Monday 20 November 2017

Here is Ireland's sporting rich list - and Rory McIlroy is not on top

Padraig Harrington, Graeme McDowell and Rory McIlroy all make the rich list
Padraig Harrington, Graeme McDowell and Rory McIlroy all make the rich list

Although Rory McIlroy is conservatively expected to earn a massive €500m over the next 20 years, he was still beaten to second place in the 2014 Irish Sporting Rich List by three-time Major winner Padraig Harrington.

McIlroy saw a big chunk of his finances disappear in the High Court this week when a settlement was reached in his legal battle with Horizon Sports.

The Irishman was still lapping it up after that court battler as he posted a picture from the inside of his private jet as he flew back to the US.

Harrington leads the way with a whopping €43m while fellow golfers Darren Clarke (€20m) and Graeme McDowell (€18m) also boast enviable fortunes.

Irish soccer heroes Robbie Keane and Damien Duff also make the list with €22m to their names.

Read more: Karl MacGinty: Megastars like Rory McIlroy want to run own affairs

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