Worth $1.98 billion: Packers are the 25th most valuable sports franchise in the world

GREEN BAY -- The Green Bay Packers valuation jumped 42 percent since last year -- making the team the 25th most valuable sports franchise in the world.

That's according to the latest rankings from Forbes.

The Packers are worth an estimated $1.98 billion -- up from a little less than $1.4 billion last year, when the team ranked 29th.

Topping the list -- the Dallas Cowboys, valued at $4 billion, followed by Real Madrid and FC Barcelona soccer teams.

The New York Yankees and Manchester United round out the top five.

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