Three-time Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton remains Britain's richest sportsman, according to the annual Rich List published by The Sunday Times.

Hamilton secured a lucrative contract upon joining Mercedes in 2013, with whom he has claimed two world titles, and remains one of the most high-profile drivers in F1.

Hamilton has been Britain's richest sportsman every year since 2014, and will once again be listed first when the full rich list is published on Sunday.

Hamilton's wealth has reportedly increased by ?25 million in the past 12 months, giving him an overall total of ?131m.

The Mercedes driver is ?21m clear of footballer Zlatan Ibrahimovic in second, who is a new entry to the list after joining Manchester United last summer. His team-mate Wayne Rooney sits third.

Recent F1 driver Jenson Button sits fourth on the list on ?86m, having added ?9m to his fortune in the past 12 months. Button semi-retired from F1 at the end of last year, but will make a one-off appearance in Monaco later this month.

The Sunday Times Sporting Rich List

1 Lewis Hamilton F1 ?131m (+ ?25m)
2 Zlatan Ibrahimovic Football ?110m (new entry)
3 Wayne Rooney Football ?93m ( + ?11m)
4 Jenson Button F1 ?86m ( + ?9m)
5 Rory McIlroy Golf ?82m ( + ?26m)
6 Sir Andy Murray Tennis ?77m (+ ?20m)
7 Jose Mourinho Football ?61m (+ ?11m)
8 Gareth Bale Football ?54m Up ( + ?20m)
9= Luol Deng Basketball ?50m ( + ?7m)
9= Pep Guardiola Football ?50m (new entry)

Ecclestone still on top in F1 money leagues

He might have lost control of the sport but Bernie Ecclestone still remains top of the Sunday Times Rich List when it comes to F1.

Ecclestone's reported wealth remains at ?2.48bn which keeps him inside the top 50 as the 47th richest person in Britain.

Another familiar F1 face to be ousted last year is Ron Dennis, former Chairman and Chief Executive of the McLaren F1 racing team, has accumulated ?150m over the past 12 months to see his total estimated wealth grow to ?450 to place him equal 275th on the list.

Toto and Susie Wolff also make the list as a couple with an estimated ?240m with Toto owning 30% of the Mercedes F1 team.

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