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.
The sports star insists he doesn't agree with the procedure.
David Beckham was looking super-smooth at New York Fashion Week, in more ways than one. One fan even had the gall to suggest he's had a few face fillers to iron out his visage, but now the star has since insisted that his looks are all natural.
David Beckham snapped on the red carpet
The former soccer star is 42-years-old and yet he still has a face to rival most men in their 20s. So it's no surprise, then, that one woman expressed suspicion when she clapped eyes on a rather dapper photo of him with his 18-year-old son Brooklyn and the editor-in-chief of British Vogue Edward Enninful on the front row of Victoria Beckham's fashion show in New York.
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The 18-year-old photography at Parsons School of Design
It seems even famous kids with super famous dads are not exempt from being embarrassed by their parents as 18-year-old Brooklyn Beckham found out to his distress as he embarked on a new chapter at New York City university.
Brooklyn Beckham is starting university in New York City
The budding photographer - who has already published his first photography book, What I See - enrolled at the Parsons School Of Design where he will study photography after picking up his A-level results on Thursday August 17.
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Victoria, David and the kids crashed the set of 'Modern Family' in L.A. this week.
It looks like the Beckham clan are threatening a takeover in the acting world, as the kids crashed the set of ‘Modern Family’ this week for a group photo with the show’s star Jesse Tyler Ferguson.
Victoria Beckham was behind the camera as she posted the shot on Instagram on Thursday (August 10th), captioning the image: “Dunphy’s are out, the Beckham’s moved in.The new modern family! #DavidDunphy #Mitchstolemypose.”
She was joined by all four of her kids - Brooklyn, 18, Romeo, 14, Cruz, 12 and Harper, six – as well as her husband David as the family spent the day at the ABC studios in Los Angeles.
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His sister Joanne is expecting her first baby.
David Beckham is set to welcome a new member of the family as it's announced that his younger sister Joanne is expecting her first child with her partner Kris Donnelly. If her older siblings are anything to go by, the forthcoming arrival will be the first of many.
Uncle David Beckham at 'What I See' book launch
Joanne Louise Beckham is a 32-year-old ex-hairdresser who now runs her own concierge company. She'll be preparing for maternity leave in a matter of months, though, as it's revealed that she is now four months pregnant. 42-year-old 'Big Brother' star Kris Donnelly is the father.
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David and Victoria Beckham have had to defend a tea party at the palace
Little Harper Beckham was given the right Royal treatment when she attended a tea party at Buckingham Palace - dressed as a Princess. The youngest child of showbiz power couple, David and Victoria, visited the palace as Elsa from Disney’s Frozen with some of her chums.
The Beckham clan has celebrated little Harper's sixth birthday
The little girl turned six today (10 July) but her famous footballer father, David, has had to defend their visit to the palace last week and clarify it wasn’t a birthday celebration but was instead a tea party organised by the Duchess of York.
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The star reacts to strange comments regarding his recent photo.
Kissing your child is something that all parents will do as a show of love and affection. Unfortunately, there are some people out there who will take exception. David Beckham recently went under fire for pecking his daughter on the lips, but he refuses to apologise for it. Nor should he.
David Beckham at Brooklyn's 'What I See' book launch
The soccer hero posted the most adorable photograph of himself kissing his 5-year-old daughter Harper Seven against a sunset backdrop while on vacation in Tanzania a month ago. He captioned the shot 'Kiss for daddy', and promptly sparked criticism across the internet from those branding the action 'weird', 'sick' and even 'pervy'. Thankfully, there are far more positive comments than negative.
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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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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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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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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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