Jim Buss
Jim Buss
Celebrated Name: Jim Buss
Real Name/Full Name: James Hatten Buss
Gender: Male
Age: 64 years old
Birth Date: 9 November 1959
Birth Place: Los Angeles County, California
Nationality: American
Height: 1.88m
Weight: 80 kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Divorced
Wife/Spouse (Name): N/A
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): Yes (Jager)
Dating/Girlfriend (Name): N/A
Is Jim Buss Gay?: No
Profession: Vice president of basketball operations of the Los Angeles Lakers
Salary: N/A
Net Worth in 2024: $120 million
Last Updated: April 2024

James Hatten Buss, also known as Jim Buss, is an owner and also the former executive vice president of basketball operations of the infamous Los Angeles Lakers. He was the former president of the Los Angeles Lakers, a professional indoor soccer team for four consecutive years. The controlling ownership of the Lakers was passed to Jerry’s children through a family trust after Jim’s father Jerry passed away in 2013. Each child received an equal interest in the ownership.

Maybe you know about Jim Buss very well, but do you know how old and tall is he and what is his net worth in 2024? If you do not know, we have prepared this article about details of Jim Buss’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

Jim Buss, also knew as James Hatten Buss is the son of former Lakers owner Jerry Buss. He is the second son and has three siblings. Their parents, unfortunately, got divorced in the year 1972. Buss completed his major at maths from the University of Southern California, but soon he dropped out.

He spent much of his teenage years on the race tracks. He had even known to have trained thoroughbred racehorses for nine long years before he decided to take an interest in the Lakers in the year 1998. He joined the team as an assistant general manager. He was promoted to the position of vice president of basketball operations in the year 2005.

Personal Life

Jim Buss got married in the year 1983. The couple decided to adopt a son and named him Jager. But with time, Buss and his wife got separated months later due to some unavoidable reasons. They continued living together under the same roof for six long months because a social worker was monitoring and looking after the procedures of adoption. They finally got divorced in 1985, and Buss gained the sole custody of their son, Jager.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on 9 November 1959, Jim Buss is 64 years old as of today’s date 16th April 2024. His height is 1.88m tall, and his weight is 80 kg.


Jim Buss after the sad demise and closure of the horse-trading business. He started to learn the tactics of the basketball business from his father as well as from West and then Kupchak. Kupchak was promoted to the post of general manager in 2000. In the NBA draft of the year 2005, he was a major key in the selection of a 17-year old high school center Andrew Bynum.

He was also involved in the re-assigning of Jackson as Lakers’ new coach. Buss was the only person from the family who was present at Jackson’s welcome-back news conference, which was quite significant. His business tactics have made the team reach a great height and made it a successful franchise among other teams.

Awards & Achievements

Jim Buss hasn’t achieved any awards and accolades yet. But being the former executive vice president of the basketball operations is one of the achievements he made in his career. He has been an introvert kind of a person because of which he hasn’t been taken aboard on any public and team decisions. He had an image of being at home and work kind of a person. He has been the best person, and Lakers have ever seen, he is popular for his managing skills.

Net Worth & Salary of Jim Buss in 2024

Jim Buss Net Worth
Jim Buss Net Worth

James Hatten Buss and his siblings got over $600 Million divided among them after the passing away of their father. As of April 2024, James Hatten’s estimated net worth is about $120 million. He has been known for keeping his words. Buss had pledged that he would step down if the team couldn’t contend in for the Western Conference championship in three to four years, which the team did contend, and it proved Jim as a man of his words.

Jim Buss is a famous personality well known as the former executive vice president of the Basketball operations of Lakers. Before being promoted, he invested in small businesses, along with his best friend. Due to a car accident, his friend passed away, and this sad news left him devastated and shattered. The team made good progress under his guidance. His actions made him the kind of person the world knows him as today.


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