In the early 20th century, a sport that was little known started gaining popularity in Asian countries mainly in Japan. A full combat sport that later the world came to know as Mixed Martial Arts. Through MMA, we’ve come to know many great athletes and one of them is George St-Pierre. Below is a quick summary of net worth of George St-Pierre in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
On May 19th, 1981, George was born to his parent Roland and Pauline St-Pierre in Quebec Canada. He had a tough time growing up with school bullies stealing all his cash and clothes. This led to his father and his karate master training him some karate skills to defend himself in school.
After the death of his karate master, he took up boxing and wrestling before becoming a mixed martial artist. Before becoming a pro-MMA, George worked in a nightclub in Montreal as a bouncer. While in school, his family had difficulties paying for his school fees. This saw George taking some odd jobs like working as a garbage man to raise his school fee. At a tender age of 21, he had turned a pro artist with a Kyokushin black belt at his possession.
Little is known about George’s personal life, but it’s believed he has a son called Liam who is almost three years old. Though he never wanted a child with his baby mama, he agreed to co-parent with her, and the two are believed to be on good terms. At the age of 36 years, George is still not married but, he is believed to dating.
Career, Awards & Nominations
In 2002, he started his professional career at the age of 21 and went on to win several awards and nominations. His first career match saw him defeating his highly ranked opponent by an undisputed decision. Later he won many awards which include UFC Welterweight Championship two times, UFC Middleweight championship, knock-out of the night among many others.
His mixed martial arts record stands at 28 matches which he went on to win a record 26 and lost only two. Out of the 26 he won, 8 of them were through the knockout, 12 by decision and six were by submission. In 2007, he lost his 2nd and last fight in MMA to underdog Matt Serra. A rematch between the two for the undisputed welterweight title was later held in Montreal on April 19th, 2008. This saw the match ending after only two rounds after Matt was unable to mount a significant challenge.
Net Worth & Earnings
It’s understood that in every fight George takes part in, he makes millions of dollars. Just showing up in a match day earns himself a whopping $200,000 with another $200,000 as a bonus. His biggest earnings, however, come from Pay Per View sales. Today, he is estimated to be having a net worth of around $35 million.
It’s no doubt George is one of the greatest athletes in MMA with his record speaking for himself. In 2009, he ventured into filmography and made an appearance in two films namely, Death Warrior and Never Surrender. He was in 2014’s Captain America film and Kickboxer Vengeance in 2016. To Canadians, George St-Pierre is a hero and a national icon.