Owen's name would come as a surprise to some, given that the striker has suffered from frequent injuries and has not had many opportunities to play for Manchester United.
However, a slew of lucrative sponsorship and endorsement deals have seen the Englishman pip the likes of Rio Ferdinand, Ryan Giggs and Wayne Rooney. Owen's net worth is estimated to be around £40 million, with Ferdinand at £36 million, and Giggs and Rooney at £30 million each.
If all English players, including those plying their trade abroad are considered, David Beckham is gilded streets ahead of everyone - with a measly £135 million to his name. To put that in perspective, Tuvalu - a tiny country in the Pacific - has a GDP of £32 million
Beckham topped the 2010-11 list as well, with £100 million and has added a cool £35 million to the kitty in the past year.
The list of wealthiest coaches is filled with the usual suspects. England manager Fabio Capello comes out top with £38 million, followed by Sir Alex Ferguson, Arsene Wenger, Roberto Mancini and surprise, surprise - Sven-Goran Eriksson.
The wealthiest club owners didn't throw up too many surprises - with Manchester City's Sheikh Mansour valued at £20 billion, followed by Uzbek tycoon Alisher Usmanov, who owns 29.28 per cent of Arsenal and steel magnate Laxmi Mittal who owns 33 percent owner of Queen's Park Rangers.
Football's Richest Owners (Top 10)
|Name||Club||Worth||More than the GDP of|
|Sheikh Mansour||Manchester City||£20 billion||Estonia|
|Alisher Usmanov||Arsenal (29.28 %)||£12.4 billion||Namibia|
|Laxmi Mittal||QPR (33 %)||£11.8 billion||Albania|
|Roman Abramovich||Chelsea||£10.3 billion||Mozambique|
|The Liebherr Family||Southampton||£3 billion||Guam|
|Joe Lewis||Tottenham Hotspur||£2.8 billion||Guam|
|Dennis O'Brien||Celtic||£2.5 billion||Faroe Islands|
|Stanley Kroenke||Arsenal (66 %)||£1.8 billion||Cape Verde|
|Malcolm Glazer||Manchester United||£1.64 billion||San Marino|
|Mike Ashley||Newcastle United||£1.37 billion||Djibouti |
Football's Richest Managers (Top 10)
|Fabio Capello||England||£38 million |
|Sir Alex Ferguson||Manchester United||£27 million|
|Arsene Wenger||Arsenal||£20 million|
|Roberto Mancini||Manchester City||£19 million|
|Sven-Goran Eriksson||Leicester City||£15 million|
|Harry Redknapp||Tottenham||£10 million|
|Steve Bruce||Sunderland||£9 million|
|Kenny Dalglish||Liverpool||£8 million|
|Andre Villas-Boas||Chelsea||£7 million|
|Alex McLeish||Aston Villa||£6 million|
Football's Richest Players (Top 10)
|David Beckham||Los Angeles Galaxy||£135 million |
|Michael Owen||Manchester United||£40 million|
|Rio Ferdinand||Manchester United||£36 million|
|Ryan Giggs||Manchester United||£30 million|
|Wayne Rooney||Manchester United||£30 million|
|Steven Gerrard||Liverpool||£27 million|
|Frank Lampard||Chelsea||£26 million|
|John Terry||Chelsea||£22 million|
|Didier Drogba||Chelsea||£19 million|
|Fernando Torres||Chelsea||£18 million|