John Sherman
Born (1955-04-12) April 12, 1955 (age 68)
Alma materOttawa University
Known forOwner of the Kansas City Royals

John J. Sherman (born April 12, 1955) is an American businessman. He is the majority owner of the Kansas City Royals of Major League Baseball (MLB).

John Sherman is the founder and past chairman and CEO of Inergy, L.P.[1]


Sherman graduated from Ottawa University. He founded LPG Services Group, which later merged with Dynegy. In 1996, Sherman founded Inergy. It merged with Crestwood Holdings in 2013.[2]

Sherman bought a minority share of the Cleveland Indians in 2016, and became their vice chairman.[3][4][5]

On August 30, 2019, Kansas City Royals owner David Glass announced his intention to sell the franchise to Sherman at a reported price of over $1 billion. MLB and its owners approved the purchase on November 21.[6]


  1. ^ "John Sherman | Board of Trustees, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation". Retrieved October 23, 2020.
  2. ^ "Potential Royals owner John Sherman: 'the kind of guy who would pour himself into it'". Kansas City Star. Retrieved April 3, 2020.
  3. ^ "Meet the Royals season-ticket holder who owns a piece of the Cleveland Indians". Kansas City Star. Retrieved April 3, 2020.
  4. ^ "KC entrepreneur joins Cleveland Indians ownership group". Kansas City Star. Retrieved April 3, 2020.
  5. ^ Pluto, Terry (March 24, 2018). "Inside story how John Sherman became a partner in Cleveland Indians". Retrieved August 30, 2019.
  6. ^ Snyder, Matt (August 30, 2019). "Royals owner David Glass agrees to sell team to John Sherman, reportedly for more than $1 billion". Retrieved November 21, 2019.