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Kroenke, one of the most notable sports moguls on the planet

Denver empire includes the Denver Nuggets, Colorado Avalanche, the Pepsi Center, the Colorado Rapids, Dick's Sporting Goods Park and the Colorado Mammoth


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ENOS STANLEY "STAN" KROENKE, 69

Owner, Kroenke Sports & Entertainment

Named for baseball legends Enos Slaughter and Stan Musial, Kroenke is one of the most notable sports moguls on the planet. His Denver empire includes the Denver Nuggets, Colorado Avalanche, the Pepsi Center, the Colorado Rapids, Dick's Sporting Goods Park and the Colorado Mammoth.

Beyond the Centennial State, he's the largest shareholder in British soccer club Arsenal and the owner of the Los Angeles Rams. Known as "Silent Stan" for his dearth of media appearances, Kroenke has an estimated net worth of $7.4 billion.

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Eric Peterson

Denver-based writer Eric Peterson is the author of Frommer's Colorado, Frommer's Montana & Wyoming, Frommer's Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Parks and the Ramble series of guidebooks, featuring first-person travelogues covering everything from atomic landmarks in New Mexico to celebrity gone wrong in Hollywood. Peterson has also recently written about backpacking in Yosemite, cross-country skiing in Yellowstone and downhill skiing in Colorado for such publications as Denver's Westword and The New York Daily News. He can be reached at Eptcb126@msn.com

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