Wladimir Klitschko is a popular heavyweight professional boxer who is from Ukraine who has been known for dominating the ring since the year 1996 to the year 2017. While commencing his professional career, he won a super-heavyweight gold medal in the year 1996 in the Summer Olympics done at Atlanta. This, to a great extent, contributed to his popularity. he is additionally known for his straight right hand as well as left hand, strong jab, together with the great mobility and footwork which gives him much success. Keep reading this article to know more about the net worth of Wladimir Klitschko in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
Wladimir Klitschko was born on 25th March in 1976 in Semipalatinsk, Kazakh SSR, USSR. He was born to his father who was a Soviet Union ‘Air Force’ major general who was usually posted as a military attache in East Germany. In addition, he is usually also responsible for some clean-up operations in the Chernobyl disaster. He was later diagnosed with cancer that he succumbed in the year 2011. In addition to this, he was also born to his mother who was a flight attendant.
Wladimir Klitschko went to Pereyaslav-Khmelnitsky Pedagogical Institute where he graduated. After this, he then went to study at Kiev University where he had his higher graduation. During his childhood, he always loved boxing through which he knew that this would later become his profession at a later date. During his childhood, he actually acted in some blockbuster hits from which he became one of the World Champion.
Wladimir Klitschko married Aleksandra in the year 1996 who was a model. The relationship, however, did not succeed, and they separated after two years. After this, he had romantic affairs with Yvonne Catterfeld who is a German actor and a singer as well and also with Karolina Kurkova who is a Czech Supermodel though their relationship did not last for long. Currently, he is in a relationship with an American actor known as Hayden Panettiere who they met in 2009 and has one daughter known as Kaya.
Career, Awards & Nominations
Before he commenced his professional boxing career, Wladimir Klitschko was a coach of a boxing club known as Gwardia Warszawa. He left and began his professional boxing career through which in the year 1993, he won the Junior European Heavyweight Championship. He has been well known as Dr. Steel Hammer or The Steel Hammer which he got in the 1996 Summer Olympics in the Atlanta Georgia.
He featured his victory against Ross Puritty after which he then knocked out Paea Wolfgramm again in the year 2000 on the first round. He has had much success in his entire professional career through which he has had a total of 69 fights through which 54 were wins and 5 losses. In addition to this, all the 54 victories he had, he won 53 of them through knockout.
Some of his main matches include the fights against Chris Byrd, Samuel Peter, David Haye, and Eddie Chambers. He has additionally been featured in some movies such as Ocean’s Eleven (2001), Rabbit without Ears (2007) and Pain and Gain in 2013. He has fought twice after 2015 though he has been badly defeated and confirmed his retirement in 3rd August in 2017. With his success, he has won very many awards followed by much achievement in his full career.
Net Worth & Earnings
Wladimir Klitschko has an estimated net worth of $70 million. This is from the fortunate earnings he has made from his successful career. He has won major tournaments in his boxing career which have earned him much hence leading to his bounteous net worth. He was even ranked on the 98 positions of the World’s Highest Paid Athletes.
Wladimir Klitschko is not only good at boxing, but you will be surprised to see how good he is as a golfer. In addition, he is a professor in the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland where he teaches the master’s students.