John Mara Biography

John Mara is the president, CEO, and co-owner of the New York Giants. He is the third generation of his family to own the Giants. The team was founded by his grandfather, Tim, in 1925.

It was then inherited by his sons, Wellington and Jack (John’s uncle), in 1959, when Tim died. Among NFL franchises, only the Chicago Bears (controlled by the Halas-McCaskey family since 1921) have been in the hands of one family longer than the Giants.

John Mara Age

Mara born John K. Mara, Esq on December 1, 1954 in New York, New York, United States is 64 years old as of 2018.

John Mara Family

Mara was born in New York City and raised in White Plains, a nearby suburb. He is the eldest son of Ann Mara and Giants owner Wellington Mara. His ancestry includes Irish, German, and French-Canadian.

He has a brother named Timothy Christopher Mara. Mara is an uncle to actresses Rooney Mara and Kate Mara.

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John Mara Wife

Mara is married to Denise W. Mara and together yhey have a son, John Jr., and four daughters, Lauren, Courtney, Christine, and Erin.


Mara attended Iona Preparatory School where he graduated in 1972. He then joined Boston College and earned a B.S. in marketing cum laude. Mara also holds a law degree that he earned in 1979 from Fordham University.

John Mara New York Giants

Mara joined the New York Giants in 1988, serving as General Counsel and later as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer until his father’s death in 2005, when he assumed the team’s presidency. Under Steve Tisch and John, the Giants have won Super Bowl XLII and Super Bowl XLVI.

Additional work in NFL

He has served for 15 years on the NFL Competition Committee, which suggests rule and policy changes to all NFL teams. Mara is the current chairman of the NFL Management Council Executive Committee. Alongside Steve Tisch and Woody Johnson, Mara brought Super Bowl XLVIII to MetLife Stadium in February 2014.

John Mara Net Worth/ Salary

Being the President, CEO and co-owner of the New York Giants, Mara has an estimated net worth of $500 million. The exact amount of salary that he receives is however not disclosed.

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