The Star Tribune reported on Thursday, that everyone is itching to find out what the net worth is of Zygi Wilf. Not exactly everybody, more specifically, the state of Minnesota and Governor Mark Dayton. Sports Illustrated listed Wilf's net worth at being $310 million. Forbes magazine used a fancy algorithm to determine that the net worth of Wilf's Minnesota Vikings is a little over $1 billion. Celebrity Net Worth also has Wilf's net worth listed at a little over $1 billion, $1.3 billion to be exact.
Wilf's portfolio doesn't just include a professional football team. He is also the head of Garden Commercial Properties, which is a development company in New Jersey. Their site states that they specialize in the construction of commercial and residential developments. Wilf & Co.'s company also manages 25 million square feet of buildings that house shopping centers and office space. The company set up shop in New Jersey 55-years-ago, venturing into different sectors as business improved. But, last week the company and its head did hit a major speed bump. A speed bump which has halted all activities surrounding the new Vikings stadium, a stadium that Wilf & Co. had lobbied tirelessly for.
Two weeks ago, a New Jersey superior court determined that Zygi Wilf, his brother Mike and cousin Leonard, treated their business partners Ada Reichmann and her brother, Josef Halpern, unfairly 21-years-ago. The plaintiffs, sued Wilf for $51 million. Superior Court Judge Deanne Wilson ruled in the plaintiffs favor but hasn't determined how much money they will receive. Following the verdict, the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority, started an investigation into the states and city of Minneapolis' deal with the Vikings and Wilf. Until the investigation is completed, any further proceedings concerning the new Vikings stadium project have been stopped.
The MSFA is expecting a ruling from Judge Wilson any day now and hopefully no later than next week. They believe that the ruling will include a complete outline of Wilf & Co.'s entire portfolio, which will give the state a clearer picture of Wilf & Co.'s net worth. The finally ruling could possibly give, state and city officials, a crystal clear answer on if Wilf & Co. were completely honest about their finances when they brokered the new Vikings stadium deal.
Judge Wilson purposely delayed her retirement so that she could be the judge that gave the final verdict in this case. It's fare to believe that Judge Wilson won't disappoint the plaintiffs and will more than likely throw a bone towards the investigation being conducted by the MSFA. It seems logical that she would make sure that all of Wilf & Co.'s financial dealings became public record. If she doesn't, then the fact that she delayed her retirement would have been for nothing. At this point, it is Judge Wilson's responsibility to be the decision maker, to determine who wins and ultimately how the spoils are divided.