American businessman and television producer Thomas Charles Werner was born on April 12, 1950. He is the chairman of both the Boston Red Sox and Liverpool Football Club thanks to his involvement in the Fenway Sports Group. In 1990, Werner signed on as a San Diego Padres co-owner for the first time. Since February 27, 2002, he has held the position of chairman of the Boston Red Sox, which was acquired by a consortium that included him.
Tom Werner Biography And Net Worth
|Birth Date||12th April 1950|
|Nationality||United States of America|
Tom Werner Early Life
Werner was one of three children born to Jewish parents Elizabeth and Henry Werner in New York City. Patsy Werner Hanson is one of his sisters, while Peter Werner is one of his brothers. He completed his education at Harvard University in 1971 after attending St. Bernard’s School in Manhattan and The Hotchkiss School in Lakeville, Connecticut.
Tom Werner Career
Werner made his TV debut in 1973 while working for television. He was hired as the East Coast Prime Time Development Director in 1975. In 1979, Werner received a promotion to senior vice president of the development team for prime time. While working for ABC, Werner contributed to the creation of Mork & Mindy, Bosom Buddies, Soap, and Taxi.
In 1980, after resigning from the network, Werner and Marcy Carsey established The Carsey-Werner Company. The Cosby Show, A Different World, Roseanne, 3rd Rock from the Sun, That 70s Show, and Grounded for Life were among the television shows he produced in this role. Werner received his induction into the Television Hall of Fame in 1996.
In 2000, Oprah Winfrey, Werner, Carsey, and longterm companion Caryn Mandabach founded Oxygen, a 24-hour cable channel that catered to the preferences of the “millennial woman” in terms of entertainment and lifestyle. The network was bought by NBC Universal for $925 million in 2007, and it was redesigned as a multiplatform website with a concentration on true-crime programs for women in 2017.
- San Diego Padres
On June 14, 1990, Werner and 14 other investors from Southern California acquired the San Diego Padres from McDonald’s heiress Joan Kroc for the US $75 million, marking his entrée into the world of sports franchise ownership. He served as the team’s general managing partner and had the largest financial interest in the baseball club. Werner was elected to the Executive Council of Major League Baseball and served as the organization’s television negotiation committee’s chairman. He was a leading supporter of the wild-card structure, which was first used in 1995.
Prior to Werner’s tenure, in 1989, the Padres came within three games of winning the National League (NL) West. At the time, it had the second-best record in club history (89-73). At 47-70, it was on track to finish bottom for a second straight season until a player’s strike stopped the 1994 season early.
Tom Werner Personal Life
Erner is a Los Angeles resident. He and his first wife Jill Troy Werner have three children together: Amanda, Carolyn, and Edward “Ted”. He proposed to ABC News journalist Jennifer Ashton in January 2022.
Tom Werner Net Worth
Tom Werner is a $700 million dollar American television producer, screenwriter, director, and businessman. His income came from creating television shows including The Cosby Show, Roseanne, 3rd Rock from the Sun, and That 70s Show.