Billionaire owner of both the New Orleans Saints and the New Orleans Pelicans. He made his fortune by founding a company called Benson Financial.
After Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, Benson insisted that the Saints team continue to be based in the city.
He hired head coach Sean Payton, who led the Saints to a Super Bowl title in 2009.
He studied accounting at Loyola University of New Orleans and later owned a Chevrolet dealership.
His three marriages -- to Shirley Landry, Grace Marie Trudeau, and Gayle Marie LaJaunie -- produced seven children.
- The meaning of the name Benson: Son Of Benedict