Do you know who is the biggest sports brands in the world? If not then take a look at the world’s richest sports brand in terms of revenue. The Sports sector is one of the major attraction in the World especially for the purpose of entertainment and leisure times. People across the world in majority follows either any one of the Sports events and cheer its team. In the Past few decade, Sports Market has boomed enormously and the Sports Brand and the Companies had grossed their turnovers more than double as of now. Talking about the sports business it is more competitive than the competitions between athletes.
The people who admire and follow their sports sensation automatically preach the Brand that is associated with the sports star. Even the television networks race between themselves to broadcast certain sporting events. In addition, different sports brands also take part in this competition to sponsor some of the Well Known sports sensation in the World of sports. So, let see the top 10 biggest sports brands in the world.
10 MSG Network: $300 Million
MSG Network has been broadcasting the exclusive events of New York Giants since 2010. The sister of this channel, MSG Plus also broadcast the NHL games with special attention to the New Jersey Devils and New York Islanders. The estimated worth of MSG Network in 2013 was increased by $70 million and now it is about $300 million. MSG Network is one of the biggest sports brands in the world today.
9 MLBAM: $480 Million
MLBAM which means Major League Baseball Advanced Media is the internet and interactive branch of Major League Baseball and currently based in New York City. MLBAM operates the official website of MLB. The site publishes news, standings, statistics and match schedules. The site also offers live audio and video broadcasts to the subscribers.The Major League Baseball Advanced Media stands 9th in our list of biggest sports brands in the world.
8 NESN: $510 Million
New England Sports Network is the Full form of NESN is the regional television channel in the six New England states in the USA. NESN mainly broadcasts the games of Boston Red Sox and the Boston Bruins. They also cover the news of regional college basketball games. The channel was launched in 1984 and moved to be the basic cable network later in 2001. They offer a monthly subscription fee of $3.56, which is the 3rd highest fee charged by any regional sports network in the United States.
7 YES Network: $625 Million
YES Network also known as the Yankees Entertainment and Sports Network is the primary broadcasting network of New York Yankee and Brooklyn Nets. The YES Network is officially based in Manhattan. YES Network has an average annual Turnover of $625 Million. The global advertisement is the main money source for the YES Network. They earn more percentage of money than any other regional sports network in the world.
6 Reebok: $1.1 Billion
Most recently, Reebok seems to be forging multiple partnerships with Spartan Race and Crossfit. Still, Reebok is one of the very popular sports brands throughout the world. The company Reebok has a revenue of $1.1 billion, stands at No. 6 in the list of top 10 richest sports brands in the world. Reebok was founded in 1895 in Bolton, England. However, the England franchise stands 6th in our list of biggest sports brands in the world.
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5 Under Armour: $3.7 Billion
Under Armour is a famous American sportswear and accessories company, which was founded in 1996. They firstly invented the moisture-wicking shirts that were made from microfibers. These clothing helped the athletes a great deal by keeping them dry and preventing discomfort of being in a sweat-soaked shirt. In 1999, the Under Armour clothing company got the task of being the outfitter for two Warner Bros movies,
4 Sky Sports: $4.1 Billion
Another UK Brand in our list of Top 10 Richest Sports Brand in the World. Sky Sports is a British Sky Broadcasting company that telecasts news from numerous sports, like soccer, cricket, rugby, darts, golf, boxing, wrestling, formula F1 racing. The Sky Sports usually charges subscription for its viewers
Sky Sports network is the most profitable sports channel , broadcasting the English Premier League matches.
3 Adidas: $7.1 Billion
My personal Favorite Brand Adidas which is a part of Adidas Group (AG), which also includes Reebok, TaylorMade, Rockport and a small percentage of Bayern Munich Football Club. The company was founded by Adolf Dassler, following a split with his brother, who went on to form another Sports brand Puma. Thus the rivalry between Adidas and Puma has started and still remains today. Adidas is one the world’s biggest sports brands.
2 ESPN: $15 Billion
ESPN or Entertainment and Sports Programming Network which broadcasts live events from almost all sports and also live telecasts sport talk shows, sports documentaries, and sports news shows. The channel is available on cable and reached to over 85% Americans. The subscription fee is $5.50 per month, which is the highest monthly subscription fee of any cable television network. ESPN was founded in 1979 and headquartered in Bristol, Connecticut. ESPN stands 2nd in our list of biggest sports brands in the world.
1 Nike: $17.3 Billion (Richest Sports Brand in the World)
The US leading Sports Manufacturing company, Nike is the biggest sports brands in the world. They are the worldwide leader in athletic footwear. Nike dominates almost 20% of the sports footwear market and according to Forbes, that Nike has outperformed the Dow Jones United States footwear index by 50% in last five years. After founded in 1964, Nike was initially known as Blue Ribbon Company, which was owned by Bill Bowerman and Phil Knight.