Beckham, who retired from football in 2013, shot to stardom during his prolific playing career with Manchester United and England.
The 46-year-old United legend is the current co-owner and president of MLS side Inter Miami and co-owner of Salford City.
And Beckham has enjoyed lucrative sponsorship deals with the likes of Adidas, Giorgio Armani, Pepsi, Gillette and the Haig Club.
The former England captain also bagged a whopping £150m to become the face of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
Wealthy Gorilla compiled data from TheRichest, Celebrity Net Worth and Forbes to determine the top 20 richest footballers, past and present, using their net worth estimates.
Beckham’s eye-watering $450m net worth placed him alongside United superstar Ronaldo in the star-studded list.
Ronaldo is reportedly the best-paid player in the Premier League after he inked a lucrative £485,000-a-week contract with United last summer.
The five-time Ballon d'Or winner, much like Beckham, has benefited from money-spinning sponsorship deals with the likes of Nike, DAZN, Herbalife and Clear.
Ronaldo, 36, also has his business ventures outside of football, including his CR7 fashion brand and fragrances.
Posted below are the 20 richest footballers in the world in 2022, according to Wealthy Gorilla.
20. Rio Ferdinand (retired): $75m
19. Willian (Corinthians): $75m
18. Arjen Robben (retired): $80m
17. Sergio Ramos (Paris Saint-Germain): $80m
16. Andres Iniesta (Vissel Kobe): $86m
15. Ronaldinho (retired): $90m
14. Zlatan Ibrahimovic (AC Milan): $90m
13. Didier Drogba (retired): $90m
12. Samuel Eto’o (retired): $95m
11. Kaka (retired): $95m
10. Eden Hazard (Real Madrid): $100m
9. Pele (retired): $100m
8. Francesco Totti (retired): $101.6m
7. Gareth Bale (Real Madrid): $125m
6. Wayne Rooney (retired): $145m
5. Alexandre Pato (Orlando City): $145m
4. Dave Whelan (retired): $220m
3. Lionel Messi (Paris Saint-Germain): $400m
2. David Beckham (retired): $450m
1. Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United): $450m
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