Adrien Broner Net Worth: Is the Millionaire Actually Broke?

Published 02/17/2021, 4:30 PM EST
NEW YORK, NY – JULY 27: Adrien Broner flashing money during the Adrien Broner vs Mikey Garcia Final Press Conference at the Dream Hotel July 27, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Bill Tompkins/Getty Images)


Adrien Broner is one of boxing’s most controversial figures. The former four-weight world champion went from being a global star to filing for bankruptcy. So what is the story behind his net worth and is Adrien Broner really broke?

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JANUARY 19: Adrien Broner walks to his corner during the WBA welterweight championship against Manny Pacquiao at MGM Grand Garden Arena on January 19, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

‘The Problem’ rose to fame thanks to his fantastic boxing skills. Many fans likened him to the legendary boxer, Floyd Mayweather. However, with success came money, and mismanagement of the same led to Broner’s downfall.

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According to Celebrity Net Worth, the former champion is worth a reported $6 million. However, this figure should have been much higher given his success. He made a reported $2.6 million for the fight against Manny Pacquiao alone.

Add to this the $1.5 million from the Paulie Malignaggi fight and other PPV events which paid in millions, and Broner had the foundation for a luxurious lifestyle. However, bad financial decisions, indiscipline, and other habits meant Broner lost a lot of his wealth.

The former champion lost so much money that he ended up filing for bankruptcy in 2020. However, it was later revealed to be a trick to avoid a reported $830,000 fine for another controversy he found himself in.

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Adrien Broner begging fans for money

The former champion struggled with money to the extent of having to beg fans for the same. ‘The Problem’, as he’s more commonly known, took to his social media to ask fans to send him $13 each to raise money.

As you can expect, Broner faced a lot of criticism for this. Fans saw through it and ridiculed the former champion using the comments section on the same post. However, that did not stop Broner. He has since posted multiple posts calling fans to send him money.

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Therefore, for a man who referred to himself as ‘About Billions’, things really fell apart in the last few years. He is now making a comeback to the sport and will fight on February 20. Moreover, he has already teased an exhibition fight against Floyd Mayweather.

If it happens, Broner could soon be at the monetary level he was at before all the controversies struck. However, for now, Broner is a far cry from the wealthy boxer that he was.

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Leonardo Carvalho is a Boxing Writer for EssentiallySports. Before working as a boxing web journalist, Leonardo dabbled in roles ranging from an SEO specialist to a Chegg expert. Alongside his current role, Leonardo runs a YouTube channel where he combines his passion for fitness with sports.

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