Our Haute 100 list details the accomplishments of the most influential people in each of our markets—Miami, New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. These people continue to make moves, so rather than waiting for the next Haute 100 issue to come out, we thought we’d provide you with regular updates on those Haute 100 members who are making headlines. With the World Cup in full swing in South Africa, we’re focusing our attention on soccer star David Beckham, who is seen here watching the England vs. USA game on June 12 from the sidelines, where he is stuck nursing a nagging injury that will prevent him from participating in any of the games.
David & Victoria Beckham
Category Power Couples
Industry Soccer/ Promotions
Company L.A. Galaxy
What MADE Them Haute The former Spice Girl and the soccer star made international headlines when they decided to make Los Angeles their home. David can be credited with making soccer haute again in America, while Victoria can be credited with just being haute.
What Makes Them Haute Now: First of all, Los Angeles Galaxy player David Beckham still holds rank as the highest paid player in Major League Soccer, even though he sat out the past season due to a torn Achilles’ tendon. (He is guaranteed a reported $6.5 million this year alone.) While that injury is also keeping him sidelined at the World Cup, he is in attendance, offering support and advice to his English teammates. It was expected to come in handy during the England vs. U.S.A. match last Saturday, June 12; two of Beckham’s Galaxy teammates play for the U.S. But that insider advice didn’t seem to matter; the game ended in a 1-1 tie, a surprising outcome considering England was expected to trample Team U.S.A. Maybe if Beckham had been bending it on the field, they would have.