These Are 2019’s Most Valuable Sports Teams

The Cowboys have gained $1 billion in value since 2016 despite not winning anything

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott rolls out of the pocket. (Jordon Kelly/Icon Sportswire via Getty)
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott rolls out of the pocket. (Jordon Kelly/Icon Sportswire via Getty)
By Evan Bleier / July 22, 2019 10:49 am

As of this year, every single MLB, NBA and NFL franchise is worth at least $1 billion.

While that may not sound that surprising, consider that in 2012 not a single one of them was worth double that amount as Manchester United was the only franchise in the world that was worth more than $2 billion just seven years ago.

Since then, values of pro sports franchises have skyrocketed and there are now at least 50 teams which are worth at least $2 billion, including all 32 NFL teams.

Though they have not made a Super Bowl since winning it in 1995, the most valuable franchise of those NFL teams is the Dallas Cowboys. According to Forbes, the team that owner Jerry Jones purchased from H.R. “Bum” Bright for $150 million 30 years ago is now worth $5 billion — quite the ROI.

That net worth — which is up $1 billion since 2016 — makes the Dallas Cowboys the most valuable sports franchise in the world for the fourth straight year. It won’t be surprising if the ‘Boys are in that spot again next year as the team’s earnings, before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization, were $365 million last year.

Following the Cowboys as the most valuable franchises in the world are the New York Yankees ($4.6 billion), Real Madrid ($4.24 billion), Barcelona ($4.2 billion) and the New York Knicks ($4 billion.)

At the bottom of the world’s most valuable sports franchises list are the Arizona Cardinals ($2.15 billion), St.Louis Cardinals ($2.1 billion), Kansas City Chiefs ($2.1 billion), Jacksonville Jaguars ($2.08 billion) and New Orleans Saints ($2.08 billion).

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