The recently published Sunday Times Rich List shows that Sir Nick Faldo has been matched as Britain’s richest professional golfer by Rory McIlroy. Both have a fortune of £38 million but McIlroy’s pot has grown by £10 million in the last year.
This puts them both in the top-ten richest sportsmen (they are all men) and managers but way behind Lewis Hamilton at number one with £88 million. However, McIlroy has the comfort of knowing that a top golf professional can continue to 50 years old, with the senior tour beyond, whereas a top motor racing driver is done by his mid-thirties.
Neither Faldo or McIlroy has amassed enough money to make the cut into the top 1,000 richest people in Britain with £90 million being the cut line.