Becks at the press conference in which he announced the donation of his salary.
In case you forgot for a moment that David Beckham is the greatest, here is a reminder that David Beckham is the greatest [H/T to Jess]:
"It has never been about the biggest contract or the money," said David Beckham in his press conference today announcing his five-month deal to join Paris Saint-Germain of the French Ligue 1.The Beckhams can afford it. They're already very wealthy, and he'll still make fuckloads of cash from endorsements. But there aren't a lot of people who can afford to donate a million dollars a month (!) to charity, and precious few of the ones who can, do.
"It's always been about playing football. I've been lucky to achieve what I've achieved and earned what I've earned."
The 37-year old highest paid soccer player in the world's most popular sport put his money where his mouth is. The "huge sum" Beckham confirmed he would earn — estimated at €800,000 ($1 million) a month, nearly double his salary at his previous club, the Los Angeles Galaxy — will all be donated to a yet-to-be-named Parisien children's charity.
It's a move in line with Beckham's (and his wife, Victoria's) philanthropic efforts. As a UNICEF ambassador since 1999, he has championed such childhood causes as malnutrition, domestic abuse and trafficking among others. The power couple also operates a charity to provide wheelchairs to disabled youth.
That is a big teaspoon.
[Note: I am not saying that David Beckham is perfect! I am sure he has all kinds of human flaws, like unexamined privilege or forgetting to put his stinky socks in the hamper! I am just saying he's PRETTY GREAT!]