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Friday, July 23, 2010
The Forbes list

By Ohm Youngmisuk

Forbes recently released its lists of the most valuable franchises and top individual earners in sports. The New York Giants and quarterback Eli Manning made the top 10 in each category according to Forbes.

TOP 10 SPORTS TEAMS BY VALUE
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RANK TEAM & SPORT VALUE
($ MILLIONS)
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1. Manchester United (soccer) 1,835
2. Dallas Cowboys (NFL) 1,650
3. New York Yankees (MLB) 1,600
4. Washington Redskins (NFL) 1,550
5. New England Patriots (NFL) 1,361
6. Real Madrid (soccer) 1,323
7. New York Giants (NFL) 1,183
8. Arsenal (soccer) 1,181
9. New York Jets (NFL) 1,170
10. Houston Texans (NFL) 1,150

TOP 10 EARNING ATHLETES
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RANK NAME & SPORT INCOME
($ Millions)
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1. Tiger Woods (golf) 105
2. Floyd Mayweather (boxing) 65
3. Kobe Bryant (NBA) 48
4. Phil Mickelson (golf) 46
5. David Beckham (soccer) 43.7
6. Roger Federer (tennis) 43
7. LeBron James (NBA) 42.8
8. Manny Pacquiao (boxing) 42
9. Eli Manning (NFL) 39.9
10. Terrell Suggs (NFL) 38.3

SOURCE: Forbes magazine.