In late January, David Beckham, 37 signed to play the rest of the season for Paris Saint-Germain. Then he announced that he was giving away his salary to charity. According to l’Equipe the midfielder waived his salary to avoid paying taxes.
And the 37-year-old does not seem to have any financial problems due to this. According to Forbes magazine Beckham earned the most of all the football players last year, including salary and sponsorship deals. Nearly 90 percent of revenues came from his underwear campaign with Swedish company H & M.
In 2012, Beckham earned $ 50.6 million, about 330 million. It is three times as much as Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who raked in $ 16.6 million. This means that Sweden’s captain ends up in 13th place when it comes to the world’s highest-paid player.