Owner: Club members
Value: $2.6 billion
Barcelona is the first of the three European soccer clubs in the top three of the list, largely thanks to a whopping $613 million in annual revenue. Barça is communally owned by its members. A top tier of 177-plus such members, called socios, elect the team’s top management.
Earlier this year, the club signed its first-ever jersey corporate sponsorship deal with Qatar Airlines for approximately $38 million a season through 2016.