Wayne Rooney is the richest player in the English Premier League with a personal fortune of $76.8 million.
The striker, whose wealth has increased from $67.8 million last year, is $13.6 million better off than Manchester United team-mate
Rooney and his wife Colleen are jointly worth $96.7 million.
The striker and centre-back Ferdinand are two of 24 current Premier League players among the 100 wealthiest sportsmen in
Six Manchester United players are on the list, including
But their wealth pales in comparison to that of former England captain Beckham, now playing with
He sits 11th on the Sunday Times World Sport Rich List, which is headed by
Beckham's joint wealth with wife Victoria is rated at $300 million.
There are two other footballers on the world top 20, Barcelona's
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.