Anthony Joshua’s Net Worth: Is He a Billionaire?

Published 09/04/2021, 6:25 PM EDT
LONDON, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 06: Anthony Joshua laughs during the press conference for Andy Ruiz Jr. v Anthony Joshua 2 ‘Clash on the Dunes’ at the Hilton Syon Park on September 06, 2019 in London, England. Anthony Joshua and Andy Ruiz Jr will have a Heavyweight World Title rematch fight on December 7th 2019 in the historical town of Diriyah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)


Anthony Joshua kicked off his boxing career in 2008. He competed as an amateur till 2012 and fought 35 times in that duration; he secured 33 wins (4 KOs) and 2 losses (0 KOs). With his last amateur fight against Roberto Cammarelle in 2012, Joshua made a switch to professional boxing in 2013. That year, he made his pro-boxing debut against Emanuele Leo.

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While he could not bag many knockout wins as an amateur, he has proven his worth as a skilled knockout artist throughout his pro-boxing career.

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After seven years of fighting professionally, Anthony Joshua’s current record stands at 24 clean wins (22 KOs) and 1 loss against Andy Ruiz in 2019. The two-time unified heavyweight champion avenged his 2019 loss in his rematch against Ruiz that same year.

Over the years, he has established his worth as one of the best heavyweights of all time. With accolades and world titles, he is now also one of the highest-paid athletes in boxing. Here’s a closer look at Anthony Joshua’s net worth, career earnings, endorsements, and other side ventures.

Is Anthony Joshua the richest boxer in British history?

Joshua is renowned as a marketing juggernaut, having struck deals with multiple sponsors. According to Celebrity Net Worth, Anthony Joshua’s estimated worth is $80 million. His earnings are boosted significantly once all his other modes of income are accounted for.

Per Forbes, ‘AJ’ has a series of endorsements and sponsors that come in at around $11 million. In addition, his salary and winnings come in at a whopping $36 million.

Boxing – Heavyweight World Title Fight – Anthony Joshua v Kubrat Pulev – The SSE Arena, London, Britain – December 12, 2020 Anthony Joshua enters the arena before the fight Pool via REUTERS/Andrew Couldridge

The Englishman is now on track to earn another payday as he heads into a 12-round battle with the undisputed cruiserweight champion, Oleksandr Usyk.

Anthony Joshua’s Career Earnings

From 25 professional boxing fights, Joshua has earned around $120 million including the purse payouts, PPV revenue, and endorsements earnings. In his last fight against Kubrat Pulev, which ended with a ninth-round knockout, Joshua reportedly earned  £10 million.

Anthony Joshua has seen incremental increases in fight purses throughout his professional boxing career. These are some of his biggest fight purses and career earnings-

S.No.FightsPurseResultYear
10Dominic Breazeale£4.5 millionW2016
9Charles Martin£5 millionW2016
8Eric Molina£5 millionW2016
7Carlos Takam£10 millionW2017
6Kubrat Pulev£10 millionW2020
5Wladimir Klitschko£15 millionW2017
4Joseph Parker£20 millionW2018
3Alexander Povetkin£20 millionW2018
2Andy Ruiz Jr.£25 millionL2019
1Andy Ruiz Jr.£60 millionW2019

Endorsements and side-ventures

Anthony Joshua has some tremendous endorsement deals with Under Armour, Jaguar, StubHub, Sky Sports, Beats by Dre, AJ Elite Series, Lynx, BXR Gym, DAZN, Audemars Piguet, Electronic Arts, Hugo Boss.

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AJ left Showtime in 2018 and got a massive deal of $1 billion between his promoter, Matchroom Sport, and streaming service DAZN.

DIRIYAH, SAUDI ARABIA – DECEMBER 07: Anthony Joshua celebrates victory over Andy Ruiz Jr during the IBF, WBA, WBO & IBO World Heavyweight Title Fight between Andy Ruiz Jr and Anthony Joshua during the Matchroom Boxing ‘Clash on the Dunes’ show at the Diriyah Season on December 07, 2019 in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

The two-time unified heavyweight champion also has his own merchandising venture called ‘AJBXNG‘ that specializes in lifestyle apparel.

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Sanjit Misra

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Sanjit Misra is a boxing author at EssentiallySports. Sanjit fused this passion for writing with his love for jabs, hooks, weaves, and uppercuts and entered the realm of boxing journalism. The elegance, the science, the techniques, and the finesse of hand-to-hand combat was what initially drew him into the world of boxing.

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