Lewis Hamilton is the richest sportsperson in the United Kingdom according to British newspaper The Sunday Times Rich List.
The Briton’s net worth is estimated at 224 million pounds, 37 million pounds more than last year. Hamilton’s wealth was undoubtedly boosted by an approx. 40 million pounds a year contract with Mercedes that he signed in 2018. It is important to note he also the richest sportsperson in the history of the Sunday Times Rich List.
The only other sportsperson on the main Rich List is pro golfer Rory McIlroy with a net worth of 170 million pounds.
“Being the best in the world at what you do is well rewarded in any business or profession,” said Robert Watts, who compiled the Rich List.
“Sport is no different, as this year’s Sport Rich List shows once again. It is no co-incidence that Lewis Hamilton and Rory McIlroy – both no 1s in their chosen sports – are the only two sportsmen to make the main Rich List.
“On the face of it these sports stars are very different to the entrepreneurs and other business leaders who dominate in The Sunday Times Rich List.
“But the biggest names in golf, boxing, motor racing and football have that same capacity for hard work, discipline and sacrifice – that ability to keep pushing when many of us would take a breather.”
The full list of Britain’s 1000 richest people will be published on May 17.