Manny Pacquiao Net Worth – Pacquiao is a former professional boxer and current Filipino politician. Known as “PacMan,” he is considered one of the all-time greats in professional boxing. From 2016 to 2020 he served in the Senate of the Philippines as a senator and as party president of the ruling People’s Democratic Party of Laban.
In boxing history, Pacquiao is the only eight-division world champion who also has twelve other major world championships under his belt. Only one other boxer has won significant world titles in all eight “glamor divisions” (flyweight, featherweight, lightweight and welterweight), and he was the first boxer to win the linear championship in five different weight divisions.
The WBA (Super) Welterweight Championship, which he won against Keith Thurman in July 2019, made him the oldest world champion in welterweight history at the age of 40. He also became the first boxer in history to be recognized as a four-time welterweight champion of the world. Pacquiao’s 25 pay-per-view fights grossed around $1.2 billion as of 2015. In 2015, he was the second highest paid athlete in the world according to Forbes.
For the past three seasons (2014-2017), Pacquiao served as both the head coach and player of the Kia/Mahindra roster of the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) before founding the semi-pro Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League (MPBL) in 2017. He has appeared in films and on television both as a presenter and presenter. After appearing on Jimmy Kimmel Live! performed, he performed a cover of Dan Hill’s “Sometimes When We Touch,” which peaked at #19 on the US Billboard Adult Contemporary chart. Aside from that, his resume is that of an evangelical Christian preacher, philanthropist, and YouTube star.
A political faction within the country’s ruling PDP Laban Party nominated Pacquiao as one of their candidates for the 2023 Philippine presidential election. Due to his desire to occupy a more prominent political position, he was forced to retire from professional boxing.
Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao grew up in General Santos after moving from his hometown of Kibawe, Bukidnon, where he was born. He is the son of Rosalio Pacquiao by his first wife Dionisia Dapidran Pacquiao and their second child. When he was in sixth grade, his parents divorced because his father had an extramarital affair.
At the age of 14, Pacquiao went to Manila, living on the streets and working as a construction worker while contemplating whether to starve himself or give money to his starving mother in the Philippines. He started boxing and was a member of the Philippine Amateur Boxing Association, where the government paid for his board and lodging. Pacquiao reportedly had an amateur record of 60-4.
He finished elementary school in General Santos City at Saavedra Saway Elementary School, but he did not finish high school because of the country’s dire poverty.
At the end of February 2007, Pacquiao graduated from high school after passing the equivalence test.
His professional boxing record is 62-7-2 with 39 knockouts while his amateur record is 60-4. When it comes to southpaws in the sport, boxing historian Bert Sugar called Pacquiao the best of all time. Pacquiao was named the best boxer of the 21st century by Ranker magazine in 2020.
Having won world titles in eight different weight classes, Pacquiao became the first boxer to achieve this. He also won twelve major world titles and was the first boxer to win the linear championship in five different weight classes. With four major world titles, Pacquiao is also the first boxer to ever win world titles in all four of boxing’s original weight divisions, also known as “glamor divisions.” Pacquiao is also the first boxer to win world titles in all four weight classes over the course of a four-decade career.
Even before Pacquiao’s loss to Mayweather in 2012, major sports news and boxing websites considered him the best fighter in the world, pound for pound. These included ESPN, Sports Illustrated, Sporting Life, Yahoo! Sports and About.com. He held the top ten spot on The Ring’s pound-for-pound chart for the longest period from November 2003 to April 2016.
Pacquiao’s 25 pay-per-view fights have generated $1.2 billion in pay-per-view sales. In 2015, he was the second highest paid athlete in the world according to Forbes.
Pacquiao announced his retirement from boxing in a social media post and announced his decision on September 29, 2021.
Sardo Mejia, Pacquiao’s maternal uncle, introduced him to boxing at the age of 12. The 1990 fight between Mike Tyson and James “Buster” Douglas was a life-changing encounter for Pacquiao, according to his memoir. Mejia set up a makeshift home gym and began teaching his nephew.