Lewis Hamilton’s new deal is almost complete and the Formula 1 champ expects to sign new his contract this week which could be worth more than £27m per year. Depending on how many races he wins and depending on whether he becomes the champion again could take his earning’s above £27m.
If he earns £27m in one year he would have made £3,082 per hour, £51.36 per minute and 86p per minute.
Hamilton said: “It should be done this week. There is no reason it shouldn’t, honestly, it’s 99.6% done. There’s no negotiating left, it’s just legal stuff.”
Forbes Sporting Rich List
|Top of the table||2014 earnings|
|1. Floyd Mayweather (boxer)||$105m (£70.9m)|
|2. Cristiano Ronaldo (footballer, Real Madrid)||$80m (£54m)|
|3. LeBron James (basketball player, Miami Heat)||$72.3m (£48.8m)|
|4. Lionel Messi (footballer, Barcelona)||$64.7m (£43.7m)|
|5. Kobe Bryant (basketball player, LA Lakers)||$61.5m (£41.5m)|
|14. Gareth Bale (footballer, Real Madrid)||$36.4m (£24.6m)|
|19. Lewis Hamilton (F1 driver, Mercedes)||$32m (£21.6m)|
|43. Wayne Rooney (footballer, Manchester United)||$23.4m (£15.8m)|
|86. Steven Gerrard (footballer, Liverpool)||$18.7m (£12.6m)|