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Dan Rooney Wiki Biography
Dan Rooney was born on the 20th July 1932, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania USA, and is a politician and businessperson, perhaps best known as the former US Ambassador to Ireland from 2009 to 2012, and as the owner of the NFL team the Pittsburgh Steelers. Rooney’s involvement in politics and sports has significantly increased his net worth.
Have you ever wondered how rich Dan Rooney is, as of mid-2016? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Dan Rooney’s net worth is as high as $500 million, an amount earned through his successful career as a sports executive. In addition to being chairman of the Pittsburgh Steelers, which he inherited from his father and improved his wealth; Rooney also has excellent connections in politics.
Dan Rooney Net Worth $500 Million
Daniel Milton Rooney was born to Kathleen Rooney and Art Rooney, a former Pittsburgh Steelers owner. Dan went to North Catholic High School where he played quarterback in the school’s football team, and later graduated from Duquesne University before spending more time assisting his father with the Steelers operations.
Before being appointed as the club president in 1975, Rooney was already involved in daily activities, and when his father died in 1988, Dan became Chairman of the club. During his tenure with the Steelers, they have won six Super Bowls – in 1974, 1975, 1978, 1979, 2005, and 2008. In 2003, Dan started to include his son, Art Rooney II, more into club’s management, and like his father did, he will leave the franchise to the next generation.
Politically Dan Rooney is apparently a Democrat, but supported George W. Bush’s Presidential Election, then later openly backed Barack Obama with $30,000 donation to his campaign in 2008. Obama appointed him as the Ambassador to Ireland in 2009, and Rooney held the post until 2012 when he resigned and returned to Pittsburgh to support Obama’s re-election campaign.
In 2008, a controversy regarding the linebacker James Harrison and wide receiver Cedrick Wilson took place, as Wilson was arrested for punching a former girlfriend. Rooney released the receiver, but Harrison did the same thing to his girlfriend and never was sanctioned by the Chairman. Rooney was asked why the two players didn’t recive the same treatment, and he said that Wilson knew exactly what he did and planned it, while Harrison did it in a heat of the moment, and that’s how the two incidents differed. The reporters and Women’s Center and Shelter of Pittsburgh weren’t happy with the answer, believing the fact that James Harrison was an essential part of the team while Wilson was only a rotational player, had a big part in Rooney’s decision.
Regarding his personal life, Dan Rooney has been married to Patricia since 1952, after theymet in the Steelers office, where she worked at the time. They have a son, Art Rooney II, who is the current President of the Pittsburgh Steelers after Dan passed him the torch in 2003. Dan Rooney confessed that his biggest managerial mistake was in 1983 when he didn’t draft Dan Marino, a University of Pittsburgh quarterback. Dan Rooney was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2000.
|Net Worth||$500 Million|
|Date Of Birth||July 20, 1932|
|Place Of Birth||Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States|
|Profession||Former United States Ambassador to Ireland|
|Education||Duquesne University, Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic High School|
|Children||Art Rooney II, Cathleen Rooney, Rita Rooney, Mary Duffy, Joan Rooney, Patricia Rooney|
|Parents||Kathleen McNulty Rooney, Art Rooney|
|Siblings||Patrick Rooney, Timothy Rooney, John Rooney|
|1||Founder, “Folds of Honor” foundation.|