Every year, Forbes publishes a list of the most valuable franchises across the world of professional sports. For the fifth straight year, the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League (NFL) secured the top spot on the list, with a value of $5.5 billion. It was in 1989 that Jerry Jones bought the Dallas Cowboys for $150 million, and he has seen the franchise now grow in value by 3,566.66% over the last 31 years. In this infographic from TitleMax, you'll see the 40 most valuable franchises in all professional sports.
The NFL absolutely dominates the list, as 25 of the 40 (62.5%) franchises listed are professional football teams. The top Major League Baseball team is the New York Yankees (2nd most valuable) at $5 billion, and the most valuable in the National Basketball Association (NBA) is the New York Knicks at $4.6 billion. No franchise from the National Hockey League (NHL) made the list.