Early life[ edit ] Born in Santa Monica, California ,  Buss was the third of four children to Joann and Jerry Buss , and one of two daughters; she grew up with older brothers Johnny and Jim and younger sister Janie. Their parents divorced in , leaving Buss feeling emotionally abandoned. When she was 17, she moved in with her dad at Pickfair. She became so familiar with the estate that she led guided tours. Buss attended college at the University of Southern California USC , where she majored in business and graduated with honors. World TeamTennis folded in , and was revived in as TeamTennis.
Santa Monica, California On growing up I feel I've matured into a woman who's confident in her sexuality, in how she looks and takes care of herself. On misconceptions People have preconceived notions about the children of the boss. But anyone who knows me knows what I can do. On the Lakers I finally realized my fantasy: By age 14, the blossoming businesswoman-to-be earned the nickname Arena Rat because she'd do anything to hang around athletes or sit in on business meetings.