These are world’s most valuable sports teams, report reveals

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Forbes named “America’s Team” the “world’s most valuable sports franchise” for the fourth year in a row. Cowboys owner Jerry Jones bought the team 30 years ago for $150 million and the franchise is currently valued at $5 billion. The media outlet noted “nine of the 50 highest-rated sports TV broadcasts” were Dallas Cowboys games.

The NFL, as a whole, had the most valuable franchises on the list. However, teams from the MLB and NBA have been also taken top spots. Meanwhile, no teams from the NHL, MLS or Formula One broke the Top 50. The New York Rangers came in at No. 72.

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In 2012, English soccer club Manchester United was the world’s only professional sports team that was worth more than $2 billion. Today, there are at least 50 teams worth more than $2 billion including just about every NFL team.

The media outlet reported that the teams that made the list had “turned a profit” of at least $25 million while Spanish club FC Barcelona was the only one to lose on an operating basis.

Rounding up the top 50 most valuable sports teams and their value are:

1. Dallas Cowboys - $5 billion

2. New York Yankees - $4.6 billion

3. Real Madrid - $4.24 billion

4. F.C. Barcelona - $4.02 billion

5. New York Knicks - $4 billion

6. Manchester United - $3.81 billion

7. New England Patriots - $3.81 billion

8. Los Angeles Lakers - $3.5 billion

9. Golden State Warriors - $3.5 billion

10. New York Giants and Los Angeles Dodgers - $3.3 billion (tied)

12. Boston Red Sox and Los Angeles Rams - $3.2 billion (tied)

14. Washington Redskins and Chicago Cubs - $3.1 billion (tied)

16. San Francisco 49ers - $3.05 billion

17. Bayern Munich - $3.02 billion

18. San Francisco Giants - $3 billion

19. Chicago Bulls and Chicago Bears - $2.9 billion (tied)

21. New York Jets - $2.85 billion

22. Houston Texans and Boston Celtics - $2.8 billion (tied)

24. Philadelphia Eagles - $2.75 billion

25. Manchester City - $2.69 billion

26. Denver Broncos - $2.65 billion

27. Green Bay Packers - $2.63 billion

28. Atlanta Falcons - $2.6 billion

29. Baltimore Ravens - $2.59 billion

30. Pittsburgh Steelers - $2.59 billion

31. Seattle Seahawks - $2.58 billion

32. Chelsea F.C. - $2.58 billion

33. Miami Dolphins - $2.58 billion

34. Oakland Raiders - $2.42 billion

35. Minnesota Vikings - $2.4 billion

36. Indianapolis Colts - $2.38 billion

37. Brooklyn Nets - $2.35 billion

38. Houston Rockets, Carolina Panthers and New York Mets- $2.3 billion (tied)

41. Los Angeles Chargers - $2.28 billion

42. Arsenal F.C. - $2.27 billion

43. Dallas Mavericks - $2.25 billion

44. Los Angeles Clippers - $2.2 billion

45. Liverpool F.C. - $2.18 billion

46. Arizona Cardinals - $2.15 billion

47. St. Louis Cardinals and Kansas City Chiefs - $2.1 billion (tied)

49. Jacksonville Jaguars - $2.08 billion

50. New Orleans Saints - $2.08 billion

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