Steelers 32nd most valuable sports franchise in the world

The Dallas Cowboys are #1
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The Pittsburgh Steelers are the 32nd most valuable sports franchise in the world, according to Forbes.

Forbes says the Steelers are valued at $3 billion, a 58 percent chance in value over the past five year.

Owned by the Rooney family since its inception in 1933, “The Chief” Art Rooney paid only $2,500 to buy the team, not a bad investment. Adjusted for inflation that would be about $50,938 in 2021.

The Dallas Cowboys are ranked number 1 with a value of $5.7 billion.

They’re followed by The New York Yankees ($5.25 billion), New York Knicks ($5 billion), Barcelona soccer ($4.76 billion) and Real Madrid rounds out the top five at $4.75 billion.

The Steelers are the 15th most valuable franchise in the NFL and are right below the Green Bay Packers ($3.05 billion, and bought for $100!) and slightly more valuable than the Baltimore Ravens ($2.28 billion).

Other notable teams include the New England Patriots in 8th ($4.4 billion).

The Pirates did not make the top 50 and neither did the Penguins. No NHL team cracked the top 50.