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Big number: Bears worth $1.19 billion

Updated: October 7, 2012 8:05AM

That’s the value of the Bears franchise, according to numbers released by Forbes on Wednesday. The Bears rank eighth in the NFL:

1. Cowboys $2.1B

2. Patriots $1.635B

3. Redskins $1.6B

4. Giants $1.468B

5. Texans $1.305B

6. Jets $1.284B

7. Eagles $1.26B

8. BEARS $1.19B

9. 49ers $1.175B

10. Packers $1.161B

The Bears have an operating income of $65.3 million, which is among the highest in the league, but that figure is dwarfed by the Cowboys’ $226.7 million.

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