Forbes Ranks World’s Most Valuable Sports Brands

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Forbes offers up another list, this time ranking the World's Most Valuable Sports Brands.

The rankings are separated into four different categories, which the mag dubs the Fab 40: businesses, events, athletes and teams. The list doesn't rank how much these brands are worth, but rather how much value the brand name is worth all on its own.

Below are the top 5 from each category. See the full list at Forbes.com.

Business

1. Nike ($26 billion USD)
2. ESPN ($17 billion USD)
3. adidas ($6.2 billion USD)
4. Under Armour ($5 billion USD)
5. Sky Sports ($4.6 billion USD)

Events

1. Super Bowl ($580 million USD)
2. Summer Olympics ($348 million USD)
3. Winter Olympics ($285 million USD)
4. FIFA World Cup ($229 million USD)
5. WrestleMania ($170 million USD)

Athletes

1. Tiger Woods ($30 Million USD)
2. Phil Mickelson ($28 million USD)
3. (tie) LeBron James ($27 million USD)
3. (tie) Roger Federer ($27 million)
4. Mahendra Singh Dhoni ($21 million)

Teams

1. New York Yankees ($661 million USD)
2. Los Angeles Lakers ($521 million USD)
3. Dallas Cowboys ($497 million USD)
4. New England Patriots ($465 million USD)
5. Real Madrid ($464 million USD)