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Daniel Snyder Has Experience In Many Industries

by Chris Holden - September 10th, 2020.
Filed under: American Football, Business Leader, Investor.

Daniel Snyder is best known for his ownership of the Washington Redskins. In 1999, he purchased the team and stadium for 800 million dollars from the estate of the previous owner, Jack Kent Cooke. At that time, the stadium was only two years old.

As an entrepreneur and investor, Daniel Snyder has been involved in many business ventures, including Six Flags, Johnny Rockets, an independent film company, and Snyder Communications, Inc (SNC). The film company focused on animated children’s programs promoting inclusion. See Related Link for more information.

Dan Snyder and his sister Michelle founded Snyder Communications in 1988. The September 1996 IPO made Daniel Snyder the youngest CEO of a company ever listed on the New York Stock Exchange. At the time of the SNC initial public offering, Daniel was only 32.

During Daniel Snyder’s first eight years of ownership, the Redskin’s annual profit increased by almost $100 million. Part of the increase results from Snyder’s licensing of the stadium name to FedEx. He also entered sponsorship agreements with Anheuser-Busch, Nextel, and Pepsi. Go Here for more information.

Snyder improved the parking situation at FedExField, added escalators to the second level, and increased the number of seats. He also filled the club seats, which had mostly been empty during the Cooke ownership.

As a boy, he was a Washington Redskins fan. His father took him to see many of the Redskins’ home games. He received his first job at age 14, working in a B. Dalton bookstore. His next two business attempts involved transportation.

After dropping out of his courses at the University of Maryland at College Park, he started a magazine for college students called Campus USA. Daniel Snyder’s Maryland home overlooks the Potomac River and the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park. He and his wife Tanya have two daughters and a son.


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