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The World’s Most Valuable Sports Franchises, Which Chicago Team is Most Vaulable?

Chicago Bears helmet on the field before the Green Bay Packers, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018 in Chicago. The Bears defeated the Packers 24-17. (AP Photo/Michael McGinnis)

While the sports world is adjusting to the pandemic, Forbes proves that some teams are as valuable as ever with their list of the world’s most valuable sports franchises.
The Dallas Cowboy’s top Forbes’ list with a $5.5 billion value, edging ahead the number 2 New York Yankees, who are valued at $5 billion. The Knicks are in at number 3 on Forbes’ list as the NBA’s most valuable team at $4.6 billion with the Lakers taking the number 4 spot at $4.6 billion. The Golden State Warriors are not far behind, taking the fifth spot with a $4.3 billion value for 2020.
Both the NFL and NBA took three spots in the top ten; soccer took three and the MLB took one spot on the most valuable list.Where do the Cubs, Bears, Sox, Bulls, & Blackhawks rank? The Valuable Chicago Franchise? The Chicago Bears at #13. The Cubs & Bulls are tied at #17, both worth 3.2 billion. The White Sox and Blackhawks did not make the Top 50. Here’s the breakdown according to Forbes.

13. Chicago Bears (NFL)
Value: $3.45 billion
Owner: McCaskey family
Year Purchased: 1920
Price Paid: $100

17 (tie). Chicago Bulls (NBA)Value: $3.2 billion
Owner: Jerry Reinsdorf
Year Purchased: 1985
Price Paid: $16.2 million

17 (tie). Chicago Cubs (MLB)
Value: $3.2 billion
Owner: Ricketts family
Year Purchased: 2009
Price Paid: $700 million


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