Anderson Silva is the famous Brazilian former Middleweight Champion of UFC. Anderson Silva is the famous Brazilian Mixed Martial Artist well-known for his outstanding records in UFC. Continue reading to find out the estimated net worth of Anderson Silva as of 2019.
Early Life & Biography:
Anderson Silva was born as Anderson da Silva on 14th April 1975 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. He grew up in a family that was not well off.
Anderson Silva first learned Jiu-Jitsu from neighborhood children. During those days, Jiu-Jitsu was considered as Brazil’s elite thing to do. Children like Anderson Silva had to deal with neighbors’ prejudices. Initially, Anderson Silva did not get any formal training. He learned Jiu Jitsu by watching and rolling with other children.
From the age of 12, Anderson started taking lessons, and at 16 years, he learned Muay Thai. Although Anderson Silva is better known for his skills in Muay Thai, he is recognized as the black belter for Jiu Jitsu.
Anderson is married to Dayane Silva, and they have five children (Gabriel Silva, Joao Vitor Silva, Kalyl Silva, Kaory Silva, and Kauana Silva). The family lives in Curitiba, Brazil. Anderson Silva lives close to his training gym.
Career, Awards & Nominations:
In 1997, Anderson appeared on his first professional match but, he first lost in 2000. Since then, Anderson succeeded on winning nine-fights streaks. Anderson won six of them through TKO or submission. He continued making his name in World Mixed Martial Arts and general sports.
Anderson Silva is an all-rounder fighter who is one of the best in Mixed Martial Arts. He is famous for his striking accuracy, and knockout power. Anderson also uses his Muay Thai skills for counter striking his opponents. Anderson Silva uses the three major striking skills including jab, transition movements, and technical precision.
As a successful fighter of mixed martial arts, Anderson Silva is the top of UFC’s Middleweight Champions. He is nicknamed ‘The Spider.’ He holds several records with UFC. These include the record for the longest winning streak and longest reigning champion winning at the top for five consecutive years.
Dana White, the President of UFC, has referred to Anderson Silva as the greatest mixed martial artist in history. Anderson Silva has been honored with the titles ‘Fighter of the Year’ by some of the well known awarding organizations (FIGHT! Magazine, Fight Matrix, Sports Illustrated and World MMA).
Anderson Silva enacted in the movie, ‘Never Surrender’ as an underground cage fighter in 2009. The documentary on Anderson Silva is known as ‘Like Water’ was released (2011).
Net Worth & Earnings:
The estimated net worth of Anderson Silva is $20 million with an annual salary of $5 million. Anderson Silva is the renowned Mixed Martial Artist and former UFC’s Middle Weight Champion.
Anderson earns $9 million from his investments. He spends $1 million on the five luxury cars that include Audi, BMW, and a Mercedes Benz costing him $185,000. In 2012, Anderson Silva bought his house in the center of film and television industry in Los Angeles, California, that is valued at $2.8 million.
Most of his income and net worth (around $1.2 Million) comes from his endorsement deals with reputed brands. These include Brazilian football club Corinthians, Burger King, and Nike.
The Brazilian Mixed Martial Artist, Anderson da Silva, holds the longest title streak in UFC history. In 2013, after 2,457 days winning 16 consecutive fights and having 10 title defenses, Anderson Silva left UFC. Today, the former UFC Middleweight champion earns from his investments, acting, and endorsements.