Hamilton tops UK sportspersons’ rich list


Hamilton tops UK sportspersons' rich list
FILE PHOTO: Formula One F1 - Australian Grand Prix - Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit, Melbourne, Australia - March 12, 2020 Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton during the Media day REUTERS/Edgar Su

In Summary

  • Six-times Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton is the richest sportsperson in the United Kingdom with a net worth of Sh29 billion, according to The Sunday Times newspaper’s Rich List
  • Hamilton, who signed a new contract with Mercedes in 2018 worth up to Sh5.2 billion a year, saw his net worth rise by Sh4.8 billion over the last year

Six-times Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton is the richest sportsperson in the United Kingdom with a net worth of Sh29 billion, according to The Sunday Times newspaper’s Rich List.

Hamilton, who signed a new contract with Mercedes in 2018 worth up to Sh5.2 billion a year, saw his net worth rise by Sh4.8 billion 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 sportsperson to feature on the main Rich List with a net worth of Sh22 billion.

Wales football player Gareth Bale, who earns Sh46 million per week after tax at Real Madrid, has a net worth of Sh14.8 billion 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 Sh10 billion from his two fights with Andy Ruiz Jr last year, taking his net worth to Sh14 billion.

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

 

1. Gareth Bale (football) 14.8 billion

2. Anthony Joshua (boxing) 14 billion

3. Paul Pogba (football) 6.5 billion

4= Kevin de Bruyne (football) 4.4 billion

4= David de Gea (football) 4.4 billion

6. Raheem Sterling (football) 3.7 billion

7. N’Golo Kante (football) 3.3 billion

8. Harry Kane (football) 3.1 billion

9. Daniel Sturridge (football) 2.9 billion

10. Jordan Henderson (football) 2.7 billion

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