Steinbrenner attended the Culver Military Academy and graduated in 1948. There, he ran track, played football, and sang in the choir.
George Steinbrenner turned the Yankees from a 10 million dollar franchise into a 1.2 billion dollar industry.
Steinbrenner was the first baseball owner to sell game broadcasting rights to a cable company (MSG).
Steinbrenner spent two years in the Air Force before becoming a high school basketball and football coach.
Steinbrenner married his wife, Joan Zieg, on May 12, 1956. They have been married ever since.
During his first 23 seasons as owner of the Yankees, Steinbrenner changed the manager of the team 20 times.
Steinbrenner was caricatured on Seinfeld. Larry David played the voice of Steinbrenner. However, the Steinbrenner's face was never shown in the show - just his back.
George is commonly known as "The Boss" because of his demanding personality. He is highly respected for this trait.
He has owned the Yankees through six World Series.
Steinbrenner was given a lifetime ban in baseball in 1990. The ban was later reduced to 3 years.
George bought the Yankees for 8.7 million dollars from CBS.
Steinbrenner has been with the Yankees since 1972.