Majority owner: Virginia McCaskey (92)
Minority owners: Patrick Ryan (77), Andrew McKenna (84)
Source of wealth: Ownership of the Chicago Bears
Net worth: $1.3 billion (Forbes)
Residence: Des Plaines, Illinois
Marital status: Widowed
Family: Virginia McCaskey votes the stock for her 11 children and other relatives which amounts to an 80-percent ownership share, and allows her to control the team. The team’s board consists of Virginia McCaskey and five of her sons: George, Brian, Edward, Michael and Patrick, along with minority owners Pat Ryan and Andrew McKenna.
Education: Drexel University
When purchased team and how much: Virginia McCaskey took over when her father died in November 1983. George Hallas originally purchased the team in 1920 for $100.
Franchise valuation: $1.7 billion (Forbes)
2014 revenue/rank: $309 million/eighth (Forbes)
Owns stadium: No
Ownership philosophy: The McCaskeys have brought in football people to run the day-to-day operations, and they take a hands-off approach, preferring to empower the people they put in key positions to do their jobs.
Defining moment in ownership tenure: On Oct. 31, 1983, Bears founder and owner George Halas died, and Virginia McCaskey -- Halas' eldest daughter -- became the team’s principal owner.
Regular/postseason wins-losses during tenure: 267-231/9-10
General managers during tenure: Jerome Vainisi (1983-87), Jerry Angelo (2001-11), Phil Emery (2012-14), Ryan Pace (2015-present)
Coaches during tenure: Mike Ditka (1982-92), Dave Wannstedt (1993-98), Dick Jauron (1999-03), Lovie Smith (2004-12), Marc Trestman (2013-14), John Fox (2015-present)
Playoff appearances: 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1990, 1991, 1994, 2001, 2005, 2006, 2010
Super Bowl appearances/championships: Defeated Patriots 46-10 in Super Bowl XX (1985 season), lost to Colts 29-17 in Super Bowl XLI (2006 season)
NFL committees: Employee benefits, stadium, stadium security and fan behavior, Super Bowl advisory, Hall of Fame, international, CEC executive working group, CBA player benefit plans, workplace diversity