Despite retiring in 2013, David Beckham still has a net worth of a staggering $450 million.
This indicates that even after retirement, he’s earning more than the top earners of the champions league. So, where does this money come from?
The famous English soccer player was born in 1975 in London to hardcore fans of manchester united.
Naturally, he picked up the love of soccer from his parents and subsequently rose to fame as one of the successful and thriving soccer players.
David and his wife Victoria have built their persona as a power couple and together have a fortune of almost 1 billion dollars.
In this article, we will read about net worth, lifestyle, and the businesses of David Beckham. But first, here are some exciting, quick facts:
|Full Name||David Robert Joseph Beckham|
|Common Name||David Beckham|
|Nick Name||Becks, Dave, DB7, Golden Balls|
|Birthdate||May 2, 1975|
|Age||47 years old|
|Mother’s Name||Sandra Georgina|
|Father’s Name||Alan Beckham|
|Siblings||2 sisters: Lynne Georgina & Joanne Louise|
|Birthplace||Whipps Cross University Hospital, London|
|School||Chingford County High School|
|Weight||75 kgs, 165 lbs (approx.)|
|Shoe Size||UK 11|
|Wife||Victoria Beckham (m. 4th March 1999)|
|Children||4- Brooklyn, Romeo, Cruz & Harper|
|Profession||Soccer Player, Businessman|
|Debut||1992 ( Professional Debut)|
|Jersey||7, 32, 23|
|Retired On||May 2013|
|Favorite Actor||Tom Cruise|
|Favorite Book||To Kill A Mockingbird|
|Best Food||Pie and mash with a side of jellied eel|
|Social Media||Facebook, Instagram|
|Merch||Biography, Jersey, Cologne|
|Last Update||August, 2022|
David Beckham: Net Worth and Income
As mentioned above, David Beckham has a net worth of $450m. He and his wife Victoria Beckham has a combined net worth of over $700m. It is believed that the power couple has crossed the $1billion mark.
David’s net worth comes up after collecting his total income from soccer, including his prize money, businesses, brand deals, and other ventures.
Even after retirement from soccer, Becks has proved to be a savvy businessman. He has invested in small and big businesses that ensure a steady income and will last him for a long time.
Businesses and Investments
Beckham has created a diverse business portfolio with investments and ownerships of various companies. His soccer-related revenues are collected from a company called ‘Footwork Productions.’ He gains a lot just from his image rights.
Beckham brand holdings, co-owned by David, Victoria, and Simon Fuller, turn over $341 million. This company protects Becks’ image rights and also owns victoria’s fashion business.
Other than this, he has a separate company, ‘DB ventures,’ that handles his endorsement deals. This brand has made a profit of more than 100 million dollars.
He also owns the majority of the brand ‘Kent & Curwen.’
Similarly, Becks launched a new project called ‘Inter Miami’ in 2018 and other business partners. It is a Miami-based major league soccer franchise that intends to make one of the best in North America.
For superstars like Beckham, another source of revenue is generally their social media. With 66 million followers on Instagram and 54 million of them on Facebook, we can only imagine how much he raises from his social platforms.
David and Victoria: Their lavish Wedding
When David and Victoria first met, Victoria was already very famous as a spice girl, while David had yet to find worldwide fame. They met in the United players’ lounge after a charity soccer match in 1997.
They quickly fell in love, and the relationship turned into marriage in 1999. Their wedding ceremony was a lavish one, with media going frenzy with news coverage.
The grand ceremony cost around £628,000. It was all before the age of social media madness. But they still managed to sell their wedding pictures to OK! magazine for a whopping £1.73 million.
David Beckham: House, Cars, and Bikes
Beckhams have a range of properties under their name. The top of the list is their townhouse in West London. Listed at Europe 31.5 million prices, this house is packed with six bedrooms for the big family.
According to the news, they spend a whopping 8million euros on improving the house.
They also own a two-acre property in the Cotswolds whose price is listed at 6 million euros. This estate flaunts a historical character and provides an escape to the family from the city’s noise.
They also had a mansion in Los Angeles, but they sold it for 25 million euros. It is expected that they might soon buy another house in America.
David is a lover of classic cars and has owned a range of cars till now. In 1998, victoria gifted her then-fiance Beckham a silver Ferrari 550 Maranello.
This Ferrari is considered to be one of the finest cars Ferrari has made in the modern era. Taking inspiration from the 1970s Daytona, Sergio Pininfarina designed the car with a 5.5-litre engine that gives 485 bhp.
Likewise, he also owned a colossal Cadillac Escalade ESV when he was at LA Galaxy. David crashed this car in 2011 once.
Other cars he has owned include Porshe 911, Lamborgini Gallardo, Hummer H2, Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead, Bentley Betayga, Ashton Martin V8 Vantage X-Pack Volante, MacLaren 720s., Landrover Defender Bentley Mulsanne, Audi S8, Jaguar F-Type Project 7, Bentley Continental GT Supersports.
Besides cars, he has also had a few bikes in his collections. Some of these include a BMW R80 Cafe Racer, Super Vintage Knuckle, a Triumph Scrambler, and Ducati Desmosedici RR. But his favorite one was the handbuilt Confederate F131 Hellcat Combat.
Well, having a lineup of cars and bikes has not stopped him from getting into ‘situations’ from time to time. He has been involved in three minor crashes till now. However, no one was hurt.
Moreover, the former United’s 7 has also been caught texting while driving, which resulted in six months ban and a fine of €750.
They have their own winery.
David and Victoria both have a passion for wines. David gifted his wife with her own Winery in Napa. This exclusive winery is open only for friends and family.
The posh Beckham family has three pets. Initially, they had two Cocker Spaniels, Fig and Olive. The latest addition to the family is Sage that they got in 2020.
David Beckham: Lifestyle and Vacations
Needless to say, Beckhams enjoy a luxurious and comfortable life.
David being an international athlete and Victoria being a pop star meant they had to travel exclusively for their careers.
On the course of his charity works with UNICEF, David also got to see the less fortunate parts of the world and how life is out there.
Besides that, the Beckhams are frequently traveling the world to take a break from their hectic life. And well, their family trips are the most stylish ones.
For the easter break of 2021, the family traveled to Turks and Caicos along with Brooklyn’s fiancee Nicola Peltz.
The whole family of six had a ski trip to Canada in 2020. Likewise, Beckhams had been to Italy in January 2019 to have a nice summer break.
David shared the photo of his kids, the sights, and even the food they ate.
David Beckham: Endorsements
Being a global star has opened up many opportunities for David to collaborate with the topmost brands and organizations of the world.
Also, his charming personality and handsome face surely make him one of the most popular choices for celebrity faces of brands.
Based on his social media activities, we can see that he has been promoting Tudor watches and Haig Club whiskey. He also recently did multiple ads for popular clothing retailer H&M which was well received by the audience.
One of his most important deals is with the multinational company Adidas. He signed a lifetime contract with Adidas for $160 million back in 2003.
This means that he cannot work for any other sportswear brand as long as this contract is intact.
David has worn Adidas shoes for most of his carer, mostly predator boots. He continues to receive a percentage of that contract money for his endorsement.
Moreover, he also made 10 years contract with Pepsi co during his prime career. Other endorsements he did include Sainsbury’s, Gillette, AIA group, Armani, Walt Disney theme parks, Samsung, Calvin Klein, etc.
It is reported that in 2012 alone, his contract with Samsung earned him €21 million.
David Beckham: Charity
Even though David enjoys a luxurious life as one of the most famous stars globally, he has never lost an opportunity to give back to society.
Being a celebrity keeps you in the position where everybody looks up to you, and David has made sure to be a role model in that regard.
He was appointed as the ambassador for UNICEF UK in 2015. Meanwhile, he started his own fund with UNICEF called 7: THE DAVID BECKHAM UNICEF FUND.
This fund aims to unlock potential in every child by providing each one of them equal opportunities.
Other charities he has supported include:
- African Wildlife Foundation
- Elton John AIDS foundation
- Red Cross
- Save the Children
- Malaria No More
In this way, Becks has supported multiple causes ranging from child marriage to animal rights to malaria.
Victoria and David Beckham Charitable trust is the personal charity of the couple. It focuses mostly on the welfare of disabled children.
David Beckham: Movies and Pop Culture
The 2002 movie ‘Bend it like Beckham’ was named after him. He wanted to do a cameo for the film but could not due to schedule problems.
Besides few cameo appearances in few movies, he has shown no interest whatsoever in acting.
There is also a fragrance, ‘Homme by David Beckham,’ that is named after him.
David Beckham: Career Summary
David grew up in a family of soccer fans and started playing early in his life.
He spent a significant part of his teenage playing for a local youth club Ridgeway Rovers. His professional career begun in 1992 at the age of 17 when he joined manchester united.
Beckham later played with Real Madrid for four years before signing a contract with LA Galaxy for 5 years.
Likewise, he has won 19 major trophies in his career, including the premier league, La Liga, and UEFA Champions League.
After a fulfilling career of 20 years, he retired in 2013. His last game was on 18 May 2013, where he received a standing ovation from the audience before signing out from the field.
David Beckham: Social Media
Instagram: 66.1 million Followers
Facebook: 54 million Followers
- “I’m a strong person, I’m a strong family man, I’m a strong husband and a strong father.”
- “It’s so important to have manners and treat people from all walks of life the way they should be treated.”
- “People assume, over the year, that soccer players are not too intelligent. As with most assumptions, they’re wrong.”
David Beckham: Three Facts
- David Suffers from Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). He likes to keep things organized and in pairs if possible. Moreover, if his fridge has an uneven number of cans, he won’t hesitate to throw away one to get it right. During his stay at hotels, he likes to rearrange things to make them more suitable for him. He also has ‘ornithophobia,’ the fear of birds.
- David has a tattoo of the number 99 on his finger to signify the year 1999. 1999 was when Manchester United won the treble, married victoria, and was blessed with their first child, Brooklyn. Another interesting tattoo he has is victoria’s name in Sanskrit. But it was misspelled, and now it actually reads ‘vihctoria.’
- He has claimed that he would have been an artist if he had not been a professional athlete. According to him, he loves to draw cartoons.