Top 4 Most Valuable Sports Franchises In The World

By Peter C

1. Dallas Cowboys

The Dallas Cowboys are the most valuable sports franchise in the United States, topping a record-breaking 5.7 billion in value. They have rejoiced in this title for the past fifteen years. Dallas Cowboys Owner Jerry Jones has been one of the biggest influences on the team’s success. Being a former football player and a well-off businessman, he had increased the team’s worth from $150 million when it was purchased to $5.7 billion, their current valuation.

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2. New York Yankees

Based in New York City, the New York Yankees are the second most valuable sports franchise in the world with a valuation of $5.25bn.

With a total of 10,275 wins and 7,781 losses, the Baseball team is one of the most formidable teams in the United States, especially in MLB.

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3. New York Knicks

Yes, this is the second time a New York City-based sports franchise is appearing on our list. The New York Knicks were bought by their current owner in 1997 for $300 million, although the basketball team has been existing as far back as 1946.

Currently, New York Knicks are the most valuable team in the NBA and the third most valuable sports franchise in the world.

4. Los Angeles Lakers

Dr. Jerry Buss’ Los Angeles Lakers are the fourth most valuable team in the world. After purchasing the basketball team in 1978, Dr. Jerry Buss promised to turn the fortune of the team around. Late Kobe Bryant, Magic Johnson, Abdul-Jabbar, Shaquille O’Neal are some of the team’s legends.