Formula 1 Mercedes AMG driver Lewis Hamilton is Britain’s richest sport star, with a wealth of £68 million, according to the Sunday Times Rich List.

Fellow British driver Jenson Button came second in the list with £63 million, and England and Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney was third with £60 million, making him the wealthiest footballer in the UK.

The rest of the top ten were made up of Wimbledon winner Andy Murray, a number of footballers, and two basketball players who play on the courts in the US.

The Sunday Times calculates the wealth of each individual by looking at their land, property, and other assets such as art, race horses, and shares in public companies, but excludes bank balances as they are not publicly available.

The full list is due to be published next month.

Britain’s richest sportsmen

1. Lewis Hamilton (F1) – £68m (up from £60m)
2. Jenson Button (F1) – £63m (up from £58m)
3. Wayne Rooney (football) – £60m (up from £51m)
4. Steve Nash* (basketball) – £56m (up from £53m)
5. Rio Ferdinand (football) – £44m (up from £42m)
6. Andy Murray (tennis) – £40m (up from £32m)
7= Steven Gerrard (football) – £37m (up from £33m)
7= Frank Lampard (football) – £37m (up from £34m)
9= Luol Deng (basketball) – £36m (up from £28m)
9= Ryan Giggs (football) – £36m (up from £34m)

*Steve Nash has represented Canada in basketball on the international stage, but is included in the Sunday Times Rich List because he has a Welsh mother and an English father, and holds dual British and Canadian passports.

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