David Beckham has been confirmed as Britain's richest athlete by the annual Sunday Times rich list, with a personal fortune estimated at £125 million.
The list is due to be published by The Sunday Times newspaper this weekend.
David's fortune is almost 40 per cent greater than retired heavyweight boxer Lennox Lewis, who is in second place.
Former Ferrari driver Eddie Irvine stands in the third place on the list.
The rich list is not limited to British citizens and includes those who either live or predominantly work in Britain.
The Sunday Times rich list is as follows:
1 David Beckham (Football)
2 Lennox Lewis (Boxing)
3 Eddie Irvine (Motor racing)
4 Jody Scheckter (Motor racing)
5 Dave Richards (Motor racing)
6 Nigel Mansell (Motor racing)
7 David Coulthard (Motor racing)
8 Sir Jackie Stewart (Motor racing)
9= Jenson Button (Motor racing)
9= Michael Owen (Football)
11 Wayne Rooney (Football)
12 Sol Campbell (Football)
13 Alan Shearer (Football)
14 Robbie Fowler (Football)
15= Fabio Capello (Football)
15= Nick Faldo (Golf)
15= Rio Ferdinand (Football)
15= Ryan Giggs (Football)
15= Damon Hill (Motor racing)