Nike again ranked first in Forbes ranking of the top ten most valuable sports brands in the business category. Nike had a value of $17.3 billion. Second was ESPN, valued at $15 billion; followed by Adidas, $7.1 billion; Sky Sports, $4.1 billion; Under Armour, $3.7 billion; and Reebok, $1.1 billion.
Rounding out the top ten were four networks – YES, $635 million; NESN, $510 mlllion; MLBAM, $480 million; and MSG, $300 milion.
The top-ten sports brand business leaders is part of Forbes Fab 40, which consisted of the 10 most valuable sports brands in each of four categories-businesses, events, teams and athletes.