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Wayne Rooney tops English Premier League rich list

  • Manchester United and England striker Wayne Rooney was named the richest player in the Premier League with a fortune of $79 million, according to the Sunday Times newspaper's sporting rich list.

    Twenty-four Premier League players are among the top 100 wealthiest sportsmen in Britain and Ireland.

    Rooney's fortune is estimated to have increased by $9.3 million from 2012.

    United teammate Rio Ferdinand sits in second place with $65 million while Stoke City striker Michael Owen is third with $59 million.

    Former England captain David Beckham, who now plays for Paris St. Germain, is at number 11 in the Sunday Times world sporting rich list with $255 million.

    Golfer Tiger Woods sits on top of that list with $882 million.