McIl­roy is rich­est young sports star in Bri­tain and Ire­land

The Irish Times - Sports Weekend - - SPORTS -

Rory McIl­roy has been re­vealed as the rich­est young sports star in Bri­tain and Ire­land, ac­cord­ing to the 30th edi­tion of The Sun­day Times Rich List.

Four-time Ma­jor win­ner McIl­roy is re­ported to have a wealth of £110 mil­lion (¤124.7m) – a fig­ure which puts him £27m (¤30.6m) clear of Andy Mur­ray in sec­ond place. De­spite fail­ing to add to his haul of Ma­jors since 2014, McIl­roy has seen his wealth con­tinue to grow – his 2018 fig­ure is £28m (¤31.7m) higher than the one re­veal in 2017.

This is largely thanks to a new 10-year con­tract ex­ten­sion with Nike worth $100m, as well as another highly-lu­cra­tive con­tract with club man­u­fac­turer Tay­lorMade.

McIl­roy and Mur­ray are two of only three sport­ing stars in the top-16 who aren’t foot­ballers – heavy­weight cham­pion An­thony Joshua is num­ber five in the list with a per­sonal wealth of £35m (¤39.6m) – an in­crease of £20m (¤22.6) from 2017.

The rest of the list is made up by foot­ballers – with Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale the high­est paid at num­ber three with a wealth of £74m (¤83.9m).The sports stars make up 17 of the rich­est peo­ple aged 30 or un­der.

Rory McIl­roy: re­vealed as rich­est young sports star

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