Net worth: $2.9 billion
Overall rank: 184
Forbes reported in August that the Patriots are the second-most valuable team in football with a worth of $1.8 billion. In the last year, the team’s value has also increased by 10 percent, Forbes said.
On the other side of the coin, news about the Patriots has been dominated since June by the arrest of former tight end Aaron Hernandez, who is accused of murdering an associate in June. Hernandez, who signed a $40 million contract extension last year, has pleaded not guilty to all charges.