Rio Ferdinand Net Worth : Career & Facts

Rio Ferdinand

Former England national and Manchester United center back Rio Ferdinand’s net worth is $75 million.

He was born on November 7, 1978, in Camberwell, England, and started his professional career from the West Ham.

Rio was a world-class center-back known for his leadership, technique, defensive positioning, consistency, pace, and work rate during his prime.

Rio Ferdinand
Rio Ferdinand (Source: Wikipedia)

Currently, he is working as a football pundit for BT sports.

Moreover, he also decided to become a professional boxer after retiring from football, but the British Boxing Board Of Control did not give him a boxing license.

Rio Ferdinand | Quick Facts

Full Name Rio Gavin Ferdinand
Common Name Rio Ferdinand
Net Worth $75 million
Birthdate November 7, 1978
Age 45 Years Old
Zodiac Sign Sagittarius
Father’s Name Julian Ferdinand
Mother’s Name Janice Lavender
Siblings Anton, Jeremiah, Remi, Sian, Anya, Chloe Ferdinand
Birthplace Camberwell, England
Home Town Camberwell, England
Citizenship England
Religion Christianity
Height 6 ft 2 inches (1.89 m)
Weight 87 kg
Eye Color Dark Brown
Hair Color Dark brown
Build Athletic
Martial Status Married
Partner Kate Ferdinand
Children Tate, Lorenz, Tia, Cree 
Profession Professional Football Player
Debut West Ham (1996), England( 1997)
Position Central Defender
Jersey 5,29,15
Status Retired
Clubs Manchester United, West Ham, Leeds United, QPR
Career Highlights and Awards premier League, FA Cup, League Cup, Champions League, and Club World Cup.
Endorsements Nike
International Appearances 81
International Goals 3
League Appearances 709
League Goals 13
Social Media InstagramFacebookTwitter
Merch  Poster, Rio: My Story, Boots
Last-Update May 2024

Rio Ferdinand | Net Worth and Income

As of 2024, Rio Ferdinand’s net worth is a whopping $75 million.

He has achieved this massive net worth from endorsements, investments, and football contracts. Currently, he works as a football pundit for BT Sports and earns a yearly salary of $7 million.

Likewise, he received $1,690,000 for his autobiography “Rio: My Story.

Earning From Contracts

Rio Ferdinand signed his first club contract with West Ham, where he earned a weekly salary of £21,000.

Afterward, Rio transferred to Leeds United in 2000 for $23,980,000. It was the biggest fee paid to the defender at the time.

During his time at Leeds, Ferdinand was earning a weekly salary of £30,000.

Similarly, he moved to Manchester United in 2002 for $39,960,000 and signed a five-year contract.

Moreover, he signed a new contract with Manchester United in 2008, with a weekly salary of £130,000.

Similarly, Rio had a base salary of $220,000 in 2008 and which bumped to $227,730 in 2012.

Afterward, he signed an extension contract with a base salary of $173,160.

Moreover, he also received a bonus of $399,600. Afterward, he moved to QPR in a free transfer signing a one-year contract.

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Net Worth of Rio Ferdinand in Different Currencies

Below is Rio Ferdinand’s net worth in different currencies, including BitCoin.

Currency Net Worth
Euro € 66,090,375
Pound Sterling £ 56,238,750
Australian Dollar A$ 105,150,225
Canadian Dollar C$ 95,814,750
Indian Rupee ₹ 5,633,868,750
BitCoin ฿ 1,288

Rio Ferdinand | Houses, Cars & Watches


One of the greatest defenders of all time, Rio Ferinand’s net worth is a staggering $75 million.

Rio bought a luxurious seven-bedroom mansion located at Alderly Edge in 2013 for $2,930,000.

However, he sold this property for the price of $2 million. Currently, he is living in the mansion located in Kent, which he bought in 2017.


Rio loves cars from British automaker Bentley.

He drives Bentley Continental and Bentley Arnage.

Rio Ferdinand | Lifestyle & Vacation


As a sports pundit, he spends most of the time watching football and giving out a detailed analysis of the game.

Besides that, Rio has a gym at his home where he workouts every day to keep his body fit and healthy.

Rio married for the second time on 27th September 2019 to Kate Wright. The wedding was not that extravagant, and the attendees were close family members and his children.

In September 1997, Rio was convicted of drink-driving and given a one-year driving ban. 


Rio Ferdinand frequently goes on a vacation with this family members. Recently, he went on a vacation to Dubai, where he stayed in a luxury hotel that cost him 10k a week.

Rio Ferdinand | Charity

Rio Ferdinand founded the Rio Ferdinand Foundation to help young people fight inequality and realize their potential through sports, art, education, and media.

Likewise, he has also supported the charities like Elton John’s AIDS Foundation, UNICEF, and Small Steps Project.

Rio Ferdinand | Media, Investment, Endorsements, & Books


Along with his friend, Rio founded a record label White Chalk Music.

Moreover, he was also an executive producer of Dead Man Running.

rio working as a pundit
Rio Football Pundit (Source: The Sun)

Currently, he works at BT Sports and gives his expert analysis for Premier League, Champions League, Euro League, and FA Cup.

Likewise, Rio also worked as a television presenter and hosted Rio’s World Cup Winds-Up.

Endorsement & Investment

As of May 2024 Rio Ferdinand’s net worth is $75 million.

Rio had an endorsement deals with Nike and earned around £1 million through the deal.

Moreover, he also appeared in the Nike commercial alongside Thierry Henry, Ronaldo, Ronaldinho, and other football stars.

Rio has a huge fan following on social media, therefore, Mars (Chocolate Manufacturer) hired him to promote his product on Twitter.

Moreover, Rio Ferdinand has invested in the global currency account startup company Sokin and Soares.

Book Publication

There are many books published on Rio Ferdinand. Some of them are:

  • Rio: My Story
  • Rio: My Decade as a Red
  • #2Sides: My Autobiography
  • Thinking Out Loud: Love, Grief and Being Mum and Dad

Rio Ferdinand | Career

Rio made his official club career debut on May 5, 1996, for West Ham against Sheffield Wednesday.

Afterward, he played for Leeds, Manchester United before finally ending his football career at QPR.

Rio playing for Manchester United
Rio Ferdinand Playing for Manchester United (Source: The Richest)

During, his career he won many trophies like Premier League, FA Cup, League Cup, Champions League, and Club World Cup.

Similarly, Rio made his international debut at the age of 18 against Cameroon on November 15, 1997

Afterward, he made 81 appearances for England and scored three goals.

Facts About Rio Ferdinand

  • Rio Ferdinand moved to Manchester United for $30 million, becoming the most expensive defender of all time.
  • In September 1997, Rio was convicted of drink-driving and given a one-year driving ban. 
  • Ferdinand, along with fellow English footballers Kieron Dyer and Frank Lampard, starred in a sexually explicit movie made in the Ayia Napa resort in Cyprus in 2000. 


What number did Rio Ferdinand wear?

Rio Ferdinand wore jersey number 5 in Manchester United, 29 in Leeds, and 15 in West Ham.

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