NEW YORK (AP)
You’ll be amazed by how much money the world’s biggest clubs make. Check out the top 20.
Manchester United is the most valuable franchise in sports at $2.23 billion, according to Forbes magazine’s annual survey.
Rounding out the top five are the Washington Redskins at $1.56 billion.
The Los Angeles Dodgers and New England Patriots [team stats] are tied for sixth at $1.40 billion, followed by FC Barcelona at $1.31 billion, the New York Giants at $1.30 billion, and Arsenal at 1.29 billion. The Dodgers recently were sold for $2 billion, the most for any professional sports team.
All 32 NFL teams make the list of 50 most valuable franchises, with the Jacksonville Jaguars last among the pro football clubs at $725 million.
Seven major league baseball teams earned spots, with the Texas Rangers the lowest at $674 million, No. 50 overall.