5/12/2018 12:15:51 PM (GMT+3)

McIlroy is Britain's richest young sportsperson of the year

McIlroy is Britain

NEW DELHI: Former world number one golfer Rory McIlroy is the richest youngsportsperson in Britain and Ireland with a net worth of 110 million pounds, according to the Sunday Times newspaper's Rich List.

McIlroy's earnings have been boosted by his return to form in recent weeks, which saw him emerge as one of the contenders at the US Masters before finishing tied for fifth.

Last year, the 29-year-old signed two 10-year endorsement deals worth $100 million each, withsportswear brand Nike and club manufacturer TaylorMade.

Tennis player Andy Murray is second in the rankings, with the Scot's wealth estimated at 83 million pounds.

Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale and Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero are in the third and fourth spots respectively.

British heavyweight boxer Anthony Joshua, who most recently earned 18 million pounds from his title bout with Joseph Parker, completes the top-five.

10 richest young sports stars aged 30 or under (wealth figures in pounds)

1. Rory McIlroy (golf) - 110 million
2. Andy Murray (tennis) - 83 million
3. Gareth Bale (football) - 74 million
4. Sergio Aguero (football) - 48 million
5. Anthony Joshua (boxing) - 35 million
6. Eden Hazard (football) - 32 millio
7. Mesut Ozil (football) - 28 million
8. Theo Walcott (football) - 26 million
9. Paul Pogba (football) - 25 million
10. Juan Mata (football) - 24 million