Lewis Hamilton remains UK’s wealthiest sportsperson as Zlatan Ibrahimovic gatecrashes Rich List – Telegraph.co.uk

Lewis Hamilton is still the richest sportsman in the UK but Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic is a close second after he gatecrashed the top 10 of the new Sunday Times Rich List.

Mercedes Formula One driver Hamilton, who is bidding to win his fourth World Championship this year, has a £131million fortune and has seen his wealth increase by £25million in the last 12 months.

Ibrahimovic, United’s 35-year-old Swedish striker, leapfrogged team-mate Wayne Rooney to become the richest footballer on the list after he joined the English side in July last year.

The imposing forward has a wealth of £110million after more than a decade playing for Europe’s elite clubs including Paris St Germain, AC Milan, Barcelona, Juventus and Inter Milan and a lucrative long-term endorsement deal with Nike.

Lewis Hamilton remains UK’s wealthiest sportsperson as Zlatan Ibrahimovic gatecrashes Rich List – Telegraph.co.uk