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Forbes’ Most Valuable Teams in the NFL (2015)

TEAM 2015 VALUE 2013 VALUE VALUE DIFF 2013 RANK RANK DIFF
1. Dallas Cowboys $4.00B $2.30B 1
2. New England Patriots $3.20B $1.80B 2
3. Washington Redskins $2.85B $1.70B 3
4. New York Giants $2.80B $1.55B 4
5. San Francisco 49ers $2.70B $1.22B 10
6. New York Jets $2.60B $1.38B 6
7. Houston Texans $2.50B $1.45B 5
8. Chicago Bears $2.45B $1.25B 8
9. Philadelphia Eagles $2.40B $1.31B 7
10. Green Bay Packers $1.95B $1.18B 12
11. Denver Broncos $1.94B $1.16B 13
12. Baltimore Ravens $1.93B $1.23B 9
13. Pittsburgh Steelers $1.90B $1.12B 14
14. Indianapolis Colts $1.88B $1.20B 11
15. Seattle Seahawks $1.87B $1.08B 15
16. Miami Dolphins $1.85B $1.074B 16
17. Atlanta Falcons $1.67B $933M 26
18. Minnesota Vikings $1.59B $1.007B 21
19. Carolina Panthers $1.56B $1.057B 18
20. Arizona Cardinals $1.54B $961M 24
21. Kansas City Chiefs $1.53B $1.009B 20
21. San Diego Chargers $1.53B $949M 25
23. New Orleans Saints $1.52B $1.00B 23
24. Tampa Bay Buccaneers $1.51B $1.067B 17
25. Cleveland Browns $1.50B $1.005B 22
26. Tennesee Titans $1.49B $1.055B 19
27. Jacksonville Jaguars $1.48B $840M 31
28. St. Louis Rams $1.45B $875M 29
28. Cincinnati Bengals $1.45B $924M 27
30. Detroit Lions $1.44B $900M 28
31. Oakland Raiders $1.43B $825M 32
32. Buffalo Bills $1.40B $870M 30

Forbes’ 20 Highest-Paid Athletes in the World (2015)

Manny Pacquiao And Floyd Mayweather Combined To Make Almost Half A Billion Dollars

Manny Pacquiao And Floyd Mayweather Combined To Make Almost Half A Billion Dollars

Floyd Mayweather bests Manny Pacquiao again – and for the second year in a row tops everybody on Forbes’ annual list of the 100 richest athletes in the world.

Mayweather made almost twice as much as Pacquiao in the past 12 months – both the only current nine-figure sportsmen in the world. Together, they brought in nearly half a billion dollars ($300M + $160M).

Tiger Woods is the third member of the nine-figure club – he earned $105 million back in 2010 before it all fell apart. Still, Woods ranks ninth today, raking in a “paltry” $50.6 million.

According to Forbes, “the blockbuster showdown between boxers Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao” had most to do with the two boxers’ earnings (duh) – and with the overall increase across the board for the top 100.

Mayweather earned nearly $180 million and Pacquiao $120 million for their May 2nd fight.

Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are next on the list. World football has the most members of the top 20, along with NBA Basketball, tied with four apiece.

Any MLB Baseball? Why, yes. What? Jon Lester is the highest paid player in the game.

For a look at all 100 rankers and their salary/endorsements splits, check out Forbes’ spread, here.

ATHLETE SALARY + ENDORSEMENTS SPORT COUNTRY
1. Floyd Mayweather $300M Boxing USA
2. Manny Pacquiao $160M Boxing Philippines
3. Cristiano Ronaldo $79.6M World Football Portugal
4. Lionel Messi $73.8M World Football Argentina
5. Roger Federer $67M Tennis Switzerland
6. LeBron James $64.8M NBA Basketball USA
7. Kevin Durant $54.1M NBA Basketball USA
8. Phil Mickelson $50.8M PGA Golf USA
9. Tiger Woods $50.6M PGA Golf USA
10. Kobe Bryant $49.5M NBA Basketball USA
11. Ben Roethlisberger $48.9M NFL Football USA
12. Rory McIlroy $48.3M PGA Golf UK
13. Novak Djokovic $48.2M Tennis Serbia
14. Zlatan Ibrahimovic $39.1M World Football Sweden
15. Lewis Hamilton $39M Formula One UK
16. Ndamukong Suh $38.6M NFL Football USA
17. Fernando Alonso $35.5M Formula One Spain
18. Gareth Bale $35M World Football UK
19. Jon Lester $34.1M MLB Baseball USA
20. Derrick Rose $33.9M NBA Basketball USA

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New York Yankees and the Most Valuable Teams in Baseball 2015

The New York Yankees Are The Richest Team In Baseball (As Usual)

The New York Yankees Are The Richest Team In Baseball (As Usual)

Just a few years ago, the question was, “Which Major League Baseball teams are worth a billion dollars?” Now it’s, “Which teams aren’t?”

Sports List of the Day has been analyzing Forbes‘ annual baseball valuation survey for several years now, checking out the year-over-year growth – and it’s just always positive, but never so much as in 2015.

We’re talking hefty jumps in value from 2014 – like the $1.0 billion (!) increase in the value of the reigning (and 2010 and 2012) World Champion San Francisco Giants. Clearly, it pays to go all the way.

Back in 2011, only one team was even worth a billion (the New York Yankees at $1.7B). Today, 15 teams – exactly half the league – are worth $1.0 billion or more. A full 10 teams broke the barrier this season.

Why?

Television money is driving the sport’s top line growth.” Duh.

Again, the Yankees, in the biggest market in the country, are the most valuable MLB team. They are now valued at $3.2 billion, the first $3.0 billion team in baseball. Another three teams – the Los Angeles Dodgers, Boston Red Sox and Giants – are worth at least $2.0 billion apiece.

Please visit today’s source, Forbes, for Mike Ozanian‘s in-depth article and each team’s latest annual revenue and operating income (or loss) figures, too.

And you can see the Forbes valuations for all 30 teams between 2011 and 2014 here.

What about other sports? We got you covered with the NFL’s, NBA’s, NHL’s and College Football’s latest numbers.

TEAM 2015 VALUATION 2014 VALUATION DIFF (ALL POSITIVE)
1. New York Yankees $3.2B $2.5B (1) $700M
2. Los Angeles Dodgers $2.4B $2.0B (2) $400M
3. Boston Red Sox $2.1B $1.5B (3) $600M
4. San Francisco Giants $2.0B $1.0B (5) $1.0B
5. Chicago Cubs $1.8B $1.2B (4) $600M
6. St. Louis Cardinals $1.4B $820M (8) $580M
7. New York Mets $1.35B $800M (9) $550M
8. Los Angeles Angels $1.3B $775M (10) $525M
9. Washington Nationals $1.28B $700M (13) $580M
10. Philadelphia Phillies $1.25B $975M (6) $275M
11. Texas Rangers $1.22B $825M (7) $395M
12. Atlanta Braves $1.15B $730M (11) $420M
13. Detroit Tigers $1.125B $680M (15) $445M
14. Seattle Mariners $1.1B $710M (12) $390M
15. Baltimore Orioles $1.0B $620M (16) $380M
16. Chicago White Sox $975M $695M (14) $280M
17. Pittsburgh Pirates $900M $572M (23) $328M
18. Minnesota Twins $895M $605M (19) $290M
19. San Diego Padres $890M $615M (17) $275M
20. Cincinnati Reds $885M $600M (20) $285M
21. Milwaukee Brewers $875M $565M (25) $310M
22. Toronto Blue Jays $870M $610M (18) $260M
23. Colorado Rockies $855M $575M (22) $280M
24. Arizona Diamondbacks $840M $585M (21) $255M
25. Cleveland Indians $825M $570M (24) $255M
26. Houston Astros $800M $530M (26) $270M
27. Oakland A’s $725M $495M (28) $230M
28. Kansas City Royals $700M $490M (29) $210M
29. Miami Marlins $650M $500M (27) $150M
30. Tampa Bay Rays $625M $485M (30) $140M

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