Wayne Rooney tops English Premier League rich list
April 28 , 2013
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.