New Jersey Nets
Net Worth: $18 billion
The Russian metals tycoon had the cash to give the long-dormant Nets their final push into Brooklyn, starting next year. Will they compete enough to genuinely rival the Knicks for the affections of rabid New York hoop fans?
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