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Lewis Hamilton named Britain’s wealthiest sports star

Posted By : Vincent Ashitey
Lewis Hamilton
Lewis Hamilton

Formula 1 driver Lewis Hamilton has been named Britain’s wealthiest sports star in the 2020 Sunday Times Rich List.

The 35-year-old’s wealth increased by £37m in the past year to £224m, making him the wealthiest sportsperson in the list’s 32-year history.

Golfer Rory McIlroy – worth £170m – was the only other sports star in the main list of Britain’s 1,000 richest people.

Sport dominated the Young Rich List with 18 of the 50 places.

Boxer Anthony Joshua is the only non-footballer on the list, made up of those aged 30 or under.

The 30-year-old is worth £107m with Real Madrid and Wales forward Gareth Bale – also 30 – the only sportsperson ahead of him.

The wealthiest sports stars aged 30 and under
Name Sport 2020 wealth
1. Gareth Bale Football £114m
2. Anthony Joshua Boxing £107m
3. Paul Pogba Football £50m
4= Kevin de Bruyne Football £34m
4= David de Gea Football £34m
6. Raheem Sterling Football £28m
7. N’Golo Kante Football £25m
8. Harry Kane Football £24m
9. Daniel Sturridge Football £22m
10, Jordan Henderson Football £21m

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