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Mark Attanasio, principal owner of the Milwaukee Brewers and co-founder of the Los Angeles-based Crescent Capital Group investment firm, does not appear on Forbes’ 2023 list of the world’s 2,640 billionaires.

Most estimates put his net worth at $700 million.

Net worth is a person’s assets — such as cash, home, stocks and property — minus debts owed.

The employment information website estimated without documentation that Attanasio is worth $1.1 billion.,, and published estimates of $700 million.

The Brewers are seeking improvements to American Family Field, where they play their home games. A bill approved by the Wisconsin Assembly calls for the team to contribute $100 million and for state, city of Milwaukee and Milwaukee County taxpayers to contribute $546 million.

On May 25 Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred said that Milwaukee risks losing the Brewers to another city if renovations to the stadium aren’t made.

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Forbes: Forbes’ 37th Annual World’s Billionaires List: Facts And Figures 2023

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Employment Security Commission: Mark Attanasio Net Worth

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INVESTOR TIMES: Mark Attanasio Net Worth

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Tom Kertscher joined as a Wisconsin Watch fact checker in January 2023 and contributes to our collaboration with the The Gigafact Project to fight misinformation online. Kertscher is a former longtime newspaper reporter, including at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, who has worked as a self-employed journalist since 2019. His gigs include contributing writer for Milwaukee Magazine and sports freelancer for The Associated Press.