Wayne Rooney Tops Premier League Rich List (Included is the Top 20 Sportsmen Rich List in Great Britain and Ireland).

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Wayne Rooney is the richest Barclays Premier League player with a personal fortune of £51 million. This is according to a recent publication by Sunday Times magazine on sportsmen in Great Britain and Ireland.

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The striker is £9 million richer than fellow Manchester United team- mate Rio Ferdinand (£42m). Rooney and Ferdinand are among of 24 current Premier League payers on the list of 100 wealthiest sportsmen in Great Britain and Ireland.
Michael Owen came third (£38m) among the Premier League players, ahead of Ryan Giggs and Frank Lampard, both players rated at £34 million.
Steven Gerard is Liverpool’s richest player with a £33 million fortune, while Carlos Tevez (£18m) is the only Manchester City player on the list.
Paul Scholes, Michael Carrick and Robin van Persie are among the six Manchester United players on the list. Van Persie who is a new entrant is rated at £12 million.
David Beckham tops them all with a fortune of £165 million. Beckham who plays for Paris St Germain is the richest sportsman in Britain, 11th on the Sunday Times World Sport rich List, headed by Tiger Woods (£570m).
The Rich List is based on identifiable wealth, including land, property, other assets such as art and racehorses, or significant shares in publicly quoted companies. It excludes bank accounts.
SPORT RICH LIST 2013
POSITION NAME WORTH
1 David Beckham £165m
2 Dave Whelan £160m
3 Paul Caddick £150m
4 Sir Tony O’Reilly £142m
5 Johnny Dumfries £110m
6 Lennox Lewis £95m
7 Eddie Irvine £83m
8 Lewis Hamilton £60m
9 Jenson Button £58m
10 Jody Scheckter £57m
11 Dave Richards £55m
12= David Coulthard £53m
12= Tim Gredley £53
12= Steve Nash £53m
15 Wayne Rooney £51m
16= Dario Franchitti £50m
16= Nigel Mansell £50m
18= Rio Ferdinand £42m
18= Sir Jackie Stewart £42m
20 Peter Tom and family £40m

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