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  • Amir Khan on UK Athletes Rich List 2016

    British Asian boxer Amir Khan enters the Sunday Times Rich List 2016 for the richest sportsmen aged 30 or under in the UK. DESIblitz has the full list.

    Amir Khan on UK Athletes Rich List 2016

    Amir Khan is the only British Asian athlete to enter the list.

    Amir Khan has entered The Sunday Times Rich List 2016, which reveals the top ten richest athletes under the age of 30 in Great Britain.

    The 29-year old boxer, from Bolton, shares the tenth spot with Chelsea midfielder Eden Hazard, who also ranks at £18 million.

    Apart from being the only British Asian athlete to make it on to the list, he also appears as the only boxer on a list largely made up of footballers.

    Khan carved his niche into the boxing world after becoming one of the youngest ever British World Champions, winning the WBA light-welterweight title at 22.

    Amir Khan on UK Athletes Rich List 2016He has fought at lightweight, light-welterweight and welterweight weight classes and is the current holder of the WBC Silver welterweight title.

    The ranking placed the former two-time world champion at £18 million in personal wealth this year.

    Khan is due to fight Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez for the WBC Middleweight title in Las Vegas on May 7, 2016. You can read our preview of the big fight here.

    Topping this year’s list is Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney (£82 million), moving up from his number two position on last year’s chart after increasing his wealth by a staggering £10 million.

    Tennis brothers Andy and Jamie Murray also make the cut, along with Irish golfer Rory McIllroy.

    Amir Khan on UK Athletes Rich List 2016The Sunday Times Rich List 2016 is the 28th annual survey for the wealthiest citizens of the UK, updated in April each year.

    The list categorises athletes based on ‘identifiable wealth’ – which includes property, land, racehorses, art, significant shares in publicly quoted companies and various other assets, and excludes bank accounts.

    Here is the full list of The Sunday Times Rich List 2016 for athletes under 30:

    1. Wayne Rooney ~ £82m (+£10m)

    2. Andy and Jamie Murray ~ £58m (+£10m)

    3. Rory McIllroy ~ £56m (+£18m)

    4. Gareth Bale ~ £34m (+£13m)

    5. Sergio Aguero ~ £33m (+£7m)

    6. David Silva ~ £31m (+£5m)

    =7. Cesc Fabregas ~ £29m (+£6m)

    =7. Radamel Falcao ~ £29m (+£9m)

    9. Samir Nasri ~ £22m (+£5m)

    =10. Amir Khan ~ £18m

    =10. Eden Hazard ~ £18m (+£6m)

    Each and every sportsman’s commitment and consistent dedication to their chosen sport is no doubt a huge contributor to their success. They are an inspirational example of successful sportsmanship.

    DESIblitz congratulates all the athletes on their achievement!

    Raeesa is an English Graduate with an appreciation for both classic and contemporary literature and art. She enjoys reading on a wide variety of subjects and discovering new writers and artists. Her motto is: 'Be curious, not judgemental.'

    Images courtesy of Action Images and AP


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