The list of most valuable sports teams in the world includes Real Madrid, Dallas Cowboys, New York Yankees, Barcelona and Manchester United. Real Madrid, a soccer team, leads Forbes magazine's list of most valuable sports teams, with an net worth of $3.26 billion; the Cowboys and Yankees tie for second with a net worth of $3.2 billion, while the fourth-place finish goes to Barcelona, which is worth $3.16 billion as of 2015.
The top spots on Forbes magazine's list are held by a soccer, NFL, baseball and second soccer team, respectively. Some, such as Madrid and Barcelona, are owned by club members. Jerry Jones is owner of the Dallas Cowboys while the Steinbrenner family owns the New York Yankees. Rounding out the five most valuable teams is Manchester United, which is worth $3.1 billion. Manchester United is a soccer team owned by the Glazer family.
The Los Angeles Lakers is the most valuable team in the NBA, with a net worth of $2.60 billion. Jerry Buss Family Trusts and Philip Anschutz are co-owners of the Lakers. Tying the Lakers for a net worth of $2.6 billion is the New England Patriots, a football team owned by Robert Kraft. The New York Knicks is the second NBA team on the list, with a net worth of $2.5 billion. The Los Angeles Dodgers and Washington Redskins are both valued at $2.4 billion.