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10. Muhammad Ali

Net Worth: $50 million

Muhammad Ali will probably forever be the most famous boxer in the world’s history. His boxing career started when he was only 12 years old. By the time Ali turned 18, he had won a gold medal in the light heavyweight division during the 1960 Summer Olympics. By the time he turned 19, he was a professional boxer.

Ali was a controversial figure inside the ring and outside the ring. He won various awards and championships, including the Amateur Junior titles, six Kentucky Golden Gloves, and two national Golden Gloves. He was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 1984 and earned the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2005. After the septic shock, Muhammad died on 3rd June 2016.


9. Vitali Klitschko

Net Worth: $60 million

Former Ukrainian professional boxer was the closest to Ivan Drag. He became the third-longest combined world champion in boxing history.

He was a heavyweight champion three times. Moreover, his knock-out percentage is 87.23%. Interestingly, he has never been knocked down. Among fans and box lovers, Vitali is known as the ‘Dr. Ironfist’. At the time, he serves as Kyiv Mayor.


8. Anthony Joshua

Net Worth: $60 million

Joshua spend the part of his childhood in Nigeria and England. He didn’t start boxing before he turned 18 in 2007. Since then, he came to the level where he is a unified heavyweight world champion.

Anthony holds the famous WBO title since March 2019. Nowadays, he easily sells 80,000-90,000 seat stadiums.


7. Sugar Ray Leonard

Net Worth: $120 million

Ray Charles Leonard or better known as ‘Sugar’ Ray Leonard start boxing in 1997, and the added flavor to the exciting world of boxing. He was one of the ‘The Fabulous Four’.

During the 1980s, four fighters fought each other, and Ray was one of them. He was only the first boxer ever to earn $100 million in purses. He is considered to be one of the greatest boxers of all time. Nowadays, he is active as a motivation speaker and occasional actor.


6. Saul Alvarez

Net Worth: $120 million

Canelo, officially named Saul Alvarez, is a professional Mexican boxer of the Light Middleweight division. His nickname, ‘Canelo,’ means cinnamon in Spanish. This nickname is a standard reference for people with red hair.

Alvarez speaks very little English, but that doesn’t stop him from winning fights. In 2018, he signed a 5-year fight contract with Oscar De La Hoya’s promotion company. The value of the contract is $365 million.


5. Lennox Lewis

Net Worth: $140 million

Lennox Lewis is a former professional boxer who ruled the ring from 1989 to 2003. During his productive career, Lennox was a three-time world heavyweight champion and even a two-time lineal champion.

In 1988, Lenox represented Canada in the 1988 Summer Olympics and won a gold medal. Out of 44 fights, he won 41. Nowadays, you can see him in movies and TV shows.


4. Manny Pacquiao

Net Worth: $190 million

Pacquiao is a famous Filipino boxer who started his career at the age of 14. By the time he turned 16, he was pro.

So far, Pacquiao has won 57 fights out of 65. At the time, Pacquiao is busy being a senator of the Philippines.


3. Oscar De La Hoya

Net Worth: $200 million

Oscar De La Hoya is a former boxer who nowadays works as a boxing promoter. During his productive career between 1992 and 2008, Oscar won multiple world titles in six different weight classes!

De La Hoya is officially named as the 5th best boxer of all time. Oscar also hails from the family of boxers. He retired after 16 exciting years of boxing. But, he will always be ‘The Golden Boy’.


2. George Foreman

Net Worth: $300 million

“Big George” was so good that he had a comeback. Initially, he boxed from 1969 to 1977, and again from 1987 to 1997. George Foreman is also a two-time world heavyweight champion. Also, he is an Olympic gold medalist.

Foreman had the first lost in 1974 when he lost to famous Muhammed Ali. Ever since he retired in 1977, Foreman focused on a new career. He is now a well-known and well-paid spokesperson, a Christian minister, and even has his own business ‘Russell Hobbs Inc.’ Today, George is a true multimillionaire entrepreneur.


Net Worth: $560 million

Floyd Mayweather is now a famous American boxing promoter. But, from 1996 to 2015, he was one of the best professional boxers ever. He has held multiple world titles in five different weight classes.

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