Muhammad Ali is a great man who will always be remembered even more years to come. Despite his demise in 2016, the name remains in the mouth of many people. He touched the lives of many through his career. It is no secret that he was one of the best professional boxers. Equally important, he is a philanthropist and an activist. We are about to reveal the life lived by this incredible man. We will also take a look at the net worth of Muhammad Ali in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
Muhammad Ali was born in 1942 on 17th January as Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr. He was born to Cassius Marcellus Clay Senior together with Odessa O’Grady Clay. His place of birth was Louisville in Kentucky. The careers of Ali’s mother and father was a domestic helper and a painter, respectively. He is also the grandchild of John Clay. He had five siblings comprising a sister and four brothers. One of the brothers is Rahman Ali.
Muhammad studied at the Central High School around the 1950s. It is in Louisville.
After four marriages, Muhammad Ali had two sons and seven daughters. The first one was to Sonji Roi. She was a waitress, and they tied the knot about a month after their first date. The wedding took place in 1964 on 14th August. It ended in 1966 on 10th January. They never got a child.
The second one was with Belinda Boyd. The wedding date was 17th August in 1967. She changed her name to Khalilah Ali after converting to Islamic. They sired four children namely Muhammad Ali Junior, Rasheda, Jamillah, and Maryum. As a result of an affair, Ali became a father to Khaliah. The mother was Wanda Bolton. The two married and she became Aaisha Ali. Her name is Miya, and her mother is Patricia Harvell.
Between 1977 and 1986, he was the husband of Veronica Porsche Ali. Their two children were Hana and Laila Ali. After their divorce, he remarried to Yolanda Williams. The last one lasted until his death.
Career, Award & Nominations
At the age of 12, Ali was already a trainee of amateur boxing. His efforts paid off. In the Rome’s Sumer Olympics of 1960, he won a gold medal. It was in the category of light heavyweight. At that time, he was only 18. That same year, Ali began his professional career.
Four years later, he clinched the WBC, WBA as well as the linear heavyweight titles. Then, he converted to Islamic and changed the name to Muhammad Ali.
His achievements are impressive. He is a 6-time holder of The Ring magazine Fighter of the Year title. For the heavyweight title, he has defeated 21 fighters. There are other titles and accolades such as the Presidential Citizens Medal, Presidential Medal of Freedom and Philadelphia Liberty Medal among others.
Net Worth & Earnings
The net worth of Muhammad Ali by the time of his death was $80 million. His source of income was his career as a professional boxer. He had earned the figure through wins, titles, champions, and titles. Out of the 61 fights that he participated in, Ali won 56 of them. That explains the incredible figure as far as his wealth was concerned.
Muhammad Ali was undoubtedly one of the best fighters that the boxing industry ever had. Some of his records could remain unbeaten for over three decades. Unfortunately, he is no longer with us. He died in 2016 on 3rd June. Ali left a legacy that will remain for many years to come.