Majority owners: Alex Spanos, 91; Faye Spanos
Minority owners: Dean Spanos (pictured); Dea Spanos Berberian; Alexis Spanos Ruhl; Michael Spanos; George Pernicano; Bill Fox
Source of wealth: Real estate (A. G. Spanos Companies built 120,000 apartments in 19 states in six decades)
Net worth: $1.3 billion (Forbes)
Residence: Stockton, California
Marital status: Married
Family: Wife, Faye; sons, Dean and Michael; daughters, Dea and Alexis
Education: University of the Pacific
When purchased team and for how much: In 1984, Alex Spanos purchased 60 percent of the team from Eugene Klein for $70 million. Over the next decade, he bought out shares of several minority owners, and his family now owns 97 percent of the Chargers.
Franchise valuation: $995 million (Forbes)
2014 revenue/rank: $262 million/25th (Forbes)
Owns stadium: No
Ownership philosophy: The family-run operation was built with a focus on a strong work ethic and a desire to be the best.
Defining moment in ownership tenure: The Chargers lifted up the Lamar Hunt Trophy as AFC champions after a surprising road win over the Pittsburgh Steelers at Three Rivers Stadium on Jan. 15, 1995. The Chargers were nine-point underdogs, but the win proved Spanos could put together a team that could reach the Super Bowl.
Regular/postseason wins-losses during tenure: 247-254/7-9
General managers during tenure: Johnny Sanders (1976-86), Steve Ortmayer (1987-89), Bobby Beathard (1990-2000), John Butler (2001-02), A.J. Smith (2003-2012), Tom Telesco (2013-present)
Coaches during tenure: Don Coryell (1978-86), Al Saunders (1986-88), Dan Henning (1989-1991), Bobby Ross (1992-96), Kevin Gilbride (1997-98), June Jones (1998), Mike Riley (1999-2001), Marty Schottenheimer (2002-06), Norv Turner (2007-12), Mike McCoy (2013-present)
Playoff appearances: 1992, 1994, 1995, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2013
Super Bowl appearances/championships: Lost to 49ers 49-26 in Super Bowl XXIX (1994 season)
NFL committees: Dean Spanos: business ventures (chair), international, legislative, management council executive committee