Jessie Buss was the proud mother of the Los Angeles Lakers keeper Jerry Buss. Get to know more about Jessie and her role in Jerry’s successful life with us here below!
Jessie Buss was a single mother to Jerry Buss until she remarried when Jerry was a teen.
Her presence in Jerry’s life was prevailing; thus, her role also made it to the HBO show “Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty.”
What Happened To Jessies Buss? Jerry Buss Mom Death Cause
Jessie Buss, predominantly known as the mom of Jerry Buss, is no longer alive today. Meanwhile, any deets on her death cause is also not accessible at the moment.
Though she remained an important figure in Jerry’s rise to success, it seems she was a private person and resorted to staying away from the media.
Therefore, her works and news did not make headlines as they were handled privately.
Meanwhile, her son, Jerry, is also no longer among the Lakers as he had passed away on February 18, 2013, due to cancer and kidney failure.
Jerry Buss Dad Lydus Buss Was An Accountant
Jessie Buss’ former husband and Jerry Buss’ dad Lydus was an accountant. Mr. Lydus Buss taught statistics at Berkeley.
The Buss couple got divorced when Jerry was young, and Jessie took custody of her son. According to Sally Field’s interview with Harper’s Bazaar, Jessie initially wanted to be an actress; thus, the mother-son duo had moved to Hollywood after the divorce.
Sadly, her dream could not come true, and she shifted to being an accountant. Jessie married three years later after her divorce when they moved to Kemmerer, Wyoming.
Further insiders into Jessie’s second husband remain away from the public reach. On the other hand, Jerry’s father, Lydus, did not influence Jerry’s life; hence, he is not mentioned much in public.
Jerry Buss Net Worth In The Family After The Rise Of LA Lakers
Jerry Buss’ family net worth skyrocketed to multi-million figures after the rise of the LA Lakers.
He purchased the Lakers in 1979 for $67.5 million dollars and had solely transformed the team into a global name.
Before his death in 2013, he had a value of $600 million and a whopping 66% controlling ownership of the Lakers. The ownership was passed down to his six children with an equal vote of 11% for each child.
Among his six kids, the late Buss had named his elder daughter Jeanie to assume his title of Lakers’ governor and the team representative at NBA Board of Governors meetings.
According to Jerry’s succession plan, Jeanie took over the Lakers on March 27, 2017.
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