How David and Victoria Beckham managed to make themselves £30m richer this year

David and Victoria Beckham are £30 million richer after enjoying a bumper payday.

The couple banked millions in dividends from their business empire last year, accounts filed over the weekened revealed.

Along with former Spice Girls manager Simon Fuller, they sucked £29.9 million out of Beckham Brand Holdings, which looks after Victoria’s fashion sales and David’s image rights.

It comprises an £18.8 million dividend paid out in 2017 and another £11.1 million pocketed after the year end.

But the firm owned by the ex-England captain and his fashion designer and former Spice Girl wife saw a drop in pre-tax profits from £19.9 million to £15.7 million. Turnover, however, was up from £47.5 million to £55.7 million.

As well as the bumper payday for the already wealthy couple, accounts show the difference in success of their respective brands.

Separate filings reveal that Mr Beckham’s business, DB Ventures, booked a pre-tax profit of £26.5 million in the year to December 31.

However, figures out earlier in the month showed that losses at Victoria’s luxury fashion label increased by £2 million as it continued to invest in the business.

The 10-year-old high-end fashion retailer posted a loss of £10.2 million for 2017 compared with £8.2 million a year earlier.

Last December, NEO Investment Partners invested £30 million in the business to grow the company’s digital operations and bricks-and-mortar stores.

The company trades from its website, flagship store in Mayfair, London and in Hong Kong as well as from 400 stockists in more than 50 countries.

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