It seems as though sports teams have become the new fashionable accessory for the rich and famous. Just recently in the news, we heard about Magic Johnson and Guggenheim Partners’ record-breaking acquisition of the L.A. Dodgers. But it isn’t just baseball teams that are being swapped, sold, and passed to the billionaire with the biggest bank account; it’s all sports—basketball, football, tennis, even cricket. And the price tags are getting ever bigger. For example, in 1999 Dan Snyder purchased the Washington Redskins for $750—an almost unheard of amount then. Today, though, the team is worth about $1.6 billion and continues to grow in value. In fact, you’d be hard pressed to find a professional sports team out there today that wouldn’t go for at least $300-$400 million. So this got us thinking: if the Joe Shmos of professional sports are going for that much, just how much are the heavy-hitters selling for?
Check out today’s infographic with the rundown: who bought what, when, and for how much. The ten most expensive sports team purchases ever.
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Which sports team would you most love to own?