Sugar Ray Leonard: Career Earnings, House & Lifestyle

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Sugar Ray Leonard’s worth is a staggering $120 million. Being a boxing legend has its perks, and who knew beating another person up would load up your pockets with cash.

Okay, we are just laughing. Boxing has been popular since the days of Muhammed Ali and, in the modern era, is garnering more audiences every year.

                                               Sugar Ray Leonard

More views will earn more profits to the broadcaster and even the competing players. However, during Sugar Ray’s period profiting from boxing was equally difficult as it was winning.

But hard work, practice, and unwavering work ethic are why people worldwide label him as a BOXING LEGEND.

Quick Facts

Real Name Ray Charles Leonard
Date of Birth May 17, 1956
Birth Place Wilmington, North Carolina, U.S
Nick Name Sugar
Religion Unknown 
Nationality American 
Ethnicity Unknown
Zodiac Sign  Taurus
Age 65 years old (as of October 2021)
Height 5 feet 10+12 inches (1.79 meters)
Weight 145 lb (66 kg) 
Hair Type Medium length brown 
Eye Color Medium Brown
Build Athletic 
Father’s Name Cicero Leonard
Mother’s Name Getha Leonard
Siblings Four siblings; Roger Leonard, Bunny Leonard, Sandy Leonard, and Sharon Leonard
Education Parkdale High School
Marital Status Married 
Wife  Bernadette Robi (m. 1993)
Juanita Wilkinson (m. 1980–1990)
Kids Ray Charles Leonard, Jr., Camille Leonard, Daniel Ray Leonard, Jarrel Leonard
Profession Former professional boxer, motivational speaker, and occasional actor.
  • Welterweight
  • Light middleweight
  • Middleweight
  • Super middleweight
  • Light heavyweight
Stance Orthodox
Reach 74 inches (188 cm)
Total Career Fights 40
Net Worth $120 million
Social Media Instagram, Twitter
Last Update  October 2021

Sugar Ray Leonard Net Worth | Inside the Legend’s Life

As a shy young kid from Wilmington City, North Carolina, and going through plenty of uneventful situations, Ray never stopped smiling and never lost determination.

Born as Ray Charles Leonard on May 17, 1956, to Cicero and Getha Leonard, the boxing legend’s mother named him after her favorite singer Ray Charles.

 Leonard young
                                    A young Sugar Ray Leonard

When he was 3 years old, the family relocated to the nation’s capital Washington D.C. and later moved to an incorporated community called Palmer Park in Maryland.

He was 10 years old by then. Upon graduating from Parkdale High School, Ray, like his older brother, practiced boxing in the Palmer Park Recreation Center.

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With a natural proficiency in boxing, Leonard started to outshine everyone in the ring, having won 145 matches out of 150.

From there on, Sugar Ray went on to win two National Golden Glove titles, a gold medal in Pan-American games, and two Amateur Athletic Union Titles.

Sugar Ray Leonard Net Worth | Boxing Career Salary & Incomes

Sugar Ray set records for the history books on numerous occasions that are still intact to date. The only boxer of African-American descent, Leonard amassed a sizeable $100 million sum from his professional career.

Maybe the salary revolves around popularity or contract deals, as the Palmer park native earned $11 million, whereas his opponent, Thomas Hearns, took home only $5.1 million.

With numerous wins throughout his boxing career, Leonard enjoyed sizeable rewards over the years. Sugar Ray represented his country in the Olympic Games as well.

Although the rewards were less than what he made from professional fights, the money surely impacted his net worth.

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Not only that, his pay-per-views were an astounding $83.5 million. Further, in the fight against Roberto Duran and Michael Nunn, the Americans swept a considerable $30 million sum.

Similarly, from the Olympic games, he pocketed $40k for the first game.

With participation in 25 fights, he bagged $7.5 million. Leonard hasn’t seen a sum below 6 figures, which is a feat in itself. Making millions from a fight is just too far-fetched unless you have the skills to do what it takes.

Sugar Ray Olympic win
                    Sugar Ray Leonard wins Olympic Gold.

Also, making money isn’t the key; saving and doubling the finances is a win. With incomes from fights, Leonard invested it in real estate and other businesses, which flourished significantly over the years. At the moment, Sugar Ray earns $55k per day.

Sugar Ray Leonard Net Worth in Different Currencies

Check out his whopping net worth in different currency values around the world. 

Currency Net Worth
Euro € 103 million
Pound Sterling £ 88 million
Australian Dollar A$ 163 million
Canadian Dollar C$ 149 million
Indian Rupee ₹ 9,049, 380,000
BitCoin ฿ 2, 185


Sugar Ray Leonard Net Worth | Books, Movies, Tv Shows, & Other Endorsements

After his boxing career, Sugar Ray remained in media attention from his post-boxing gig as an analyst. As such, he worked for ABC, CBS, NBC, ESPN, HBO, and EPIX.

Similarly, the retired legend appeared in commercials for Coca-Cola, EA Sports, Ford, Nabisco, Revlon, & 7Up, the most popular out of the 7 UP ad.

7 up commercial
  Sugar Ray Leonard and his son, Ray Jr., for a 7up commercial.

Apart from these, die-hard fans remember his post boxing career as a motivational speaker.

Most notably, POWER, an acronym to Prepare, Overcome, and Win Every Round, is one of the shows people avidly visit to seek inspiration in their day-to-day life from the legendary boxer.

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Fortune 500 sponsors the show, and the event takes place mainly in the U.S. and some select abroad locations.

Furthermore, upon retirement Sugar Ray also dipped his hands in acting. For instance, Half & Half, L.A. Heat, Married…with Children, Renegade, and Tales From The Crypt are to name a few of his appearances.

 Sugar Ray Leonard Worth, Movies
    Sugar Ray Leonard alongside Hugh Jackman in Real Steel

Recently, Leonard also had a minor role in I Spy, and the most prominent being Mark Wahlberg and Christian Bale starred as The Fighter. Similarly, in the Hugh Jackman Real Steel, he volunteered as a fighting advisor.

With that, Leonard appeared as a host and mentor to young fighters in The Contender. Upon departing from the show, the boxing legend went on to establish Sugar Ray Leonard Inc. The company’s main objective is to promote boxing.

Finally, Leonard also earns a figurable sum from the publication of his books The Big Fight: My Story and The Big Fight: My Life In and Out of the Ring are some inspiring books.

These were best-sellers at one point. These books are a must-read for people who want to know more about the legendary boxer.

Sugar Ray Leonard Net Worth | Houses, Lifestyle, & Cars

Sugar Ray Leonard, one of the most popular names in boxing and even outside. People will be in awe when they find out the assets the boxer owns.

To begin with, the retired boxer bought a home in Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles, for around $7 million.

House Sugar Ray Leonard Worth
         Sugar Ray Leonard listed this house for $52 million.

Over the years, the value of land and its properties significantly rose in price. Hence, the same property he bought in 1993 now has a $52 million jaw-dropping value.

According to reports in 2019, taking a $ 14 million inflation into account, Leonard listed his property for sale at $52 million.

The mansion stands on a two-acre land complete with a guesthouse, tennis court, and a large swimming pool.

Interior Mansion Sugar Ray Leonard Worth
The interior of the house is a combination of modern and ancient architecture.

The interior includes an old-world design, including a vaulted ceiling, fireplaces imported from Europe, floors made of stones from Jerusalem.

Similarly, the large land space also houses a separate two-story cottage. The entire estate is a thing of beauty and comes at a price that would make us scream. The boxer is quite an aesthete, isn’t he?

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Again, in California, Sugar Ray owns a large house valued at $2.2 million. Rather small compared to his previous one, it, however, is bigger than any average housing.

Moving on, the American boxer also owns a collection of cars. Starting with the Vintage Porsche 911 Targa convertible that has a value of $24,750.

Cars, Sugar Ray Leonard worth
                Sugar Ray Leonard owns a Porsche 911 Targa.

In like manner, he owns a comfortable Mercedes E Class sedan that starts from the market price of $54,050.

Instead of pricy cars, Sugar really values his comfort. The Mercedes is smooth to drive and, even in the harshest road condition, gives you the pleasure of the rise.

The car also features a sunroof and is adjustable according to the drivers’ or passengers’ comfort.

Added to these, the boxer turned author recently purchased a Ferrari F12 Berlinetta. Coming at a staggering price of $388,168, it is the first modern car Leonard owns.

Ferrari Sugar Ray Leonard Worth
     Sugar Ray Leonard also owns a Ferrari F12 Berlinetta.

It is “the car” for auto-enthusiasts. With a 730 horsepower and 6.3 Litres of V-12 engine, a seven-speed dual-clutch system, and an automatic rear-wheel drive system, the Ferrari clocks in 62 mph in just 3.1 seconds.

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Finally, Sugar Ray is a fan of riding in jeeps. Jeep Wrangler, which has an estimated price of $28,295, the off-road beast weighs an astonishing 1.9 to 2.2 tons.

A patriot at heart, Leonard had his jeep painted in the U.S. flag colors. The 5 seater V6 cylinder, a gas-type vehicle, is perfect for family outings and easy to ride on rough terrains.

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Sugar Ray Leonard | FAQs

What is Sugar Ray Leonard’s boxing record like?

Among the 40 total fights he has to date, Sugar Ray Leonard has maintained 36 wins, 3 losses, and a single draw. Among his 36 wins, 25 of them are through knockouts. 

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