Manny Pacquiao is the current senator of the Philippines and is known globally for being a professional boxer. Other than serving the people of Philippines well he has crafted a very successful boxing career for himself. Pacquiao is the 4th greatest pound for pound in history, the first to take home four major world titles that’s Welterweight, lightweight, flyweight and featherweight and in addition took the title of “Fighter of the Decade” from WBO, BWAA, and WBC.
His recent fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr made him become the second highest paid athlete in the world in 2015. Having generated $1.2 billion in revenue from PPV bouts which add up to 23 one might ask what’s Manny Pacquiao net worth in 2018. In addition to Pacquiao net worth, I have listed down a few things you probably don’t know about Manny Pacquiao.
Manny Pacquiao was born in 1978 in the Philippines. His parents are Dionisia Dapidran-Pacquiao and Rosalio Pacquiao. He was brought up with his other five siblings.
He studied at Saavedra Saway Elementary School before joining high school. He didn’t make it through high school due to extreme poverty but would later take a high school equivalency exam which saw him eligible for higher education. He joined Notre Dame of Dadiangas University to pursue a business management related course. He is also a holder of Certificate Course in Development, Legislation, and Governance.
Today he is a husband to Jinkee Jamora whom she married in 2000 and also a father to five children.
Pacquiao started off his career as a military reservist where he was a sergeant in 2006 then promoted to the rank of Technical Sergeant, and in 2007 he was even further promoted to the rank of Master Sergeant. Two years down the line in 2009 he was promoted to Senior Master Sergeant and Command Sergeant Major. Finally, before leaving the military, he held the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.
In Pacquiao boxing career he was named the 2nd top pound for pound boxer of the last two and a half decades. He also set a world record for being the only eight-division World Champion to win 11 major world titles and also being the 1st boxer to take home a win in 5 different weight classes in the Lineal championship. Apart from being named the Fighter of the Decade, fighter of the year, he is ranked as the greatest Asian fighter of all time. To date out of the 23 PPV bouts, Pacquiao has been able to generate around $1.2 billion.
Apart from Boxing career, Pacquiao had heard a basketball career. He was once a player of MP-Gensan Warriors which is a team he owns today. He owns PBA D-League and MP Hotel Warriors. He is a co-owner of Asian basketball league and Pilipinas MX3 kings. He has been playing for Picanto and a coach, but now he is a free agent.
Pacquiao ventured into politics in 2007 when he vied for an elective post as a House Representative of 1st District of South Cotabato. He lost the election, but he didn’t give up for, and he run again in 2010 for the congressional Seat though in Sarangani province. In 2010 he became a congressman of Sarangani, and during the 2013 elections, he won again as he was unopposed. In 2016 elections Pacquiao runs for the Senate position and he won a position he still holds today.
He has also been an actor and a musician where he has released albums such as Laban Nating Lahat Ito (2006), Pac-Man Punch (2007) and Lalaban Ako Para Sa Pilipino (EP, 2015).
On awards and achievements: Pacquiao has been awarded with many accolades among them is Athlete of the Decade by Philippine Sportswriters Association, 2003 Presidential Medal of Merit, Philippine Legion of Honor, Order of Lakandula, Order of Sikatuna, Las Vegas Walk of Stars Awardee, The Ring Fighter of the Year 2006/08/09, and many more awards.
Net Worth, Salary & Income
Manny Pacquiao net worth stands at $200 million. His average earnings for the last five years have been $35 million and his biggest earning year was 2015 when he was listed as the 2nd highest earning athlete in the world has made $120.5 million with his fight with Mayweather. Manny Pacquiao career earnings to date stand at $300 million. Apart from career earnings, Manny Pacquiao net worth gets a boost from endorsement deals with companies such as Nike, Sony, Hennessy, Monster energy among others. Don’t forget that Pacquiao net worth could be even higher now that he is a senator and has been in politics for some years.
5 Facts You Need To Know About Manny Pacquiao
To be frank Manny Pacquiao is a fascinating man looking at his career. The man has tried to venture everywhere. Be it business, sports, music, politics, television he is everywhere. We have listed down a few things you don’t know about Manny Pacquiao.
1. His wife is a vice Governor.
2. He goes on a morning run with his dog called Pac-Man.
3. The first Philippines athlete to make it on a postage stamp.
4. On his normal training day, he does around 2500 sit-ups.
5. He made it to the list of top 100 influential people in the world becoming the first Filipino to do so.
Many Pacquiao net worth justifies why he is a legend. The man has many skills, and no one can deny he is really talented and we wish him well in his daily endeavors.