Jeanie Marie Buss (born September 26, 1961) is an American sports executive who is the controlling owner and president of the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA).

Buss took over as team president and as the Lakers representative on the NBA Board of Governors.

In 2020, she became the first female controlling owner to guide her team to an NBA championship.

Born in Santa Monica, California, Buss was the third of four children to Joann and Jerry Buss, and one of two daughter

Their parents divorced in 1972, leaving Buss feeling emotionally abandoned.

At age 14, Buss attended World Team Tennis meetings with her father, who owned the Los Angeles Strings.

Sporting News in 2005 named Buss as one of the Top 20 Most Influential Women in Sports.

In 2011, Forbes called Buss "one of few powerful women in sports management", and ESPN said she is "one of the most powerful women in the NBA".

After her father died in 2013, his 66% controlling ownership of the Lakers passed to his six children via a trust, with each child receiving an equal vote.