David Beckham OBE (born 2 May 1975)
David Beckham is a former British footballer who rose to fame while playing for Manchester United.
Net worth: David Beckham has a net worth of $350 million according to various different sources.
Football career: When he was 16, David Beckham signed to play for Manchester United alongside Ryan Giggs, Gary Neville and Paul Scholes. He became officially professional two years later. He took a break from the team to play for Preston North End, but soon returned in 1995. Beckham cemented himself as Man U's right-sided midfielder and by 1996, he was recognised everywhere having scored an impressive goal against Wimbledon. The following year, he took over Eric Cantona's number 7 T-shirt. In the early 2000s, he and manager Alex Ferguson struggled to find common ground. Ferguson eventually fined Beckham for taking time off to care for his sick son Brooklyn, despite his wife apparently being able to look after him instead.
Between 2000 and 2001, United became the first team ever to land three Premier League titles consecutively, due to Beckham's dedication to the sport. The team missed out on a title in 2002 after he broke his foot during a match against Deportivo La Coruña. In 2003, he had to get stitches near his eye when Ferguson launched a boot at his face. Despite tensions in the team, however, they still performed well and Beckham landed Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire. That year he also transferred to Spanish team Real Madrid, though he was forced to drop his famous number 7 for a number 23. In 2007, he signed with American team LA Galaxy, but was briefly loaned to Milan in 2009 for the first of two temporary stints he would take with that team. In 2013, he signed a 5-month contract with Paris Saint-Germain, before retiring later that year. His last match saw him don a pair of special Union Jack boots bearing the names of his wife and children.
Charity work: Among his other business ventures David Beckham has ran an Academy football school between 2005 and 2009. He has also been involved in various charity work and is named in Sunday Times' Top 10 most generous celebrities list (2016). In the list he comes in third having raised £5m through The Victoria and David Beckham Charitable Trust which he and his wife run. He has supported Unicef since 2005 and became a GoodWill Ambassador for their sports for development program making this one of his priorities. His work with the charity has enabled him to combine his passion for football and fundraising by playing charity matches all over the world. He is also a founding member of the Malaria No More UK Leadership Council and launched the charity with fellow sportsman Andy Murray.
Career after football: In addition to his numerous charity involvement he has appeared in films such as Bend it Like Beckham (2002), Goal!:The dream begins (2005) and more recently The Man from U.N.C.L.E (2015). Other work includes endorsing different products and brands as well as promoting his own swimwear and underwear range for H&M. He has also modelled for the likes of Calvin Klein and was named as one of GQ's 50 best dressed men in 2015.
David Beckham has launched his own Whiskey blend which is sold under the name The Haig Club in partnership with Diageo.
Personal life: David Beckham was born in London. His parents are hairdresser Sandra Georgina and kitchen fitter Ted Beckham. He has enjoyed football since he was a child, playing in a youth team and developing a love for Manchester United. He went to school at Chingford Foundation School. In 1999, he married Spice Girls star Victoria Adams (now just known as Victoria Beckham) and the pair have four children: Brooklyn, Romeo, Cruz and Harper Seven. In total David Beckham has 32 tattoos (as of 2016) in which four include the names of his family. In 2004, rumours emerged in the media that Beckham was having an affair with his ex-assistant Rebecca Loos, with model Sarah Marbeck also making similar claims. He denied both stories. Both David and Victoria are happily married and when rumors surfaced in 2012 about him having an affair with opera singer Katherine Jenkins he took to twitter to defend himself against the gossip which he referred to as nonsense. He struggles with obsessive compulsive disorder in regards to even numbers and straight lines.
Victoria shared some of the secrets of her 18-year marriage to David Beckham.
Victoria Beckham has shared the secrets of her 18-year marriage, joking that she “certainly wouldn’t be married any more” if she “really was as miserable” as she is often said to look in photographs.
The former Spice Girl turned fashion designer, 43, has been married to ex-footballer David Beckham for 18 years now, and together they have four children – sons Brooklyn, 18, Romeo, 14, Cruz, 12 and daughter Harper, 5.
They’ve managed to keep things together despite massive amount of press scrutiny and pursuing different careers often on separate continents, not to mention those infamous cheating rumours that hit them in the early noughties. Victoria sat down with Vogue Netherlands recently, and shared some of the secrets of their happiness.
James Corden dresses as Victoria Beckham on 'The Late Late Show'.
James Corden has kept his promise of making his London 'Late Late Show' residency as silly as possible in the wake of the city's terror attacks by dressing up as Victoria Beckham - much to her ex-footballer husband's delight. He actually looks rather graceful.
James Corden dresses up as Mary Poppins
The talk show host donned a wavy brunette wig, a white fur jacket, glittering earrings and what looks like a black sequined top in sneak preview photograph of his forthcoming 'Late Late Show' episode. With a glamorous boudoir backdrop, David Beckham stood next to him in a tuxedo, starring earnestly into the camera while adjusting his sleeves as James looks upon him admiringly.
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A number of celebs, including Beckham, Ant & Dec and Gary Lineker, were among more than 1,000 who participated in the Ingenious scheme to fund the British film industry, which a judge has declared was illegal in terms of tax relief.
They are among more than 1,000 people who invested in the Ingenious film financing scheme in order to gain tax relief. The scheme, which helped produce massive movies such as Avatar, qualified for tax breaks designed to boost the British film industry.
However, HMRC contended that the scheme relied on artificial losses from the movies concerned, and that meant that Ingenious was not a legitimate investment opportunity but a tax avoidance vehicle.
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It's unlikely that Guy Ritchie could make a boring movie if he wanted to. This raucous historical romp spins the iconic legend into something that's relentlessly entertaining, even if it never quite satisfies because it's in such a hurry to set up a sequel. Thankfully, there are some deeper themes along the way that give the actors something to chew on besides the scenery.
In post-Roman Britain, King Uther (Eric Bana) has been killed by his brother Vortigern (Jude Law), who made a deal that involved some very black magic. But Vortigern is haunted by the fact that Uther's infant son Arthur somehow escaped and will someday return to pull the sword Excalibur from the stone and claim his rightful throne. Meanwhile in Londinium, Arthur (Charlie Hunnam) has no idea who he really is. Raised in a brothel and trained as a muscled fighter, he has a nice little racket going on. So discovering his identity is a shock. He's immediately spirited away by a mage (Astrid Berges-Frisbey) and some rebels (Djimon Hounsou and Aiden Gillen) who help him plot how to take back his crown.
The entire film is essentially a chase as Vortigern and his chief goon (Peter Ferdinando) pursue Arthur and his growing band of rebels. That all of this is leading to an epic confrontation is no surprise. But Ritchie oddly frames each action sequence as a splintered montage, which means we're only ever watching a series of key images with no momentum or context. Some of these work cleverly, but they begin to wear us out: we know what's happening but we're not able to experience it ourselves. Thankfully the dialogue has a witty present-day snap that brings the characters and the camaraderie between them to vivid life.
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Arthur grew up as a peasant on the streets of Londonium having escaped the terror that was unleashed upon his father Uther Pendragon's kingdom when he was just a boy. But despite growing up away from his royal roots, there was always something special about him; a determination and a willingness to stand up and fight no matter how big the enemy or how slim the chances of survival. This does not go unnoticed by the current King Vortigern, who took over the throne all those years ago. Arthur is captured and imprisoned by Vortigern's men and it's then he learns of his true destiny. And that destiny is sealed when he manages to pull the sword of Excalibur from the legendary stone with the world watching. Vortigern will stop at nothing to keep his ill-gotten crown, but still he underestimates the power that the sword wields. Using his newfound power, he joins with the kingdom's resistance to regain what's rightfully his and avenge his father along the way.
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The football player makes a cameo in Guy Ritchie's latest film.
David Beckham looks virtually unrecognisable in his role as a soldier to King Vortigern in Guy Ritchie's 'King Arthur: Legend of the Sword'. His appearance was teased in a new clip for the film, and he looks pretty horrifying to say the least.
David Beckham plays Trigger in 'King Arthur'
The soccer star plays a rather snide and unpleasant character named Trigger in the movie, who orders Arthur (played by Charlie Hunnam) to pull Excalibur from the stone; a key moment in the story. As of yet, it's unclear whether or not he has any further scenes in the forthcoming film.
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Five stars that have raised millions to help keep our children safe.
Most superstars have charities that they support or even charities that they have foundered themselves, but perhaps one of the causes many of them can relate to most is that of preventing child abuse. We're all children at some point in our lives and most of us have children of our own. So when it comes to fighting abuse in young people, the battle is a particularly passionate one.
Here are five stars who have put their all into preventing child abuse:
David Beckham celebrating UNICEF's 70th Anniversary at the Empire State Building in 2016
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The designer was made an Order of the British Empire this week
Victoria Beckham has had a busy few weeks of late, topped off with an appearance at Buckingham Palace where she received an OBE for her services to fashion - almost nine years after she launched her own label. And it seems the mum-of-four owes her success all down to her family.
Victoria Beckham thanked her family for their love and support
The former singer, who started her career off as a Spice Girl in the late 1990s, has posted a gushing tribute to her husband and four children thanking them for their love and support.
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Harper is now officially part of Brand Beckham, with her name a protected trademark for a range of products and purposes.
Victoria Beckham has registered their daughter Harper’s name as a trademark in the United Kingdom and Europe, it has been reported.
The five year old girl is now officially a part of Brand Beckham, following in the footsteps of her three older brothers (Brooklyn, 18, Romeo, 14, and Cruz, 12) who also had their names registered with the UK’s Intellectual Property Office and the EU-wide equivalent authority back in December last year.
It means that Harper’s name will now be able to be used as a brand for products such as toys, make-up and clothes as she gets older. Furthermore, 42 year old Victoria has registered her daughter’s name for use in the entertainment industry if she wants to pursue a career in the public eye.
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The 18-year-old has already begun carving out a career for himself behind the lens.
Brooklyn Beckham is reportedly set to fly the nest in September, to study photography at university.
The 18-year-old son of David and Victoria Beckham has been showcasing his passion for photography on Instagram for the past few years, but now hopes to obtain a degree to help make his dreams of becoming a full-time photographer come true.
Brooklyn Beckham is reportedly set to study photography at university
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David and Victoria Beckham arriving at London St Pancras Station from Paris on the Eurostar. - London, United Kingdom - Monday 23rd January 2017
Date of birth
2nd May, 1975
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