Lewis Hamilton is still the richest sportsman in Britain with a fortune of £88m but Wayne Rooney has overtaken Jenson Button to sit second in the 2015 Sunday Times Sport Rich List.
Formula 1 champion Hamilton, 30, lives as a tax exile in Monaco and his wealth has increased by £20m since last year.
Manchester United and England captain Rooney's overall wealth is up by £12m to £72m, £1m ahead of F1 driver Button.
Tennis player Andy Murray is now fourth with amassed earnings valued at £48m.
The 27-year-old Scot, who was a 2015 Australian Open finalist, overtook QPR defender Rio Ferdinand, whose earnings total £44m.
Next is Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard, who is valued at £42m and will leave Merseyside to join LA Galaxy at the end of the season.
Rooney, 29, is set to join former Manchester United midfielder and ex-England captain David Beckham as the only British footballer to amass a fortune of more than £100m.
In seventh, basketballer Luol Deng, 30, is the highest-placed Briton based in the United States.
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is the richest manager in Britain with a fortune of £40m, £2m ahead of Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger, who he faces on Sunday in the Premier League.
He is tied in 10th with Wenger, Manchester United assistant manager Ryan Giggs and veteran golfer Sir Nick Faldo.
|The Sunday Times Rich List 2015|
|Person||Sport||2015 wealth||2014 wealth|
|1||Lewis Hamilton||Motor racing||£88m||£68m|
|3||Jenson Button||Motor racing||£71m||£63m|
|10=||Sir Nick Faldo||Golf||£38m||(new)|