The ambition of many entrepreneurs has led them to build great empires in the world of sports. Whether it’s buying a lot of equipment, charging more for broadcasting rights, or different strategies, some owners have positioned themselves at the top economically.
the magazine of Forbes unveiled on Tuesday the most valuable empires in sports for this beginning of the year, a list in which we can see Liberty Media at the top, but in which we can also see the Glazers, Kroenke, Jerry Jones, to name a few. Here are the 10 most valuable.
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1. Liberty Media: $20.8 billion dollars
Led by billionaire John Malone, this is the biggest empire in sports. The Formula One auto racing circuit (enterprise value: $17.1 billion) and the Atlanta Braves MLB team ($2.1 billion) are their main assets.
2. Kroenke S&E: $12.8 billion
the empire of stan croenke is the second on the Forbes list. The billionaire’s company includes Arsenal of the English Premier League, the Colorado Avalanche of the NHL, the Denver Nuggets of the NBA and the Los Angeles Rams of the NFL.
3. Jerry Jones: $11.3 billion
The owner of the dallas cowboysthe most valuable team in the NFL, ranks third on the list. There isn’t much to say about Jones, who in addition to the ‘America’ team, also has ‘Legends Hospitality’, ‘The Star’ and ‘Gamesquare Sports’.
4. Fenway Sports Group: $10.4 billion
Next on the list is Fenway Sports Group, led by John Henry, co-founder and principal owner of the company. Some of the assets are Premier League Liverpool, MLB Boston Red Sox, Pittsburgh Penguins, Roush Fenway Keselowski RacingFenway Sports Management, etc.
5. Madison Square Garden Sports: $9.17 billion
James Dolan and David Hopkinson are the principal founders of Madison Square Garden Sports, whose main assets are New York Knicks, New York Rangers, Counter Logic Gaming, and the Hartford Wolf Pack.
6. The Kraft Group: $7.94 billion
In sixth place is the group led by Robert Kraft. The main assets are the New England Patriots of the NFL, New England Revolution of the MLS, UFC, Draftkings, among others.
7. Yankee Global Enterprises: $7.64 billion
The president and leader of Yankee Global Enterprises, Hal Steinbrenner, built a vast empire that includes the New York Yankees, New York City FC and AC Milanalthough it only has a part of the latter two.
8. Glazer Family: $7.53 billion dollars
The Glazers could not be missing from this list. In addition to owning Manchester United of the Premier League, they also own the Tampa Bay Buccaneerswho two years ago managed to win the Super Bowl in their own stadium.
9. Paul G. Allen Trust: $7.41 billion
In ninth is the Paul G. Allen Trust, led by Jody Allen. Among its most important assets are the NFL’s Seattle Seahawks, NBA’s Portland Trailblazers and Seattle Sounders.
10. Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment: $6.42 billion
Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment Closes Top 10 Sports Empires most valuable. Led by Cynthia Devine, their main assets include the Toronto Raptors, Toronto Maple Leafs, Toronto FC, Toronto Argonauts, Toronto Marlies.