Romeo becomes richest Beckham sibling with $2.2m mega deal
Romeo Beckham is a chip off the old block, landing a $2.2 million contract to become the new face of Puma.
The teenager had already followed in the footsteps of his famous father, David, by becoming a professional footballer — and has now mirrored his commercial success off the pitch, making 19-year-old Romeo the richest of David and Victoria Beckham’s four children.
As reported by The Sun, insiders said the big-money deal with the sportswear giant was the first in a line of lucrative collaborations being lined up for him in the next few years.
A source said: “Romeo was paid £1.2 million ($AUD2.2 million) for his deal to become the new global face of Puma.
“He’s the richest of the Beckham brood now and like his father is on a fast track to super stardom.
“Romeo is really hard-working and, as well as pushing for success on the pitch playing for Fort Lauderdale CF, the reserve team of David’s Inter Miami club, he is also carving out a name for himself among advertisers.
“The deal with Puma will hopefully become a long-standing collaboration.
“Just like David worked with Adidas for over 20 years, it is likely Romeo will do the same with Puma.
“He is young and perfect for their target demographic so to Puma he was worth every penny.
“This is just the first of big commercial deals off the pitch for Romeo in his new career as a pro footballer.
“Designer brand Yves Saint Laurent have shown a real interest in Romeo after he worked with them in the summer and it’s likely they’ll try and snare him for another campaign.
“The future is very bright for Romeo and it won’t be long until he’s banking another million.”
Romeo, the second eldest son of ex-Manchester United and England superstar David, 46, and former Spice Girl Victoria, 47, splits his time between the US where he plays football and the UK where the family is based.
His brother Brooklyn, 22, also lives in the States with his fiancee, model Nicola Peltz, and earlier this month launched an online cooking show. Meanwhile, Cruz, 16, and Harper, 10, are still in school.
Romeo signed for Fort Lauderdale CF in September and has played for the club on a number of occasions.
He made his name in the fashion industry and in 2011 he was named Britain’s 26th best dressed man — aged just eight. Two years later, he signed his first big deal with Burberry and went on to star in a number of the British brand’s campaigns.
This article originally appeared on The Sun and was reproduced with permission