New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson, 90

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New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson, 90

Postby undisclosedillness » Thu Mar 15, 2018 2:48 pm

When he was a child in New Orleans, Tom Benson used to walk to and from school a few miles from his home in the Seventh Ward, pocketing the precious few pennies his family gave him for the streetcar because he didn't like spending money he instead could save.

Benson was born two years before the 1929 stock market crash and the Great Depression, and he and his family had little while he was growing up. By the time he died Thursday at age 90, though, Benson was one of his hometown's towering figures, a self-made billionaire, the owner of the NFL's Saints and the NBA's Pelicans, an owner of Kentucky Derby-caliber thoroughbreds and, in the eyes of many of his neighbors, a hero for helping New Orleans recover after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina.
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