Without question, David Beckham is one of the world’s most well-known and influential athletes. But his achievements are not limited to the soccer pitch. Beckham has amassed a net worth in the hundreds of millions of dollars through a variety of commercial endeavors, endorsements, and investments.
This article will examine David Beckham’s rise to the ranks of the world’s wealthiest athletes by looking into the numerous avenues that have contributed to his fortune.
David Beckham’s Net Worth
Former English soccer star David Beckham is now worth an estimated $450 million. That’s how much he and his wife, the singer and fashion designer Victoria Beckham, are worth collectively.
For nine years, beginning when he was just 17 years old, David Beckham was a key member of the Manchester United soccer team that won the Premier League title six times, the FA Cup twice, and the UEFA Champions League once.
Beckham was the highest-paid player in Major League Soccer when he signed a five-year contract with the Los Angeles Galaxy in 2007, after being traded from the Spanish team Madrid Real in 2003. Beckham quickly followed, spending the 2009 and 2010 seasons in Europe while playing on loan with the Galaxy.
Beckham has also represented England in qualifying matches for the 2010 World Cup, in addition to his career in the league. He was chosen captain of the England national team in 2000 and held that position until 2006.
Beckham’s Inter Miami to Make Huge Signing in Messi
Beckham’s option to purchase an MLS expansion team was announced on February 5, 2014, by the U.S.’s MLC for $25 million. In 2007, he signed a contract with the L.A. Galaxy that included the option for the franchise to expand. The new franchise will call Miami, Florida home and will debut in 2020.
The club will be known as Inter Miami or Club Internacional de Futbol Miami. His company, Beckham Miami United, has committed to funding a 20,000-seat stadium estimated to cost $250 million (£149m).
In May of this year (2019), Beckham committed $50 million through his investment firm Beckham Brand Holdings to buy out team investor Simon Fuller (the man behind American Idol). The total cost of the deal put the value of the team at $150 million.
Due to financial constraints, Barcelona will reportedly sell Lionel Messi to Inter Miami in June 2023. There has been talk of a $1.03 million weekly wage (or $54 million per year) being offered.
David Beckham Faces Backlash Over $21 Million Qatar Tourism Deal
David reportedly signed a 10-year, $21 million-per-year contract to serve as Qatar’s tourist ambassador in October 2021. According to sources, the value of the deal might be closer to $280 million by the end of the decade, with a minimum of $210 million. Due to Qatar’s poor record on human rights, Beckham was slammed with criticism as news of the arrangement broke.
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David Beckham’s Real Estate Portfolio: Worth Millions
Beckham bought a four-bedroom house in 1995 when he was 20 years old and used it as his primary residence during his early years with Manchester United.
The Beckhams’ most well-known residence was purchased by them in 1999 for $3.3 million; after spending another $4 million on renovations, the mansion, which sits on 24 acres of land, became known as Beckingham Palace. They spent $1.6 million on a property in Dubai’s Palm Jumeirah in 2002 and apparently gave it to Victoria’s parents as a gift.
They spent almost $5 million on a condo in Dubai’s Burj Khalifa in 2009. They are widely believed to be the owners despite the fact that they haven’t shown much of it on social media.
The couple spent $18.7 million purchasing a property with six bedrooms and ten bathrooms in Beverly Hills in 2007 and made $33 million selling it in 2018.
They have a mansion in West London’s posh Holland Park district that they purchased in 2013 for $41 million and a $4 million residence in the south of France. They spent roughly $8 million on a barn conversion in the quaint English village of Great Tew, in the Cotswolds region, two hours outside of London in 2016.
In 2020, the Beckhams spent $24 million to buy a penthouse in Miami, Florida, to use as their U.S. residence.
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