Soccer is the most lucrative sport in the world. The soccer industry produces more money than any other sport.
Football leagues dominate the top chart. Now, there is a big debate over the use of the term football. America and a few other countries use the term soccer, while most of the world uses the term football. Either way, it's an extremely popular sport. Out of the top 20 leagues by revenue, 14 are associated with football groups. These leagues make a combined $19.442 billion and most of them are unsurprisingly located in Europe.
You may also be able to see the popularity of a sport in a certain region. European football leagues enjoy large revenues due to their popularity. Although America's Major League Soccer (MLS) takes the 18th spot on our list, its revenues are well below the major European football leagues. In comparison, the Premier League in England and Wales makes $5.3 billion, making it the top football league by revenue.