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Jets top the $1 billion mark in value

7/22/2010

New York Jets owner Woody Johnson has almost doubled his investment in 10 years. In 2000, he purchased the team for $635 million. Now, according to Forbes.com, it's valued at $1.17 billion. That puts the Jets ninth on the magazine's new list of the world's most valuable sports franchises. Their annual revenue is $227 million.

Here's the Forbes Top 10:

1) Manchester United (EPL) $1.83 billion

2) Dallas Cowboys (NFL) $1.65 billion

3) New York Yankees (MLB) $1.6 billion

4) Washington Redskins (NFL) $1.55 billion

5) New England Patriots (NFL) $1.36 billion

6) Real Madrid (La Liga) $1.32 billion

7) New York Giants (NFL) $1.18 billion

8) Arsenal (EPL) $1.18 billion

9) New York Jets (NFL) $1.17 billion

10) Houston Texans (NFL) $1.15 billion