David Beckham pays £153,000-a-week in tax
David Beckham pays £22,000 in tax every day.
The 41-year-old retired soccer star paid as much as £153,000-a-week to the UK government on the earnings he accrued through Beckham Brand Holdings Ltd, the investment vehicle which looks after David’s image rights and his wife Victoria’s fashion sales.
The global firm raked in an eye-watering £47 million in 2015, according to the latest figures sent to Companies House, which also revealed Beckham Brand Holdings Ltd made £31 million in profit, thereby leaving the celebrity duo with an £8 million tax bill.
The accounts show the Beckhams paid themselves £11 million each from their company over a two-year period, despite Victoria’s fashion label making sizeable losses.
The ex-Spice Girl suffered a £4.6 million financial hit in 2015 and her company has debts totalling £21 million, according to the Daily Mirror newspaper.
On the other hand, David’s earnings were swelled by his lucrative advertising advertising agreements with the likes of Breitling watches and Haig Club whisky.
As a result, the former England soccer captain – who retired from the sport in 2013 – saw him business earn almost £37 million in 2015.
The couple have been living in a £45 million house in Holland Park, London, since 2014, but David recently revealed that he and Victoria used to spend their dates together in pub car parks.
The duo tried to keep their relationship quiet during their first few months of dating in 1997.
David shared: "We used to sit in a Harvester car park and we just used to … we just used to kiss, of course, and spend time together."
David – who has children Brooklyn, 17, Romeo, 14, Cruz, 11, and Harper, five, with Victoria – married the former pop star in Ireland in 1999 after two years of dating.