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What Wayne Rooney's New Contract Means

With a new contract earning him £300,000 a week we investigate how the Manchester United footballer compares to everyone else.

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It Takes Him Just 5 Hours To Earn More Than The Average Annual Wage In The UK

Let's be generous and say that he works eight hours on each of six days a week. That puts his average wage at £6,250 per hour. The average annual wage in the UK is £26,500. So for him to earn more than the average annual wage he needs to work for just shy of five hours. At least his hair still looks shit.

He Earns More In a Week Than David Cameron Does In a Year

David Cameron's annual salary is estimated at £142,500. Which sounds about reasonable for someone of his position. Wayne Rooney is about 100 times more 'valuable' if you compare their annual salaries. Enough to make you blue in the face, eh Dave?

He Earns The Same In a Week as Barack Obama Does In a Year

The leader of the free world earns $400,000 a year. Rooney gets that in each week he scratches his arse, goes to Nando's and winds up referees. Yes, he can.

He Can Buy 6 Lamborghini Venenos This Year (and Get Change)

The Lamborghini Veneno is one of the world's most expensive cars, valued at around $4m. It can go from 0-60 in 2.8seconds (only Rooney's pockets fill faster than that). He can have six of them. Horse. Power.

He's Going To Make More This Year Than Spike Jonze's 'Her' Grossed at Box Office

Spike Jonze's latest film Her has so far grossed ~$23m, while Mr. Rooney is on course for a cool $27m.

He Gets Paid The Same Amount as Gareth Bale

However, unfortunately for Roono, he's on salary parity with the Real Madrid winger. Oh the shame.

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