Gayle Benson
Gayle Benson
Real Name/Full Name Gayle Marie LaJaunie Bird Benson
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Gayle Benson
Birth Place: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States.
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 26 January 1947
Age/How Old: 77 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 162 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 4″
Weight: In Kilograms – 60 Kg
In Pounds – 133 lbs
Eye Color:  Brown
Hair Color:  Black
Parents Name: Father – Francis J. LaJaunie
Mother – Marie LaJaunie
Siblings:  Brenda and Wayne LaJaunie
School:  Holy name of Mary School
College:  Martin Behrman High School
Religion:  Catholic
Nationality:  American
Zodiac Sign:  Aquarius
Gender: Female
Sexual Orientation:  Straight
Marital Status:  Widow
Boyfriend: Nace Anthony Salomone
Husband/Spouse Name: Tom Benson (m. 2004–2018), Thomas Bird (m. 1977–1987)
Kids/Children Name:  Tootsie Benson, Robert Carter Benson.
Profession: Businesswoman and sports franchise owner
Net Worth:  $4 billion
Last Updated: July 2024

Gayle Benson is a billionaire, businesswoman, and the chief owner of ‘New Orleans Saints’ of the ‘National Football League’ and ‘New Orleans Pelicans’ of ‘National Basketball Association.’ She is the first woman to share a majority stakeholder in both ‘NFL and NBA Franchise.’

Well, how well do you know about Gayle Benson? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Gayle Benson’s net worth in 2024, her age, height, weight, boyfriend, husband, kids, biography and complete details about her life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Gayle Benson to date.

Biography and Early Life

She was born on the 26th of January to the couple Francis J. LaJaunie and Marie Folse LaJaunie. Growing up in Algiers, New Orleans, she was uncertain of her career. Although there has been no information about her hobbies, she was interested in fashion, architecture, and designs. Thus, we can say that she turned into a billionaire after having no resources or big names under her belt, and she is a self made businesswoman.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Gayle Benson in 2024 and what is her height and weight? Well, Gayle Benson’s age is 77 years old as of today’s date 12th July 2024 having been born on 26 January 1947. Though, she is 5′ 4″ in feet and inches and 162 cm in Centimetres tall, she weighs about 133 lbs in Pound and 60 kg in Kilograms. Her eye color is Brown and hair color is Black.


She switched to several high schools when she was in her schooling age. First, she attended St. Joseph high school, then St. Anthony and the Holy Name of Mary Schools. She was probably good in grades. Not much has been mentioned about her activities while pursuing graduation or be it in school. She graduated from Martin Behrman High School in the year 1966.

Personal Life: Dating, Boyfriends, Husband, Kids

Benson is a highly active and enthusiastic woman. She has been married three times as of now. Her first husband was ‘Nace Anthony Salomone’, which was from 1967 to 1972(5 Years). The second one was with ‘Thomas Bird.’ They got married in ‘South Pass, Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana.’ They got divorced in the year 1987.

Her last marriage was with ‘Tom Benson.’ Both of them met at St. Louis Cathedral while she was attending a mass. They got hitched on October 29, 2004, in San Antonio. After ten years, in 2014, the couple commemorated their marriage anniversary in St. Louis Cathedral.

Is Gayle Benson Lesbian?

No, Gayle is not a lesbian. She has had three husbands till now. So, there is no information about her being a lesbian.

Professional Career

Gayle Benson’s career started as a receptionist and managing secretarial positions. Meanwhile, she was involved in the work and business of her second husband. She launched an interior design business at that point named ‘Gayle Bird Interiors.’

Her marriage with Tom gave her a wide range of opportunities to show her talents. After his death, Gayle became the sole owner of NFL and NBA teams. Although according to sources, tom was thinking of giving his stock shares to his daughter Renee Benson, grandson Ryan Benson LeBlanc, and granddaughter Rita Benson LeBlanc. But his stakes passed on to his wife, Gayle Benson. Apart from this, Gayle also had a major share in ‘Dixie Brewing Co.’ However, the brewing plant was damaged after ‘hurricane Katrina,’ and the plant was closed.


She, with her husband Tom, did very noticeable charity work in various places. In 2012, they were awarded the ‘Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice’ Award by ‘Pope Benedict XVI.’ It is given for the service they provide for Catholic Church.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Gayle Benson in 2024

Gayle Benson Net Worth
Gayle Benson Net Worth

The widow of Tom Benson, Gayle, has a net worth of $4 Billion as of 2024. On the ‘Forbes 400’ 2020 List, she is in the 249th position. She was one of the ‘the richest people in every state in 2019.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

Following are some interesting facts about Gayle Benson:

  • The Benson Family donated $20 million for cancer care and research.
  • The couple donated $5 Million to Jesuit High School in February 2019. In the next month, they donated $3.5 Million to ‘Second Harves.’

Being one of the former women to own basketball and football sports teams, Gayle is a really enthusiastic and hardworking lady as per her profession is concerned. She has had ups and downs in her marriage, no doubt, but her smile makes it difficult to believe. She is a pure businesswoman in her heart, and she carries off her work with grace.




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