The best of the best.

The team at Forbes recently released some numbers related to the most valuable brands, events, people, and teams in the world of athletics. Here's a snapshot of the most interesting data.

Business:

1.) Nike ($26 billion USD)
2.) ESPN ($17 billion USD)
3.) adidas ($6.2 billion USD)
4.) Under Armour ($5 billion USD)
5.) Sky Sports ($4.6 billion USD)

Events:

1.) Super Bowl ($580 million USD)
2.) Summer Olympics ($348 million USD)
3.) Winter Olympics ($285 million USD)
4.) FIFA World Cup ($229 million USD)
5.) WrestleMania ($170 million USD)

Athletes:

1.) Tiger Woods ($30 Million USD)
2.) Phil Mickelson ($28 million USD)
3.) (tie) LeBron James ($27 million USD)
3.) (tie) Roger Federer ($27 million USD)
4.) Mahendra Singh Dhoni ($21 million USD)

Teams:

1.) New York Yankees ($661 million USD)
2.) Los Angeles Lakers ($521 million USD)
3.) Dallas Cowboys ($497 million USD)
4.) New England Patriots ($465 million USD)
5.) Real Madrid ($464 million USD)