Bogut tops Aussie sport’s young rich list

Andrew Bogut has topped Australian sport's young rich list for 2018 while golfers, a suspended cricket captain and a yachtsman have made the top 100.

The outspoken basketball star, who recently joined the NBL's Sydney Kings after a 694-game NBA career, was 30th on the list of Australian under-40s with a wealth of $81 million according to the Financial Review.

Andrew Bogut tops the rich list of young Australian sportspeople.

Andrew Bogut tops the rich list of young Australian sportspeople.Credit:AAP

Bogut just pipped golfer Adam Scott (33rd with $77 million) while Socceroo turned coach Harry Kewell extended his run as the longest-standing identity on the list coming in 48th with a wealth of $58 million.

The golf and soccer theme continued with Jason Day ($49 million, 53rd spot) and Tim Cahill ($40 million, 63rd), rounding out sport's top five.

Formula One driver Daniel Ricciardo (71st), supercross champion Chad Reed (69th), and yachtsman James Spithill (80th) also made the list.


Cricketer Steve Smith (95th) made his first appearance despite his current suspension for ball tampering.

Their earning efforts were dwarfed by software company Atlassian co-founders Mike Cannon-Brookes and Scott Farquhar, both aged 38, who topped the charts for a seventh-straight year.

Their combined wealth now sits at $7.1 billion thanks to the rising share price of their US-listed software group, a jump from $6.08 billion in 2017 and more than half of the $23.5 billion total in the list.

Sport replaced retail as the third biggest industry represented, with 13 entrants in the top 100, behind technology and finance.

Valuations of wealth are minimum estimates determined by publicly available information, with those who have inherited their millions – or billions – not included.

* Andrew Bogut – $81 million (30th)
* Adam Scott – $77 million (33)
* Harry Kewell – $58 million (48)
* Jason Day – $49 million (53)
* Tim Cahill – $40 million (63)


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