Tom Benson: A Billionaire’s Journey

This extensively researched biography of New Orleans Saints football team owner Tom Benson by Kathy Finn ’71 (Pelican Publishing Co., 2017) tells the story of how a savvy bookkeeper built a fortune in the automobile dealership business, then became a billionaire by buying a National Football League team and reaping the enormous financial rewards that come with NFL ownership. It details Benson’s accumulation of wealth, his personal tragedies, and the bitter, headline-making battle that erupted between him and his closest family members as he approached his 90th birthday.