Ighalo among richest under-30 sport men in UK at £18m
MANCHESTER UNITED stars dominate the Sunday Times Young Sport Rich List, with Paul Pogba, David De Gea, Anthony Martial, Luke Shaw and Odion Ighalo all featuring.
Incredibly, five of the wealthiest sports stars aged 30 or under on the planet all play football at Old Trafford.
According to the Times, Pogba is worth a staggering £50million thanks to his £290,000 per week pay-packet at United.
That’s good for third, behind boxer Anthony Joshua (£107m), the only non-footballer on the list, in second.
AJ’s wealth shot up in the past 12 months, leaping by £58m, as he pocketed an estimated £60m for his rematch with Andy Ruiz Jr in Saudi Arabia in December.
But Pogba doesn’t even come close to the most-wealthy young sports star and top footballer – Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale, worth an incredible £114m.
The Welsh star pockets a staggering £350,000 a week AFTER tax at the Bernabeu.
De Gea sits level fourth alongside Manchester rival Kevin De Bruyne on £34m.
United forward Martial comes in 11th on £20m, while Shaw (£19m) and Ighalo (£18m) come in at 14th and 15th respectively.
Some surprising names make the list too, with Daniel Sturridge – currently without a club – in ninth, worth £22m.
Forever-injured duo Danny Welbeck and Jack Wilshere also crack the top 20, sitting joint-15th on £18m.
Just one Chelsea star makes the list, N’Golo Kante ranking seventh, worst £25m – £1m ahead of Tottenham striker Harry Kane.
England winger Raheem Sterling sits sixth, worth £28m, while Liverpool stars Jordan Henderson, Virgil van Dijk and Mohamed Salah all crack the top 20.
Meanwhile, former Arsenal star Aaron Ramsey, now at Juventus, also make the list – level with former team-mate Wilshere on £18m.