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Sports teams are generating a large amount of wealth, from television rights to stadium sponsorships, making them an attractive asset to investors.

The increasing media rights deals from television and cable channels have thrust NFL teams to the top of the list while NBA teams are making an impact with their billion dollar mergers and acquisitions.

Here's a look at the 25 richest sports teams and their owners according to a 2019 Forbes list.

25 Richest Sports Teams in the World in 2019

1. Dallas Cowboys (NFL)

The Dallas Cowboys football team is valued at $5 billion. The team's operating income is $365 million and the team is owned by Jerry Jones.

2. New York Yankees (MLB)

The New York Yankees baseball team is valued at $4.6 billion. The team's operating income is $30 million and the team is owned by the Steinbrenner family.

3. Real Madrid

The Real Madrid soccer team is valued at $4.24 billion. The team's operating income is $112 million and it is owned by the club members.

4. Barcelona

The Barcelona soccer team is valued at $4.02 billion. The team's operating income is a loss of $37 million; the team is owned by the club members.

5. New York Knicks (NBA)

The New York Knicks basketball team is valued at $4 billion. The team's operating income is $155 million; it is owned by Madison Square Garden Company.

6. Manchester United

The Manchester United soccer team is valued at $3.81 billion. The team's operating income is $238 million and the team is owned by the Glazer family.

7. New England Patriots (NFL)

The New England Patriots football team is valued at $3.8 billion. The team, owned by Robert Kraft, has an operating income of $235 million.

8. Los Angeles Lakers (NBA)

The Los Angeles Lakers basketball team is valued at $3.7 billion. The team's operating income is $147 million and the team is owned by Jerry Buss Family Trusts and Philip Anschutz.

9. Golden State Warriors

The Golden State Warriors basketball team is valued at $3.5 billion. The Warriors' operating income is $103 million and the team is owned by Peter Guber and Joe Lacob.

10. (tie) New York Giants (NFL)

The New York Giants football team is valued at $3.3 billion. The team's operating income is $149 million and it is owned by John Mara and Steve Tisch.

10. (tie) Los Angeles Dodgers (MLB)

The Los Angeles Dodgers baseball team is valued at $3.3 billion. The team's operating income is $95 million and it is owned by Guggenheim Baseball Management.

12. (tie) Boston Red Sox (MLB)

The Boston Red Sox baseball team is valued at $3.2 billion. The team's operating income is $84 million; it is owned by John Henry and Thomas Werner.

12. (tie) Los Angeles Rams (NFL)

The Los Angeles Rams football team is valued at $3.2 billion. The team's operating income is $68 million and the Rams are owned by Stanley Kroenke.

14. (tie) Washington Redskins (NFL)

The Washington Redskins football team is valued at $3.1 billion. The team's operating income is $122 million and it is owned by Daniel Snyder.

14. (tie) Chicago Cubs (MLB)

The Chicago Cubs baseball team is valued at $3.1 billion. The team's operating income is $87 million; they are owned by the Ricketts family.

16. San Francisco 49ers (NFL)

The San Francisco 49ers football team is valued at $3.05 billion. The team's operating income is $106 million and the team is owned by Denise DeBartolo York and John York.

17. Bayern Munich

The Bayern Munich soccer team is valued at $3.02 billion. The team's operating income is $129 million; it is owned by the club members.

18. San Francisco Giants (MLB)

The San Francisco Giants baseball team is valued at $3 billion. The team's operating income is $84 million. The Giants are owned by Charles Johnson.

19. (tie) Chicago Bulls (NBA)

The Chicago Bulls basketball team is valued at $2.9 billion. The team's operating income is $115 million and is owned by Jerry Reinsdorf.

19. (tie) Chicago Bears (NFL)

The Chicago Bears football team is valued at $2.9 billion. The team's operating income is $100 million and is owned by the McCaskey family.

21. New York Jets (NFL)

The New York Jets football team is valued at $2.85 billion. The team's operating income is $130 million; it is owned by Robert Wood Johnson IV.

22. (tie) Houston Texans (NFL)

The Houston Texans football team is valued at $2.8 billion. The team's operating income is $161 million and is owned by Janice McNair.

22. (tie) Boston Celtics (NBA)

The Boston Celtics basketball team is valued at $2.8 billion. The team's operating income is $100 million and is owned by Robert Epstein, Wycliffe Grousbeck, H. Irving Grousbeck and Stephen Pagliuca.

24. Philadelphia Eagles (NFL)

The Philadelphia Eagles football team is valued at $2.75 billion. The team's operating income is $114 million. The team is owned by Jeffrey Lurie.

25. Manchester City

The Manchester City soccer team is valued at $2.69 billion. The team's operating income is $168 million; it is owned by Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan.