Power 100 rank: 58
Rank last year: 19
Most recent notable achievement: Helped the LA Galaxy win the MLS Cup in November 2011, giving Beckham a third national title playing in three nations
Key sponsors: Adidas, Coty, EA Sports
Why he’s on the list: Beckham remains the most prominent face of soccer in the U.S., as well as an international celebrity whose popularity has crossed over to the worlds of fashion, film, and music.
Photograph by George Tiedemann/Corbis