Marimekko chart of 50 most valuable sports teams worldwide grouped by sport.

Fifty Most Valuable Sports Teams

US-based football, basketball and baseball teams make up 42 of the top fifty most valuable sports teams, as shown in this Marimekko chart.  NFL teams account for half of the top 50.  The Dallas Cowboys at $5B are the most valuable sports team, according to Forbes.  There are 10 NBA teams in the top 50, led by the $4B New York Knicks.  The New York Yankees at a $4.6B valuation lead the 7 MLB teams.  The eight European football teams represent the top leagues in Spain, England and Germany.  Real Madrid and Barcelona are the top two with values of $4.2B and $4B, respectively. 

Fifty Most Valuable Sports Teams in a Marimekko Chart with Data Row

Marimekko chart of 50 most valuable sports teams worldwide grouped by sport.

How I Made this Marimekko Chart with Data Row

The data for this chart is presented below:

Marimekko chart of 50 most valuable sports teams worldwide grouped by sport.

Here's how I made the Marimekko chart:

  • create a data table in Excel with row for each team
  • add a PivotTable to Excel to show the team data by sport
  • insert a Mekko Graphics chart in PowerPoint based on the selected Excel data above
  • add the data row to the Mekko Graphics Data Editor using the count function
  • sort the data putting the widest bars on the left and the biggest series on the bottom
  • set the coloring mode to color by bars and custom color each bar
  • show values and labels in each segment and format values to show them in $B
  • hide the bar totals and grand total
  • hide axis lines, and tick marks
  • make chart border white and segment borders narrower
  • set bar width to be based on the data row (count of teams in each bar)
  • adjust internal chart margins

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