Deontay Leshun Wilder is a well-known name in the professional boxing industry. Since his debut, he has won all of his 40 professional fights and is a present WBC Heavyweight Champion. That’s not all, Wilder has 98% knockout to win ratio and won 19 fights in his first round. Known with the nickname The Bronze Bomber, he is presently one of the most talented boxers in the professional boxing. In this post, we will talk about the net worth of Deontay Wilder in 2020.
Early Life & Biography
This professional boxer was born on 22nd October 1985 in the city of Tuscaloosa, Alabama. He is of American-African descent, and there is not much information available about his childhood life. Wilder has completed his schooling from the Tuscaloosa Central High School. As a kid, Deontay always dreams to become a basketball or football player due to his tall height. He hopes to play for the Alabama Crimson Tide one day, but the destiny has some other plans for him.
He married at a very early age that put too much pressure on his shoulder. His daughter suffered from the spinal problems due to which Wilder has to do many jobs for fulfilling the finances of his family. Deontay has even worked as a driver for the Greene Beverage Company before choosing the boxing to earn money.
Wilder has married once in his life, but that marriage ends up after some years. He married Jessica Scales-Wilder in 2009, and together they have two sons as well as two daughters. One of his daughters Naieya deal with the spinal issues and have overcome them successfully and now living a normal life. The couple ended up their marriage due to some personal issues.
There is news that this 32-year-old boxer is dating beautiful Telli Swift since 2015. They have even featured together on the reality television show “WAGS Atlanta.” This couple is expecting a child soon. Deontay also has a younger brother whose name is Marsellos Wilder and presently competes in the cruiserweight division.
Career, Awards & Nominations
He started his career in National Golden Gloves Competition in 2005 and defeated boxers like Isiah Thomas and David Thompson. Wilder won the US Amateur Boxing Championship in the same year and got his career-best score by beating Rakhim Chakhiyev in 2008. He also won the bronze medal in the Summer Olympics 2008.
Wilder won his first professional boxing title on 15th December 2012 by beating Kelvin Price. In the next years, Deontay beat plenty of well-known boxers like Audley Harrison, Malik Scott, Eric Molina, Siarhei Liakhovich, Jason Gavern, and Malik Scott. He won the WBC Heavyweight Title by beating Bermane Stiverne on 17 January 2015. Since then, he has made successful title defenses against the Luis Ortiz, Gerald Washington, Johann Duhaupas, Artur Szpilka, and Chris Arreola.
Many online websites and magazines like The Ring, Transnational Boxing Rankings Board, and BoxRex ranked him the second-best active heavyweight in the history. Also, Wilder is the 15th longest reigning world heavyweight champion of all time.
Net Worth & Earnings
The net worth of Deontay Wilder is $18 million. He has accumulated all these earnings by participating in the boxing matches. Wilder almost earned $1 million for competing in each fight. All these things have helped him creating such a huge net worth in a short span of time.
Deontay Wilder is one of the best professional boxers in the world right now. We want to wish him good luck for the upcoming title defenses and life.