Special Report

The Sports Teams Worth the Most Money

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45. Paris Saint-Germain (France), Soccer
> Value: $2.5 billion (tied)
> Owner(s): Qatar Sports Investments
> Price paid: $100 million in 2011
> Change in value since last purchase: +$2.4 Billion
> Last title: UEFA Intertoto Cup Winner, 2001

The Paris Saint-Germain Football Club has won 31 titles, making it the top soccer club in France. Not bad for a relatively young organization founded in 1970.

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44. Houston Rockets, NBA
> Value: $2.5 billion (tied)
> Owner(s): Tilman Fertitta
> Price paid: $2.2 billion in 2017
> Change in value since last purchase: +$300 Million
> Last title: NBA Champion, 1995

The Houston Rockets didn’t start out in the Lone Star State. From 1968 to 1971, San Diego was home. The team was named both as a reference to San Diego as “a city in motion” and in honor of the Atlas missile program being developed locally by General Dynamics.

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43. Kansas City Chiefs, NFL
> Value: $2.5 billion (tied)
> Owner(s): Hunt family
> Price paid: $25,000 in 1960
> Change in value since last purchase: +$2.5 Billion
> Last title: Super Bowl Champion, 2019

The Kansas City Chiefs played in the first AFL vs. NFL World Championship — now known as the Super Bowl — in 1967. Unfortunately, the team lost to the Green Bay Packers that year, 35-10 — but took home the Lombardi Trophy in 2019.

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42. Carolina Panthers, NFL
> Value: $2.55 billion
> Owner(s): David Tepper
> Price paid: $2.28 billion in 2018
> Change in value since last purchase: +$270 Million
> Last title: None

Although a newcomer to the league in 1995, the Panthers won the NFC Championship in 2003 and 2015. The isn’t the first pro football team to play in North Carolina. The Charlotte Bantams played during the Depression before disbanding in 1934. That team was followed by the Dixie League’s Charlotte Clippers in 1941 and the Charlotte Hornets of the now-defunct World Football League.

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41. Los Angeles Chargers, NFL
> Value: $2.6 billion
> Owner(s): Dean Spanos
> Price paid: $72 million in 1984
> Change in value since last purchase: +$2.5 Billion
> Last title: AFL Champion, 1963

The team was founded in Los Angeles in 1959 before moving to San Diego in 1961.

In a game of musical chairs, they returned to their original home in 2017.