English professional footballer of Welsh ancestry, Michael James Owen has a net worth of $68 million. He plays as a Striker for Manchester United. The son of former footballer Terry Owen, Owen began his senior career at Liverpool in 1996. He progressed through the Liverpool youth team and scored on his debut in May 1997. His high-earning and high-scoring days look to be behind him, as the Manchester United striker is on a pay-as-you-play deal, which expires at the end of the season. He scored 158 times for Liverpool before going to Real Madrid in 2004.
Owen returned to England a year later and spent four years at Newcastle United, where he earned 110,000 a week. Off-field, he has a deal with Umbro worth 2m annually, and endorsement deals including Jaguar and Tissot, the watchmaker. His company Owen Promotions revealed 7.5 million net assets in its most recent 201011 reports. Tissot shares a love of horses together with his club manager, Sir Alex Ferguson, and jointly owns Manor House Stables in Malpas, Cheshire, with Andrew Black, the co founder of Betfair. Manor House has 90 horses in training and created 51 winners in 2011, creating 585,000 of prize money, including Brown Panther, the victor of the King George V handicap at Royal Ascot in June 2011.
He’s a regular pundit on BT Sport football coverage and occasionally appears on BBC’s “Match of the Day” as a pundit.
The son of former footballer Terry Owen, Owen was born in Chester and began his senior career at Liverpool in 1996. He progressed through the Liverpool youth team and scored on his debut in May 1997. In his first complete season in the Premier League he concluded as joint top scorer with 18 goals. He repeated this the following year and was Liverpool’s top goal scorer from 1997–2004 and gained his name as a proven goal scorer, despite a recurring hamstring injury. He went on to score 118 goals in 216 appearances in the Premier League for Liverpool, and 158 goals in 297 total appearances. Regarded as among the greatest Liverpool players, Owen came 14th in the “100 Players Who Shook The Kop” — an official Liverpool fan poll.
Owen moved to Real Madrid for 8million in mid-2004; he was frequently used as a substitute. After a promising start to the 2005–06 season, injuries mainly ruled him out over the next 18 months. After his return he became team captain and was the team’s top scorer for the 2007–08 season. Newcastle were relegated in the 2008–09 season and Owen went to Manchester United as a free agent. Owen is one of seven players to have scored 150 or more goals in the Premier League. Owen can also be the youngest player to have achieved 100 goals in the Premier League. On 19 March 2013, Owen declared his retirement from playing at the end of the 2012–13 season.
Internationally, Owen first played for the senior England team in 1998, becoming England’s youngest player and youngest goalscorer at the time. His performance at the 1998 FIFA World Cup brought him to national and international visibility and he went on to score in UEFA Euro 2000, the 2002 FIFA World Cup and UEFA Euro 2004. He’s the only player to have scored in four major tournaments for England. He played in the 2006 FIFA World Cup but suffered an injury which took him a year to recuperate from. Sometimes playing as captain, he is England’s tenth most-capped player and has scored a national record of 26 competitive goals, with 40 in total from 89 appearances, most recently in 2008.
Owen’s long injury absence following the 2006 World Cup resulted in a dispute between FIFA, The Football Association and Newcastle United, and eventually resulted in a unprecedented 10m settlement award to Newcastle, and brought changes to the compensation arrangements between club and country regarding injuries sustained by contracted club players while on international duty.