If there is ever a question about which sports franchise is king in the Windy City, all the Chicago Bears have to do is point to their bottom line.
That’s because the team is among the most profitable sports franchises in America, according to a new ranking issued by Forbes Magazine. In the rankings, the Bears currently sit in the 18th position, raking in $86 million worth of profits last year.
The Bears were the lone Chicago team to appear in the Top 20 list, joining numerous NFL teams and international soccer clubs in the rankings.
Last September, it was revealed that the Bears were worth an estimated $2.45 billion, according to Forbes. That number puts them as the eighth-most valuable franchise in the NFL, with the Dallas Cowboys sitting in the top spot at a staggering $4 billion.
As for the Cowboys, they ended up in the top spot as the world’s most profitable franchise, raking in an astounding $4As for the Cowboys, they ended up in the top spot as the world’s most profitable franchise, raking in an astounding $270 million last year. The New England Patriots finished in second on the list, with $195 million in profits, and soccer giant Manchester United finished in third with a whopping $190 million.