19 Facts About Glen Taylor


Glen Allen Taylor was born on April 20,1941 and is an American billionaire business magnate and politician from Minnesota.


Glen Taylor has been the majority owner of the Minnesota Timberwolves of the National Basketball Association since 1994.


Glen Taylor is the owner of the Minnesota Lynx of the Women's National Basketball Association and the part owner of the Minnesota United FC of Major League Soccer.


Glen Taylor strongly considered running for the Republican nomination for Governor of Minnesota in the 1990 Minnesota gubernatorial election, but ultimately chose not to run.


Glen Taylor was born in Springfield, Minnesota, and grew up on a farm in Comfrey, Minnesota.


Glen Taylor graduated from Comfrey High School in 1959, and received a Bachelor of Science in mathematics, physics and social studies from Minnesota State University, Mankato, in 1962.


Glen Taylor owns Rembrandt Enterprises, a large egg producer, and several thousand acres of farmland across Minnesota and Iowa.


Glen Taylor was a Republican Minnesota State Senator from 1981 to 1990, serving as assistant minority leader from 1983 to 1985 and Minority Leader from 1985 to 1988.


Glen Taylor considered himself a member of the party's moderate wing.


Glen Taylor resigned in 1990 citing his need to focus more on his business interests.


Glen Taylor strongly considered running for Governor of Minnesota in 1990, but he decided against it due to his divorce.


Glen Taylor was appointed as a member of the Minnesota Commission on Reform and Efficiency by fellow Republican and Governor of Minnesota Arne Carlson a year after Taylor left office.


Still an active member of the Republican Party, from 2016 to 2020 Glen Taylor donated $119,100 to Republican candidates and causes.


Glen Taylor was in talks to buy the Minnesota Twins but nothing came of it.


In 2015, Glen Taylor had a falling out with NBA legend Kevin Garnett over a miscommunicated agreement.


In 2017, Glen Taylor purchased the Iowa Energy of the NBA Development League and renamed the team the Iowa Wolves as the developmental affiliate of the Timberwolves.


Glen Taylor is a past chairman of the board of governors for the NBA, serving two terms from 2008 to 2012 and from 2014 to 2017.


Glen Taylor is the part owner of the Minnesota United FC soccer team.


Glen Taylor told MinnPost that the famously liberal Star Tribune would be decidedly less liberal under his watch, but noted that the paper had already been shifting more to the center in recent years.