American businessmanWilliam Ford Sr comes with an estimated net worth of $1.25 billion as of March 2013 according to Forbes. In addition to being an executive at Ford Motor Company, he is additionally possesses and chairs National Football League’s Detroit Lions. It was in 1963 when the executive at Ford obtained the controlling interest in NFL’s Detroit Lions for only $4.5 million. Today, the franchise is worth $581 million. Previously, he has additionally served as the Chairman of Detroit Cougarssoccer team which played for NASL and U.S.A. Leagues.Today, he is considered as the largest single shareholder in the distinguished Ford Motor Company. Prior to his retirement in the business in 2005, William Ford Sr. has served the board of directors of Ford Motor Company for 57 years. Since 1947, he’s been wed toMartha Firestone. He has four kids named Martha, Shiela, William and Elizabeth Ford. William is the only remaining grandchild of Henry Ford.