Forbes’ 50 most valuable sports team in 2015

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In Forbes’ annual publication of sports teams and their perceived – and actual – monetary value, they have released the 2015 edition of the world’s most valuable teams. And as a special cautionary, 20 of the 50 are associated with the NFL.

Areas and Leagues with the Most Representation

20 – NFL
12 – MLB
7 – the state of California
6 – the state of New York, Europe
5 – the state of Texas

Notice the disparity between first place (Real Madrid’s $3.26B) and 49th place (the Minnesota Vikings’ $1.15B) aren’t much for stark differences.

1. $3.26 Billion – Real Madrid

2. $3. 2 Billion – Dallas Cowboys

2. $3.2 Billion – N.Y. Yankees

4. $3.16 Billion – Barcelona

5. $3.1 Billion – Manchester United

6. $2.6 Billion – L.A. Lakers

6. $2.6 Billion – N.E. Patriots

8. $2.5 Billion – N.Y. Knicks

T9. $2.4 Billion – L.A. Dodgers

T9. $2.4 Billion – Washington Redskins

11. $2.35 Billion – Bayern Munich

T12. $2.1 Billion – Boston Red Sox

T12. $2.1 Billion – N.Y. Giants

T14. $2 Billion – Chicago Bulls

T14. $2 Billion – S.F. Giants

16. $1.85 Billion – Houston Texans

T17. $1.8 Billion – Chicago Cubs

T17. $1.8 Billion – N.Y. Jets

19. $1.75 Billion – Philly Eagles

T20. $1.7 Billion – Boston Celtics

T20. $1.7 Billion – Chicago Bears

T22. $1.6 Billion – L.A. Clippers

T22. $1.6 Billion – S.F. 49ers

T24. $1.5 Billion – Baltimore Ravens

T24. $1.5 Billion – Brooklyn Nets

26. $1.45 Billion – Denver Broncos

T27. $1.4 Billion – Indianapolis Colts

T27. $1.4 Billion – STL Cardinals

T29. $1.38 Billion – G.B. Packers

T29. $1.39 Billion – Manchester City

31. $1.37 Billion – Chelsea F.C.

T32. $1.35 Billion – Ferrari (Formula One)

T32. $1.35 Billion – N.Y. Mets

T32. $1.35 Billion – Pittsburgh Steelers

35. $1.33 Billion – Seattle Seahawks

36. $1.31 Billion – Arsenal

T37. $1.3 Billion – Golden State Warriors

T37. $1.3 Billion – L.A. Angels

T37. $1.3 Billion – Miami Dolphins

T37. $1.3 Billion – Toronto Maple Leafs

41. $1.28 Billion – Washington Nationals

T42. $1.25 Billion – Houston Rockets

T42. $1.25 Billion – Carolina Panthers (say whaaat?!)

T42. $1.25 Billion – Philadelphia Phillies

45. $1.23 Billion – T.B. Buccaneers

46. $1.22 Billion – Texas Rangers

47. $1.18 Billion – Miami Heat

48. $1.16 Billion – Tennessee Titans

T49. $1.15 Billion – ATL Braves

T49. $1.15 Billion – Dallas Mavericks

T49. $1.15 Billion – Minnesota Vikings

Now let the battle cries of “my team is richer than your team” feuds begin!

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