Dan Rooney Net Worth: Dan Rooney is an American sports executive who has a net worth of $500 million. Up until 2012, Dan Rooney was the United States Ambassador to Ireland. He was ambassador from 2009, but after three years, resigned. He is the current chairman of the Pittsburgh Steelers football team. Dan was also elected to be in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in the year 2000. He was born in Pittsburgh, and is the son of Art Rooney, who owns Pittsburgh Steelers, and Kathleen Rooney. Since he was a young boy, Dan was involved in every possible way with the Steelers organization. He grew up in Pittsburgh and attended North Catholic High School where he became one of the best quarterbacks on his team. He also became the coach for St. Peter's Elementary School football team. He has some impressive names for his mentors such as Joe Carr, Fran Fogerty and Ed Kiely. These men all contributed to Dan's knowledge of football business.
He graduated from Duquesne University knowing, without a doubt that he wanted to pursue football. By 1969, Dan had already earned himself a good reputation by managing every aspect of the team very well. He was consequently appointed the team's president in 1975. Through his appointment, he then had full operational control. His own father still remained the public figure of the team, until the time of his death in 1988. Since 1972, the Steelers have won 15 division championships, 6 Super Bowl championships as well as 8 NCF championships. As of 2003, Dan slowly let go of his control of the team as he left the management to the next generation of his family, just like his father before him.