Retiring isn't always lucrative ... unless your name is David Beckham. Since hanging up his cleats in 2013, David Beckham reportedly made more money last year than he did any other year playing soccer.
The celeb just had his highest-earning year ever, raking in a staggering $75 million, Forbes reported. "His previous high was $51 million in 2012," the site explains.
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David Beckham earns more in retirement than he did in a year of playing soccer
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 09: Former footballer David Beckham (C) is seen with his children (L-R) Romeo, Brooklyn and Cruz during the QBE International match between England and Argentina at Twickenham Stadium on November 9, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by David Rogers - RFU/The RFU Collection via Getty Images,)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - JULY 13: Former England international David Beckham and sons Brooklyn Beckham (L), Cruz Beckham (2nd R) and Romeo Beckham (R) prior to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Final match between Germany and Argentina at Maracana on July 13, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)
Brooklyn Beckham, son of Victoria Beckham and David Beckham, arrives for the premiere of New Line Cinemas and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures If I Stay, August 20, 2014 at the TCL Chinese Theater in Hollywood California. AFP PHOTO / Robyn Beck (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 25: Former Los Angeles Galaxy players David Beckham (R), Jovan Kirovsky (L) and Beckham's son Brooklyn (bottom left) attend the MLS match between Philadelphia Union and the Los Angeles Galaxy at StubHub Center on May 25, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. The Galaxy defeated the Union 4-1. (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 01: (L-R) David Beckham, Romeo Beckham, Brooklyn Beckham, Cruz Beckham and Victoria Beckham attend the world premiere of 'The Class of 92' at the Odeon West End on December 1, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 05: Brooklyn Beckham (L) and Victoria Beckham arrive at the Harper's Bazaar Women of the Year awards at Claridge's Hotel on November 5, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - FEBRUARY 05: David Beckham attends a press conference to announce plans to launch a new Major League Soccer franchise at PAMM Art Museum on February 5, 2014 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Larry Marano/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - MAY 6: Former Professional Soccer player, David Beckham, attends Game One of the Eastern Conference Semi-Finals between the Brooklyn Nets and the Miami Heat during the 2014 NBA Playoffs at American Airlines Arena on May 6, 2014 in Miami, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014 NBAE (Photo by Issac Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 05: David Beckham and Victoria Beckham attend the 'Charles James: Beyond Fashion' Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 5, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)
BEIJING, CHINA - APRIL 21: (CHINA OUT) David Beckham attends a television show taping at China Central Television on April 21, 2014 in Beijing, China. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 10: David Beckham is seen on April 10, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 22: David Beckham watches from an executive box with his son Cruz during the Barclays Premier League match between West Ham United and Manchester United at Boleyn Ground on March 22, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by John Peters/Man Utd via Getty Images)
England football superstar David Beckham (C) carries a boy on his shoulders during a football game with children-survivors of super Typhoon-Haiyan at a school ground in Tanuan town, Leyte province, central Philippines on February 14, 2014, on the second day of his visit to the syper typhoon stricken province. Beckham who flew to the Philippines on February 13 to give comfort to survivors of the Asian country's deadliest ever typhoon, gamely played with a dozen children-survivors. AFP PHOTO/TED ALJIBE (Photo credit should read TED ALJIBE/AFP/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - FEBRUARY 05: David Beckham is seen on February 05, 2014 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Radcliffe/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
England football superstar David Beckham (L) plays football with children-survivors of super Typhoon-Haiyan at a school ground in Tanuan town, Leyte province, central Philippines on February 14, 2014, on the second day of his visit to the syper typhoon stricken province. Beckham who flew to the Philippines on February 13 to give comfort to survivors of the Asian country's deadliest ever typhoon, gamely played with a dozen children-survivors. AFP PHOTO/TED ALJIBE (Photo credit should read TED ALJIBE/AFP/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - MAY 5: David Beckham of PSG and his sons Romeo Beckham and Brooklyn Beckham attend the Ligue 1 match between Paris Saint-Germain FC and Valenciennes FC at the Parc des Princes stadium on May 5, 2013 in Paris, France. (Photo by John Berry/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 11: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK TABLOID NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 48 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME. MANDATORY CREDIT PHOTO BY DAVE M. BENETT/GETTY IMAGES REQUIRED) David Beckham (3L) and Victoria Beckham (R) with children Romeo, Cruz and Brooklyn arrive at the Gala Press Night performance of 'Viva Forever' at the Piccadilly Theatre on December 11, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Dave M. Benett/Getty Images)
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That makes him the second highest-earning retired athlete behind Michael Jordan, who has made upwards of $100 million since retiring in 2013.
Becks is still in high demand as a product pitchman. That's evidenced by his many deals ranging in fragrances, clothes, whiskey and underwear -- not to mention his global deals with Adidas and Samsung.
Becks said, "Now I go to watch a basketball game and, when you are watching athletes play at the top of their game, for me it gives me that itch again and I want to be back in the game then and I start thinking to myself "Could I play again? Could I go back? Could I come out of retirement and start playing again?"
NBC's Pro Soccer Talk also wondered if we were "about to see Becks make a stunning return and become a player-owner in MLS?"
Perhaps this year's cool $75 million has changed his mind.