Romeo Beckham danced his way into our cold hearts last week when Burberry unveiled a short film for its holiday campaign (watch it below). The 12-year-old son of Victoria and David twirled, cartwheeled and kicked up snow in a smart Burberry trench and cozy scarf for the cameras. We imagined that from a brand like Burberry, Beckham probably got a sweet little payout for his appearance in the short. After all, you’ve got to pay your models. As it turns out – yeah – little Romeo Beckham did make a pretty penny off the spot. In fact, he made a lot more than just a few pennies.
According to the Telegraph, the young Beckham is rumored to have received £45,000 pounds to appear in the ads, which in American dollars is approximately $56,000 dollars. That’s a nice sum to put into the college fund, wouldn’t you say? Naturally, Burberry’s finance director would not disclose how much Beckham was paid, explaining, “There are marketing budgets, and they [people in the marketing department] are making those decisions. I don’t sign off every invoice that comes into the building.”
Wether or not the rumored figure is true, it’s pretty safe to say that Beckham probably made more money off that one spot than many people in the world see in a year. Just chalk it up to an added perk of being the child of two celebrities. (more…)