Golfer Padraig Harrington is Ireland’s Richest Sportsman, With €43 Million – Sunday Times Rich List

Formula One star Lewis Hamilton will be named as Britain and Ireland’s wealthiest sportsman, worth €82m, among those currently competing, in the 26th annual Sunday Times Rich List – the definitive guide to wealth in Britain and Ireland – to be published in May. Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney will be revealed as the richest player in the Premier League, worth€72m from his football earnings on and off the pitch.

 

The 2013 Wimbledon men’s tennis champion, Andy Murray, has added €9m to his fortune in a year and is now worth €48m according to the 2014 Sunday Times Rich List. Ireland’s richest sportsman is golfer Padraig Harrington, who is now worth€43m.

 

BRITAIN’S 10 RICHEST SPORTSMEN

 Source: The Sunday Times Rich List 2014

Current drivers and players

 

Rank Name Sport 2014 wealth 2013 wealth
1 Lewis Hamilton Motor racing €82m €72m
2 Jenson Button Motor racing €76m €70m
3 Wayne Rooney Football Manchester United €72m €61m
4 Steve Nash Basketball €67m €64m
5 Rio Ferdinand Football Manchester United €53m €51m
6 Andy Murray Tennis €48m €39m
7= Steven Gerrard Football Liverpool €45m €40m
7= Frank Lampard Football Chelsea €45m €41m
9= Luol Deng Basketball €43m €34m
9= Ryan Giggs Football Manchester United €43m €41m

 

 

IRELAND’S RICHEST SPORTSMEN

 Source: The Sunday Times Rich List 2014

Current players

 

Rank Name Sport 2014 wealth 2013 wealth
1 Padraig Harrington Golf  €43m €41m
2 Rory McIlroy Golf €34m €24m
3= Damien Duff Football Fulham €22m €22m
3= Robbie Keane Football LA Galaxy €22m €19m
5 Darren Clarke Golf €20m €19m
6 Graeme McDowell Golf €18m €16m

 

The 26th annual Sunday Times Rich List – the definitive guide to wealth in Britain and Ireland – is published next month (May). The list is based on identifiable wealth, including land, property, other assets such as art and racehorses, or significant shares in publicly quoted companies. It excludes bank accounts, to which the paper has no access.

 

The Sunday Times Rich List 2014 is compiled by Philip Beresford, the leading authority on British wealth, and Colm Murphy, Ireland’s wealth expert. The Rich List is edited by Ian Coxon.

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