WAYNE ROONEY: How England's Biggest Soccer Star Makes And Spends His Millions

Wayne Rooney recently signed a new $US104 million contract that will keep the striker with Manchester United until 2019.

The contract will undoubtedly help Rooney and his wife maintain their lavish lifestyle.

Rooney may not have the Hollywood appeal of David Beckham, but he and his wife have expensive tastes with homes all over the world and an extensive car collection with high-end price tags.

Rooney will head to Brazil this summer to play in the World Cup with England.

It looks weird now, but Rooney got his start playing for Everton when he was just 17.

When Rooney was transferred from Everton to Manchester United, he was making £45,000 a week or about $US3.9 million a year.

SOURCE: The Guardian

Rooney recently caused quite a stir when he was given a new 5.5-year contract that will pay him £300,000 a week, or about $US26 million a year.


Despite being 28 years old, Rooney's new salary will be an increase from a previous contract that paid him £250,000 a week, or about $US21.7 million a year.

SOURCE: The Daily Mail

In addition to his soccer earnings, Rooney makes $US4 million a year in endorsements with companies such as Nike, Samsung, and Harper Collins.

SOURCE: Forbes.com

Wayne Rooney's popularity is worldwide and transcends soccer as evidenced by his endorsement deal with Nike.

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Rooney and his wife had a $US7.5 million mansion built in the village of Prestbury, near many other English celebrities on what is considered the most expensive road in North England.

SOURCE: Daily Mail

The Rooneys also have a $US530,000 apartment in Florida and an $US8.4 million villa in Barbados.

SOURCE: Daily Mail

In fact, it seems that when Rooney isn't playing soccer, he and his wife are often close to the beach or a pool, such as this vacation in Vegas.

Or this resort in Los Angeles.

Rooney previously had endorsements with a number of companies, including Coca Cola, a partnership that ended in 2010.


And was on the cover of EA Sports FIFA soccer video-game franchise seven times, a streak that ended in 2013.

He is still in the midst of an $US8.4 million book deal with HarperCollins, considered one of the biggest sports book deals ever.


Off the pitch, Rooney is a supporter of the rugby club Leeds Rhinos and has expressed his preference for rugby over American football, including the Super Bowl.

SOURCE: Telegraph

Rooney is a big fan of the band Stereophonics and has a tattoo that reads 'Just Enough Education To Perform,' the title of one of their albums.

The band even performed at his wedding in Santa Margherita, Italy.


One extravagance Rooney does have is racehorses. He owns three racehorses, including the one below, Pippy.

SOURCE: The UK Mirror

Wayne's wife, Coleen, is often seen at horse races. Here she is with their son, Kai, at the Grand National horse races.

He has quite an extensive car collection and has been spotted driving a Mini Cooper, an Audi RS6, a Bentley Continental, an Astin Martin Vanquish, and a Lamborghini Gallardo.

SOURCE: Trace Sports

He is not above trekking through the mud at a music festival with his wife, though he tried to go incognito.

In his spare time, Rooney, who boxed when he was younger, still boxes 'to get rid of some anger.'

Rooney was open about getting a hair transplant in 2011 when he started going bald at the age of 25.

SOURCE: Telegraph

Then he had another hair transplant in 2013.


When it comes to Rooney, trouble always seems to be close by. He has admitted to visiting prostitutes when he was 'young and stupid.'


Rooney has fought several legal battles, including when he won $US167,000 in libel damages from two publications that accused him of assaulting his then fiancée. Rooney gave that money to charity.

SOURCE: TheGuardian.com

However, he was also sued by his former (and future) manager, David Moyes, for libel and Rooney settled the case by paying $US840,000.

SOURCE: Telegraph

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