Ted Leonsis taking Washington Wizards in a new Direction


Ted Leonsis is the majority owner, chairman and CEO of Monumental Sports & Entertainment, a group that on June 9, 2010 became owners of the NBA’s Washington Wizards, NHL‘s Washington Capitals, WNBA’s Washington Mystics, the Verizon Center and the Baltimore-Washington Ticketmaster franchise.

Leonsis, a former vice-chairman at AOL and an internet marketing pioneer, also serves as chairman of SnagFilms, Clearspring Technologies, and Revolution Money. However, his most unique attribute is likely his “scorecard” of personal and professional life goals. He drew up the 101 item list at age 25 after surviving an airplane flight that nearly crashed. Since that day in 1983 he’s checked off 74 of those 101 items. (See the list here).

By Paul M. Banks

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