A certified cultural icon, Muhammad Ali was a retired professional boxer with an estimated net worth amounting to $80 million. Apart from his life as a boxer, Muhammad Ali was also a known social activist and philanthropist.
Born as Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr, Muhammad Ali had his first taste of success in the ring at age 22 after winning the world heavyweight championship against Sonny Liston. In 1964, he officially changed his name after joining the Nation of Islam. Later on, he got himself converted to Sunni Islam.
On June 2, 2016, Ali was hospitalized due to a respiratory condition. The next day, he was put on life support, and before the day ended, he died. He was 74 years old at the time of his death.
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|Full Name||Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr.|
|Nickname|| Muhammad Ali Clay|
|Father||Cassius Marcellus Clay Sr|
|Siblings||Rahman Ali |
|Family Members||Biaggio Ali Walsh , Herman H. Clay , Birdie B. Morehead , Jacob Wertheimer|
|Date of Birth||January 17, 1942|
|Birthplace||Louisville, Kentucky, United States|
|Children||Laila Ali , Asaad Amin , Maryum Ali , Rasheda Ali , Hana Ali , Jamillah Ali , Khaliah Ali , Miya Ali , Muhammad Ali Jr.|
|Affair with||Lonnie Ali|
|Net Worth||$80 Million|
|Education||Central High School|
Physical Stats & More
|Height||6 ft 3 in (191 cm)|
|Eye color||Dark Brown|
|Face Color|| Black|
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- Clay made his professional debut on October 29, 1960, winning a six-round decision over Tunney Hunsaker. From then until the end of 1963, Clay amassed a record of 19–0 with 15 wins by knockout. He defeated boxers including Tony Esperti, Jim Robinson, Donnie Fleeman, Alonzo Johnson, George Logan, Willi Besmanoff, LaMar Clark, Doug Jones and Henry Cooper. Clay also beat his former trainer and veteran boxer Archie Moore in a 1962 match.
- Ali founded his own promotion company, Main Bout. The company mainly handled Ali’s boxing promotions and pay-per-view closed-circuit television broadcasts.
- Ali and then-WBA heavyweight champion boxer Ernie Terrell had agreed to meet for a bout in Chicago on March 29, 1966 (the WBA, one of two boxing associations, had stripped Ali of his title following his joining the Nation of Islam). But in February Ali was reclassified by the Louisville draft board as 1-A from 1-Y, and he indicated that he would refuse to serve, commenting to the press, “I ain’t got nothing against no Viet Cong; no Viet Cong never called me nigger.” Amidst the media and public outcry over Ali’s stance, the Illinois Athletic Commission refused to sanction the fight, citing technicalities.
- Instead, Ali traveled to Canada and Europe and won championship bouts against George Chuvalo, Henry Cooper, Brian London and Karl Mildenberger.
- Ali returned to the United States to fight Cleveland Williams in the Houston Astrodome on November ,winning a third-round technical knockout in what some consider the finest performance of his career.
- Ali fought Terrell in Houston on February 6, 1967. Terrell, who was unbeaten in five years and had defeated many of the boxers Ali had faced, was billed as Ali’s toughest opponent since Liston; he was big, strong and had a three-inch reach advantage over Ali. During the lead up to the bout, Terrell repeatedly called Ali “Clay”, much to Ali’s annoyance. The two almost came to blows over the name issue in a pre-fight interview with Howard Cosell. Ali seemed intent on humiliating Terrell. “I want to torture him”, he said. “A clean knockout is too good for him.”
- In March 1966, Ali refused to be inducted into the armed forces. He was systematically denied a boxing license in every state and stripped of his passport. As a result, he did not fight from March 1967 to October 1970—from ages 25 to almost 29—as his case worked its way through the appeals process before his conviction was overturned in 1971.
- On August 11, 1970, with his case still in appeal, Ali was granted a license to box by the City of Atlanta Athletic Commission, thanks to State Senator Leroy R. Johnson. Ali’s first return bout was against Jerry Quarry on October 26, resulting in a win after three rounds after Quarry was cut.
- A month earlier, a victory in federal court forced the New York State Boxing Commission to reinstate Ali’s license.He fought Oscar Bonavena at Madison Square Garden in December, an uninspired performance that ended in a dramatic technical knockout of Bonavena in the 15th round. The win left Ali as a top contender against heavyweight champion Joe Frazier.
- Ali announced his retirement from boxing. His retirement was short-lived, however; Ali announced his comeback to face Larry Holmes for the WBC belt in an attempt to win the heavyweight championship an unprecedented fourth time. The fight was largely motivated by Ali’s need for money.
The fight took place on October 2, 1980, in Las Vegas Valley,
By the end of his boxing career Ali had absorbed 200,000 hits.
Net Worth $80 Million
Source of Wealth: Boxing, Sports
Muhammad Ali held the record of being the first and the only lineal World Heavyweight Champion for three times. His historic boxing matches in the past earned him the nickname The Greatest. His most notable boxing matches during his career was with George Foreman, and Joe Frazier. In 1999, he was named by BBC as “Sports Personality of the Century”, and “Sportsman of the Century” by the Sports Illustrated. Ali was best known for his techniques like rope-a-dope and Ali Shuffle, as well as his unorthodox style of fighting.