After a glorious career of 16 years in the Premier League, Wayne Rooney is currently enjoying life in the United States as he plays for the Major League Soccer club D.C. United now. A household name in all of England, he is the former captain and leading goal scorer of both England and Manchester United. In the twilight of his career, he is still proving doubters wrong as he recently scored an outrageous free-kick to take his tally to 10 goals and six assists in ongoing debut season at the MLS. Moreover his individual impact has been groundbreaking, as his arrival has propelled D.C. United from the bottom of the table to just a win away from the play-off places.
Arsene Wenger described him as “the best talent he had seen in England” and infamously he was the one who broke ‘The Invincibles’ invincible run of 30 games being undefeated during his Everton playing days. Rooney has come a long way since then winning multiple Premier League titles with Manchester United and established himself in the history of English football as an all-time great.
He moved to D.C. United in July this year, as he left his boyhood club Everton after rejoining them, and so did Sam Allardyce after a disappointing season at the Merseyside club.
Wayne Rooney's Net Worth in 2018
In the late phase of his career, Rooney has already accomplished the majority of his fortune. His net worth is definitely upwards of the £100 million mark, and it is estimated to be between £110.9 million and £122.3 million.
His new deal at D.C. United is expected to make him £12.5 million in three and a half years. However, he once commanded a wage of £300,000 per week at Manchester United which was the highest in the Premier League before Pogba moved to Old Trafford. He took a huge pay cut when he moved back to Everton earning around £150,000 per week, however Manchester United also decided to pay him £10 million for his services to the club, as an appreciation.
Wayne Rooney's Endorsements
Rooney commands a huge presence in the advertising business, and he brings in £4.6 million annually only through endorsements. His major deals include Nike and Samsung. Including that with annual salary during his time at Everton, Rooney made an astounding £20 million in just a year making him the 58th highest paid athlete. He has appeared in six consecutive editions of the EA Sports game series FIFA, from FIFA 06 to FIFA 12.
Wayne Rooney's Investments
Rooney has owns a lot of properties and has a £20 million mansion in Cheshire and a £5 million villa in Barbados. He owns quite a few luxury cars too with an Audi Q7, a BMW i8 and a Range Rover in his collection. However, he won’t be able to drive them as he was handed a driving ban last year after he pleaded guilty to drink driving in court.
|Age||Source of Wealth|
|£20 million||£4.6 million|
|Washington DC||Nike, Samsung, Harper Collins, Coca Cola, EA Sports|
|Married||Wayne Rooney Foundation, SOS Children UK, UNICEF, Willow Foundation|