Romeo Beckham richer than siblings after seven-figure PUMA deal fee
By Owen Tonks For Mailonline
Published: 00:08 GMT, 28 December 2021 | Updated: 09:06 GMT, 28 December 2021
Romeo Beckham announced he'd signed a long-term deal with sports brand PUMA earlier this month.
And the 19-year-old's newly boosted bank balance has rocketed him to the top of rich list among his siblings Brooklyn, 22, Cruz, 16, and Harper, 10.
Budding footballer Romeo has reportedly been paid £1.2million for the signing, launching him on a career path similar to his father David's after the sportsman's long-standing deal with Adidas.
Winning: Romeo Beckham's newly boosted bank balance after his '£1.2 million' PUMA deal has rocketed him to the top of rich list among his siblings Brooklyn, 22, Cruz, 16, and Harper, 10
A source told The Sun: 'Romeo was paid £1.2million 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.'
MailOnline has contacted PUMA and a representative for Romeo for comment.
Family affair: Romeo is the second oldest son of former footballer David Beckham, 46, and fashion designer Victoria, 47, and brother to Brooklyn, 22, Cruz, 16, and Harper, 10
Before securing his new deal, Romeo was estimated to have a net worth of £3.7million ($5million), according to All Famous Birthday. It has not been confirmed how Romeo's latest deal has affected his net worth.
Romeo's younger siblings Cruz and Harper individually have an estimated net worth of £1.1million ($1.5million), while his older brother Brooklyn's net worth is £7.4million ($10million), according to online reports.
Romeo already has a passion for football, playing for Fort Lauderdale CF, the reserve team of dad David's Inter Miami club, which he part-owns.
The source added it is hoped Romeo will work with PUMA for years to come, mirroring David's collaboration with Adidas, which lasted more than 20 years.
However, it seems this may be just one of many commercial deals to come for Romeo.
Making waves: A source told The Sun: 'He’s the richest of the Beckham brood now and like his father is on a fast track to super stardom'
The source added: '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 is the second oldest son of former footballer David Beckham, 46, and fashion designer Victoria, 47.
New chapter: PUMA revealed that the footballer will wear their FUTURE Z 1.2 boots when he next takes to the field
Fashion: The footballer will wear their FUTURE Z 1.2 as they 'match his game perfectly' while playing with Fort Lauderdale CF
He splits his time between the US, where he plays football, and the UK, where he lives with his family.
Romeo's older brother Brooklyn lives in America with his model fiancée Nicola Peltz and he just launched a cooking show. Cruz and Harper are still in school.
Taking to Instagram earlier this month, PUMA revealed that Romeo will wear their FUTURE Z 1.2 boots when he takes to the field with Fort Lauderdale CF for his second season as a professional footballer.
Incoming: Earlier this year, Romeo signed for USL League One side, Fort Lauderdale CF, a reserve affiliate of his dad's franchise, Inter Miami CF
Romeo signed his first professional contract in September - joining the USL League One side Fort Lauderdale - the reserve team of MLS side Inter Miami which is owned by David.
Romeo said that his new partnership with the brand will allow him to embrace his passion for fashion.
He said in a statement he said: 'The FUTURE Z boots match my game perfectly.
Family: Romeo said when he was announced as the new face of PUMA that his father David Beckham, 46, is one of his footballing heroes
'They're light so that I can use my pace and agility, but they also grip the ball amazingly so I can dribble and pass effectively.'
He added: 'I love the colours of the Under the Lights pack, which combine my passions of fashion and football.'
Earlier this year, Romeo signed for USL League One side, Fort Lauderdale CF, a reserve affiliate of his dad's franchise, Inter Miami CF.
In style: Romeo said that his new partnership with the brand will allow him to embrace his passion for fashion
Fever pitch: He said in a statement he said: 'The FUTURE Z boots match my game perfectly,' giving him an advantage on the pitch
When asked about his sporting heroes, Romeo added that he highly regards the likes of Neymar and Thierry Henry.
He detailed: 'Neymar is amazing and I love to watch him play, he messaged me when he saw me wearing Puma, this made my day.
'Thierry Henry has always been one of my favourite players, some of the goals he scored were unbelievable.'
He added: 'I love the colours of the Under the Lights pack, which combine my passions of fashion and football'
Romeo continued, to include his legendary football player dad, whom he looks up to for inspiration.
The young player said: 'If there were two players I'd love to have the ability of, it would be Thierry and of course my Dad!'
Elsewhere, PUMA announced that the brand is 'excited' to see the next phase of Romeo's career unfold, and they hope he can help them drive 'change in the game'.
Impressed: UMA announced that the brand is 'excited' to see the next phase of Romeo's career unfold, and they hope he can help them drive 'change in the game'
Ben Hughes, General Manager of PUMA UKI, said: 'We are delighted to welcome Romeo into the PUMA family.
'We're excited for Romeo as he prepares for a new season as an elite athlete and look forward to supporting his journey.
'Romeo adds a new voice to the way we shape football culture and build connections with our customers supporting our brand message of Faster Football and the ideal of driving change in the game.'
Following in his footsteps: The teenager has been dreaming of becoming a professional football player like David, who signed to Manchester United when he was just 17 (David pictured in 1999)