David Beckham tops UK and Irish sport list

  • Soccer player David Beckham has topped a list of the richest athletes in the UK and Ireland.

    The 37-year-old LA Galaxy player came in at number one on the annual Sunday Times sport rich list with a fortune of $258 million.

    In terms of the world’s richest athletes, Beckham sat at number ten with golfer Tiger Woods topping the list with $868 million.

    Tennis player Maria Sharapova was the richest female athlete.