It’s hard to imagine that Victoria Beckham will soon be celebrating her 40th birthday. The former Spice Girl turned big time fashion designer hits the big 4-0 this Thursday, the 17th. We bet husband David has something pretty special in store for his wife on her big day. As for us we’ve decided to celebrate Victoria’s birthday by bringing you a look at the former Spice Girl's career in numbers, so far.

Victoria BeckhamVictoria Beckham turns 40 on April 17th

Born on April 17th 1974, Victoria Beckham was the eldest of three children born to Jacqueline and Anthony Adams. At aged 20, Adams beat over 400 hopefuls for a place in girl group the Spice Girls, who would go on to become one of the biggest pop groups of all time. During the Spice Girl’s reign at the top of the British music scene, they amassed nine number one singles in the UK and sold over 80 million records worldwide. When the band split in 2000, Victoria embarked on a less successful solo career, only selling 50,000 copies of her solo album.

The Spice Girls would reunite in 2007 for a 47 date reunion tour, where they were reportedly paid $20 million each. In 2012 they would reunite again for a one off performance at the Summer Olympics Closing Ceremony in London. During their performance of ‘Wannabe’ and ‘Spice Up Your Life’ they were the most talked about item on twitter with over 116,000 tweets per minute being sent.

The Beckham familyVictoria, husband David and their sons Brooklyn, Romeo and Cruz Beckham

Since the Spice Girls break up, Victoria has made a name for herself in the fashion world, as both a fashion icon and a designer herself. She has appeared on six Vogue covers including British, Russian and German Vogue. Her Victoria Beckham brand which she launched in 2007 with a range of denim, reported a turnover of £15.4million in 2012 and a profit of £1.5million. Her status as a fashion icon is recognised worldwide and in 2007 she appeared in the 30th episode of tv series Ugly Betty as herself.

Of course Victoria is also famous as one half of Britain’s most recognisable couple, Posh and Becks as we came to know them. Victoria has been married to husband David Beckham for 14 years and together they have four children, sons Brooklyn, Romeo and Cruz and daughter Harper. As a couple the Beckham's are a brand in themselves, a brand which is said to be worth over $! billion with the couple reportedly making £100,000 a day through their business ventures.

Victoria BeckhamVictoria Beckham has gone from Spice Girl to fashionista

Victoria Beckham has gone from being Posh Spice to a fully fledged fashion entrepreneur. Yet despite all she’s accomplished we can’t believe its been 18 years since she burst onto the scene with ‘Wannabe’. Now Victoria is reported to be planning two dinner parties to celebrate her 40th birthday one with her famous friends and one with her family. Happy birthday Victoria, here's wishing you one very special day!

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