David Beckham is a retired English professional footballer who played for England’s national team and clubs like Manchester United, Real Madrid, LA Galaxy and Paris Saint-Germain in his 20-year football career. Beckham is best known for his picturesque curling free kicks and thunderous long-range shots.
Beckham’s current estimated net worth is $450 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.
David Beckham’s salary
Beckham has been one of the highest paid footballers during his playing days. The global star also topped the Forbes’ Highest Paid Soccer Players list even at the age of 37 with a salary of $50.6 million.
According to Sun newspaper, Beckham’s current salary is £14.5 million per year.
David Beckham's Investment
According to documents submitted at the end of 2017, Beckham raked £29 million in two years from his company DB Ventures Limited which commercialises his brand. The former English captain also pocketed £12.7million from his image rights company Footwork Productions Ltd in 2016.
In January 2018, Beckham’s business group, Miami Beckham United, launched a team in Major Soccer League (MLS). It will also build a 25,000-capacity stadium. The midfielder's contract with LA Galaxy in 2007 included this option to launch a new team at a highly-subsidized fee of around $25 million.
David Beckham's Endorsements
Even after retiring in 2013, Beckham earns around $42 million through his lucrative sponsorship deals with Adidas, Konami, Tudor, Kent & Curwen, Diageo, Jaguar etc.
In 2003, Beckham penned a lifetime deal with Adidas worth $160 million. He also earns a significant percentage of profit from the German company on his branded products.
In 2006, it was reported that Beckham’s legs were insured by Lloyd’s of London for £100 million. In December 2014, Beckham and his business partner Simon Fuller penned a contract with Global Brands Group to extend his own brand.
In 2017, the midfielder bagged the seventh spot in the Forbes’ all-time highest paid athlete with career earnings of $800 million. He also grabbed the second position in the Forbes' list of the highest-paid retired athletes 2016 pocketing $65 million.
In May 2018, Beckham was appointed as the brand ambassador of British fashion.
Beckham has been associated with UNICEF since taking part in ‘United with UNICEF’ campaign as a Manchester United player in November 1999. He was appointed as the UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador in January 2005.
He often visits several disaster-hit countries like Sierra Leone, Cambodia, Philippines to raise awareness on health issues along with raising funds to protect the rights of the children worldwide. Beckham also supported ‘Unite for Children, Unite against AIDS’ campaign.
During his five-month stint in PSG, Beckham donated his $5.3 million salary to a children's charity organisation. In February 2015, Beckham launched ‘7: The David Beckham UNICEF Fund’ to the protect the rights of children across the globe. Later in November, he also donated over £1 million organising ‘The Match for Children’ at Old Trafford. Beckham also promotes education and education of children in Africa.
|Age||Source of Wealth|
|43||Own Companies, Endorsements|
|£14.5 million per annum||Adidas, Tudor, Kent & Curwen, Diageo, Jaguar|
|London||$42 million |
|Marital Status||Social Commitments|
|Married to Victoria Beckham||UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador|