Steinbrenner bought the Yankees in 1973 from CBS for $10 million. Now, the Yankees are worth more than $1.8 billion, according to Forbes magazine.
Steinbrenner was known as "The Boss," and an impatient one at that. According to Baseball-almanac.com, Steinbrenner fired a manager 20 times during his first 23 seasons.
He also changed the general manager 11 times in 30 years.
Pictured: Billy Martin (right) with Steinbrenner (left) in 1979.
Steinbrenner and Martin were famous for their run-ins. Steinbrenner fired and rehired Martin on five different occasions.