Not only Rory McIlroy has reached up to the much coveted #1 position in golf, staying invincible in 4 majors & counting- the Irish hero is also the richest sportsman of his country at the moment, with 52 million Euros.
The year 2014 was quite a phenomenal one for Rory in his professional front as he stayed invincible in both Britis Open & US Open. Moreover, he helped Europe to grab victory on Ryder Cup that further cemented his position as the best golfer of the world. Accompanied by such remarkable success, Rory has also bagged a grand sponsorship deal with Nike that heightened his net wealth to as much as 52 million Euros, a 14 mn Euros increment on the last twelve months.
Such a vast amount comes in spite Rory’s tiff with his erstwhile management agency that led to a whooping settlement fee worth 25 million Euros.
Rory’s rise in the earnings has already whisked off Harrington (Padraig) into the 2nd spot. The former footballer from Dublin is worth 51 million Euros, just 1 million less from #1 golfer. His figure got a great boost in March by his triumph in Honda Classic. He might have grabbed his job at Aston Vila as assistant manager & knocked a fair share of punditry on head, yet Keane (Roy) is in the 3rd position in the roster with 40 million Euros- that resulted from his great captaincy at Manchester United. Moreover, Roy’s role as the # 2 at Martin O’Neill has also been a huge boost to his figure.
O’Neill is in the 8th place at present with a total of 18 mn Euros. It is his 1.3 mn Euros per annum contract with FAI that is the major reason behind his staggering wealth.