Pop star Victoria Beckham was explaining that she came from a “very working class” family in a new documentary when her soccer legend husband, David Beckham, called her bluff.
“Both of our parents worked really hard. We’re very working class,” Victoria said about her and David’s similar backgrounds when he interjected from off camera.
“Be honest,” David chimed in, peeking his head through a door.
“I am being honest,” she replied.
“What car did your dad drive you to school in?”
The two went back and forth. Victoria hedged, “It’s not a simple answer,” and “It depends,” before she finally answered, “In the ‘80s, my dad had a Rolls-Royce.”
“Thank you,” David retorted, before shutting the door behind him.
The conversation was captured in Beckham, a four-part series about the former Manchester United soccer star’s rise to fame, premiered on Netflix on Wednesday. Victoria—best known as “Posh Spice” in the iconic ‘90s pop band, the Spice Girls—is featured regularly, delving into sticky subjects like David’s affairs in the early 2000s, and, yes, her supposed proletariat upbringing.
David Beckham calls out wife Victoria for saying she grew up ‘working class’ in new Netflix docuseries:
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Little has been reported on Victoria’s upbringing, but her mother, Jacqueline Adams, was an insurance clerk and hairdresser, according to Distractify. And her father, Anthony Adams, was an electronics engineer, according to BBC, which allowed their family to live comfortably and perhaps partially explains the Rolls-Royce.
In the mid-1990s, Victoria attended Laine Theatre Arts College in Epsom, England, where she studied dance and modeling. Since then, Victoria has made a name for herself in music, built a fashion line, and landed numerous high-end brand deals. Here’s a look into Victoria Beckham’s wealth.
Victoria Beckham’s fortune
Victoria has been a part of the pop culture lexicon for nearly three decades. In 1994, at age 20, she auditioned for the Spice Girls, which went on to be the most successful girl band, earning up to $75 million annually through merchandise, a movie, album, and ticket sales during their late-90’s heyday, according to Rolling Stone. During that period, they made around $60 million in the U.S. alone on their 1998 Spiceworld Tour, according to BBC.
Now, Victoria, 49, is a fashion designer. Her womenswear label “Victoria Beckham,” which launched in 2008 and is valued at £40.9 million (over $70 million), according to Cosmopolitan, features posh, classic designs with distinct structured silhouettes. But her label has performed poorly from a business perspective—it reported losses every year since its founding until 2022 when it turned its first profit. The company did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Still, fashion titans and icons, like Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour, are regular guests at her fashion shows. On Friday, Kim Kardashian delayed Victoria’s Paris fashion week show after arriving nearly an hour late.
But don’t worry—Victoria is doing just fine. She and her husband have an estimated net worth of £425 million ($518 million) according to the Sunday Times Rich List. Not to mention, she’s had a number of brand deals over the years, signing with luxury brands like Armani, Dolce & Gabbana, Marc Jacobs, and Estée Lauder. Plus, the couple will reportedly make $20 million from the Netflix documentary.