The Mavericks' owner (estimated net worth, according to Forbes: $2.3 billion) has tried to buy the Cubs and the Rangers in recent years. One potential obstacle: He has said he's not interested in paying the $1 billion the Dodgers could command.
THE FRONT: Magic Johnson
THE MONEY: Mark Walter
The Lakers legend wants to restore the Dodgers' luster with backing from the CEO of Guggenheim Partners, a private financial services firm. Former Braves and Nationals president Stan Kasten is also on board.
THE FRONT: Joe Torre
THE MONEY: Rick Caruso
Last week Torre, who managed L.A. from 2008 to '10, resigned as MLB executive VP for baseball operations to join the group financed by Caruso, an L.A. real estate developer; Forbes estimates his net worth at $850 million.