Rory McIlroy tops Sunday Times young sports star rich list

Rory McIlroy
McIlroy won the The Players Championship in March, picking up £1.7m

Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy has been named as Britain's wealthiest sports star aged under 30 on the Sunday Times' Rich Listexternal-link for the second consecutive year.

The four-time major winner, who turned 30 earlier this month, has seen his fortune increase by £28m to £138m.

Real Madrid and Wales forward Gareth Bale is second with £94m, with Manchester City's Argentine striker Sergio Aguero third on £58m.

Anthony Joshua is fourth with £49m.

The world heavyweight champion, 29, and McIlroy are the only two non-footballers in the top 10.

The list includes both those from the UK and those based in the UK.

The richest sports stars aged 30 or under
1. Rory McIlroy £138m
2. Gareth Bale £94m
3. Sergio Aguero £58m
4. Anthony Joshua £49m
5. Mesut Ozil £42m
6. Eden Hazard £40m
7. Alexis Sanchez £39m
8. Paul Pogba £37m
9. Theo Walcott £29m
10. Willian £27m

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