Manny Pacquiao is a well-known Filipino professional boxer who is also a politician and is a Senator of the Philippines. Pacquiao is one of the greatest boxers in the world. He is the winner of eleven world titles and has won them in various categories. The Boxing Writers Association of America has named him as the “Fighter of the Decade” for the 2000s. Let’s find out how much is Manny Pacquiao’s net worth in 2018 And how did he manage to accumulate all the wealth and fame.
Emmanuel “Manny” Dapidran Pacquiao was born on December 17, 1978, in Kibawe, Bukidnon, the Philippines to his parents Dionisia Dapidran-Pacquiao and Rosalio Pacquiao.
He went to Saavedra Saway Elementary School but did not complete his studies due to financial difficulties.
In 2000, Manny Pacquiao got married to Jinkee Jamora. The couple has five children named Israel, Queen Elizabeth, Mary Divine Grace, Michael Stephen, and Emmanuel Jr. Despite his popularity, he was involved in a tax evasion case in his country. He is also known to make harsh comments on homosexuality.
Pacquaio has received the rank of a Lieutenant Colonel as a military reservist. He entered the Philippine Army in 2006 in the rank of a Sergeant. He later became Master Sergeant, followed by Command Sergeant Major.
In 1995, Manny Pacquiao became a professional boxer. He started his amateur career when he was 14 years old. During his initial career in the Flyweight category, he had an undefeated streak of 15 wins. Later, he became the lineal flyweight and WBC champion by defeating Chatchai Sasakul.
In 2001, he became the IBF Super Bantamweight Champion by defeating Lehlohonolo Ledwaba. He also won the Featherweight title in 2003 by securing a victory over Marco Antonio Barrera. In 2005, he won the title of WBC International Super Featherweight.
He became the WBC Lightweight Champion in 2008. He became the winner of the Light Middleweight title in 2010 against Antonio Margarito. In his career, he fought 68 fights with 59 wins and 7 losses.
Pacquaio has also played professional basketball and was selected by Kia Sorento in the 2014 PBA draft. He has played a total of nine games for the Sorento. He has also ventured into acting and has appeared in many documentaries, TV shows, and films.
Awards & Achievement
In 2007, he unsuccessfully contested for the 1st District of South Cotabato. In 2010, he won the seat of the Sarangani province from his own party PCM. In June 2016, Pacquaio became the Senator of the Philippines. He currently chairs the Philippine Senate Public Works Committee.
In 2008, Sports Illustrated named Manny Pacquiao as the ‘Boxer of the Year.’ He has won the ESPY Awards for Best Fighter in 2009 and 2011. In 2008, he made the Officer of the Philippine Legion of Honor. He has also received the Order of Sikatuna. In 2011, he won the Gabriel “Flash” Elorde Memorial “Quintessential Athlete” Award. He is the recipient of the Las Vegas Walk of Stars. HBO named Pacquiao as the Fighter of the Decade for the 2000s.
Net Worth of Manny Pacquiao
Manny Pacquiao has an estimated net worth of more than $250 million. This fortune comes from his career as a professional boxer. He has earned millions for a single match. In 2008-09, he was one of the highest paid athletes receiving $40 million by Forbes. He earned $32 million in 2010 for two matches. His wealth also comes from various other ventures. He is the owner of the MP Hotel Warriors, which is a PBA Developmental League team.
Manny Pacquiao is considered one of the most popular boxers in the world. He has boxed against top players across the world. His popularity also made him become a basketball player and made him an actor. He is also a businessman and has also released many albums and singles. His popularity has made him a subject in many games and films.