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Deontay Wilder Net Worth 2024



Deontay Wilder net worth

What is Deontay Wilder net worth?

What is Deontay Wilder net worth and career earnings?

Net Worth$46 million
Date of birthOctober 22, 1985
Full nameDeontay Leshun Wilder
OccupationProfessional Boxer

As of 2024, Deontay Wilder net worth is estimated at $46 million. He held the WBC heavyweight title making 10 successful defenses. By winning the title, Wilder became the first American world heavyweight champion since 2007, which was the longest period of time in boxing history without an American heavyweight champion.

Early Life

Deontay Wilder was born in Tuscaloosa, Alabama on October 22, 1985. He attended Tuscaloosa Central High School where he graduated in 2004. While in high school he dreamed of playing football and/or basketball for The University of Alabama.

In 2005 he had a daughter with then-girlfriend Helen Duncan. Their daughter was born with Spina Bifida and her health issues made attending The University of Alabama impossible. Instead he attended Shelton State Community College to stay close to his daughter.

The decision forced Deontay to give up his dreams of playing division 1 college basketball and football.

 Wilder later revealed that during this time, he struggled with depression and had briefly contemplated suicide via gunshot.

When reflecting on the incident, he stated “You don’t think about what effect it would cause for your family, your daughter, your kids and so forth and so on… In that state of mind, you just become selfish.

Wilder started boxing in October 2005, when he entered Skyy Boxing Gym in Northport, Alabama, and began training under Jay Deas. Wilder was 20 at that time.

By 2007, he upset the favorites to win both the National Golden Gloves and the US championships at 201 lb (91 kg).

At the Golden Gloves, he defeated highly touted cadet world champion Isiah Thomas, a southpaw from Detroit, and David Thompson, of Brooklyn, in the finals. At the U.S. championship he defeated Quantis Graves and won the final 31–15 over southpaw James Zimmerman of San Jose, California. Read Tyson fury net worth

At the Olympic trials, he beat Graves twice more and won the Olympic trials in only 21 bouts. Early in 2008 he scored a career-best win by edging out world championship silver medalist and future Olympic champion Rakhim Chakhiyev in Russia. He qualified for the Olympics by beating Deivis Julio 6:5 Jorge Quinones from Ecuador on double countback and Brazilian Rafael Lima 6:5 at the qualifier.

In a Russia-USA dual match on February 29, 2008, in Novosibirsk, Wilder was knocked out by Evgenyi Romanov. Read Floyd Mayweather Net worth

Wilder then competed at heavyweight in the 2008 Olympics, defeating Abdelaziz Touilbini of Algeria and Mohamed Arjaoui of Morocco before losing to Clemente Russo of Italy in the semi-final to earn a bronze medal.

Wilder had an approximate amateur record of 30–5

Deontay Wilder net worth is estimated at $46 million.

Personal life

Wilder comes from a family of Alabama preachers, namely his father and grandmother. He has three sisters and one younger brother. Read Richest Footballers in the world

 His brother Marsellos Wilder, is also a professional boxer; Marsellos currently fights in the cruiserweight division and has a 5–3 record. As a youngster, Wilder attended church every week. He has referred to his belief in Christianity, saying that “God is very important in my life.

Deontay Wilder net worth is estimated at $46 million.

Fight With Tyson Fury

Deontay put up a 40 – 0 record when he was arranged to fight British/Irish heavyweight Tyson Fury. Three years earlier, Tyson had defeated Wladimir Klitschko in a match that stunned the world. Read Mike Tyson net worth

The win should have set Tyson up for a massive rematch payday at some point, but unfortunately the boxer went on a two year drug and alcohol binge that resulted in him gaining more than 100 pounds and being declared medically unfit to fight.

What is Deontay Wilder net worth?

Wilder made a career-best $25m from his rematch with Fury in February 2020, according to Forbes, and earned a total of $46.5m that year, including endorsements. Like Fury, the American has not returned to the ring since. According to other reports, Wilder’s net worth stands at around $40m.

Deontay Wilder’s career earnings

Wilder took home $2 million when he faced Luis Ortiz in March 2018. He made $20 million in their 2019 rematch. Wilder made $10 million for his knockout victory over Dominic Breazeale in 2019. 

The trilogy fight against Tyson Fury meant an increase in Wilder’s salary. Wilder earned $10 million in the first bout and about $28 million in the rematch. For the third fight, Wilder took home a guaranteed purse of $10 million, including a share of the pay-per-view revenue. 

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Deontay Wilder net worth is estimated at $46 million

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Deontay Wilder net worth is estimated at $46 million