According to Forbes Bears Worth Over $1 Billion

matt forte 7 22 According to Forbes Bears Worth Over $1 Billion

Forbes has released their lists of most valuable athletes and sports franchises. While the Bears’ Julius Peppers came in at number 36 in the individual rankings his employers, the Chicago Bears, came in much higher. According to Forbes list the Chicago Bears are worth $1.08 billion and are the 13th most valuable sports franchise in the world.  The top 15 franchises in the world is dominated by NFL teams, besides the Bears there are 11 others including the Cowboys at #2 overall. The most valuable franchise in the world? Well that label gets slapped on the Manchester United soccer team who are worth $1.83 billion. When it comes to NFL teams alone the Bears come in 9th, just ahead of the Broncos who round out the NFL’s top ten. Below is top 15 on the Forbes list along with each team’s estimated worth.

1. Manchester United (soccer), $1.83 Billion

2. Dallas Cowboys, $1.65 Billion

3. New York Yankees, $1.6 Billion

4. Washington Redskins, $1.55 Billion

5. New England Patriots, $1.36 Billion

6. Real Madrid (soccer) $1.32 Billion

7. New York Giants, $1.18 Billion

8. Arsenal (soccer), $1.18 Billion

9. New York Jets, $1.17 Billion

10. Houston Texans, $1.15 Billion

11. Philadelphia Eagles, $1.12 Billion

12. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, $1.09 Billion

13. Chicago Bears, $1.08 Billion

14. Denver Broncos, $1.08 Billion

15. Baltimore Ravens, $1.08 Billion

  • Johnny Harvard

    Houston Texans! Ahead of one of the the two charter franchises in all the NFL in the most popular American sport in the third largest market? I guess that stadium issue is a big one & one the Bears should consider opting out of. If they had their own state of the art stadium there’s no doubt in my mind that they’d be THE highest valued franchise in North America for sure & possibly in all the World. Just goes to show you that the McCaskeys are not really business savvy. But they do have a nice pile of money waiting for them should they decide to sell.

  • Ken

    It burns my butt that other cities like KC, Houston and even Green Bay have state-of-the-art, wonderfully thought out built stadiums and the best Chicago can do was the renovated Soldier Field. The seating area and club sections are nice but parking, point of sales and bathrooms are a friggin joke. Not to mention having the smallest seating capacity in all the NFL.

    • Johnny Harvard

      Well you can blame the fans for that. If you recall there was this huge outcry against the Bears moving to the suburbs. Dumb! The McCaskeys should’ve just ignored the fandom & done what was best for the organization.

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