Rio Ferdinand Net Worth

Rio Ferdinand Net Worth is
$75 Million

Rio Ferdinand Biography

Rio Gavin Ferdinand is a former professional soccer player (footballer) born on 7th November 1978 in Denmark Hill, London, UK. He played 81 matches for the England national football team, and was a member of three FIFA World Cup teams. Many consider him to be one of England’s greatest players ever, and he is one of the most decorated English footballers of all time. He currently works for BT Sport as a television pundit.

Have you ever wondered how rich Rio Ferdinand is? According to sources it has been estimated that Rio Ferdinand’s overall net worth is $75 million, as of July 2017. Ferdinand accumulated his impressive wealth through an extremely successful football career, which he started in the early ‘90s. Becoming one of the most popular footballers and receiving a remarkable number of acknowledgements, he has significantly increased his net worth.

Rio Ferdinand Net Worth $75 Million

Although born in Camberwell, Rio grew up in Peckham in a large family. From his mother’s side he is of Irish decent and Saint Lucian from his father’s side. When he was 14 his parents separated, but his father remained close, taking the children to football training. Ferdinand went to Camelot Primary School where his favorite subjects were maths and drama. In fact, he was so good at it, that he represented the school in gymnastics at the London Youth Games and was invited to train at the Queens Park Rangers academy by the time he was 10. However, when he was eleven years old, Rio won a scholarship to attend the Central School of Ballet and continued going to ballet classes four days a week for four years. However, he preferred to enroll at Blackheath Bluecoat School, where he enjoyed taking part in not just football but also gymnastics classes, ballet, drama and theatre. When it comes to his talent in football, Rio always showed superior abilities, and regularly played in youth teams including for Charlton Athletic, Millwall and Chelsea. In January 1994, Ferdinand signed his first Youth Training Scheme and at 16 he joined the England youth team squad for the UEFA European Football Championship.

Rio signed professionally for West Ham United, and won the Hammer of the Year award in the 1997/98 season. Two years later, he joined the Premier League club Leeds United, and led them to the semi-final stage of the UEFA Champions League. After two years with Leeds United, Rio transferred to Manchester United for an astonishingly expensive contract of around 30 million Pounds which, at the time, made him the most expensive British football player in history. With this team he won a medal in the 2006 League Cup and runners-up medals in the 2005 FA Cup and 2003 League Cup. He subsequently won six Premer League titles with United, three Football League Cups, the UEFA Club Championship in 2008 and the FIFA World Club Cup the same year. Thanks to his impressive performances in the league, he was six times named in the PFA Premiership Team of the Season.

It was in July 2014 that Ferdinand decided to sign for new Premier League club Queens Park Rangers, however, he made only 12 appearances for this team before announcing his retirement from professional football in May 2015.

During his career, Rio was capped 81 times for England – Ashley Cole is the only coloured player with more ‘caps’ – including playing ten World Cup finals games, and has been considered an a-typical defensive product of its football. He is still regarded as one of the best defenders in his generation, and one of best ever centre-backs.

Privately, Rio married Rebecca Ellison in 2009, who died of breast cancer in May 2015. From this marriage he has three children. He has published two autobiographies – “Rio:My Story” and “#2Sides”, in which he detailed his upbringing and life. Ferdinand founded the Rio Ferdinand Live the Dream Foundation in December 2009, a charity organization which helps young people from impoverished communities.

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Quick Facts

Full NameRio Ferdinand
Net Worth$75 Million
Date Of BirthNovember 7, 1978
Place Of BirthDenmark Hill, London, England, UK
Height1.89 m
Weight87 kg
EducationCentral School of Ballet, Blackheath Bluecoat Church of England School
SpouseRebecca Ellison (m. 2009–2015)
ChildrenLorenz Ferdinand, Tia Ferdinand, Tate Ferdinand
ParentsJanice Lavender, Julian Ferdinand
SiblingsAnton Ferdinand, Sian Ferdinand, Jeremiah Ferdinand, Remi Ferdinand, Chloe Ferdinand, Anya Ferdinand

Interesting Facts

12008 Champions League winner, with Manchester United.
2His first child, Lorenz, was born the 24th of July 2006
3He played for England in the 2002 and 2006 FIFA World Cups of Soccer.
4Together with girlfriend Rebecca, he's expecting his first baby in August 2006.
5League Cup Winner 2006.
6His favorite player was John Barnes.
7Rio supported Liverpool as a boy.
8England international footballer (central defender)
9Playing career: West Ham United FC 1996-2001; Leeds United AFC 2001-2002; Manchester United FC 2002-
10Joined Manchester United from Leeds United for a British record fee of £29 million in summer 2002
11Was forced to serve an eight-month playing ban for missing a routine drugs test (January-September 2004), in addition to being fined, by the Football Association
12His younger brother, Anton Ferdinand, plays for West Ham United, where Rio began his career.
13Was named after Rio Grande.
14Is the cousin of former England striker Les Ferdinand.



Dead Man Running2009executive producer
Rio Ferdinand's World Cup Wind-ups2006TV Mini-Series executive producer: Next Generation


FA Cup's 50 Greatest Moments2014TV Series


The Crystal Maze2016TV SeriesHimself - Contestant
Match of the Day: Euro 20162016TV Mini-SeriesHimself - Analyst / Himself - Former Team-mate / Himself - England 1997-2011 / ...
Sport Relief 20162016TV MovieHimself
Sir Alex Ferguson: Secrets of Success2015TV Movie documentaryHimself - Manchester United 2002-2014
2015 FIFA Women's World Cup2015TV SeriesHimself
FA Cup's 50 Greatest Moments2015TV SeriesHimself - Presenter
The Big Fat Quiz of the Year2014TV SpecialHimself
Match of the Day at 502014TV Movie documentaryHimself
Rio in Rio2014TV Movie documentaryHimself
Whenever! ...w/Jamie Stangroom2014TV SeriesHimself
Life of Ryan: Caretaker Manager2014TV Movie documentaryHimself
Match of the Day 22004-2013TV SeriesHimself
The Xtra Factor2012TV SeriesHimself - Celebrity Panel
Let's Get Gold2012TV SeriesHimself - Judge
Up Close with Rio Ferdinand2011TV MovieHimself
Dynamo: Magician Impossible2011TV Series documentaryHimself
Sport Relief 20102010TV SpecialHimself
A Night of Heroes: The Sun Military Awards2009TV SpecialHimself
Live from Studio Five2009TV SeriesThemselves
Goal! III2009VideoHimself
2006 FIFA World Cup2006TV Mini-SeriesHimself - England / Himself
Rio Ferdinand's World Cup Wind-ups2006TV Mini-SeriesHimself
Dream Team2006TV SeriesHimself
Match of the Day2004-2005TV SeriesHimself
Manchester United: Play Like Champions2003Video documentaryHimself
The Premiership2003TV SeriesHimself
Sport Relief2002TV SpecialHimself
2002 FIFA World Cup2002TV Mini-SeriesHimself - England
Germany 1 England 52001Video documentaryHimself
XVI FIFA World Cup 19981998TV Mini-SeriesHimself - England
Face of the Year1997TV MovieHimself - Judge
Football World Cup1954TV SeriesHimself - Expert

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Comedy Summit: The World's Ultimate Prankster2011TV MovieHimself
Breakfast2010TV SeriesHimself - Footballer
England's Worst Ever Football Team2010TV Movie documentaryHimself
Manchester United: The Official History 1878-20022002Video documentaryHimself
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