Forbes magazine publishes the best sports empires of 2023: Jerry Jones (Cowboys) #3, Wilf Family (Vikings) #22, Ricketts Family (Cubs) #24

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Forbes magazine has released its list of the top sports empires in 2023, showing the amount of wealth present in the biggest sports groups in sport.

1. Freedom Media

Value: $20.8 billion

Ownership: Atlanta Braves, Formula 1, Drone Racing League*, Kroenke Arena Co.*, Meyer Shank Racing*, Overtime Sports*

Key People: Gregory Maffei (President and CEO), Albert Rosenthaler (CCDO)

2. Kroenke Sports & Entertainment

Value: $12.75 billion

Properties: Los Angeles Rams, Colorado Avalanche, Denver Nuggets, Arsenal FC, The Guard, Colorado Rapids, Colorado Mammoth, Altitude Sports and Entertainment

Key person: E. Stanley Kroenke (owner and president)

3.Jerry Jones

Value: $11.32 billion

Properties: Dallas Cowboys, Legends Hospitality*, The Star, GameSquare Esports*

Key Person: Jerry Jones (Owner, President and General Manager of the Cowboys)

4. Fenway Sports Group

Value: $10.4 billion

Ownership: Boston Red Sox, Liverpool FC, Roush Fenway Keselowski Racing*, NESN, Fenway Sports Management, Pittsburgh Penguins

Key people: John Henry (co-founder and main owner), Thomas Werner (co-founder and president)

5. Madison Square Garden Sports

Value: $9.17 billion

Properties: New York Knicks, New York Rangers, Counter Logic Gaming, Hartford Wolf Pack

Key People: James Dolan (Executive Chairman), David Hopkinson (Chairman and COO)

6. The Kraft Group

Value: $7.94 billion

Properties: New England Patriots, New England Revolution, UFC*, Kraft Analytics Group, DraftKings*, Oxygen Esports*

Key Person: Robert Kraft (Founder, President and CEO)

7. Yankee Global Companies

Value: $7.64 billion

Properties: New York Yankees, Legends Hospitality*, YES Network*, New York City FC*, Yankee Stadium Events, AC Milan*

Key person: Hal Steinbrenner (managing general partner and president)

8. Glazer Family

Value: $7.53 billion

Properties: Manchester United, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Key People: Bryan Glazer (Owner and Co-Chairman of the Buccaneers), Edward Glazer (Owner and Co-Chairman of the Buccaneers), Joel Glazer (Owner and Co-Chairman of the Buccaneers)

9. Paul G. Allen Trust

Value: $7.41 billion

Ownership: Seattle Seahawks, Portland Trail Blazers, Seattle Sounders*

Key Person: Jody Allen (Chair)

10. Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment

Value: $6.42 billion

Properties: Toronto Raptors, Toronto Maple Leafs, Toronto FC, Toronto Argonauts, Toronto Marlies

Key People: Cynthia Devine (President and CEO), Sabina Rizvi (Chief Financial Officer)

11. 49ers Company

Value: $5.97 billion

Properties: San Francisco 49ers, Leeds United* FC, Elevate Sports Ventures*

Key people: Denise DeBartolo York (owner and co-president of the 49ers), John York (owner and co-president of the 49ers)

12. City Football Group

Value: $5.96 billion

Properties: Manchester City, New York City FC, Melbourne City FC

Key people: Ferran Soriano (CEO), Roel De Vries (Group COO)

13. Shad Khan

Value: $5.95 billion

Properties: Jacksonville Jaguars, Fulham FC, All Elite Wrestling

Key people: Shad Khan (owner of the Jaguars), Tony Khan (director of football strategy; CEO and managing director of AEW)

14. Benson Family

Value: $5.69 billion

Properties: New Orleans Saints, New Orleans Pelicans

Key person: Gayle Benson (owner of the Saints and Pelicans)

15. Guggenheim Baseball Management

Value: $4.92 billion

Properties: Los Angeles Dodgers, Spectrum SportsNet LA

Key person: Mark Walter (CEO)

16. Haslam Sports Group

Value: $4.83 billion

Properties: Cleveland Browns, Columbus Crew

Key people: Dee and Jimmy Haslam (managers and main partners)

17. AMB Sports and Entertainment

Value: $4.77 billion

Properties: Atlanta Falcons, Atlanta United, PGA Tour Superstore, AMBSE Ventures*

Key people: Arthur Blank (owner)

18. Harris Blitzer Sports and Entertainment

Value: $4.65 billion

Properties: Philadelphia 76ers, New Jersey Devils, New Meta Entertainment*, Elevate Sports Ventures*, HBSE Ventures, Utica Comets

Key People: Josh Harris (Co-Founder and Managing Partner), David Blitzer (Co-Founder and Co-Managing Partner)

19. Tipper Sports & Entertainment

Value: $4.55 billion

Properties: Carolina Panthers, Charlotte FC

Key person: David Tepper (owner)

20. Monumental Sports and Entertainment

Value: $4.51 billion

Properties: Washington Wizards, Washington Capitals, aXiomatic*, NBC Sports Washington, Monumental Sports Network, Washington Mystics

Key Person: Ted Leonsis (Senior Partner and CEO)

21. Pegula Sports & Entertainment

Value: $4.46 billion

Properties: Buffalo Bills, Buffalo Sabers, Adpro Sports, Buffalo Bandits, Rochester Americans, Rochester Knighthawks

Key people: Terry and Kim Pegula (owners)

22. Wilf Family

Value: $4.36 billion

Properties: Minnesota Vikings, Orlando City SC, Orlando Price, Wise Ventures

Key Person: Zygmunt Wilf (Owner and President of the Vikings)

23. Joe Tsai

Value: $3.99 billion

Properties: Brooklyn Nets, San Diego Seals, Las Vegas Desert Dogs, New York Liberty, G2 Esports*, LAFC*

Key person: Joe Tsai (Nets owner)

24. Ricketts Family

Value: $3.73 billion

Properties: Chicago Cubs, Marquee Sports Network*

Key person: Tom Ricketts (owner and president of the Cubs)

25. RedBird Capital Partners

Value: $3.60 billion

Properties: AC Milan, Fenway Sports Group*, Yes Network*, Rajasthan Royals*, Toulouse FC, XFL*, Dream Sports*

Key person: Gerry Cardinale (founder and managing partner)

Read more about the list HERE

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