Value of Denver Broncos jumps in latest Forbes rankings

Isaac Cain
July 14, 2017

Manchester United have surged ahead of Real Madrid and Barcelona in Forbes' annual ranking of the world's most valuable sports teams for the first time in five years.

In Forbes' separate database of the world's billionaires, Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti was ranked the 474th richest man in the world with a net worth of $3.8 billion, an increase of $700 million from last year's valuation that ranked him 569th. But the team's value rose from $1.93 billion in 2016 to $2.3 billion, an increase of 19 percent.

Like many teams, the value of the Kansas City Chiefs keeps on growing as the team sees more success on the field.

Those three sides are the only football teams to make the top 10 of a Forbes' most valuable sports teams list that is dominated by American franchises.

6. Arsenal are valued at $1.93 billion
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In another impressive showing, every NFL team except for three-the Cincinnati Bengals, Detroit Lions, Buffalo Bills-made the list of the top 50 franchises, showing just how profitable the league is compared to other supposed major sports like baseball, hockey and basketball.

The Chiefs were around $1.1 billion in 2015, so the team has increased nearly $1 billion in value over two years.

Interestingly, no National Hockey League, F1 or NASCAR entities made it on the list, but the Blackhaws and White Sox are still #1 in our hearts.

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