Jerry Jones has 1,850,000,000 reasons to be happy, and a chick ain’t one. He’s the owner of the Dallas Cowboys, and according to projections from Forbes Magazine, the Cowboys are worth a staggering $1.85 billion, making them the champion for printing money in the NFL and tying them with the New York Yankees as the most valuable franchise in all of American sports.
Jones, who bought the Cowboys for an estimated $140 million in 1989, has rebuilt its image and value over the last 23 years, and the team is expected to keep printing those greenbacks and prosper going forward thanks in large part to the Cowboys’ state-of-the-art new stadium.
Forbes estimates that Jones would be able to make another $15 million a year or so in annual revenue if he sells the naming rights to Cowboys Stadium.
The 10 most valuable sports franchises in the world include four NFL teams: the Cowboys, Redskins ($1.56 billion), Patriots ($1.4 billion) and Giants ($1.3 billion).