Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy has been named the UK’s wealthiest sports star aged 30 or under by the Sunday Times Rich List, despite not winning any major golf tournaments last year.
The 29-year-old Irish golfer overtook Sir Andy Murray (£83m) and Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale (£74m), after signing a string of sponsorship deals including a $100m (£74m) 10-year contract to wear Nike clothing and a $100m agreement to use TaylorMade’s clubs, bags and balls for a decade.
29-year-old Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero is fourth on the list while Boxer Anthony Joshua, 28, is fifth after earning £20m in the past year.
The list includes both those from the UK and those based in the UK.
The 17 sportsmen on the list, including four Manchester United players, are worth a combined £615m.
The full Sunday Times Rich List, which is in its 30th year, was revealed on Sunday, 13 May.
See list of UK’s richest young sports stars below:
|Rank||Name||Sport||2018 wealth||Wealth increase|
|1||Rory McIlroy||Golf||£110m||Up £28m|
|2||Sir Andy Murray||Tennis||£83m||Up £6m|
|3||Gareth Bale||Football||£74m||Up £20m|
|4||Sergio Aguero||Football||£48m||Up £8m|
|5||Anthony Joshua||Boxing||£35m||Up £20m|
|6||Eden Hazard||Football||£32m||Up £7m|
|7||Mesut Ozil||Football||£28m||Up £5m|
|8||Theo Walcott||Football||£26m||Up £4m|
|9||Paul Pogba||Football||£25m||Up £10m|
|10||Juan Mata||Football||£24m||Up £4m|
|12||Alexis Sanchez||Football||£21m||Up £5m|
|13||Daniel Sturridge||Football||£19m||Up £3m|
|14||David De Gea||Football||£18m||New entry|
|15||Andy Carroll||Football||£17m||Up £2m|
|16=||Kevin De Bruyne||Football||£16m||New entry|
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