For the second straight year in a row, the Dallas Cowboys football organization has been named the most valuable teams in sports by Forbes. The Cowboys reclaim their throne on the top of the list with the club being valued at $4.2 billion, $200 million higher than last year. For the first time in the Forbes’ annual list’s history, a soccer club did not get included in the top 2 as the New York Yankees claimed #2 at $3.7 billion.
The rest of the top-10 is listed below:
|1||Dallas Cowboys||Jerry Jones||$4.20||1||NFL|
|2||New York Yankees||Steinbrenner Family||3.70||4||MLB|
|3||Manchester United||Glazer family||3.69||5||Soccer|
|5||Real Madrid||Club members||3.58||2||Soccer|
|6||New England Patriots||Robert Kraft||3.40||6||NFL|
|7||New York Knicks||Madison Square Garden Company||3.30||7||NBA|
|8||New York Giants||John Mara, Steven Tisch||3.10||9||NFL|
|9||San Francisco 49ers||Denise DeBartolo York, John York||3.00||10||NFL|
|9||Los Angeles Lakers||Jerry Buss Family Trusts, Philip Anschutz||3.00||10||NBA|
It is quite incredible that although it is essentially only an american sport, football posted the most teams in the top-ten. It seems that the only market football really needs is the U.S. Many were surprised after last year when the Cowboys were the highest valued franchise after a horrendous year on the field. However, the magic of Jerry Jones shows you don’t necessarily need to be the best to be the richest.
After a year that ended with the Cowboys winning the division and the emergence of two young superstars in Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliot, the Cowboys found themselves…
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