Richest Sportsmen In UK 2012 – Sunday Times Sport Rich List

The Sunday Times’ 2012 Sport Rich List has been released, David Beckham topped the list with a net worth of £160m. Young star, golfing ace Rory McIlroy has earned a place on The Sunday Times Golf Rich List 2012 with . The 23 year-old who is worth £11m came in at number 12 on the list following an increase in fortunes of some £4m since 2011.

The Sunday Times Rich List 2012 was compiled by Philip Beresford, the leading authority on British wealth. The list is based on identifiable wealth, land, property, other assets such as art and racehorses, or significant shares in publicly quoted companies, and does not include the cash in their bank accounts, meaning the true level of their wealth could be even higher.

1. David Beckham, Football – £160m
2. Paul Caddick and family, Rugby union / Construction – £150m
3. Dave Whelan and family, Sports equipment / Football – £140m
4. Sir Tony O’Reilly, Rugby union / Food / Media – £120m
5. Johnny Dumfries, Land / Motor racing / Art – £110m
6. Lennox Lewis, Boxing – £95m
7. Eddie Irvine, Property / Motor racing – £80m
8. Jody Scheckter, Motor racing / Defence training – £60m
9. Lewis Hamilton, Motor racing – £55m
10. Jenson Button, Motor racing – £53m
11= David Coulthard, Motor racing, Television – £50m
11= Nigel Mansell, Motor racing – £50m
11= Steve Nash, Basketball – £50m
11= Dave Richards, Motor racing – £50m
15. Dario Franchitti, Motor racing – £46m
16. Wayne Rooney, Football – £45m
17. Sir Jackie Stewart, Motor racing – £42m
18= Rio Ferdinand, Football – £40m
18= Peter Tom and family, Aggregates / Rugby union – £40m
20. Michael Owen, Football – £39m
21= Guy Harwood and family, Car sales / Horseracing – £36m
21= Simon McDowell and family, Construction / Rugby union – £36m
23. Alan Shearer, Football / Television – £35m
24= Sol Campbell, Football – £34m
24= Sir Nick Faldo, Golf / Television – £34m
26= Ryan Giggs, Football – £33m
26= Padraig Harrington, Golf – £33m
28. Sir Alex Ferguson, Football – £32m
29. Robbie Fowler, Property / Football – £31m
30= Fran Cotton, Retailing / Rugby union – £30m
30= Sir Bill Gammell, Rugby union, Finance – £30m
30= Steven Gerrard, Football – £30m
30= Frank Lampard, Football – £30m
30= Steve Smith, Retailing / Rugby union – £30m
35. Roy Keane, Football, Television – £29m
36. Colin Montgomerie, Golf – £28m
37= Ricky Hatton, Boxing – £26m
37= John Terry, Football – £26m
37= Arsène Wenger, Football – £26m
40= Luke Donald, Golf – £25m
40= Lee Westwood, Golf – £25m
42. Andy Murray, Tennis – £24m
43. Luol Deng, Basketball – £23m
44= Naseem Hamed, Boxing – £22m
44= Gary Lineker, Football / Television – £22m
44= Jonathan Palmer, Motor racing – £22m
44= Patrick Vieira, Football – £22m
48= Didier Drogba, Football – £21m
48= Fernando Torres, Football – £21m
50= Matthew Fleming, Cricket / Finance – £20m
50= Alan Pascoe, Athletics / Sports promotion – £20m
50= Ian Poulter, Golf – £20m
50= Giovanni Trapattoni, Football – £20m
50= Ian Woosnam, Golf – £20m
55. Damon Hill, Motor racing – £19m
56= Petr Cech, Football – £18m
56= Joe Cole, Football – £18m
56= Roberto Mancini, Football – £18m
56= Paul Scholes, Football – £18m
60= Damien Duff, Football – £17m
60= Ben Gordon, Basketball – £17m
60= Tim Henman, Tennis – £17m
63. Sven-Göran Eriksson, Football – £16m
64= Darren Clarke, Golf – £15m
64= Ashley Cole, Football – £15m
64= Michael Essien, Football – £15m
64= Robbie Keane, Football – £15m
64= Amir Khan, Boxing – £15m
69= Craig Bellamy, Football – £14m
69= Steve Bruce, Football – £14m
69= Joe Calzaghe, Boxing £14m
69= Jamie Carragher, Football – £14m
69= Paul Casey, Golf – £14m
69= Phil Edmonds, Cricket / Mining – £14m
69= Emile Heskey, Football – £14m
69= Gary Neville, Football / Television – £14m
69= Justin Rose, Golf – £14m
69= Sir Michael Stoute, Horseracing – £14m
69= Carlos Tevez, Football – £14m
69= Jonny Wilkinson, Rugby union – £14m
81= Dimitar Berbatov, Football – £13m
81= Frankie Dettori, Horseracing – £13m
81= Kieron Dyer, Football – £13m
84= Sir Henry Cecil, Horseracing – £12m
84= Francis Lee, Football / Paper products – £12m
84= Graeme McDowell, Golf – £12m
84= Steve McManaman, Football – £12m
84= Phil Neville, Football – £12m
84= Harry Redknapp, Football – £12m
84= Yaya Toure, Football – £12m
91= Michael Carrick, Football – £11m
91= Stephen Hendry, Snooker – £11m
91= Roy Hodgson, Football – £11m
91= Mark Hughes, Football – £11m
91= AP McCoy, Horseracing – £11m
91= Rory McIlroy, Golf – £11m
91= David Silva, Football – £11m
98= David Moyes, Football – £10m
98= Lord Moynihan, Rowing – £10m
98= Martin O’Neill, Football – £10m
[Source: The Sunday Times Rich List 2012]

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Richest Sportsmen In UK 2012 – Sunday Times Sport Rich List