Saturday, July 28, 2012

50 Most Valuable Sports Teams 2012 - Complete List

Sports is not only considered as entertainment but also as business. Our fascination with sports can prove to be pretty lucrative for some of the world's top businessmen. Forbes Magazine recently released its list of richest sports franchises for 2012. The list, which was released on Monday, July 16, 2012, contains the most valuable sports franchises in the world. There is no surprise that the top 10 spots are occupied either by Football, Baseball or American football sports teams who spent a huge amount on their sports. Here is the complete Forbes list of 50 most valuable sports teams in  2012. Take a look...


1. Manchester United

Value: $2.23 billion
Owner: Glazer family

2. Real Madrid

Value: $1.88 billion
Owner: Club members

3. New York Yankees

Value: $1.85 billion
Owner: Steinbrenner family

3. Dallas Cowboys

Value: $1.85 billion
Owner: Jerry Jones

5. Washington Redskins

Value: $1.56 billion
Owner: Daniel Snyder

6. Los Angeles Dodgers

Value: $1.4 billion
Owner: Guggenheim Baseball

6. New England Patriots

Value: $1.4 billion
Owner: Robert Kraft

8. Barcelona

Value: $1.31 billion
Owner: Club members

9. New York Giants

Value: $1.3 billion
Owners: John Mara, Steven Tisch

10. Arsenal

Value: $1.29 billion
Owner: Stan Kroenke

11. Bayern Munich

Value: $1.23 billion
Owner: Club members

12. New York Jets

Value: $1.23 billion
Owner: Robert Wood Johnson

13. Houston Texans

Value: $1.2 billion
Owner: Robert McNair

14. Philadelphia Eagles

Value: $1.16 billion
Owner: Jeffrey Lurie

15. Ferrari

Value: $1.1 billion
Owner: Fiat Group

16. Chicago Bears

Value: $1.09 billion
Owner: McCaskey family

17. Green Bay Packers

Value: $1.09 billion
Owner: Shareholder-owned

18. Baltimore Ravens

Value: $1.09 billion
Owner: Stephen Bisciotti

19. Indianapolis Colts

Value: $1.06 billion
Owner: Jim Irsay

20. Denver Broncos

Value: $1.05 billion
Owner: Patrick Bowlen

21. Pittsburgh Steelers

Value: $1.02 billion
Owners: Daniel Rooney, Art Rooney II

22. Miami Dolphins

Value: $1.01 billion
Owner: Stephen Ross

23. Carolina Panthers

Value: $1.0 billion
Owner: Jerry Richardson

24. Boston Red Sox

Value: $1.0 billion
Owners: John Henry, Thomas Werner

25. Seattle Seahawks

Value: $997 million
Owner: Paul Allen

26. San Francisco 49ers

Value: $990 million
Owners: Denise DeBartolo York, John York

27. AC Milan

Value: $989 million
Owner: Silvio Berlusconi

28. Kansas City Chiefs

Value: $986 million
Owner: Lamar Hunt family

29. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Value: $981 million
Owner: Malcolm Glazer

30. Cleveland Browns

Value: $977 million
Owner: Randolph Lerner

31. New Orleans Saints

Value: $965 million
Owner: Thomas Benson

32. Tennessee Titans

Value: $964 million
Owner: Kenneth Adams Jr

33. San Diego Chargers

Value: $920 million
Owner: Spanos family

34. Arizona Cardinals

Value: $901 million
Owner: William Bidwill

35. Los Angeles Lakers

Value: $900 million
Owner: Jerry Buss, Philip Anschutz

36. Chicago Cubs

Value: $879 million
Owner: Ricketts Family

37. Cincinnati Bengals

Value: $875 million
Owner: Michael Brown

38. Calvin Johnson

Value: $844 million
Owner: William Clay Ford

39. Atlanta Falcons

Value: $814 million
Owner: Arthur Blank

40. McLaren

Value: $800 million
Owner: McLaren Group

41. Minnesota Vikings

Value: $796 million
Owner: Zygmunt Wilf

42. Buffalo Bills

Value: $792 million
Owner: Ralph Wilson Jr

43. New York Knicks

Value: $780 million
Owner: Madison Square Garden

44. St. Louis Rams

Value: $775 million
Owner: Stan Kroenke

45. Oakland Raiders

Value: $761 million
Owner: Davis family

45. Chelsea

Value: $761 million
Owner: Roman Abramovich

47. Jacksonville Jaguars

Value: $725 million
Owner: Shahid Khan

48. Philadelphia Phillies

Value: $723 million
Owners: Partnership

49. New York Mets

Value: $719 million
Owners: Fred and Jeff Wilpon, Saul Katz

50. Texas Rangers

Value: $674 million
Owners: Ray Davis, Bob Simpson