July 1, 2022

How much are sports business empires worth according to Forbes?

credit: Forbes

Behind the main sports franchises, many industrial groups and other funds little known to the general public are pulling the strings of business and trying to drive up the valuation of their assets.

Based on the estimated value of the various sports properties (NBA, NFL, MLB, NHL, MLS, soccer, etc.) the American media Forbes has just published its ranking of the most valuable sports empires.

For his study, Forbes took into account only persons or entities with a majority stake in at least one professional team. A ranking obviously dominated by American players. The opportunity to (re)discover the main players in sport business, especially across the Atlantic.

1. Liberty Media: Valuation at $17.20 billion

Properties: Atlanta Braves, Formula 1, Drone Racing League (minority), Kroenke Arena Company (minority), Meyer Shank Racing (minority)

Leaders : John Malone (Chairman), Greg Maffei (CEO)

2. Kroenke Sports & Entertainment (10,54 milliards $)

Properties: Los Angeles Rams, Colorado Avalanche, Denver Nuggets, Arsenal FC, esports investments, Colorado Rapids, Colorado Mammoth, Altitude Sports and Entertainment, Kroenke Arena Company

Manager: Stan Kroenke (President)

3. Fenway Sports Group (9,81 milliards $)

Properties: Boston Red Sox, Liverpool FC, Roush Fenway Keselowski Racing (minoritaire), NESN, Fenway Sports Management, Pittsburgh Penguins, real estate

Leaders : John Henry (main owner), Tom Werner (President)

4. Jerry Jones ($8.85 billion)

Properties: Dallas Cowboys, Legends Hospitality (minoritaire), The Star, Complexity Gaming

5. Madison Square Garden Sports (7,84 milliards $)

Propriétés : New York Knicks, New York Rangers, Counter Logic Gaming, Hartford Wolf Pack

Leader: James Dolan (Executive Chairman)

6. Yankee Global Enterprises (6,81 milliards $)

Properties: New York Yankees, Legends Hospitality (minoritaire), YES Network (minoritaire), New York City FC (minoritaire), minor league baseball teams

Manager: Hal Steinbrenner (PDG)

7. Kraft family ($ 5.88 billion)

Properties: New England Patriots, New England Revolution, UFC (minoritaire), Kraft Analytics Group, DraftKings (minoritaire), Skillz (minoritaire), Boston Uprising

8. Glazer family (5,84 milliards $)

Properties: Manchester United, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

9. Paul G. Allen Trust ($5.69 billion)

Properties: Seattle Seahawks, Portland Trail Blazers, Seattle Sounders (minority)

10. City Football Group (5 milliards $)

Properties: Manchester City, New York City FC, Melbourne City FC

11. Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment (4,98 milliards $)

Propriétés : Toronto Raptors, Toronto Maple Leafs, Toronto FC, Toronto Argonauts, Toronto Marlies

12. Shahid Khan ($4.80 billion)

Properties: Jacksonville Jaguars, Fulham FC, All Elite Wrestling

13. Benson family (4,35 milliards $)

Properties: New Orleans Saints, New Orleans Pelicans

14. York family (4,31 milliards $)

Properties: San Francisco 49ers, Leeds United FC (minority), Elevate Sports Ventures (minority)

15. Dan Snyder ($ 4.20 billion)

Property: Washington Football Team

16. Johnson family (4,05 milliards $)

Ownership: New York Jets

17. AMB Group ($ 3.65 billion)

Propriétés : Atlanta Falcons, Atlanta United, PGA Tour Superstore

Manager: Arthur Blank (Chairman)

18. Buss Family Trust ($ 3.63 billion)

Property : Los Angeles Lakers

19. Guggenheim Baseball Management (3,54 milliards $)

Properties: Los Angeles Dodgers, Spectrum SportsNet LA

Manager: Mark Walter (CEO)

20. Jeffrey Lurie ($3.50 billion)

Ownership: Philadelphia Eagles