Says, which ranks the Dallas Cowboys No. 1 at $5.5 billion, tops among all sports franchises in every sport around the world.

The Boys edged out the $5 billion New York Yankees.

For Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and New York’s Steinbrenner family, it may as well be paper profit.

Only one team in the top 35—MLB’s Los Angeles Dodgers, in 2012—has changed hands in the past decade, which explains how the Mets, No. 41 at $2.4 billion, became one of the hottest tickets in sports.


Value: $3.05 billion

Owner: Jeffrey Lurie

Year Purchased: 1994

Price Paid: $185 million