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Hamilton tops Sunday Times sportspersons' rich list

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ByReuters
14/05/2020 at 07:32 | Updated 14/05/2020 at 08:32

Six-times Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton is the richest sportsperson in the United Kingdom with a net worth of £224 million, according to The Sunday Times newspaper's Rich List.

Hamilton, who signed a new contract with Mercedes in 2018 worth up to 40 million pounds a year, saw his net worth rise by £37m over the last year.

Rory McIlroy, who returned to the top of golf's world rankings in February for the first time since 2015, is the only other sportperson to feature on the main Rich List with a net worth of £170.

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Wales footballer Gareth Bale, who earns £350,000 per week after tax at Real Madrid, has a net worth of £114m and is the richest sportsperson aged 30 or under.

The Young Rich List is dominated by sports personalities who account for 18 of the 50 places, with world heavyweight boxing champion Anthony Joshua the only non-footballer to make the cut.

Joshua earned an estimated £78m from his two fights with Andy Ruiz Jr last year, taking his net worth to £107m.

Ten richest young sports stars aged 30 or under (2020 wealth figures)

1. Gareth Bale (soccer) £114 million
2. Anthony Joshua (boxing) £107 million
3. Paul Pogba (soccer) £50 million
4= Kevin de Bruyne (soccer) £34 million
4= David de Gea (soccer) £34 million
6. Raheem Sterling (soccer) £28 million
7. N'Golo Kante (soccer) £25 million
8. Harry Kane (soccer) £24 million
9. Daniel Sturridge (soccer) £22 million
10. Jordan Henderson (soccer) £21 million

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