Zlatan Ibrahimovic is number 2 richest sportsman in UK [FULL LIST]


Manchester United forward, Zlatan Ibrahimovic is now number two in United Kingdom richest sports men.

Mercedes Formula One driver, Lewis Hamilton is still the richest sportsman in the UK.

Ibrahimovic is a close second after he surprisingly entered the top 10 of the new Sunday Times Rich List.

Hamilton, who is in search of his fourth World Championship this year, has a £131m fortune and has seen his wealth increase by £25m in the past 12 months.

The Manchester United’s 35-year-old Swedish striker, ”overtook” teammate, Wayne Rooney to become the richest footballer on the list after he joined the English side in July last year.

The former PSG forward has a wealth of £110m after more than a decade playing for Europe’s elite clubs such as AC Milan, Barcelona, Juventus and Inter Milan and a lucrative long-term endorsement deal with Nike.

Also in the top 5 are Formula One’s Jenson Button and golfer Rory McIlroy with wealth of £86m and £82m respectively.

McIlroy’s fortune appreciated by £26m in the past 12 months, the biggest rise on the list, while Button’s personal fortune grew by £9m even though he handed over his McLaren seat at the end of last season.

Football is the best-represented sport in the top 10, with five of the wealthiest sports people either players or managers.

Rooney (£93m, up £11m) is third, while Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is in seventh place (£61m) and Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola ninth (£50m).

Wales and Real Madrid striker, Gareth Bale has seen his wealth rise by £20m in the last year to a total of £54m, to place him eighth in the top 10.


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