American teams dominate rich list

Posted July 15, 2017

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The NFL wasn't the only league to experience a rise in value, as the cutoff to qualify increased 18 percent this year to $1.75 billion. Alongside Adidas, the club are sponsored by other big companies such as Chevrolet and 20th Century Fox.

And in the latest Forbes list of Most Valuable Sports Teams, Baltimore's team, the Ravens are in the top 30.

Madrid are valued as the world's fourth-richest sports team at $3.64bn, with their arch-rivals Barcelona not far behind on $3.64bn.

Notably, the Bears only have seven NFL teams ranked ahead of them, while the Cubs and Bulls are the 4th most profitable MLB team and NBA teams. respectively. German champions Bayern Munich are ranked in fifteenth place with a value of $2.71 billion.

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.

The Los Angeles Rams (formerly of St. Louis) made the list at No. 12 overall, and valued at $2.9 billion.

Major League Baseball had eight teams on the list, followed by the National Basketball Association and European soccer, who each had seven teams on the list.