Top 5 Richest Sports Event

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Richest Sports Event

Sports have been evolving so much in the recent years, huge sums of money has been invested in different sports, than we have these commercial success for teams and players across the globe. But which events in the world pays the most money to players or teams ? Is it Major golf events or Team games of football, rugby NBA or ICE Hockey? well lets take a look at the top 5 list of Richest Sports events.

Uefa Champions League: $65m (€47m)

Twenty years ago, the concept of a 'race for fourth place' was unheard of in English football. But now, that 'achievement' is nearly as important as winning the league itself - at least that's what Arsene Wenger would have you believe, so important is qualification to the Champions League. As any Premier League club chairman will testify, this is the tournament where the real money is made. Current champions Bayern Munich banked a cool $65m when they beat domestic rivals Borussia Dortmund at Wembley last May.

Fifa World Cup: $31m (€22.5m)

Alleged Fifa corruption and wrongdoing aside, the showpiece of international football is a sparkling affair, boasting a final watched by more than 700 million people. The reward for victory is equally impressive, thanks in no small part to Fifa's finely tuned commercial operation. Current champions Spain defend their title in Brazil this summer.

 Uefa European Championships: $29m (€21m)

Founded in 1960 and featuring just four teams, the Euros have grown considerably in the last 54 years, both in scale and financially. Euro 2016, which will be held in France, is the biggest tournament yet, following this year's expansion from 16 to 24 nations. Current holders Spain triumphed in 2012 and 2008 - and pocketed a substantial sum for their efforts.

World Series: $19m (€13.8m)

The showpiece series of Major League Baseball, the World Series is more than 100 years old. Current champions are the Boston Red Sox, who beat St Louis Cardinals in 2013.

Uefa Europa League: $12m (€8.7m)

In joint sixth is the Europa League, the reincarnation of the Uefa Cup and a tournament often treated with disdain by those competing to win it. But while it is often seen as an unwelcome distraction by managers and fans, the $12m reward is not to be sniffed at.

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  1. Wow. I thought it'll be the World Series or Fifa that'll take the top slot.

  2. Soccer is really so famous and I'm not surprised that they got most of the top money making event.