Lewis Hamilton named Britain's richest sportsman

Lewis Hamilton, Jenson Button and Wayne Rooney have topped The Times' wealthiest sports people in Britain for 2014.

Hamilton has been in inspired Formula One form this season, picking up four wins in a row for Mercedes, collecting a £16million salary and is reportedly worth £68m.

And Manchester United and England striker Wayne Rooney was named the richest footballer with a princely sum of £60m to his name.

He is third in the list ahead of Steve Nash (£56m), Rio Ferdinand (£44m) and Andy Murray.

Britain's richest sportsmen – top 10:

1. Lewis Hamilton (Motor racing): £68m

2. Jenson Button (Motor racing): £63m

3. Wayne Rooney (Football): £60m

4. Steve Nash (Basketball): £56m

5. Rio Ferdinand (Football): £44m

6. Andy Murray (Tennis): £40m

7. Steven Gerrard (Football): £37m

= Frank Lampard (Football): £37m

9. Luol Deng (Basketball): £36m

= Ryan Giggs (Football): £36m

Full-story: Daily mail

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