Mayweather, Pacquiao, Joshua, Khan, Klitschko: Net worth of richest people in boxing

Boxing is a very dangerous sport and as a result, it is equally lucrative.

As per Wealthy Gorilla, here is a list of the 20 richest people in the world of boxing.

Whilst the majority are boxers, it is worth noting that some promoters and a rather iconic announcer make the cut too!

20 – Miguel Cotto

Net worth: $25 million

Starting in 20th with Miguel Cotto from Rhode Island. Cotto won multiple world championships in his career and was in fact the first Puerto Rican to hold belts in four different weight classes.

19 – Felix Trinidad

Net worth: $30 million

Trinidad by name, Puerto Rican by nature, Felix Trinidad is next in the list. Having made his pro debut at just 17, Trinidad went on become a three-weight world champion.

18 – Anthony Mundine

Net worth: $30 million

Mundine, as well as being a boxer, used to play rugby league at a high level. The Aussie won titles at both middleweight and super middleweight in the mid-to-late 2000s.

17- Amir Khan

Net worth: $30 million

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Amir Khan

Yet another name at $30 million is the very topical Amir Khan, who has his big fight with Kell Brook coming up this weekend. Khan is an Olympic medallist and made a name for himself in and out of the ring, of course, starring in ‘I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here.’

16 – Naseem Hamed

Net worth: $33 million

The term iconic can be banded around a lot, but Prince Naseem Hamed certainly fits the bill. The Prince held a number of titles, most notably the WBO title from 1995 to 2000.

15 – Ricky Hatton

Net worth: $40 million

His son may be in the spotlight right now, but Ricky Hatton truly was excellent in his pomp. The Mancunian is ranked by BoxRec as one of the best British light welterweights of all time and it isn’t hard to see why.

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – JUNE 09: Ricky Hatton, trainer of Nathan Gorman looks on after Nathan Gorman and Sean Turner compete in a 10-round heavyweight contest at Manchester Arena on June 9, 2018 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

14 – Bernard Hopkins

Net worth: $40 million

Bernard Hopkins called it a day back in 2016 after being a very successful middleweight. He boasts a supremely decorated career.

13 – Marvin Hagler

Net worth: $45 million

Going back a bit earlier to a man who debuted in the early 1970s. Marvin Hagler reigned as the middleweight champion from 1980 to 1987 and also held one of the longest unification streaks too.

12 – Wladimir Klitschko

Net worth: $60 million

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – APRIL 27: Wladimir Klitschko looks on during Tyson Fury and Wladimir Klitschko head to head press conference at Manchester Arena on April 27, 2016 in Manchester, England. Fury v Klitschko Part 2 will take place in Manchester on July 9 for the WBO, WBA and IBO heavyweight belts. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

There aren’t many bigger names to have graced the heavyweight division than Wladimir Klitschko. The Ukrainian recently retired, and after huge fights with the likes of Tyson Fury, David Haye and Anthony Joshua, his presence in this list is hardly surprising.

11 – Anthony Joshua

Net worth: $60 million

Talk of the devil and the next man is Anthony Joshua, who of course delivered that famous uppercut to Klitschko in his monumental victory. AJ may have lost to Andy Ruiz Jr and Oleksandr Usyk, but he still has a lot to give to the sport. Will we ever see him fight Tyson Fury?

10 – Vitali Klitschko

Net worth: $80 million

What some may find surprising is that Vitali Klitschko is higher up in this list than his brother. Vitali is the current Mayor of Kiev since having retired from boxing, but whilst in the ring, he was a force to be reckoned with.

9 – Sugar Ray Leonard

Net worth: $120 million

Next to Sugar Ray Leonard, whose success spanned over multiple divisions. He may not be the only Sugar Ray in boxing, but beyond that, he is truly one of a kind.

8 – Lennox Lewis

Net worth: $140 million

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Lennox Lewis

Lennox Lewis won gold at the 1988 summer Olympics on behalf of Canada. His career may not have been as long as others, but as two-time lineal champion and a three-time world heavyweight champion, he certainly is one of the greatest of all time.

7 – Don King

Net worth: $150 million

Now to a slightly shocking name given he wasn’t known for life through the ropes. Don King was responsible for “The Thrilla in Manilla” and “The Rumble in the Jungle” so his net worth makes sense right there and then. He may be etched in the history of boxing, but he is a controversial figure due to his run-ins with the law.

6 – Manny Pacquiao

Net worth: $190 million

Back to the true stars of boxing and at number six is the quiet killer Manny Pacquiao. He may not have the most boisterous personality, but the Filipino boxer-turned-politician is without a doubt an all-time great.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JULY 20: Manny Pacquiao blows a kiss to the crowd as he celebrates his split-decision victory over Keith Thurman in their WBA welterweight title fight at MGM Grand Garden Arena on July 20, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

5 – Oscar De La Hoya

Net worth: $200 million

‘Could have been a boxer like I’m Oscar De La Hoya’ is a line from a Stormzy song and De La Hoya certainly was SOME boxer. “The Golden Boy” won multiple world titles at six different weight classes and was an entertaining character at the same time.

4 – George Foreman

Net worth: $300 million

Half of the aforementioned “Rumble in the Jungle” just misses out on a podium finish in the form of George Foreman. With an Olympic gold and multiple heavyweight championships to his name, Foreman is a name for the history books of boxing.

3 – Bob Arum

Net worth: $300 million

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Bob Arum

Whether you like it or not, 2/3 of the podium has never even donned boxing gloves. One of which is Bob Arum, the CEO of Top Rank and famed promoter. He has amassed a fortune thanks to this sport.

2 – Michael Buffer

Net worth: $400 million

‘Let’s get ready to rumble’ is the most iconic catchphrase in all of sports and it is synonymous with every big fight. Michael Buffer is responsible for this phrase and as a result, he has been well compensated. Michael’s half-brother Bruce also does announcing, but for the UFC.

1 – Floyd Mayweather

Net worth: $560 million

There are no prizes for guessing who tops the list. The nickname of ‘Money’ comes with a lot of territory and Floyd Mayweather’s net worth speaks volume on this front. Whether it be representing the whole sport and beating Conor McGregor, his 50-0 record or overcoming the likes of Pacquiao, De La Hoya and Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez, Floyd is truly the greatest.

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