How does Lewis Hamilton's new contract compare to the likes of Conor McGregor, Rory McIlroy and Gareth Bale?

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Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton has lastly agreed a brand new cope with Mercedes, understood to be value £40-million-a-year till the top of 2020.

Though Mercedes didn't reveal specifics of Hamilton's contract extension it's understood that the four-time world champion will earn as much as £40million a yr till the top of 2020.

The 33-year-old’s new contract cements his standing as Britain's largest sporting earner in addition to the best-paid driver in Formulation One historical past.

However the place does he rank amongst different sportspeople? Right here, we check out a few of the different British and Irish stars to function on 2018 Forbes record of the 100 prime earners from all over the world.

Conor McGregor - £77.5millon (99million US Dollars)

Russia president Vladimir Putin poses for an image with UFC star Conor McGregor (EPA)

The Combined Martial Arts fighter from Dublin sits at quantity 4 within the Forbes listing, which is headed by boxer Floyd Mayweather. It was his profitable Las Vegas bout towards the American which helped swell the earnings of UFC star, who banked an estimated 85m US Dollars (£66.5m) for the competition. Though he was defeated, McGregor signed a number of sponsorship offers across the showdown, from Burger King and Beats by Dre to Betsafe. The 30-year-old Irishman additionally generates further income from digital ventures resembling Conor McGregor's FAST excessive efficiency coaching plan.

Anthony Joshua - £30.5million (39million US Dollars)

Anthony Joshua fights Alexander Povetkin later this yr (Getty)

The second-highest incomes British sportstar behind Hamilton, who sits 12th with £40m (51m US Dollars), heavyweight boxer Joshua loved a profitable, and profitable, yr. His victory over Joseph Parker noticed virtually 1.5m pay-per-view purchases, with a crowd of some 78,000 packed into Cardiff's Principality Stadium. The 28-year-old, who gained gold on the 2012 London Olympics, is signed up with sponsors similar to Beneath Armour, Jaguar and Lucozade Sport. Within the ring, Joshua can anticipate one other bumper payday from his upcoming battle towards Alexander Povetkin at Wembley - with potential money-spinning showdown towards WBC champion Deontay Wilder additionally on the horizon.

Rory McIlroy - £29.5million (37.7million US Dollars)

Rory McIlroy is at present enjoying The Open (Getty)

Golfer McIlroy noticed his progress final yr hampered by accidents, however continued to be in demand for sponsorship offers, signing a 10-year extension with Nike and a long-term tie-up with TaylorMade - which, in accordance with Forbes, introduced in additional than his event earnings. McIlroy's type improved over the early a part of 2018, claiming the Arnold Palmer Invitational title in March after which tied fifth at The Masters. Nevertheless, the Northern Eire golfer, 29, went on to overlook the minimize at each The Gamers Championship and the US Open, the place he carded a first-round of 80.

Gareth Bale - £27million (34.6million US Dollars)

Gareth Bale is about to remain at Actual Madrid (AFP/Getty)

Wales ahead Bale, who scored twice as Actual Madrid beat Liverpool to win the 2018 Champions League last, has a profitable contract - reported to be value some £26m - with the Spanish giants, which is about to run till June 2022. Bale additionally has a long-term sponsorship cope with Adidas. As Wales weren't on the World Cup, he additionally took half in a light-hearted summer time promoting marketing campaign for on-line buying.

Wayne Rooney - £21million (27million US Dollars)

Wayne Rooney now performs within the MLS (AFP/Getty Photographs)

Veteran striker Rooney discovered himself at 58 within the Forbes listing, remaining one of many top-10 highest-earning soccer gamers for the 11th yr operating. After returning to boyhood membership Everton from Manchester United in July 2017, the 32-year-old lately accomplished a transfer to Main Soccer League franchise DC United - which is claimed to be value some £300,000

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