Manchester United and England forward Wayne Rooney is the wealthiest English-born footballer in the English Premier League (EPL) with an estimated net worth of £45 million(US$73 million), according to a Wealth-X top 10 list that includes three other players from his team.
Rio Ferdinand, Michael Carrick and Ashley Young also made the list for “The Red Devils”, bringing the combined net worth of these four teammates to £111 million (US$182 million).
At 35, Ferdinand and Frank Lampard from Chelsea are the oldest players on the list. The youngest is Manchester City midfielder James Milner, who is 27 years old, one year younger than Rooney and his teammate Ashley Young.
Players from five EPL clubs – Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, and West Ham –are featured in the list by Wealth-X, the world’s leading ultra high net worth (UHNW) intelligence provider.
Rooney earns approximately £250,000 (US$410,000) a week before taxes on his current contract, and also rakes in money from endorsement deals with companies including Nike and book publisher HarperCollins.
Chelsea players Frank Lampard, John Terry and Ashley Cole have combined net worth of £80 million
(US$131 million). The combined net worth of the top 10 footballers in the list is £255 million (US$417 million).
Net Worth (in US$ mn)
1) Wayne Rooney Manchester United 73
2) Rio Ferdinand Manchester United 60
3) Frank Lampard Chelsea 51
4) John Terry Chelsea 48
5) Steven Gerrard Liverpool 47