Note: Ownership information is for Zygi Wilf.
Majority owners: Zygi Wilf, 64; Mark Wilf, 52; Leonard Wilf, 67.
Minority owners: Alan Landis, David Mandelbaum
Source of wealth: Real estate development, running Garden Homes and Garden Commercial Properties
Net worth: $310 million (Sports Illustrated)
Residence: New Jersey
Marital status: Married
Family: Wife, Audrey; four children
Education: Farleigh Dickinson University, New York Law School
When purchased team and how much? In 2005 for $600 million (Forbes)
Franchise valuation: $1.15 billion (Forbes)
2014 revenue/rank: $250 million/30th-tied (Forbes)
Owns stadium: No
Ownership philosophy: The family entrusts the Vikings' daily operations to general manager Rick Spielman, chief operating officer Kevin Warren, assistant GM Rob Brzezinski, chief financial officer Steve Poppen, chief marketing officer Steve LaCroix, and head coach Mike Zimmer. Zygi and Mark Wilf attend all of the team’s games, talk every Monday with the head coach, and have the final say on major personnel decisions. However, the family gives plenty of freedom to the football people.
Defining moment in ownership tenure: May 10, 2012: After a five-year legislative battle for a new stadium, the Minnesota legislature approved plans for a $975 million facility on the site of the Metrodome in downtown Minneapolis. The Vikings were initially scheduled to contribute $477 million, but the Wilfs have since authorized team and private contributions to increase to $525.6 million. The approval of the new stadium ended any chance of the Vikings leaving Minnesota after 52 seasons in the state. The new stadium is to host the Super Bowl in 2018, and the Final Four in 2019.
Regular/postseason wins-losses during tenure: 76-83-1/1-3
General managers during tenure: Rick Spielman (2012-present). He’s been with the team since 2007, but the Vikings did not have anyone with the title of GM until he was promoted.
Coaches during tenure: Mike Tice (2005), Brad Childress (2006-10), Leslie Frazier (2010-13), and Mike Zimmer (2014-present)
Playoff appearances: 2008, 2009, 2012
Super Bowl appearances/championships: None
NFL committees: Zygi: investment; Mark: business ventures; Leonard: legislative.