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Friday, 5 April, 2002, 12:58 GMT 13:58 UK
Beckham top in sport's rich league
Victoria and David Beckham
Beckham's wealth was added to his wife's fortune
Footballer David Beckham has overtaken boxer Naseem Hamed for the title of richest sports star under 30, in a new survey.

The England captain tops the list of sport's richest young stars, according a tally of top earners to be published in this weekend's Sunday Times.
Sports millionaires under 30
David Beckham (and Victoria) 35m
Naseem Hamed 30m
Ryan Giggs 13m
Roy Keane 13m
Michael Owen 12m
Andy Cole 10m
Robbie Fowler 10m
Dario Franchitti 10m
Tim Henman 10m
Steve McManaman 9m

The soccer ace and his wife singer Victoria Beckham are together worth a total of 35m, placing Beckham ahead of Naseem who is worth a mere 30m.

It means the star is also among Britain's wealthiest 1,000 people, in the list compiled by Philip Beresford.


His placing is higher than last year, when the player and his wife had their fortunes counted separately - on his own he was third at 12m.

Beckham's high earnings were boosted by his recent deals with Pepsi and adidas.
Robbie Williams
Robbie Williams is one of pop's high earners

Some of his Manchester United team-mates are in the same league - Roy Keane and Ryan Giggs are joint third with 13m apiece.

Beckham and his wife make it to number 962 in the roll call of Britain's wealthiest people.

Another high earner in the pop world is singer Robbie Williams - also estimated to be worth 35m.

But by far the richest person in the UK music world is Sir Paul McCartney, who stays at 713m, still ahead of Lord Lloyd-Webber, who is runner-up on 420m.
Music millionaires
Sir Paul McCartney 713m
Lord Lloyd-Webber 420m
Sir Cameron Mackintosh 400m
Madonna and Guy Ritchie 200m
Robert Stigwood 200m
Sir Elton John 160m
Mick Jagger 155m
Sting 150m
The Bee Gees 140m
Olivia Harrison 140m

His accounts should be boosted even further with lucrative live dates throughout this year.

Music star maker Pete Waterman - a judge on ITV1's Pop Idol who helped launch the careers of Kylie Minogue and Steps - is a new entry to the list with a fortune of around 45m.

And Sade, whose Lover's Rock album was a massive hit in the US, also makes a new entry with earnings of around 35m.

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05 Sep 01 | Business
Dot.commers richer than movie stars
06 Mar 02 | England
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Beckham's god-like status
11 Mar 00 | Entertainment
Spices dominate rich list
23 Feb 02 | Showbiz
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