Born on October 24, 1985 in Croxteth, Liverpool, England to a working-class Irish Catholic family. Manchester United and England national football team striker Wayne Rooney has an estimated net worth of $125 million. Rooney’s career started early when he was still a very young child, who played football with the Liverpool Schoolboys. He seemed destined for greatness even then. At the age of 9 Rooney joined Everton’s youth team and made his professional debut in 2002 at the age of 16 playing for Everton through 2002-04. In 2004, he moved to Manchester United in a £25.6 million deal, and has stayed there ever after, having made over 300 appearances for the club so far. Internationally, he had represented England under-15, under-17 and under-19 before winning a regular place in the country’s senior team in 2003. He has to date had over 100 international caps and 47 Three Lions goals to his name. At club level, Rooney has won won five Premier League titles, UEFA Champions League, Football League Cup, FA Community Shield, and FIFA Club World Cup. He has also claimed PFA Players’ Player of the Year, PFA Young Player of the Year, PFA Premier League Team of the Year, BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year, England Player of the Year, and more.
Manchester United offered Wayne Rooney a four-year extension on his contract making it worth as much as $104 million. The contract is the highest in British football history. He is earning £300,000 a week at Old Trafford, however when this is combined with his sponsorship deals he brings in around £19-million per year. He also has endorsement deals with Harper Collins and Nike. Rooney is married to Coleen Mary, a TV presenter, columnist and celebrity product endorser; together they have two sons, Kai and Klay.