Saturday, July 28, 2012

Top 10 Most Valuable Sports Teams - 2012

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. Now let's take a look at the top ten most valuable sports team of 2012 for this list.


1. Manchester United


Sports: Football
Value: $2.23 billion
Owner: Glazer family

2. Real Madrid


Sports: Football
Value: $1.88 billion
Owner: Club members

3. New York Yankees


Sports: Baseball 
Value: $1.85 billion
Owner: Steinbrenner family

3. Dallas Cowboys


Sports: American football
Value: $1.85 billion
Owner: Jerry Jones

5. Washington Redskins


Sports: American football
Value: $1.56 billion
Owner: Daniel Snyder

6. Los Angeles Dodgers


Sports: Baseball 
Value: $1.4 billion
Owner: Guggenheim Baseball

6. New England Patriots


Sports: American football 
Value: $1.4 billion
Owner: Robert Kraft

8. Barcelona


Sports: Football
Value: $1.31 billion
Owner: Club members

9. New York Giants


Sports: American football  
Value: $1.3 billion
Owners: John Mara, Steven Tisch

10. Arsenal


Sports: Football 
Value: $1.29 billion
Owner: Stan Kroenke