoe served as director of football operations from 1991 to '99.
Coaches during tenure: Chuck Noll (1969-91); Bill Cowher (1992-2006); Mike Tomlin (2007-present)
Playoff appearances: 1989, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2014
Super Bowl appearances/championships: Lost to Cowboys 27-17 in Super Bowl XXX (1995 season), beat Seahawks 21-10 in Super Bowl XL (2005), beat Cardinals 27-23 in Super Bowl XLIII (2008), lost to Packers 31-25 in Super Bowl XLV (2010).
NFL committees: Dan Rooney had to relinquish all committee posts when he accepted an appointment to serve as the U.S. Ambassador to Ireland in 2009. He previously served on a number of committees and headed the diversity committee when it established the rule that teams must interview at least one minority candidate before hiring a head coach or general manager. It is commonly referred to as the “Rooney Rule” because of Dan Rooney’s influence in getting it passed. Rooney also served on the board of directors for the NFL trust fund, NFL Films and the scheduling committee. He was appointed chairman of the expansion committee in 1973, which directed the addition of Seattle and Tampa Bay as expansion teams in 1976. Art II serves as chairman of the NFL’s stadium committee and serves on numerous NFL boards, including the legislative committee, management council executive committee, the international committee, the NFL Foundation and the digital media committee.