Manchester United and England skipper Wayne Rooney has been named as Britain’s richest young sportsman in the Sunday Times Rich List for 2016. The 30-year-old has seen his wealth grow by £10m over the past 12 months, largely thanks to a new deal at Old Trafford that takes his earnings up to £300,000 a week on top of endorsements.
Rooney is now the highest-paid player in the Premier League, while separate deals with the likes of Nike and Samsung have seen his personal wealth increase to take top spot in the annual list.
Tennis ace Andy Murray – along with brother Jamie. The brothers are worth a combined value of £58m, with £57m of that sum being contributed by world number two Andy.
The list in full: 1) Wayne Rooney, 2) Andy and Jamie Murray, 3) Rory McIlroy, 4) Gareth Bale, 5) Sergio Aguero, 6) David Silva, 7) Cesc Fabregas, 7) Radamel Falcao, 9) Samir Nasri, 10) Eden Hazard, 11) Amir Khan