Footballer Wayne Rooney has a net worth of $50 million and annual salary of $20 million, making him one of the wealthiest individuals to play the game (or any other game). But it's not his net worth that's made him a famous soccer player around the globe – rather it's been his skill and talent in football that put him on the map. His athletic career began as he was a very young child, playing football with the Liverpool Schoolboys. He seemed destined for greatness even then – until 2010, he held the organization's record for most goals scored in a single season, at 72 goals.
As Rooney grew older, his football star continued to rise, until eventually he was playing for Everton, making his senior debut in 2002, becoming the youngest-ever goal scorer at Everton at the age of 16. In 2004, the outstandingly valuable Rooney was snatched up by Manchester United, where he remains today. His career with that organization has been as distinguished as everyone could expect, continuing to break records with the team. Like many big soccer players, Rooney has a career in international football as well, playing in several World Cups. His personal life has also been a source of public attention, Rooney having been involved in a sex scandal in 2009.