I think it happens to a lot of people when the lottery gets really high, you dream of what to do with the money. At least, for me I always see how many sports teams I could own. I don't know why but I have always wanted to own a sports team, I think it would be fun! Forbes released their annual list of the world's most valuable sports teams. The numbers are bases on calculations done over the past year for the NFL, NHL, NBA, MLB Formula One, Soccer, and NASCAR.
The Top 50 on the list is LOADED with NFL teams. In fact, 26 of the 32 football teams cracked the list. A big part of that is the NFL's rich TV deals. No teams from the NHL, NASCAR, MLS, or Formula One made the top 50. The highest-ranking franchise outside of the NBA, the NFL, MLB, and European soccer was hockey's New York Rangers at #72 with a value of $1.55 billion.
The top 20 goes as follow:
1. Dallas Cowboys, $5 billion, NFL
2. New York Yankees, $4.6 billion, MLB
3. Real Madrid, $4.24 billion, Soccer
4. Barcelona, $4.02 billion, Soccer
5. New York Knicks, $4 billion, NBA
6. Manchester United, $3.81 billion, Soccer
7. New England Patriots, $3.8 billion, NFL
8. L.A. Lakers, $3.7 billion, NBA
9. Golden State Warriors, $3.5 billion, NBA
10. A tie between the NFL's New York Giants and baseball's L.A. Dodgers, both worth $3.3 billion
12. A tie between baseball's Boston Red Sox and the NFL's L.A. Rams, both worth $3.2 billion
14. A tie between the NFL's Washington Redskins and baseball's Chicago Cubs, both worth $3.1 billion
16. San Francisco 49ers, $3.05 billion, NFL
17. Bayern Munich, $3.02 billion, Soccer
18. San Francisco Giants, $3 billion, MLB
19. A tie between the NBA's Chicago Bulls and the NFL's Chicago Bears, both worth $2.9 billion.
So, where do Minnesota teams rank among the most valuable sports teams of 2019? The Vikings come in at 35 worth $2.4 billion. The Wild, Timberwolves, and Twins did not make the list of the top 50 most valuable sports teams. Meanwhile, the Packers are number 27 on the list worth $2.6 billion.
Here's the Top 20 . . .