Forbes recently released their list of most valuable franchises in the world, and for the 4th straight year, the Dallas Cowboys top the list, coming in a a value of $5 billion. Here is the top 10:

  1. Dallas Cowboys (NFL) - $5 billion
  2. New York Yankees (MLB) - $4.6 billion
  3. Real Madrid (Soccer) - $4.24 billion
  4. Barcelona (Soccer) - $4.02 billion
  5. New York Knicks (NBA) - $4 billion
  6. Manchester United (Soccer) - $3.81 billion
  7. New England Patriots (NFL) - $3.8 billion
  8. Los Angeles Lakers (NBA) - $3.7 billion
  9. Golden State Warriors (NBA) - $3.5 billion
  10. TIE - New York Giants (NFL) and Los Angeles Dodgers (MLB) - $3.3 billion

Of the top 50, 26 of the teams are NFL franchises. So you might be wondering, which lackluster clubs in the NFL don't make the list?

  • Tennessee Titans - $2.05 billion
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers - $2 billion
  • Cleveland Browns - $1.95 billion
  • Cincinnati Bengals - $1.8 billion
  • Detroit Lions - $1.7 billion
  • Buffalo Bills - $1.6 billion

If you're wondering why the Cowboys are worth so much, you just have to look at who brings in the ratings. The Dallas Cowboys had 9 of the 50 highest rated sports TV broadcasts in 2018. The only other team with more than four games in the top 50 was the Patriots.