Rory McIlroy Tops List Of UK’s Richest Sports Stars ‘Under 30’ – Anthony Joshua Ranked Fifth | See List

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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
11 Willian Football £23m 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
16= Pedro Football £16m New entry

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