Net Worth $81 Million
Date of Birth: January 17, 1942
Occupation: Professional Boxer, Philanthropist
Education: Central High School (1958)
About Muhammad Ali
Muhammad Ali is considered as the most celebrated athlete of the boxing world. The American heavy weight champion has outgrown in his boxing career and dominated the boxing world throughout his career and after the retirement.
Son of a man who painted billboards achieved what he wanted winning many titles and awards. Muhammad Ali started boxing at the age of 12 and at the age of 22, he became the world heavy weight champion. He has taken down some of the best fighters in the ring including Joe Frazier, George Foreman, Floyd Patterson, Ken Norton and Larry Holmes and won the title of “The Greatest”. Muhammad Ali was at number 6 in the Forbes’ Top 100 Celebrities list.
Ali was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 1984. Despite, he was given the honor of lightning the Olympic flame in 1996. He also raised his voice during Vietnam War which received great public stance.
Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year, 1974
BBC Overseas Sports Personality of the Year, 1973, 1974, 1978
Arthur Ashe Courage Award, 1997
Milliyet Sports Award for World Athlete of the Year, 1975, 1976
BET Humanitarian Award, 2002
Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year, 1974
NAACP President’s Award, 2009