David and Victoria Beckham Top New Rich List

May 4, 2011 By:
David and Victoria Beckham Top New Rich List

It pays to be a Beckham! Thanks to the Sunday Times Rich List in the UK, we know exactly how much David and Victoria Beckham are worth. And let’s just say it’s a lot!

Thanks to his soccer career and the success of her fashion line, Victoria Beckham, they’re worth more than £165 million, which is nearly $300 million in US dollars. Now we know how she pays for those Birkin bags and collection of Louboutins.

When Victoria launched her new collection of handbags, they sold out in just minutes, despite the very large price tag--$8,000 and up.

Victoria also signed a multi-million pound deal with luxury car manufacturer Range Rover. And she’s not even the breadwinner in the family!

David has been paid £56 million before tax in the past two years by Los Angeles Galaxy, while he recently announced a multi-million pound contract to become Samsung’s global brand ambassador for the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Who else made the list? TV chef Jamie Oliver is now worth £106 million - a £41 million increase on last year - while Hollywood couple Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas have increased their fortune by £5 million to £180 million. Pays to be a celebrity!