David Beckham signed a five-month contract with Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and announced he will be donating his entire wage to a children’s charity.
His weekly wage is worth £150,000 or $237,825 a week according to the Daily Mail.
Beckham said the following comments:
We’ve decided on something that’s quite unique,”
“Throughout this time now I won’t receive any salary: we’ve decided my salary will go towards a local children’s charity in Paris, and that’s one of the things we’re very excited and proud to do.
“It’s something I’m not sure has been done before, but I’m passionate about children and the charity, so we came together and it’s something special.”
Not many people out there would donate their entire salary, rich already or not. At $237,825 a week, that’s approximately $4.75 million he has committed to donate.
Beckham says although the contract is short, he still sees himself as part of the team and wants to be a part of the future of the club.
“I don’t see that it’s a short-term contract. It might be a short-term project for me playing, but there’s a lot happening at this club with these owners. I might have only signed until the end of the season, but I consider myself to be part of the future of this club: in helping this club to grow and the French league to grow, and to help this club become one of the biggest powerhouses in football.”