Becks junior a coffee boy

Becks junior a coffee boy

Despite having multi-millionaire celebrity parents, he has taken up a weekend job as a barista.

Brooklyn Beckham, the 15-year-old son of David and Victoria, is currently working at a west London cafe, where he is paid £2.68 (S$5.63) an hour.

Retired footballer David Beckham and his former Spice Girl wife are worth a total of £210m, reported AFP.

They also made it to the list of Britain's 1,000 richest people in the past year, according to The Sunday Times' annual rich list.

But it seems that their son is learning the value of money by earning his own, reported Britain's Mail Online.

A staff member of the cafe, who did not want to be named, confirmed that Brooklyn had worked a few shifts and "got on OK" with other baristas.

Because of his age, he cannot work for more than seven hours on a Saturday and has to be given an hour's break after four hours.

News of his decision to work for his money and not live off his parents have earned him praise from netizens.

Wrote one on Twitter: "Good on Brooklyn Beckham who's got himself a job in a cafe at 15 when he could just lay back in a life of luxury!"

Said another: "Mad respect to Brooklyn Beckham for getting a job in a coffee shop and not just sponging off his dad."

A source close to the Beckham family revealed that Brooklyn had been encouraged to take the job by his parents.

Lead by example

His father said last year that they try to lead by example and to show that it is important to work hard, reported The Standard.

Beckham said: "That's one of the key things me and my wife have always done. We juggle everything around the family because our main priority is our children and it always will be.

"And being hardworking is the best thing you can show children."

The Beckhams have three other children - Romeo, 11, Cruz, nine, and Harper, two.

The cafe where Brooklyn is working declined to comment.

This article was published on May 20 in The New Paper.

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