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Hamilton Named Britain’s Richest Sportsman

Lewis Hamilton has been named as the richest sportsman in Britain with a fortune of £88m, an increase of £20m on the previous year.

In a good year for Formula One, McLaren’s Jenson Button occupies third place behind the Mercedes world champion, having amassed £71m.

Splitting the drivers is Wayne Rooney, the wealthiest player in the Premier League with £72m. His £300,000-a-week contract at Manchester United has four seasons to run and should mean the 29-year-old will join David Beckham as the only British footballer to amass a fortune of more than £100m.

Next up is Andy Murray with £48m. Winning Wimbledon in 2013 following his triumph at the US Open in 2012 and a gold medal at that summer’s Olympic Games in London have helped the flow of endorsements.

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