The intricacies of the Rich List

The intricacies of the Rich List

Tony Dodgins takes a closer look at The Sunday Times' Rich List, from a motorsport perspective

The Sunday Times Rich List, that vulgar but interesting approximation of how much money Britons or people living in the UK have, celebrated its 21st birthday this year – obviously a good reason to publish another solely surrounding sport, which duly appeared on Sunday. It is dominated by footballers and motor racing personalities.

Dave Whelan is the man they're all chasing, on £190m. Whelan, now 73, played for local club Blackburn Rovers in the 1960 FA Cup Final. That, however, wasn't the catalyst for a lucrative sporting career. Blackburn lost 3-0 to Wolves, Whelan broke his leg in the first half and after a lengthy recovery, was sold to Crewe Alexandra.

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