A young kid from the state of Alabama who had a dream of becoming a football or basketball player representing his home state turns his life around by becoming a boxer who not only becomes an Olympic Bronze Medalist in the heavyweight division with just 3 years of experience but also becomes the Heavyweight champion of the World with a record 11 titles defense.
Escaping from bad times, depression, bad activities, and becoming the “BRONZE BOMBER” of Heavyweight Professional Boxing is a journey filled with inspiration.
|Net Worth||$40 Million|
|Country of Origin||United States of America|
|Source of Wealth||Pro Boxing|
|Last Updated||October 2021|
As of 2021, Wilder has earned over $46.5 million. ‘The Bronze Bomber has an estimated net worth of $40 million, according to wealthypersons.com. He reportedly made $25 million from the Fury rematch, making it his biggest fight purse as of October 2021.
The 2008 Olympic Bronze Medalist owns a $1.2 Million Mansion in the state of California. Sources have reported about the location of his mansion being in Glendora City, CA, and the house of 6344 sq. ft area. This mansion includes:-
- 5 bedrooms
- 6 bathrooms and 1 hot tub
- 1 Outdoor kitchen
- A well-equipped gym
- 2 vehicle garages
- 1 Fort Knox panic room (fitted with steel door)
For the 2008 Olympic games, few athletes were chosen to model the Ralph Laurens clothing line. And the handsome hunk was one of them!
Following that, he said it was the beginning and end of his modeling career. His biggest sponsors are Everlast and Recover 180.
Besides that, he has a deal with Raising Cane’s, a fast-food restaurant, PureKana CBD, etc. In comparison to his peers, his endorsement deals seem to be very few.
We can guess that he is focused intensely on his game, which might be the reason for his long winning streak
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Wilder comes from a family of Alabama preachers, namely his father and grandmother. He has three sisters and one younger brother. His brother Marsellos Wilder is also a professional boxer; Marsellos currently fights in the cruiserweight division and has a 5–2 record.
Deontay is very close to his mother, Deborah Wilder. She is one of the most important women in his life.
Deborah spent the major part of her life in Tuscaloosa, AL. She attended Tuscaloosa City High School and then continued her education at the University of Alabama. Since her youth, she has been married Gary Wilder, the father of her sons.
Gary Keith Wilder is the father of the former heavyweight champion Deontay and three other children. Like a responsible parent, he put lots of effort to develop his children’s skills.
Gary resides in Tuscaloosa, AL. He is a preacher. Till now he serves as the role model for his son, Deontay.
|Name||Deontay Leshun Wilder|
|Date of Birth||October 22nd 1985|
|Place of Origin||Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA|
|Name of Mother||Deborah Wilder|
|Name of Father||Gary Wilder|
|No. of Siblings||4|
Wilder married Jessica Scales in 2009. They had four children together – two daughters and two sons. Their eldest child, Naieya, has spina bifida, something Wilder admits forced him to become a boxer to help support her financially.
Wilder and Scales divorced in 2017 and the former is now engaged to Telli Swift, who was ringside for his 1st fight against Fury. They even have a daughter who was born in 2018. The couple was even on WAGS Atlanta reality television show.
|Wife’s Name||Telli Swift|
|No. of children||8|
|Name of Ex – Wife||Jessica Scales|
|Name of Children||Ava Wilder Naieya Wilder Deontay Wilder Jr. Dereon Wilder Kaorii Wilder|
When you take a deep dive into the world of boxing champions and get to see Deontay Wilder house and cars, you will absolutely agree that he is indeed a millionaire. The young talented boxer does not only understand “throwing punches”, but he also seems to have a great taste in automobiles.
|Car||Price (in £)|
|Rolls-Royce Phantom VII Drophead||£347,000|
Social Media Appearance
Deontay Wilder is quite active on social media.
|2.8 Million Followers|
|Total No Contests + Not Scored||0|
|Wins by Knockout||41|
|Wins by Decision||1|
|Wins by DQ||0|
|Losses by Knockout||2|
|Losses by Decision||0|
|Losses by DQ||0|
|Total WBC Belts||2|
|Knockouts under 1-3 Rounds||30|
|Knockouts under 4-8 Rounds||7|
|Knockouts under 9-12 Rounds||4|
Deontay Wilder’s Boxing PPV Record (Since 2018)
|December 1st 2018||Wilder vs Fury||325,000|
|November 23rd 2019||Wilder vs Ortiz II||225,000|
|February 22nd 2020||Wilder vs Fury II||1,200,000|
|October 9th 2021||Wilder vs Fury III||600,000|
- National Golden Gloves winner (2007)
- US Championships winner (2007)
- WBC Heavyweight Champion (2015 – 2020)
- Premier Boxing Champions KO of the Year award (2016, 2017, 2019)
- Ring Magazine KO of the year award (2019)
- He Wanted To Play Football Or Basketball During High School
- He Turned His Local High School Into A Gym After It Closed
- He Has Written A Children’s Book
- He Worked Four Jobs While He Was An Amateur Boxer
Deontay Leshun Wilder
36 yrs old