The Miami Dolphins' star-studded ownership group may soon be adding another celebrity to its midst.
Rick Ross, the Miami-based rapper whose real name is William Leonard Roberts II, said on New York's Power 105.1 that he has had initial conversations with the Dolphins front office about becoming a minority owner.
“I went and sat down with the Miami Dolphins, we discussed a few things,” Ross says in this interview. “You know, I’ve been interested in trying to buy a small percentage of the Dolphins for some time. They finally invited me into the office. I sat with some people. It was a real positive conversation.”
While it's unclear whether Ross, whose net worth is estimated to be around $35 million, will actually be offered a stake in the team, the Dolphins have not been afraid to welcome celebrities into the fold. Fergie, Marc Anthony, Gloria Estefan and Venus and Serena Williams are all minority owners.
“I put it on the table and there was a few things they wanted to ask and discuss and so forth," Ross said. "But it was a positive situation…. They ultimately decide if the time is now, or does it happen at all. I just wanted to let them know I’m a huge supporter. I would bring them a positive energy to the set, ya dig?”
The Dolphins are owned by Stephen Ross (no relation to Rick), and are currently valued at $1.3 billion by Forbes. Although that number is most likely a conservative estimate, because Forbes valued the Buffalo Bills at $935 million and they were recently sold to Terry and Kim Pegula for $1.4 billion.