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Go ahead and ignore him as an international stud. Be warned though, if you want to get in an argument with a woman tell them that David Beckham, the football star from London, doesn't appeal to the female masses. His marketing appeal – despite his long toothed age near 40 – hasn't diminished one iota. In 2012, Becks added to the allure by posing for H&M in as little attire as possible. He also added to his healthy net worth of $388,554,750.
The English born soccer star has captained the British squad from 2000 through 2006. Beckham maintained his appeal to British soccer fans - both male and female - by scoring in the three World Cup football matches he appeared. His soccer days has had him playing all over the world, including Italy, Spain, England and Los Angeles. His most recent accomplishment came via his L.A. team as the Galaxy grabbed the MLS Championship in the United States.
The money faucet turned on early with the first big contract he signed with the Spanish club Real Madrid. With upwards of $40 million per year, Beckham began to exhibit the power of scoring, passing and field mastery of the game that has become his legacy. His next big money deal came when he was offered a tiered contract that amounted to five years and $250 million dollars for the L.A. Galaxy. This included endorsement money. Because of his international status, his marriage to Victoria Beckham, the former Spice Girl and his model-like presence, the owners were betting that Becks could incite soccer fans in the U.S.
Along the way to making his life interesting, Beckham has a few quirks that have not changed. He never wears other than new shoes for each match. Sometimes that can cost him upwards of $500 per match. Don't give him any presents that have birds in them. He suffers from ornithophobia, better described as the fear of birds. He also carries an insurance policy on his legs for $70 million. It hasn't been determined whether that is attached to his soccer activity or his modeling of underwear.