Lewis Hamilton and Rory McIlroy both featured in the latest edition of the Sunday Times Rich List


Gareth Bale tops the list of affluent youth with a £ 114 million fortune

Last update: 5/13/20 5:20 pm

Lewis Hamilton, Rory McIlroy and Gareth Bale

Lewis Hamilton, Rory McIlroy and Gareth Bale

Lewis Hamilton and Rory McIlroy both made the latest edition of the Sunday Times Rich List.

And six-time Formula 1 world champion Hamilton is the richest active sports star in Rich List history with a fortune of £ 224 million, according to the latest annual figures.

Hamilton’s wealth has increased by £ 37 million in the past year, thanks to a lucrative ongoing contract with Mercedes, surpassing the £ 200 million mark claimed by footballer David Beckham upon his retirement in 2013.

Golfer McIlroy is the only other sports star to appear in the main Rich List rankings, with the Major’s four-time winner seeing his fortune increase from £ 32 million to £ 170 million thanks to a very successful 2019 campaign and a series of sponsorship agreements.

Paul Pogba's fortune of 34 million earned him a place on the Young Rich List of sport

Paul Pogba’s £ 34 million fortune earns him a spot on the sport’s Young Rich List

Gareth Bale had a somewhat difficult season at Real Madrid, but remains at the top of the sport’s Young Rich List, with a fortune of £ 20 million to £ 114 million.

But not far behind is boxer Anthony Joshua, who has experienced the largest individual increase in wealth in the past 12 months, increasing from £ 58 million to £ 107 million after his lucrative victory against Andy Ruiz Jr in Saudi Arabia.

Joshua is the only non-football player to appear in the top 20 youth.

He is followed, respectively, by Paul Pogba of Manchester United (£ 34m), Kevin De Bruyne of Manchester City (£ 34m) and his Pogba United teammate David De Gea (£ 28m).


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