James Irsay

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Biography and Early Life

James Irsay was born on 13th June 1959, in Lincolnwood, Illinois, United States. He’s the son of Robert Irsay and Harriet Irsay. He belongs to a Jewish family while his mother consists of a Catholic household. His dad was a businessman and an American professional football team owner.

He obtained the National Football League’s Baltimore, Indianapolis Colts franchise from 1972 until he died in 1997. His brother Thomas was born with a cognitive disability and died in 1999 while his sister Roberta perished in a car accident in 1971.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Jim Irsay in 2021 and what is his height and weight? Well, Jim Irsay’s age is 62 years old as of today’s date 2nd August 2021 having been born on 13 June 1959. Though, he is 5′ 10″ in feet and inches and 180 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 220 lbs in Pound and 100kg in Kilograms.


Irsay went to high school at Loyola Academy in Wilmette, Illinois. Later he joined Southern Methodist University and graduated in 1982 with a degree in broadcast journalism.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

In the year 1980, Irsay married his wife Meg Coyle and together they got three children namely, Carlie, Casey, and Kalen. Meg filed for divorce on 21st November 2013 after being separated from her husband in 2003. On 16th March 2014, Irsay was apprehended under suspicion of DUI and narcotics possession in Carmel, Indiana. The Indianapolis Star sports editor Bob Kravitz, Irsay had a constant drug problem.

His daughter, Carlie, appropriated the day-to-day undertakings of the Colts while he was in rehab. Irsay was restrained on the 2nd of September 2014 by “NFL” for six tournaments and fined $500,000 immediately after pleading guilty to “OWI” and being condemned to one year of probation.

Besides football, he has made notable investments in music and memorabilia. In 2001, he bought the first manuscript of “the Scroll”, which may be a continuous, 100 twenty-foot scrolls of paper sheets that Mr. Kerouac divide to size and fastened together, for $2.43 million.

Is James Irsay Gay?

His sexual orientation is that he is Straight because there is nowhere we are told that he was a gay person. All we hear is about his wife and children.

Professional Career

After graduating from Southern Methodist University in 1982, Irsay joined Baltimore/Indianapolis as a qualified staff. He was only 12 years old when his father, Robert Irsay, acquired the Baltimore Colts. He was appointed Vice President and General Manager in 1984. After his father suffered a stroke in 1995, Irsay accepted day-to-day management with the position of Senior Executive Vice President, General Manager, and Chief Operating Officer in April 1996.

After his father’s death in 1997, he engaged in a legal battle with his stepmother over ownership of the team but later he won and became the youngest “NFL” team owner at the age of 37years old.  In the year 2003, he amended some laws and penalties of “NFL” after encountering the loss in the England Patriots.

He also lost during the season of the year 2015 playoffs to New England Patriots under the leadership of Ryan Grison as General Manager. He further worked for the “NFL” stature and got involved in the political contribution while working together with Harry Reid and John Edwards.


Irsay has earned several accomplishments in his career. From a very young age, he operated as the General Manager of Clots. Although not we do not know a lot about him getting real awards, all we can say is that he has notable memorabilia collections that he had. An example of such is; in 2014 he purchased the electric guitar that “Dylan, Bob” played at Newport for slightly under $1 million.

Later in 2017, he spent $2.2 million on a Ludwig drum set that belonged to “Starr, Ringo”. On 20th June 2019, Irsay once again bought a guitar at a record of $3.7 million. The guitar was known as ” Black Strat” and it was previously owned by “Pink Floyd” guitarist “David Gilmour”. Other persons that he has purchased guitars from are the likes of John Lennon, Elvis Presley, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Jerry Garcia.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of James Irsay in 2021

Irsay has been a very successful businessman and proprietor in his profession, and he has a net worth of $3 billion as of 2021. His earnings have been created from the father firm that enabled him to stand out as a General Manager.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • Irsay owns an initial manuscript of the Jack Kerouac novel ” On the Road”.
  • Since Irsay took over ownership, the Colts have become noticeably more successful, notching 14 victorious seasons, comprising of a Super Bowl win in 2006.

All we can say is that there is nowhere one cannot be able to earn his living and it doesn’t matter what you do. All that one should ask is, “is whatever thing that I’m doing profitable or not”. As for Irsay, heading a football team was more profitable for him and that’s why we know about him today.


Facts of James Irsay

  • Gender Male
  • full nameJames Irsay
  • birthplaceLincolnwood, Illinois, United States
  • Date of Birth June 13, 1959
  • Age 64 years 11 months
  • Horoscope Gemini
  • Lucky Number 7
  • Lucky Stone Agate
  • Lucky Color Yellow
  • Best Match for Marriage Leo, Aquarius, Libra
  • nationalityAmerican
  • religionChristian
  • net worth$3 Billion
  • professionCEO and owner of Indianapolis Colts of National Football League
  • weightIn Kilograms – 100 Kg, In Pounds – 220 lbs
  • heightIn Centimetres – 180 cm, In Feet and Inches – 5′ 10″
  • hair colorN/A
  • eye colorN/A
  • high schoolLoyal Academy and Mercersburg Academy

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