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Steve Ballmer, high bidder for Clippers, made fortune with Microsoft
Steve Ballmer, high bidder for Clippers, made fortune with Microsoft

Steve Ballmer won the bidding war to buy the Clippers for $2 billion, although other NBA owners and possibly Donald Sterling must still approve any sale. But Ballmer clearly has the money to buy the team — he amassed his fortune as a longtime executive of software giant Microsoft Corp. Forbes estimates Ballmer's net worth totals $20 billion, mainly because of the Microsoft stock he owns, ranking him 35th among the world's billionaires This isn't the first time Ballmer has pursued an NBA franchise. Last year he joined money manager Chris Hansen in bidding on the Sacramento Kings, intending to move the team to Seattle. Microsoft has its headquarters near Seattle in...

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