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Wayne Rooney is Premiership's Wealthiest Footballer

The London Blues have made two bids to hire Rooney before the transfer window closes on September 2nd. Chelsea is expected to make another bid for Roo after Monday's clash.

Manchester United and England superstar striker and the youngest player in league history to make 200 appearances, Wayne Rooney is a world famous English footballer who has "struck terror into the heart of rival defenses" in the footballing world.

Rooney was marked as a child prodigy at a very early stage and signed with the Everton senior team while still a teenager. His impressive performances were noted and he was snapped up by legendary British club Manchester United in 2004 in a record deal by Sir Alex Ferguson.

Rooney set Old Trafford on fire with his outstanding football skills and has been a major force behind the club’s golden run of success to this day. Man United has dominated the British football scene in addition to winning the 2009 Champions League and most recently, the 2013 Premiership trophy.

Rooney is one of the richest footballers in the world with an estimated net worth of $50 million. The footballer draws $20 million in a year from his playing contract with Manchester United and has inked lucrative endorsement deals valued at millions with Nike, Nokia, Harper Collins, Ford and Coca Cola.

Rooney’s massive wealth has enabled him to lead a king sized lifestyle. The striker resides in a mansion valued at $6.5 million in Prestbury in Cheshire with his family. He often vacations with his wife and children in premier holiday destinations like Barbados, Dubai and LA.

Rooney is an automobile collector and owns an Audi RS6 Avant, Cadillac Escalade, Porsche 911 and Aston Martin Vanquish, along with some high-end custom bikes like the diamond-encrusted Lauge Jensen cruiser-style machine. Reportedly Rooney owns more than 20 luxury cars. He and Colleen have donated money to charities including UNICEF.

Wayne Rooney was born in Liverpool and is of Irish descent. He has two younger brothers, one of whom is also a professional footballer. The popular Man United striker’s personal life has always been of interest to his fans.

Rooney met Coleen while in secondary school. The couple got married on June 2008 after 6 years of dating.

Coleen has always been very supportive of Rooney. The couple two sons - Kai and Klay Anthony.

Wayne and Colleen Rooney has three racehorses, Pippy, Switharooney, and Tomway, in his stable after spending £63,600 on a two-year-old bay colt called Pippy. Pippy is in the Manor House Team, the breeding and training operation co-run by Rooney's Man United team-mate Michael Owen.

The England striker has registered a set of pink and white racing silks, which will are worn by the jockey when any of his horses run.

Rooney is the richest player in the Premier League with a fortune estimated at 51 million pounds ($79.01 million).

Rooney's fortune has risen by six million pounds from 2012 and his combined wealth with wife Coleen is estimated at 64 million pounds.

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Premier League Top 10

1. Wayne Rooney (Manchester United) 51 million pounds
2. Rio Ferdinand (Manchester United) 42 million
3. Michael Owen (Stoke City) 38 million
4. Ryan Giggs (Manchester United) 34 million
4. Frank Lampard (Chelsea) 34 million
6. Steven Gerrard (Liverpool) 33 million
7. Fernando Torres (Chelsea) 26 million
8. John Terry (Chelsea) 24 million
9. Joe Cole (West Ham United) 21 million
10. Petr Cech (Chelsea) 20 million