The Pittsburgh Steelers have won more Super Bowls than any other NFL franchise, and one would think their success on the field would equate to financial success as well. It certainly has, as Forbes magazine has valued the franchise at $1.9 billion dollars. Yes, that was billion with a 'b', but when ranking all 32 NFL teams the Steelers find themselves in the middle of the pack.
In fact, the Steelers are ranked 13th in the league in regards to total net worth for the franchise. Compared to the value of other franchises, the team's $1.9 billion value seems to be extremely low. Take a look at the top 10.
1. Dallas Cowboys - $4 billion
2. New England Patriots - $3.2 billion
3. Washington Redskins - $2.85 billion
4. New York Giants - $2.8 billion
5. San Francisco 49ers - $2.7 billion
6. New York Jets - $2.6 billion
7. Houston Texans - $2.5 billion
8. Chicago Bears - $2.45 billion
9. Philadelphia Eagles - $2.4 billion
10. Green Bay Packers - $1.95 billion
According to Forbes, the Steelers total value is a +40-percent one-year change for the franchise, with an 11-percent debt/value placed on the organization. The team's overall revenue is listed at $334 million dollars, with an operating income of $54 million dollars.
Regardless of where the Steelers rank on the Forbes list, I think everyone can agree it pays to own a NFL franchise, literally.