Gayle Benson is an American billionaire, businesswoman and sports franchise owner best known as the spouse of late American businessman Tom Benson.
Gayle Marie LaJaunie Bird Benson was born on January 26, 1947, in New Orleans, Louisiana, the United States to parents, Francis J. LaJaunie and Marie Folse LaJaunie. She spent her childhood days in Algiers, New Orleans.
Regarding her education, Gayle Benson attended St. Joseph, St. Anthony and Holy Name of Mary schools. She graduated from Martin Behrman High School in 1966. She skyrocketed into fame following her marriage to renowned American businessman, philanthropist and sports franchise owner Tom Benson.
Gayle Benson was named the principal owner of the New Orleans Saints of the National Football League (NFL) and the New Orleans Pelicans of the National Basketball Association (NBA) in 2018 following the death of her husband, Tom.
Who is Gayle Benson’s heir?
As of now, Gayle Benson has no heir. She intends for the Saints to be sold upon her passing to a buyer who is contractually bound to keep the team in New Orleans, and for the proceeds to be donated to charities throughout the city.
Was Gayle Benson ever married?
Yes, Gayle Benson has been married three times. Her first marriage was to Nace Anthony Salomone, on April 8, 1967, which ended in divorce in 1972. She had her second marriage with Thomas “T-Bird” Bird, on February 14, 1977, in South Pass, Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana. It also ended in divorce on June 25, 1987.
Gayle Benson’s third marriage was to Tom Benson. Their marriage ended following his death in 2018. The pair got married on October 29, 2004, in San Antonio.
Is Gayle Benson single?
Yes, Gayle Benson is reportedly single and is not dating anyone at the moment.
What does the Benson family own?
The Benson family owns the New Orleans Saints of the National Football League (NFL) and the New Orleans Pelicans of the National Basketball Association (NBA).