Sunday Times Sport Rich List 2011 - Sportsmen Rich List

The England manager, Fabio Capello, is the richest football manager in the UK and Ireland, according to The Sunday Times 2011 Sport Rich List, published May 15.

Capello has added £3m to his fortune in the past year, taking him to £37m, and is one of four Italian managers operating at the top of the British and Irish game to feature in this year’s(2011) Sunday Times Sport Rich List.

Capello stood to earn a huge bonus on top of his basic £5.5m salary had England progressed beyond the first knockout stage of the World Cup in South Africa last summer. The defeat to Germany was one of only two in 18 competitive matches since Capello took over in December 2007 and he will lead England into the next major tournament, next year’s European Championships.

3 UK 's Top 10 Sportsmen Rich List

1.Dave Whelan and family

Net worth:£190m

Source of wealth: Sports equipment, Football

Whelan played for Blackburn Rovers and later played more than 100 games for the Crewe Alexandra.With the £400 compensation he received following his injury he bought a small grocery business, operating from Blackburn market, and built it into Whelan's Discount Stores. In 1978 he sold it to Morrisons, the supermarket chain, for £1.5m. Next he bought JJB, a small sports shop in Wigan, for £7,400.Whelan sold his family stake in JJB for £190m and left the company. He has about £17m of assets in other family companies such as Whelco, but last year he spent £83.4m of his sale proceeds buying JJB's Fitness Club operation. In 1995 he bought his home-town football club, Wigan Athletic, and vowed to take them to the Premier League. With an interest in bakery business Pooles, whose pies are sold at Wigan's DW stadium, Whelan, 73, and his family are worth £190m.

2.David Beckham

Net worth:£135m

Source of wealth: Football

Astute management on and off the pitch keeps Beckham at the top of his game. Now starting his final season at LA Galaxy in Los Angeles, the 36-year-old is coming to the end of his playing career, although he may wear a Manchester United shirt on May 24 for Gary Neville's (qv) testimonial match. Beckham's 10-year career at United ended in 2003 when he moved to Real Madrid for £25m on a four-year contract worth £6m a year.

3.Sir Tony O'Reilly

Net worth:£120m

Source of wealth: Rugby union, Food, Media

Irish businessman and former international rugby union player.O'Reilly, 75, earned 29 caps for Ireland and holds the record for the number of tries on British & Irish Lions tours, at 37. He played in all four Tests when the Lions toured South Africa in 1955, scoring a dramatic winning try to silence a largely hostile crowd of 95,000 at Ellis Park in Johannesburg in the first game.

Net worth:£110mSource of wealth: Land, Motor racing, Art

John Crichton-Stuart better known to motor racing fans as Johnny Dumfries, a dashing driver whose high point behind the wheel came in 1988 when he was one of the three-man team that won the Le Mans 24-Hour race in a Jaguar XJR-9. As a youngster on his family's estate on the Isle of Bute, his late father, the 6th marquess, taught him to drive. At 17, Dumfries left Ampleforth public school near York and moved to London. He took a job as a van driver for Frank Williams' Formula One team while he raced karts. In the 1980s, he found a sponsor, the Sicilian businessman Luigi Graziano, who provided the money that allowed Dumfries to make the jump into Formula Three. He turned professional in 1984 when he won the British F3 championship. His first and only season in F1 was in 1986, when he raced alongside Ayrton Senna at Lotus. He retired from racing in 1991. Two years later he inherited the Mount Stuart estate from his father, who left £144m in his will.

5.Lennox Lewis

Lewis quit boxing in 2004 as undisputed heavyweight world champion. The 45-year-old, who is married and has three children, dismisses talk of entering the ring again, saying that he would have happily walked away from boxing after destroying Mike Tyson in 2002. He has kept himself busy by setting up the Lennox Lewis Foundation, which raises money to help underprivileged children living in the United Kingdom, Jamaica, Canada and the United States. He worked as a ringside analyst for HBO for a time, but was released from his contract last year — not that he needed the money. By 1997, the man who won an Olympic gold medal for Canada at the 1988 Soeul Games had earned £25m from 34 professional fights; a year later he signed a seven-fight deal that netted him £40m. Winning the world title added a further £18.5m. Lewis has homes in Hertfordshire, Jamaica and Florida.

6.Eddie Irvine

Net worth:£80m

Source of wealth: Property, Motor racing

Irvine, 45, had a reputation as a playboy during his Formula One career — but while there may have been a degree of truth in that, he would not have survived in the sport from 1993 until 2002 if he had not been totally focused when he turned up for work. He spent four years at Ferrari, where he had to play second fiddle to Michael Schumacher, often given an inferior car to his teammate.

7.Jody Scheckter

Net worth:£60m

Source of wealth: Motor racing, Defence training

When Scheckter started competing in Formula One, he was considered a wild man who had no regard for the safety of himself or his fellow drivers. During the British Grand Prix of 1973 he caused the worst crash the sport had seen when he lost control of his McLaren — eight cars were destroyed in the carnage that followed. Fortunately, nobody was killed. The South African calmed down after that, going on to win the 1979 world title with Ferrari, after which he went into race promotion before heading to America. There he launched Firearms Training Systems and moved from his Monaco base to Atlanta to grow the business. He sold up in the late 1990s when the company’s annual sales passed £60m and he is estimated to have picked up at least £100m. In recent years, 61-year-old Scheckter has reinvented himself as an organic farmer in Hampshire.

8.Dave Richards

Net worth:£58m

Source of wealth: Motor racing

Richards studied to become an accountant but in 1974, at the age of 22, he won his first national rally championship as co-driver to Tony Drummond. Two years later, he established his own motorsport consultancy and set up a rally series in the Middle East. In 1984, Richards, who was born in Wales, set up Prodive, a motorsport and automotive technology consultancy based in Oxfordshire.In 1999, Richards sold a 49% stake in the parent Prodrive Holdings to a venture capital group, which valued the business at £150m. He has also run the Benetton and BAR Formula One teams.Prodrive made a small loss in 2009 but Richards' stake and his separate company, Hundred Percent Group, with about £13m assets, take him to £58m.

Net worth:£50m

Source of wealth: Motor racing

The jury is still out on Coulthard's ability as a commentator for the BBC's coverage of Formula One, a duty he shares with another former driver, Martin Brundle. Coulthard, 40, still races in the German touring car championship, driving a Mercedes C-Class alongside teammate Ralf Schumacher, another former F1 driver. The Scotsman had a 16-year career as a grand prix driver, during which he won 13 races and finished second in the world championship to Michael Schumacher in 2001. He is the highest scoring British driver with 535 points. His career earnings on the track were put at more than £16m by BusinessF1 magazine before he moved from McLaren to Red Bull, which took over the old Jaguar team, in 2004. Monaco-based Coulthard also co-owned the Columbus hotel in the principality, opened in 2001 by the late Prince Rainier. It was sold last year for more than £30m. Coulthard has properties in London, Belgium and Switzerland. With the hotel sale proceeds and past salaries from racing, he is worth £50m.

9= Lewis Hamilton

Net worth: £50m

Source of wealth: Motor racing

In joining David Beckham (qv) and Andy Murray (qv) as part of XIX Entertainment’s stable of sports stars, Hamilton will hope to have found in Simon Fuller the “someone who can progress what I am". This was his stated desire after splitting from his father Anthony’s management last year, a move interpreted as a sign that 26-year-old Hamilton Jr was experiencing some of the growing pains arising from becoming a sporting superstar at such a young age. Hamilton won the Formula One world title aged 23 in his second season in 2008.

9= Nigel Mansell


Net worth: £50m

Source of wealth: Motor racing

Mansell is one of the most popular British Formula One drivers of all time – fans loved his attacking driving style, even if things didn't always go to plan. He drove for Lotus and Ferrari, but it was at Williams where he enjoyed most success, winning the world championship in 1992 and going on to become IndyCar champion in 1993. Last year, Mansell and his sons, Leo and Greg, entered the Le Mans 24-Hour race but didn't last long – Mansell Sr crashed after just 17 minutes. He made at least £45m as a racing driver. Mansell, 57, lives in Jersey, having sold his Woodbury Park golf and country club in Devon for £14m in 2007. He and comedian Omid Djalili appeared in adverts for moneysupermarket.com. A £5.8m home, £3m private jet and £1.3m yacht indicate a substantial bank balance.

2 Richest Football Managers In UK 2011

1.Fabio Capello


Net worth: £37m

Source: England National Team

2.Sir Alex Ferguson


Net worth: £27m

Source: Manchester United

3.Carlo Ancelotti


Net worth: £25m

Source: Chelsea

4.Giovanni Trapattoni


Net worth: £20m

Source: Ireland National Team

5.Arsene Wenger


Net worth: £19m

Source: Arsenal

6= Sven Goran Eriksson


Net worth: £16m

Source: Leicester City

7= Roberto Mancini


Net worth: £16m

Source: Manchester City

8= Steve Bruce


Net worth: £11m

Source: Sunderland

8= Mark Hughes


Net worth: £11m

Source: Fulham

1 Young Sportmen Rich List :

1 Lewis Hamilton £50m Motor racing

2 Jenson Button £48m Motor racing

3 Wayne Rooney £37m Football

4 Steven Gerrard £27m Football

5 John Terry £23m Football

6 Andy Murray £22m Tennis

7 Luol Deng £19m Basketball

8 Joe Cole £17m Football

9= Petr Cech £16m Football

9= Fernando Torres £16m Football

11= Michael Essien £14m Football

11= Carlos Tevez £14m Football

13= Ashley Cole £13m Football

13= Cesc Fabregas £13m Football

13= Ben Gordon £13m Basketball

13= Robbie Keane £13m Football

17 Dimitar Berbatov £12m Football

18= Justin Rose £10m Golf

18= James Toseland £10m Motorcycle racing

20= Andrey Arshavin £9m Football

20= Michael Carrick £9m Football

22 Shaun Wright-Phillips £8m Football

23= Gareth Barry £7m Football

23= Peter Crouch £7m Football

23= David Haye £7m Boxing

23= Rory McIlroy £7m Golf

23= Kolo Toure £7m Football

23= Yaya Toure £7m Football

23= Robin van Persie £7m Football

23= Nemanja Vidic £7m Football

31= Wayne Bridge £6m Football

31= Jermain Defoe £6m Football

31= Patrice Evra £6m Football

31= Theo Walcott £6m Football

35= Nick Dougherty £5m Golf

35= Darren Fletcher £5m Football

35= Glen Johnson £5m Football

35= Martin Laird £5m Golf

35= Joleon Lescott £5m Football

35= Kevin Pietersen £5m Cricket

Source: Sunday Times Sport Rich List 2011

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