#1 David Beckham – $450 million
Everyone in the world knows David Beckham. People who have never watched football in their life know David Beckham. Beckham is as synonymous with England as fish and chips and is one of the most recognisable sports athletes in the world.
Beckham was a very accomplished footballer as well and he has represented some of the world’s most prestigious clubs like Manchester United, Real Madrid, AC Milan and PSG. With his good looks and charismatic persona, Beckham is the king of the endorsement world having deals with Adidas, H&M and Armani among numerous others.
On 5 February 2014, MLS announced that Beckham had exercised his option to buy a MLS expansion team for $25 million, which he had received as part of the contract he signed with the Los Angeles Galaxy in 2007. His Miami team is currently looking for a stadium and could start playing as early as next season.
A champion on and off the field, David Beckham is the footballer with the highest net worth in the world. Let us now take a look at some honourable mentions and how these footballers compare to the richest people in the world.