Rio Ferdinand Net Worth: English professional footballer, Rio Ferdinand has an estimated net worth $75 million (£44m) as of 2015, according to the Sunday Times rich list. Born Rio Gavin Ferdinand on 7 November 1978 in Denmark Hill, London, England. Ferdinand started his professional football career in 1996, playing for West Ham United 1996–2000, Leeds United 2000–2002, and Manchester United 2002–2014. He finished his football career at Queens Park Rangers in on 30 May 2015.
Ferdinand’s contract at Manchester United expired at the end in 2014. He played 454 games for United and won 81 England caps. He earned £120,000 a week at Old Trafford, but the London-born Ferdinand is not your typical footballer. He has income streams from his Rosso restaurant in Manchester and his own #5 media and fashion business.
His wife Rebecca Ellison died on 2 May 2015 at the age of 34, from of breast cancer. His Rio Ferdinand Foundation raised £50,000 through a charity auction and all proceeds from his testimonial match in August 2014 were given to help children and tackle social issues. He has over 5.34 million followers on Twitter.