Anthony Joshua made more money that any other British sportsperson over the last 12 months, raking in a staggering £58million, according to the Sunday Times’ Rich List.
The WBA, WBO and IBF heavyweight champion more-than doubled his fortune to £107m thanks largely to his lucrative world title fight with Andy Ruiz Jr in Saudi Arabia last December.
Anthony Joshua is a two-time unified heavyweight world champion
However, the boxer is still second to Real Madrid star Gareth Bale on the newspaper’s Young Rich List.
The Welshman’s fortune rose by £20m to £114m despite a less-than-ideal campaign at the Bernabeu.
Joshua, 31, is actually the only non-football player to make the young list’s top 20.
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He is followed, respectively, by Paul Pogba (£34m), Kevin De Bruyne (£34m) and David De Gea (£28m).
Meanwhile, Formula One star Lewis Hamilton is the most affluent active sports star in Rich List history with a £224m fortune, according to the latest annual figures.
Hamilton’s wealth rose by £37m over the past year, thanks to a lucrative ongoing contract with Mercedes, taking him past the £200m mark boasted by David Beckham at the time of his retirement in 2013.
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