From Citybizlist – America can’t lay claim to possessing the world’s most valuable sports team. In the most recent Forbes ranking, the United States’ most valuable sports team, New York Yankees, worth $2.5 billion, is ranked fourth in the world.
According to Forbes, the top three are all European soccer clubs: Spain’s Real Madrid, worth $3.44 billion; Spain’s Barcelona, worth $3.2 billion; and Manchester United, worth $2.81 billion.
Forbes used enterprise values (equity plus debt) based on current venue deals to rank the teams. The top 50 list is based on Forbes’ published valuations for the NFL, NHL, NBA, MLB, Nascar and soccer over the past year, prior to the proposed Clippers sale.