Forbes recently released its list of the most profitable sports franchises in the world, and 13 NFL teams made the top 25. The list was based on the operating income of sports teams from MLB, NBA, NFL, NHL, and soccer over the past three years.
The NFL dominated the list with 13 teams, followed by the NBA with six and the Premier League with four. The Dallas Cowboys topped the list with an operating income of $365 million, followed by the New England Patriots with $235 million and the New York Giants with $149 million.
Other NFL teams that made the list include the Washington Redskins, the San Francisco 49ers, and the Chicago Bears. The full list can be found on Forbes’ website.
This just goes to show the immense popularity and profitability of American football, and the NFL’s status as the king of sports in the United States.