Despite the invitation with extremely huge benefits if you move to the Ferrari racing team, Mercedes has recently officially announced Lewis Hamilton as one of the richest athletes in UK sports history.
Hamilton is one of the richest athletes in the UK
F1 superstar Hamilton is at the heart of the giant war of two big men, Mercedes and Ferrari, when Ferrari’s main driver, Sebastian Vettel, prepares to bid farewell to ‘Pride of the Italians’.
Mercedes is reportedly poised to increase its current deal with Hamilton from £ 40million to £ 60m to keep one of the most successful racers in modern history. But with 6 championship world, Hamilton said that he deserved a huge amount of up to 224 million pounds.
David Beckham is the second richest athlete in the UK
In the UK sports’ list of the richest athletes, the Sunday Times Rich List just recently announced the 34-year-old racer lags in the first place. Hamilton’s huge fortune just increased by 37 million pounds last year thanks to his current contract with Mercedes and advertising contracts.
Behind Hamilton is former handsome player David Beckham with 200 million pounds. In this list, there are other notable stars such as golfer Rory McIlroy (£ 170 million) or boxer Anthony Joshua (£ 107 million).
Golfer Rory McIlroy is third in the list of richest athletes in the UK
Anthony Joshua brought in £ 18million after his defeat to Andy Ruiz Jr, before making a pre-tax stash of £ 60m in a rematch. With the money he has, Joshua rose to second place in the list of the richest young athletes in the world, behind only player Gareth Bale (£ 114 million). This list is open to all British under 30 or currently playing in the UK.
The remaining names on the list of the richest young athletes in the world are Paul Pogba (£ 50 million) or Kevin De Bruyne (£ 34 million).
Gareth Bale tops the list of young athletes making the most money
Pogba is one of five Manchester United players to play, including goalkeeper David De Gea (£ 34 million), Anthony Martial (£ 20 million), Luke Shaw (£ 19 million), and Odion Ighalo (£ 18 million). Some names also suddenly appeared on the list with Hamilton, typically two former Arsenal teammates Danny Welbeck and Jack Wilshere (£ 18 million).