What is David Beckham’s net worth?
David Beckham is a retired English soccer player who has a net worth of $450 million. That is a combined net worth with his wife, singer/designer Victoria Beckham.
David Beckham is widely recognized not only for his spectacular career on the pitch but also for his impact off of it. Known for his precise free kicks and pin-point passing, Beckham enjoyed a successful career playing for several prominent clubs around the world and representing his nation on the international stage.
He commenced his professional career with Manchester United, where he quickly became a key player, helping the team secure numerous domestic league titles and achieving the remarkable feat of winning the treble (Premier League, FA Cup, and UEFA Champions League) in the 1998-1999 season. His success with Manchester United firmly established his reputation as one of England’s most talented footballers.
Following his tenure at Manchester United, Beckham moved to Real Madrid in 2003. His stint in Spain saw him sharing the pitch with some of the most celebrated footballers of that era, forming the team’s famous “Galácticos.” His time in Madrid further bolstered his international image and showcased his adaptability to different playing styles and leagues.
In an unexpected yet impactful move, Beckham transitioned to Major League Soccer (MLS) in the United States by joining the Los Angeles Galaxy in 2007. His arrival significantly raised the global profile of the league and brought unprecedented attention to soccer in the country. Beckham became an ambassador of the sport in the U.S., achieving notable success by winning multiple MLS Cups.
Following his time in the United States, Beckham had brief spells with AC Milan in Italy and concluded his playing career at Paris Saint-Germain in France. His career is decorated with numerous awards and accolades, celebrating his contributions to the clubs he represented and his impacts on matches.
Off the pitch, Beckham has been equally impactful. His marriage to Victoria Adams (Posh Spice) has kept him in the media spotlight, and they have collectively built a globally recognized brand. Furthermore, he has been involved in various philanthropic activities and business ventures, which include ownership stakes in football clubs, like Inter Miami CF in MLS and Salford City in the English Football League.
David Beckham was born May 2, 1975, in London. He’s the son of Sandra, a hairdresser, and David Edward “Ted” Beckham, a kitchen fitter. He is the middle child of three with two sisters, Lynne Georgina and Joanne Louise. Beckham knew he wanted to be a professional footballer from a young age. His parents were huge Manchester United fans who frequently attended games. As a young boy, he won the chance to take part in a training session with Barcelona as part of a talent competition. He played for a local youth team called the Ridgeway Rovers. One of the team’s three coaches was his dad. He was the mascot for Manchester United in a match against West Ham United in 1986. In 1990, David was named the Under-15 Player of the year. On July 8, 1991, he signed a Youth Training Scheme with Manchester United. Beckham was part of the trainees whose team on the FA Youth Cup in May 1992.
Beckham’s impact int he FA Youth Cup championship game earned him a first-team debut on September 23, 1992, in a League Cup match against Brighton and Hove Albion. He signed as a professional on January 23, 1993. He was 17-years-old.
David Beckham made his first full appearance on Manchester United’s first team on December 7, 1994, against Port Vale. He made his UEFA Champions League debut with a goal in a 4-0 victory to Galatasaray at home. For the 1994-95 season, Beckham was loaned out to Preston North End for first-team experience. He played in five games and scored two goals.
On April 2, 1995, Beckham returned to Manchester United and made his Premier League debut. He played four matches that season and Manchester United finished second behind Blackburn Rovers. Beckham quickly established himself as Manchester United’s midfielder and helped them in the Premier League title and FA Cup double in the 1995-96 season. On the first day of Premier League play for the 1996-97 season Beckham became a household name in a match against Wimbledon when he scored a goal from 60 years out that went over the goalkeeper’s head and dropped into the net. During that season, Beckham helped Manchester United retain their Premier League title.
Beckham is largely considered to be one of the best football players in history. He was with Manchester United from 1992 to 2003 with the loan out year to Preston North End in 1994-95. He debuted with Real Madrid in 2003 and played for that team until 2007. In 2007 he moved to Los Angeles to play for the LA Galaxy until 2012 with loan out years to Milan in 2009 and 2010. In 2013, Beckham played his final season for Paris Saint-Germain. During his professional career, Beckham scored 97 goals. Beckham played for the England National Team in 1992-93, 1994-96, and 1996-2009.
On May 16, 2013, Beckham announced that he would retire from professional football at the end of that year’s Paris Saint-Germain football season.
MLS Expansion Team
On February 5, 2014, the U.S.’s MLC announced that Beckham had exercised his option to buy an MLS expansion team for $25 million. The right to an expansion team was part of his contract 2007 with the L.A. Galaxy. The new team will be based in Miami, Florida and is scheduled to begin play in 2020. The team will be called Club Internacional de Futbol Miami – commonly known as Inter Miami. His business group, Beckham Miami United agreed to finance a $250 million (£149m) stadium with seating for 20,000.
In May 2019, Beckham through his investment vehicle Beckham Brand Holdings, spent $50 million to buy out team investor Simon Fuller (creator of American Idol). The purchase price valued the team alone at $150 million.
In June 2023, it’s being reported that Inter Miami is set to acquire Lionel Messi with Barcelona unable to finance a reunion. An alleged deal of a $1.03 million salary per week (or $54 million per year) is on the table.
In 1999, Beckham married British singer and former Spice Girl Victoria Adams, also known as Posh Spice. David and Victoria Beckham have four children: son Brooklyn Joseph, born March 4, 1999, son Romeo James, born September 1, 2002, son Cruz David born February 20, 2005, and daughter Harper Seven born July 10, 2011.
Off the pitch, he is a sought-after model and spokesperson, having represented Pepsi, Calvin Klein, Adidas, Vodafone, Gillette, and others. He was also Google’s most-searched sports-related search term in 2003 and 2004.
Beckham suffers from obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), which he says makes him “have everything in a straight line or everything has to be in pairs.”
Beckham has more than 65 tattoos. There are names of his sons Romeo, Cruz and Brooklyn, and of his wife Victoria. He also has tattoos that pay tribute to his daughter, Harper.
Beckham has supported UNICEF since his days at Manchester United. In January 2005, Beckham became a Goodwill Ambassador with a special focus on UNICEF’s Sports for Development program.
In 2021, David splurged on a $6.5 million, 100-foot luxury yacht after being inspired by getaways on Elton John’s yacht.
Over his final six seasons in the MLS with the L.A. Galaxy, David Beckham earned an estimated $255 million including salary, revenue sharing, endorsements, appearances, and licensing. David Beckham’s annual Paris Saint-Germain salary was $50 million.
Qatar Endorsement Deal
In October 2021 it was widely reported that David had signed a 10-year deal that paid $21 million per year to be Qatar’s tourism ambassador. The deal value is reportedly worth a minimum of $210 million over the decade, but could ultimately be worth closer to $280 million according to various reports. Upon the deal’s revelation, Beckham was inundated with criticism due to Qatar’s pour track record on human rights.
In his early career with Manchester United, Beckham lived in a four-bedroom house that he bought as a 20-year-old in 1995.
In 1999, David and Victoria Beckham bought what became their most famous home for $3.3 million; the property, which is set on 24 acres of land, was given a $4 million renovation and was subsequently dubbed Beckingham Palace by the media. In 2002, they bought a villa in Palm Jumeirah in Dubai for $1.6 million, and they reportedly gifted it to Victoria’s parents. In 2009, they purchased a property in Burj Khalifa in Dubai for around $5 million. Although they haven’t shared much of it on social media, they are thought to own it to this day.
In 2007, the couple bought a six-bedroom, 10 bathroom Beverly Hills mansion for $18.7 million, which they sold in 2018 for $33 million.
They also own a $4 million home in the south of France as well as a mansion in West London’s chic Holland Park neighborhood that they bought for $41 million in 2013. In 2016, they bought a converted barn in the rural village of Great Tew in the Cotswolds area, two hours outside of London for about $8 million.
In 2020, the Beckhams purchased a $24 million Miami penthouse to call their home while in the United States.