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Profession: Businessperson | Diplomat
Date of Birth: 1932-07-20
Nicknames: Daniel M. Rooney, Daniel Rooney, Daniel Milton Rooney
Country: Pittsburgh
Dan Rooney Net Worth: Dan Rooney is an American sports executive who has a net worth of $500 million. Up until 2012, Dan Rooney was the United States Ambassador to Ireland. He was ambassador from 2009, but after three years, resigned. He is the current chairman of the Pittsburgh Steelers football team. Dan was also elected to be in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in the year 2000. He was born in Pittsburgh, and is the son of Art Rooney, who owns Pittsburgh Steelers, and Kathleen Rooney. Since he was a young boy, Dan was involved in every possible way with the Steelers organization. He grew up in Pittsburgh and attended North Catholic High School where he became one of the best quarterbacks on his team. He also became the coach for St. Peter's Elementary School football team. He has some impressive names for his mentors such as Joe Carr, Fran Fogerty and Ed Kiely. These men all contributed to Dan's knowledge of football business. He graduated from Duquesne University knowing, without a doubt that he wanted to pursue football. By 1969, Dan had already earned himself a good reputation by managing every aspect of the team very well. He was consequently appointed the team's president in 1975. Through his appointment, he then had full operational control. His own father still remained the public figure of the team, until the time of his death in 1988. Since 1972, the Steelers have won 15 division championships, 6 Super Bowl championships as well as 8 NCF championships. As of 2003, Dan slowly let go of his control of the team as he left the management to the next generation of his family, just like his father before him.
Daniel Milton "Dan" Rooney, (born July 20, 1932) was the United States Ambassador to Ireland from July 3, 2009 until his resignation in 2012. He is chairman of the Pittsburgh Steelers football team in the National Football League (NFL), which was founded by his father, Art Rooney. Rooney was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2000 for his contributions to the game. He is credited with spearheading a requirement that NFL teams with head coach and general manager vacancies interview at least one minority candidate, which has become known as the "Rooney Rule".
Rooney is also co-founder of the Ireland-related fundraising organization The Ireland Funds.


Rooney was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the son of Kathleen (n?(C)e McNulty) and Pittsburgh Steelers' owner Art Rooney. In the Steelers organization, Rooney has been involved in every aspect[citation needed] of the franchise since he was a young boy, often assisting his father at Pitt Stadium and Forbes Field. He grew up in the North Side neighborhood of Pittsburgh and attended North Catholic High School where he excelled as the team's quarterback. He was also the coach for the St. Peter's Elementary school football team, which was quarterbacked by future CIA Director and lifelong friend Michael Hayden. Rooney was mentored by Fran Fogerty, Joe Carr, and Ed Kiely. These men assisted in teaching Dan the business of football. After being mentored and graduating from Duquesne University he knew football was what he wanted to pursue. He then met his future wife in the office of the Steelers where she was currently working. The couple got married soon after. By early 1969 Rooney was managing the day to day operations of the team and personally selected the coaching hire of Chuck Noll. He was appointed team president in 1975 and was officially given full operational control of the franchise by his father who remained Chairman and President Emeritus, as well as the public face of the franchise until

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