Josh Kroenke (born May 7, 1980) is an American heir and President of both the Denver Nuggets and Colorado Avalanche.
His father is Stan Kroenke and his mother, Ann Walton Kroenke. Through his mother, he is a member of the Walton family, the richest family in the world, who owns Wal-Mart. He has a sister, Whitney Kroenke Burditt. He grew up in Columbia, Missouri and attended Rock Bridge High School. He graduated from the University of Missouri, where he received a full basketball scholarship. He admitted to being bullied in college because of his family background, but said it prepared him for public life.
After college, he did a six-month internship for the National Basketball Association in New York City and later worked as an underwriter for the Global Real Estate Group of Lehman Brothers. He now serves as the President of both the Denver Nuggets and Colorado Avalanche.
He volunteers for the Big Brothers Big Sisters of America. He supports the Todd Peglow Memorial Scholarship Fund at the University of Missouri and the Playing for Change Foundation. He became a non-executive director of Arsenal F.C. in 2013, in which his father, Stan Kroenke, is a major shareholder.
He enjoys reading Harry Potter, watching Entourage, and having breakfast at McDonald's. He lives in Denver, Colorado for work.
- ^ Get to know Josh – Nuggets, Avs president here to stay, Colorado Springs Gazette, June 8, 2013
- ^ a b c d e f g h Benjamin Hochman, Josh Kroenke building a legacy on his own, The Denver Post, April 17, 2011
- ^ a b Jeremy Wilson, Arsenal owner Stan Kroenke is in it for the long haul, says son and heir Josh, The Daily Telegraph, 01 Oct 2011
- ^ a b c d Pepsi Center
- ^ Aaron J. Lopez, Josh Kroenke provides a view from the president's office, NBA, 3-9-12