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Hamilton beats Rooney to top spot in sport rich list

Defending world champion Lewis Hamilton, 30, who is a tax exile based in Monaco, has amassed £20million in the last year, meaning he’s sitting on a £88m fortune, according to the 2015 Sunday Times Sport Rich List.

England and Manchester United forward Rooney has overtaken another F1 driver, Jenson Button, to move behind Hamilton.

Rooney, believed to be earning £300,000 a week at Old Trafford, has wealth estimated at £72m, just a million more than Button.

The full top 10:
1) Lewis Hamilton, Formula 1, £88 million
2) Wayne Rooney, Football, £72 million
3) Jenson Button, Formula 1, £71 million
4) Andy Murray, Tennis, £48 million
5) Rio Ferdinand, Football, £44 million
6) Steven Gerrard, Football, £42 million
7=) Luol Deng, Basketball, £40 million
7=) Jose Mourinho, Football, £40 million
9) Frank Lampard, Football, £39 million
10=) Sir Nick Faldo, Golf, £38 million
10=) Ryan Giggs, Football, £38 million
10=) Rory McIlroy, Golf, £38 million
10=) Arsene Wenger, Football, £38 million

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