Jim Crane net worth: Jim Crane is an American businessman who has a net worth of $2.5 billion. Born in Dellwood, Missouri, Jim Crane, also known as James Robert Crane, went on to graduate from Central Missouri State University with a degree in Industrial Safety. He began working in the insurance business immediately after finishing school, and relocated to Houston, Texas in the early 80s to further his career. He founded Eagle USA Freight in the mid-80s, and then sold his shares and founded Crane Capital Group. In addition to owning CCG, he is also a shareholder in Western Gas Holdings and Crane Worldwide Logistics, LLC, and he is also the director of Fort Dearborn Life Insurance Company and Champion Energy Holdings, LLC. Jim Crane purchased MLB's Houston Astros in late 2011 for $680 million, the second highest amount ever paid for a baseball team. Today the team is worth more than $1.5 billion. He is also the top-ranked CEO golf player in the nation, and owns The Floridian National Golf Club. On November 1st, 2017, The Houston Astros won the World Series. The first in the organization's history. They won in game 7 playing against the Dodgers in Los Angeles.