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Bucs are world's 12th most valuable sports franchise



bucs.The Tampa Bay Bucs are the 12th most valuable sports franchise in the world, according to That means the Glazar Family, at least according to Forbes, owns two of the world's dozen most valuable franchises. The Glazers also own the Manchester United soccer team, which has an estimated value of $1.83-billion and is considered the most valuable sports franchise in the world. The Bucs, according to Forbes, are worth $1.09-billion with an annual revenue of $241-million.

Here are the 12 most valuable franchises, according to Forbes:

1. Manchester United, $1.83-billion
2. Dallas Cowboys, $1.65-billion
3. New York Yankees, $1.6-billion
4. Washington Redskins, $1.55-billion
5. New England Patriots, $1.36-billion
6. Real Madrid, $1.32-billion
7. New York Giants, $1.18-billion
8. Arsenal, $1.18-billion
9. New York Jets, $1.17-billion
10. Houston Texans, $1.15-billion
11. Philadelphia Eagles, $1.12-billion
12. Tampa Bay Bucs, $1.09-billion
13. Chicago Bears, $1.08-billion
14. Denver Broncos, $1.08-billion
15. Baltimore Ravens, $1.08-billion

Click here to see Forbes' list of the world's most valuable franchises and richest athletes.

[Last modified: Thursday, July 22, 2010 12:28pm]


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