Top 20 Richest Boxers in the World of This Year

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Boxing has been consistently popular since the early days of the era. Even with less equipment and technology, spectators and players enjoyed it back in the day.

It has seen a massive rise in popularity, with both casual and hardcore fans supporting to sport in huge numbers. In fact, boxing is currently the 4th most popular sport in the United States. 

Today, it is one of the most booming sectors, and numerous people make a living and dream of it. Well, indeed, this sector also puts forward several rich athletes today. 

Floyd Mayweather (Source: CGTN Africa)
Floyd Mayweather (Source: CGTN Africa)

Well, before we start with the list of the ‘Top 20 Richest Boxers in the World for 2024. We hope you have now gained a minimap about boxers in your mind.

Also, if you are a huge boxing fan, let’s have a guess and check out if the name you were wondering did make up the list or not. 

Top 20 Richest Boxers In The World

For the information to make up the list, we checked their career earnings and took sources from other sites. To illustrate, the inspiration-drawn sites are Forbes and Celebrity Net Worth. 

Anyways, we will plunge deep into the list without any further ado.

20. Miguel Cotto 

Miguel Cotto is a former multiple-time world champion who devoted sixteen years to the ring and was the first Puerto Rican boxer to win world titles in four weight classes, from light-welterweight to middleweight.

He started his career as a hard-hitting fighter but slowly evolved over the years as a boxer-puncher. Cotto reached his peaked active pound-for-pound ranking of the seventh by The Ring Magazine. 

(Fully named: Miguel Ángel Cotto Vázquez, Nickname: Junito)

Miguel Cotto
Miguel Cotto Posing Before The Match (Source: Instagram)

Today, Cotto owns a boxing promotion named “Promociones Miguel Cotto,” which organizes fight cards in Puerto Rico.

Altogether, he stands at the bottom of our list of the top 20 richest boxers in the world list with a net worth of $25 million. 

19. Felix Trinidad

Often lauded as one of the best boxers in Puerto Rico, Felix Trinidad today depicts a net worth of $30 million.

Trinidad became world champion in three weight classes during his eighteen years of professional boxing career and is considered the best Puerto Rican boxer of all time.

(Fully named: Félix Juan Trinidad García, Nickname: Tito)

Felix Trinidad
Felix Trinidad looks Dapper In Suit (Source: Popular Net Worth)

He was voted the Fighter of the Year by The Ring Magazine and the Boxing Writers Association of America in 2002. Moreover, Felix became the tenth Puerto Rican to be inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame. 

18. Anthony Mundine

Following it, Anthony Mundine is an Australian former professional boxer and rugby league footballer with a net worth of $30 million.

Mundine bagged the WBA super-middleweight twice during his career, the IBO middleweight (2009 to 2010) and the interim super-welterweight (2011 to 2012). 

The Australian boxer is renowned for his heated rivalries with Danny Green and Daniel Geale. 

(Fully named: Anthony “The Man” Mundine Jr., Nickname: The Man, Choc)

Anthony Mundine
Anthony Mundine Picture From Super-Middleweight (Source: Instagram)

Additionally, he owns a sporting brand Boxa today, alongside the Boxa Bar cafe in Hurstville. However, it was sad when his restaurant got destroyed by a fire on November 14, 2013. 

17. Amir Khan

Amir Khan is Britain’s youngest boxing Olympic medalist and former boxer who held unified light-welterweight world championships between 2009 and 2012, including WBA and IBF titles.

Currently, the former boxer flaunts a net worth of $30 million and is the owner of Khan Promotions.

(Fully named: Amir Iqbal Khan, Nickname: King)

Amir Khan
Amir Khan With WBA Title (Source: Instagram)

Likewise, he also owns Pakistan’s Amir Khan Academy. In the meantime, Amir also stands as the co-owner of India’s Super Fight League (MMA) and Super Boxing League.

16. Naseem Hamed

A British former boxer, Naseem Hamed starred in the ring for ten years and bagged featherweight world championships, IBO champion, and European bantamweight title.

Naseem was known for his unique boxing antics and break-taking ring entrances, which included entering the ring on a flying carpet, a lift, and a palanquin. 

(Fully named: Naseem Hamed, Nickname: Prince Naseem, and Naz)

Naseem Hamed
Former British Boxer Naseem Hamed (Source: Facebook)

Hamed is ranked the best British featherweight of all time by the BoxRec. Moreover, he was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 2015. 

Currently, he stars with a net figure of $33 million. By the end of his career, Naseem had missed a whopping worth of £50 million. 

15. Ricky Hatton 

The current boxing promoter and trainer, Ricky Hatton, is the fifth-greatest British fighter. As a former boxer, he is ranked the 11th greatest European fighter by BoxRec. 

He won the British light welterweight title in 2000, followed by the WBU title the following year. Ricky reached the maximum limelight of his career in 2005 after defeating Kostya Tszyu for the IBF, Ring, and lineal titles. 

(Fully named: Richard John Hatton, Nickname: The Hitman, The Manchester Mexican, The Pride of Hyde, Fatton)

Ricky Hatton
Current Boxing Promoter Ricky Hatton (Source: Instagram)

Alongside his $40 million net worth, Ricky is one of the most beloved and popular British boxers of all time. 

14. Bernard Hopkins

Bernard Hopkins spent nearly three decades in the ring, and today, he stands with a $40 million net worth. Not to mention, he is widely acclaimed as one of the greatest boxers of the modern era.

He held multiple championships in two weight classes, including the undisputed middleweight title from 2001-2005 and the lineal light heavyweight title from 2011-2012. 

(Fully named: Bernard Humphrey Hopkins Jr., Nickname: The Alien, B-Hop, The Executioner)

Boxing Legend And Former Felon Bernard Hopkins
Boxing Legend And Former Felon Bernard Hopkins (Source: OC Register)

Furthermore, Hopkins was voted Fighter of The Year in 2001 by The Ring and the Boxing Writers Association of America. 

13. Marvin Hagler 

Coming at no. 13 on our list of ‘Richest Boxers in the world is a late boxer and film actor, Marvin Hagler, with a $40 million net worth.

Marvin competed in boxing from 1973 to 1987 and dominated as the undisputed champion of the middleweight division from 1980 to 1987. 

(Fully named: Marvin Nathaniel Hagler, Nickname: Marvelous) 

Marvin Hagler
 American Boxer And Flim Actor Marvin Hagler (Source: Instagram)

Furthermore, his 78% knockout percentage is still undisputed in the middleweight championships. 

The international Boxing Research Organization rated him as the sixth-greatest middleweight of all time, and The Ring named him the fourth-greatest middleweight. 

12. Wladimir Klitschko 

Undoubtedly, one of the best heavyweight champions of all time, Wladimir Klitschko, portrays a deep net worth of $90 million. 

He held the heavyweight championship twice, including the unified WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, IBO, and Ring magazine titles from 1996 to 2017. 

During his two-decades-long career, his fights regularly generated a global television audience of 300–500 million viewers. 

(Fully named: Wladimir Wladimirowitsch Klitschko, Nickname: Dr.Steelhammer)

Wladimir Klitschko 
Wladimir Klitschko Working Out (Source: Instagram)

Besides, Wladimir also played golf for the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship in Scotland. He is also featured as an adjunct professor teaching Master’s students at the Switzerland’s University of St. Gallen.

11. Anthony Joshua

Anthony Joshua is an English professional boxer. He is a two-time former unified world heavyweight champion, having twice held the WBA, IBF, WBO, and IBO titles between 2016 and 2021.

He represented England at the 2011 World Championships and even won the silver medal. In 2015, Anthony was named Prospect of the Year by The Ring magazine. 

Furthermore, Joshua features a net worth of $60 million and today is one of the most marketable athletes in the world.

(Fully named: Anthony Oluwafemi Olaseni Joshua, Nickname: AJ)

Anthony Joshua
Anthony Joshua Playing Chess (Source: Instagram

Furthermore, Joshua features a net worth of $60 million and today is one of the most marketable athletes in the world.

10. Vitali Klitschko 

Vitali Klitschko is a Ukrainian politician and former boxer. He has won multiple world-heavy championships, like the WBO title from 1999 to 2000, the Ring magazine title from 1999 to 2000, and the WBC title twice between 2004 and 2013. 

His last match was in 2012, but he remained the WBC heavyweight champion at age 42 and announced his retirement in December 2013. 

(Fully named: Vitali Volodymyrovych Klitschko, Nickname: Dr. Iron fist)

Former Ukrainian Professional Boxer Vitali Klitschko
Former Ukrainian Professional Boxer Vitali Klitschko (Source: Bleacher Report)

He is also the first boxing world champion with a Ph.D. degree and now depicts a net worth of $80 million. 

9. Sugar Ray Leonard

Our top ten list of ‘Richest Boxers in the World’ is Sugar Ray Leonard, an American former boxer, occasional actor, and motivational speaker. 

Often regarded as the greatest boxer of all time, Sugar competed between 1977 to 1997, winning world titles in five weight classes. He was part of “Four Kings,” a group of four boxers who fought with each other throughout the 1980s. 

(Fully named: Ray Charles Leonard, Nickname: Sugar) 

Sugar Ray Leonard
Sugar Ray Leonard Posing With His Dog (Source: Instagram)

Currently, he portrays a net worth of $120 million and is also the best boxer to make over $100 million from boxing. 

Following his retirement from the ring, Sugar also spent numerous years as a boxing analyst for ABC, CBS, NBC, ESPN, HBO, and EPIX.

8. Lennox Lewis

With a $140 million net worth, Lennox Lewis is on the list of richest boxers in the world.

As a former boxer, he has won three times heavyweight championships, including a two-time lineal championship and the last heavyweight to hold the undisputed titles.

(Fully named: Lennox Claudius Lewis, Nickname: The Lion)

Lennox Lewis
Lennox Lewis Photographed With His Medal And Belts (Source: Twitter)

Lennox Lewis (Source: Instagram)The former boxer represented Canada as a amateur at the 1984 and 1988 Olympics. Later, he won the gold medal defeating Riddick Bowe in the super-heavy weight division. 

7. Don King 

Although Donald King is a controversial figure in the boxing industry, he has raked quite a lot throughout his career. Herewith, he stands seventh on the list with a net worth featuring $150 million. 

(Fully named: Donald King, Nickname: Don)

Don King
Don King  Posing With The Cigar (Source: Instagram)

King is a former boxing promoter, well-known for his historic boxing matchups. He has promoted some of the biggest name in the boxing including, Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier, George Foreman and many more. 

6. Manny Pacquiao 

Manny Pacquiao is the first boxer to win the lineal championship in five different weight classes. Apart from being a boxer, he is also an actor and the Senator of the Philippines.

As of 2015, Pacquiao’s boxing fights has gathered $1.2billion revenue in revenue from his 25 pay-per-view-bouts. Manny was ranked the second highest paid athlete in 2015 by Forbes. 

(Fully named: Emmanuel Dapidran Pacquiao, Nickname: PacMan)

Manny Pacquiao 
Former Boxer Manny Pacquiao Posing For The Camera (Source: Instagram)

Not to mention, he is also the party president of the PDP–Laban party. Currently, he portrays a net worth of $220 million net worth. 

5. Oscar De La Hoya

At our number five list is Oscar De La Hoya, a former boxer who has won 11 world titles in six weight classes. He was ranked as the 38th next boxer of all time by pound for pound and BoxRec.

In the meantime, he is also a former boxing promoter and Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) promoter. He has amassed net worth of $200 million in 2024.

(Fully named: Oscar De La Hoya, Nickname: The Golden Boy)

Oscar De La Hoya
Oscar De La Hoya At His Office (Source: Instagram)

In the meantime, he is also a former boxing promoter and Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) promoter. He has amassed net worth of $200 million in 2024.

4. George Foreman 

George Foreman is a  former professional boxer, minister, and author who has a net worth of $300 million. He is a two time world heavy champion and an Olympic gold medalist.

He started with a amateur boxing and won the gold medal in the heavyweight division at the 1968 Summer Olympics. 

(Fully named: George Edward Foreman, Nickname: Big George)

George Foreman Went From Being A Mugger To Olympic Gold Medallist And World Boxing Champ
George Foreman Went From Being A Mugger To Olympic Gold Medallist And World Boxing Champ (Source: The Sun)

Not to mention, he is the oldest world heavyweight champion in history. Additionally, he is a successful entrepreneur and well-known for his promotion of the George Foreman Grill.

3. Bob Arum 

Bob Arum, the former boxing promoter and lawyer, stands third on the list of wealthiest boxers in the world list with a net worth of $300 million.

Arum is also the CEO of Top Rank, a professional boxing promotion company based in Las Vegas.

(Fully named: Robert Arum, Nickname: Bob)

CEO Of Top Rank Mr. Bob Arum
CEO Of Top Rank Mr. Bob Arum (Source: Twitter)

Before being a boxing promoter, he worked as the attorney in the tax division of the United District Court of the Southern District of New York. 

2. Michael Buffer

In the second place, Michael Buffer, a ring announcer for boxing and professional wrestling matches, stands with a net worth of $400 million. 

(Fully named: Michael Buffer) 

 Michael Buffer Attends HBO's Post Emmy Awards Reception At The Plaza At The Pacific Design Center On September 17, 2017 In Los Angeles, California
Michael Buffer Attends HBO’s Post Emmy Awards Reception At The Plaza At The Pacific Design Center On September 17, 2017 In Los Angeles, California (Source: IMDB)

Of course, no boxing fanatics can forget his iconic catchphrase, “Let’s get ready to rumble!”

This simple catchphrase earned him a fortune as he had sold it to use in music, television, video games, and merchandise.

1. Floyd Mayweather 

As of 2024, Floyd Mayweather tops the list of the top 20 richest boxers in the world with his massive net worth of $450 million.

May weather, as a boxer, has closed his boxing chapter with an incredible record of fifty wins and no losses.

(Fully named: Floyd Joy Mayweather Jr., Nickname: Pretty Boy, TBE, Money)

Floyd Mayweather
Floyd Mayweather (Source: Instagram)

This includes the Ring magazine title in the five weight classes and the lineral championships in four weight classes. He won a bronze medal as a amateur in the featherweight division at the 1966 Olympics. 


Altogether, that ends our list with the top aid boxer, Floyd Mayweather. Here, we will highlight the fighters and their riches in short. 

  1. Floyd Mayweather
  2. Michael Buffer
  3. Bob Arum
  4. George Foreman
  5. Oscar De La Hoya
  6. Manny Pacquiao
  7. Don King
  8. Lennox Lewis
  9. Sugar Ray Leonard
  10. Vitali Klitschko
  11. Anthony Joshua
  12. Wladimir Klitschko
  13. Marvin Hagler
  14. Bernard Hopkins
  15. Ricky Hatton
  16. Naseem Hamed
  17. Amir Khan
  18. Anthony Mundine
  19. Felix Trinidad
  20. Miguel Cotto

We are curious how many names you could get correct and if your thoughts match the result. Anyways, for now, until next time!

Rajani Gurung
Rajani Gurung
Hey, I'm Rajani! As a digital content writer, I write for several websites on a wide range of topics. At Playersbio, I cover to write about hot trending celebrities and news. My professional experience makes me write the hard topics in a simplified manner for easiness.

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