David Beckham: "It's a huge privilege to be famous"

Beckham: 'It's a privilege to be famous'
Retired footballer David Beckham admits that fame is "surreal" but understands that it is a "huge privilege".

Former footballer David Beckham has described his fame and fortune as a "huge privilege".

The 38-year-old has amassed an empire known as 'brand Beckham' during his career, which has included various projects, including underwear ranges and fragrance lines.

The ex-midfielder, who has played for the likes of Manchester United, Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain, has admitted that it is "surreal" to be noticed on a global scale.

"Whenever I go out people try to take pictures," Beckham told The Times Magazine. "I am not complaining, because it is a huge privilege to be famous and have a platform to do things that I believe in, but it can be surreal."

Beckham, who is married to former Spice Girl Victoria, retired from football at the end of last season.

David Beckham looks on during his visit Hangzhou Huanglong Stadium on June 22, 2013
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