Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson tops rich list


Alex Ferguson

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has been named the wealthiest football manager in Britain by the Sunday Times Sport rich list with a fortune of £34 million.

The 71-year-old earns about £7m a year at Old Trafford and owns a string of racehorses.

Richest football managers

    • 1 Sir Alex Ferguson £34m
    • 2= Roy Keane £29m
    • 2= Arsene Wenger £29m
    • 4= Roberto Mancini £21m
    • 4= Giovanni Trapattoni £21m
    • 6 Sven-Goran Eriksson £16m
    • 7=Steve Bruce £14m
    • 7= Mark Hughes £14m
    • 9 Harry Redknapp £13m
    • 10= Rafa Benitez £12m
    • 10=Roy Hodgson £12m
    • 10 = Martin O'Neill £12m

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger and ex-Ipswich boss Roy Keane came joint second, worth £29m.

Manchester City's Roberto Mancini is joint fourth with Giovanni Trapattoni.

The pair are both worth £21m.

As well as Roy Keane, two more of Manchester United's former players make the top 10 with Hull boss Steve Bruce and former QPR manager Mark Hughes both worth £14m.

Lewis Hamilton
Image caption Lewis Hamilton wealthiest British driver in Formula One

In a list of top-earning past and present Formula One drivers, the guide places Johnny Dumfries, who used to race for Lotus, as the richest racing driver with a fortune of £110m.

But Lewis Hamilton is named as the wealthiest British racer currently competing, now worth £60m, an increase of £5m since last year.

The 28-year-old Mercedes driver is narrowly ahead of Jenson Button, who has also added £5m to his fortune in the last year and is now worth £58m.

Richest Formula One drivers

    • 1 Johnny Dumfries £110m
    • 2 Eddie Irvine £83m
    • 3 Lewis Hamilton £60m
    • 4 Jenson Button £58m
    • 5 Jody Scheckter £57m
    • 6 David Coulthard £53m
    • 7 Nigel Mansell £50m
    • 8 Sir Jackie Stewart £42m
    • 9= Damon Hill £19m
    • 9= Jonathan Palmer £19m

The fourth annual Sunday Times sport rich list will be published on 28 April.

It is calculated by looking at identifiable wealth, including land, property, art, racehorses and financial shares.

The list doesn't include bank accounts.

This year, at least £12m is required to make it into the top 100.

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