Gayle Benson

Celebrated Name: Gayle Benson
Real Name/Full Name: Gayle Marie Lajaunie( Bird Benson)
Gender: Female
Age: 77 years old
Birth Date: 26 January 1947
Birth Place: New Orleans Louisiana, USA
Nationality: American
Height: 1.70m
Weight: 60kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Husband/Spouse (Name): Tom Benson
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): No
Dating/Boyfriend (Name): N/A
Is Gayle Benson Lesbian?: NO
Profession: Businesswoman, sports franchise owner
Salary: N/A
Net Worth in 2024: $4 billion
Last Updated: July 2024

Gayle Marie LaJaunie Bird Benson, well known as ‘Gayle’, owns a sports franchise based in America. She got the name ‘Benson’from her late husband Tom Benson and become the immediate legal owner of her late husband’s sports franchise called New Orleans Saints of the National Football League (NFL) and the New Orleans Pelican of the National Basketball Association (NBA). In addition, she is a successful business lady who ventured into interior business-related activities.

Maybe you know about Gayle Benson very well, but do you know how old and tall is she and what is her net worth in 2024? If you do not know, we have prepared this article about details of Gayle Benson’s short biography-wiki, career, professional life, personal life, today’s net worth, age, height, weight, and more facts. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.

Early Life & Biography

Gayle Benson was born to Francis .J. Lajaunie and Marie False Lajaunie: in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. She grew up in Algiers, New Orleans. Gayle grew up alongside two other siblings, namely: Wayne .J. LajaunieJa and Brenda .M.Lajaunie. About her education: she went to St Joseph, St Anthony, and later went to Holy Name of Mary schools. She advanced her education at Martin Behman High school.

Personal Life

Currently, Gayle Benson is a widow. She has been married three times. She was first married to Have Anthony Salomone (in 1967). Their marriage wants for five years. She was then married to Thomas “T- Bird ” ( 1977). They later divorced after Ten years of marriage. She then met Tom Benson in 2004 and got married until March 2018 when Tom Benson passed on. It seems Gayle lives some private life since its not surely known when she has kids of her own.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on January, 26, 1947, Gayle Benson is 77 years old as of today’s date 22nd July 2024. Her height is 1.70m tall, and her weight is 67 kg.


Gayle started quite at ama lower level. She started as a receptionist and worked for some firms as a secretary. Earlier on, as she was married to Tomas T-Bird, together they had ventured in some renovating business and layer incorporated the Gayle Bird interiors in 1970. The company was thereafter involved in a number of lawsuits following different allegations. She then worked in a jewelry company that was well known as a manager. After the death kg her husband Tom, she was made the owner of the sports franchise (2018).

It’s speculated that Gayle Benson is amongst the female owners of the National football league (NFL). Gayle got all these after Tom had taken her as his co-heir when he didn’t put into consideration his family (daughter and grandchild). So these were amongst the allegations made to challenge his decisions, which were said that he made out of his mental competency. Later in 2018, Gayle decided to partner with Dixie brewing company so as to come up with a distribution point in New Orleans east.

Awards & Achievements

Gayle is an amazing woman that has done quite a lot in building her name. Together with Tom Benson, they achieved quite a lot: they first funded the construction and building the Gayle and Tom Benson Stadium (San Antonio) which was officially opened in 2008: later they were awarded the Pro ecclesia et pontifice by Pope Benedict XVI, the also did support the construction of a number of institutions that is: Tulane university’s Yulman stadium (2015), Jesuit high school (2019), second harvest and not to forget the campaigns of Mississippi children who were in need of a playground.

Net Worth & Salary of Gayle Benson in 2024

Gayle Benson Net Worth
Gayle Benson Net Worth

As mentioned earlier, Gayle has her personal interior design company, together with the sports franchise activities. This has highly contributed to her current net worth and has made her be listed among the billionaires in her generation. As of July 2024, She is estimated to have a net worth of $4 billion. Gayle is a very hardworking woman, and therefore, we expect her to continue doing even better in the upcoming years.

Gayle Benson, a lover of traveling and reading, is an amazingly beautiful woman. As much as she has acquired her other wealth from her late husband, but also she is running her own businesses, which is a positive thing that we learn from her. She is an independent lady and very kind: that she does not only strive into building herself but as seen in so many instances, she is seen giving back to the community, which is a recommendable act.


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