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  • 28 April 2014, 10:32

Lewis Hamilton Britain's Wealthiest Sportsman

Formula One star Lewis Hamilton is Britain's richest sportsman, with wealth totalling 68m.

The Sunday Times Rich List 2014 for current athletes reveals the Mercedes driver has added 8m to his fortune in the past year.

Fellow Formula One driver Jenson Button sits in second with 63m to his name.

Manchester United and England striker Wayne Rooney is the wealthiest player in the Premier League, worth 60m from his earnings on and off the field.

Andy Murray's wealth has increased by a quarter by virtue of his triumph at Wimbledon, from 32m to 40m.

Golfer Padraig Harrington is Ireland's richest sportsman, with a fortune of 36m, an increase of 2m from 2013.

The list is calculated by looking at identifiable wealth, including land, property, other assets such as art and racehorses, or significant shares in publicly quoted companies.

The full list is due to be published next month.