Brooklyn Beckham is an English photographer, author, and social media personality with a net worth of $10 million. Brooklyn is famous for being the eldest son of Victoria Beckham and David Beckham. He published the photography book “What I See” in 2017, and he has already appeared in The Vamps’ 2015 music video “Wake Up” and the 2013 film “Underdogs”.
Brooklyn Beckham has graced the covers of magazines like “Dazed Korea,” “Wonderland,” “Icon,” and “Miss Vogue,” and he has over 14 million followers on Instagram.
Brooklyn Beckham was born on March 4, 1999, as Brooklyn Joseph Beckham in Westminster, London, England. He is the son of fashion designer Victoria Beckham, who is famous for being a member of the popular girl group the Spice Girls in the ’90s, and former professional footballer David Beckham.
Brooklyn’s birth happened at London’s Portland Hospital and was reported that his parents settled for the name Brooklyn since that is where he was conceived. Victoria set the record straight in her autobiography “Learning to Fly,” writing:
“It was when we were in Marbella that we came up with the name Brooklyn. We already knew he was a boy and so I knew he could end up a footballer, so it had to be a name that was a bit blokey. I had always liked the name Brooke and then we suddenly thought about Brooklyn. I’d always like it as a place – it’s very multicultural, very grounded. And it was only afterward that I realized how appropriate it was because it was in New York that I found out I was pregnant and where David came after the World Cup.”
Beckham together with his three younger siblings, Harper, Romeo, and Cruz, grew up in Los Angeles, California, and Madrid, Spain. David played for the two teams LA Galaxy and Real Madrid. In late 2004, Romeo and Brooklyn Beckham got baptized in a private chapel built on the grounds of the family’s mansion in Hertfordshire.
Notably, Beckham’s godparents are Elizabeth Hurley, Sir Elton John, and John’s husband, David Furnish. When Brooklyn was 15, he spent his weekends working at a West London coffee shop.
As a teenager, he played football with the Arsenal F.C. Academy. However, he did not get a scholarship to keep playing with the academy so he left in 2015. He shortly studied photography at the Parsons School of Design at New York’s New School.
Brooklyn Beckham Career
In 2014, Brooklyn Beckham started his modeling career and managed to appear on covers and in editorials for magazines like “Vogue China,” “L’Uomo Vogue,” “Interview,” and “T: The New York Times Style Magazine.”
He has served as a brand ambassador for Huawei’s Honor 8 smartphones together with Henry Cavill and Scarlett Johansson. At the age of 16, he appeared in a Burberry BRIT campaign alongside models Maddie Demaine, Carvell Conduah, Eliza Thomas, Ben Rees, and Liv Mason Pearson.
His hiring attracted lots of criticism from many photographers, with Chris Floyd saying:
“David and Victoria Beckham represent sheer willpower and graft. Especially her, she’s climbed that mountain all by herself. They represent hard work and then their 16-year-old son comes along and it’s sheer nepotism. He hasn’t done it from hard work, which is counter-intuitive to what his parents represent.”
Christopher Bailey, Burberry CEO, defended the decision, stating:
“Brooklyn has a great eye for image and Instagram works brilliantly for him as a platform to showcase his work. His style and attitude were exactly what we wanted to capture the spirit of this new fragrance campaign.”
In 2017, Brooklyn Beckham released the book “What I See,” a collection of nearly 300 photographs. This book is described as:
“A glimpse behind the scenes into the life of Brooklyn Beckham through his own words and featuring a highly curated collection of his photographs.”
In 2019, Brooklyn interned for photographer Rankin in the United Kingdom. In 2021, he launched the “Cookin’ With Brooklyn” video series, and the “New York Post” reported that over 60 professionals were involved in the creation of every episode and it cost $100,000 per episode to make that show.
In July 2020 Brooklyn Beckham announced his engagement to Nicola Peltz. Nicola’s father, Nelson Peltz, is a multi-billionaire investor.
Peltz and Beckham married in a Jewish ceremony on April 9, 2022, at her father’s sprawling Florida estate. Previously, Brooklyn dated actress Chloë Grace Moretz, and they attended the 2016 Democratic National Convention as a couple to support Hillary Clinton.
Brooklyn has a Hebrew tattoo on his left arm which reads:
“I am my beloved’s and my beloved is mine.”
That is a quote from the “Song of Songs” in the Hebrew Bible. His parents got matching tattoos of this phrase to celebrate their sixth wedding anniversary. In August 2022, Beckham told “USA Today” that he has over 100 tattoos, and almost 70 of them are dedicated to Peltz.
In “People” magazine’s 2022 “Sexiest Man Alive” issue, he spoke about marriage life and plans, saying:
“I could have had kids yesterday. Obviously, it’s my wife’s body, but I’ve always wanted to have a bunch of kids around. That’s something I want to do. And my dad was young when he had me. He was 23. And I’m 23 now. I’ve always wanted to be a young dad.”
In June 2021, Brooklyn and Nicola paid $10.5 million for a 7,700-square-foot home in Beverly Hills California. They put the 5-bedroom, 7-bathroom home on the market for $10,999,999 in February 2022.