The Most Valuable Sports Franchises In The World Today

By on July 19, 2017 in ArticlesEntertainment

It is good to be Jerry Jones. Not only will he be inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame next month for his contributions to the sport, he's also the owner of the most valuable sports franchise in the world. When Jones bought the Dallas Cowboys, they were a franchise in the red. Back then, the Cowboys were losing $1 million a month. Today, America's Team is worth $4.2 billion and has an annual operating profit of $300 million!

The NFL fared well on the list of the most valuable sports franchises. Only the Cincinnati Bengals, Detroit Lions, and Buffalo Bills failed to make the top 50.

The New York Yankees are the second most valuable team in the world. The Yankees are worth $3.7 billion, up 9% from last year when the team ranked fourth on this list. There are eight MLB teams on the list of the top 50.

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Three soccer clubs round out the top five. There are eight soccer teams on the list as well as eight NBA teams.

The year's biggest gainer is the Los Angeles Rams. The team moved from outside of the top 50 to number 12 with a valuation of $2.9 billion. The move from St. Louis to L.A. doubled the team's value.

There are 87 sports franchises worth at least $1 billion in the world today. Let's take a look at the top 15:

#15. Bayern Munch – $2.7 billion

Owners: Club Members

#13. Los Angeles Dodgers – $2.75 billion

Owners: Guggenheim Baseball Management

#13. New York Jets – $2.75 billion

Owner: Robert Wood Johnson IV

#12. Los Angeles Rams – $2.9 billion

Owner: Stan Kroneke

#11. Washington Redskins – $2.94 billion

Owner: Daniel Snyder

#9. Los Angeles Lakers – $3 billion

Owners: Jerry Buss Family Trust, Philip Anschutz

#9. San Francisco 49ers- $3 billion

Owners Denise DeBartolo York, John York

#8. New York Giants – $3.1 billion

Owners: John Mara, Steve Tisch

#7. New York Knicks – $3.3 billion

Owner: Madison Square Garden

#6. New England Patriots – $3.4 billion

Owner: Robert Kraft

#5. Real Madrid – $3.58 billion

Owner: Club Members

#4. Barcelona – $3.64 billion

Owner: Club Members

#3. Manchester United – $3.69 billion

Owner: Glazer Family

#2. New York Yankees – $3.7 billion

Owner: Steinbrenner Family

#1. Dallas Cowboys – $4.2 billion

Owner – Jerry Jones

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