Forbes Ranks 50 Most Valuable Sports Franchises

One thing is for sure, it’s good to be the owner of a sports franchise.


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9 NY Women Make Forbes’ Inaugural Richest, Self-Made Women In U.S. List

Madonna, Beyonce and Vera Wang are three of the women on the list.


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Forbes Names FDNY Top Government Employer In America

They say it’s one of the best jobs in the world, and Forbes magazine seems to agree.


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Forbes Estimates Yankees Worth $3.2 Billion; Mets 7th On Most Valuable List

Forbes says the Bombers are baseball’s most valuable team for the 18th straight year.


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27 Long Island Towns Make Forbes’ Wealthiest Zip Codes List

Of the 27 most expensive zip codes that are on Long Island, Sagaponack — where Billy Joel used to own a house — ranked second on the Forbes list.


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Yankees Again Ranked No. 4 On Forbes’ List Of Most Expensive Sports Franchises

The New York Yankees are the most valuable North American sports franchise, but sit behind three world renowned soccer powers in the global rankings.


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Beyoncé Tops Forbes Celebrity 100 List

Beyoncé’s empire is getting a boost from Forbes.


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Forbes: Yankees Are Baseball’s Most Valuable Team For 17th Straight Year

Forbes said it estimates the Yankees are worth $2.5 billion, up nine percent from last year. The Dodgers are next at $2 billion, a 24 percent hike and matching their actual sale price in 2012.


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Giants Rank 4th On Forbes’ Most Valuable NFL Teams List; Jets No. 6

Forbes has released their annual ranking of the highest team values in the NFL, and the Giants and Jets both cracked the top 10.


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Yankees Rank 4th On Forbes’ Most Valuable Teams List; Real Madrid No. 1

Real Madrid tops Forbes’ list of 50 most valuable sports teams, with Manchester United and Barcelona holding the next two spots.


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Tiger Tops Forbes’ List Of Highest-Paid Athletes; A-Rod Comes In At No. 18

New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez was tops among the 27 baseball players on the list and No. 18 overall with $30.3 million, although he is currently facing the possibility of a 100-game suspension.


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Teamless Tim Tebow Tops Forbes’ Most Influential Athletes List

Even on the unemployment line, Tim Tebow remains a popular presence.


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Palladino: Yankees Can Afford To Give The Little Guy A Break

Of any team in sports, the Yankees can most afford to give the beer-and-hotdog fans a break, even if it’s for just one season. Show the regular guy he’s something more than a two-legged ATM.


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Forbes: Yankees Still MLB’s Most Valuable Team; Mets At No. 6

The Bombers, worth an estimated $2.3 billion, took home the No. 1 spot for the 16th straight year.


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Forbes: Bloomberg 13th Richest Person In The World

The magazine released its latest annual tally of billionaires on Monday. According to Forbes, Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s net worth as of March 2013 is $27 billion.