Have you ever wondered what David Beckham’s net worth is? If you’ve been looking around the internet for the same, Worry not! We’ve got you covered. The article will disclose the figures that the former English professional footballer’s account reflects in 2021.
Most of us have probably witnessed the charm of David Beckham, be it on-field or off the field. But behind the charm is the millions of dollars worth of empire established by the duo of David Beckham along with his wife, Victoria Beckham.
In addition to a dazzling sports and modeling career, Beckham’s multiple business endeavors and investments since his retirement from professional soccer have led to a dynamic and impressive portfolio as a savvy businessman. Add all of this to Victoria’s fashion line, and the power couple boasts a combined net worth of about $450 million.
If you want to know more about how David Beckham reached this milestone, follow through with the article as we cover his early life, career, and the number of business endorsements and deals that helped him achieve the $450 million mark.
David Robert Joseph Beckham was born in London, England, on May 2 in 1975. His parents Sandra Georgina (a hairdresser) and Alan Beckham (a kitchen fitter), had three children, of which David Beckham is the middle child. He is also the only son among his siblings, Lynne Georgina and Joanne Louise.
Beckham already knew at a very young age that he wanted to become a professional footballer. This is evident from the 2007 interview in which Beckham disclosed that he’d answer ‘I want to be a footballer’ whenever his teachers at school asked him, ‘What do you want to do when you’re older?’
The fact that his parents were huge Manchester United fans and overall enthusiasts of the sports, in general, justifies David’s early interest in football.
David Beckham started playing for the Ridgeway Rovers team while in school. The fun fact is that his father was one of the three coaches of the local team, and so needless to add, David, got personal training sessions from his father.
Beckham’s Professional Career
The onset of Beckham’s great soccer career that we know today came with his signing under the Youth Training Scheme by Manchester United. His team winning the FA Youth Cup proved to be a stepping stone in his grand debut at the League Cup match against Brighton and Hove Albion in 1992.
Having been the mascot for Manchester United in 1986 in a match against West Ham United, Beckham made his first full appearance on the team in the December 7, 1994 match against Port Vale.
Although signed as a professional at the mere age of 17 in the year ’93, David debuted in the UEFA Champions League with a goal against Galatasaray. His team got a 4-0 victory. After being loaned out to Preston North End during 1994-95, Beckham returned to Manchester United on April 2, 1995.
His 60-yard goal that went over the goalkeeper’s head and into the net in the match against Wimbledon is considered one of Beckham’s greatest plays. With a total of 97 goals scored during his career, David Beckham announced his retirement from professional football on May 16, 2013, after his last season for Paris Saint-Germain.
Behind Beckham’s Massive $450 Million Net Worth
Read along to find out all the major business projects and the earnings which make up for David Beckham’s astounding net worth of $450 million.
#Major League Soccer Expansion
After being a part of England’s team in the World Cup in France, Beckham switched over to the LA Galaxy club of Major League Soccer. Having scored 18 goals in 98 games over his six seasons in the MLS, Beckham is said to have made a considerable amount of about $255 million before officially retiring from soccer in 2013.
Moreover, Beckham also owns an MLS expansion team that’s based out in Miami, Florida. The team named Club Internacional de Futbol Miami was bought for $25 million as a part of his 2007 contract with the LA Galaxy.
#Brand Endorsements and Sponsored Deals
David Beckham’s dashing looks, along with his sports background, make the perfect combination for sports, fitness, and clothing brands to reach out and sponsor their products to his massive following.
In addition to having advertised and promoted fashion and clothing retailer brands like H&M together with the famous comedian-celebrity, Kevin Hart, Beckham has also endorsed brands such as Haig Club whiskey and Tudor watches.
Apart from Beckham’s great relations with the footwear and apparel giant – Adidas, which used to endorse him since his playing days, he has even partnered with the likes of Armani, Gillette, PepsiCo, Breitling, and Sainsbury.
While you might only know him as a former soccer player, David Beckham’s magnetic personality and expertise in business is no joke. David owns the Beckham Brand Holdings Ltd. share, which operates and runs companies like Seven Global LLP and Global Brands Group under the DB Ventures banner aimed to develop the David Beckham brand.
Apart from co-owning the already mentioned MLS expansion team in partnership with Miami Beckham United, David Beckham’s net fortunes involve a contribution of his wife, Victoria’s fashion line, which also runs under the Brand Beckham banner.
The power couple of Victoria and David Beckham married in 1999 also invested and bought a lot of real estate properties. Along with the $3.3 million worth 24-acre mansion (famously dubbed as the Buckingham Palace) where the couple started living in 1999, the duo also owns a $4 million property in the south of France.
Furthermore, the $18.7 million worth six-bedroom mansion in Beverly Hills, which they bought in 2007, was sold for $33 million in 2018. The Beckham couple even owns properties in London, including a $41 million worth mansion in Holland Park neighborhood of West London and the converted barn in the Cotswolds area, just a 2-hour ride outside of London.
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