Manny Pacquiao’s Journey From Broke to Rich: How Did He Do It?

Published 08/20/2021, 8:41 AM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – APRIL 09: Manny Pacquiao celebrates after defeating Timothy Bradley Jr. by unanimous decision in their welterweight championship fight on April 9, 2016 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)


Manny Pacquiao ranks among the most hard-working boxers of all time. In his vast career spread across decades, Pacquiao kept himself on his toes throughout and he eventually came out on top to become a true sensation. Also, with so many wins and accolades to his name, Pacquiao banked some of the biggest paychecks in his life and became one of the highest-paid athletes in the game.

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But how did Manny Pacquiao become successful? What was his journey like?

Pacquiao’s childhood journey wasn’t decorative at all. Pacquiao hails from Kibawe, Philippines, and at a young age, he left his home and took a ship to Manila. There, he worked immensely hard and learned boxing. Since then, there has been no turning back from him.

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With time, he began upgrading himself and his life. And subsequently, he moved to a better place to live. But where does Manny Pacquiao live now? As per BoxRec, the Filipino Senator now lives in General Santos City in the Philippines.

Moving further, ‘Pacman’ made a fortune for himself as he kept on hammering his adversaries. According to Forbes, Pacquiao’s net worth stands at $26 million as of 2019. Along with the boxing and financial side, the 42-year-old even maintained his educational background.

Pacquiao graduated from the University of Makati in Political Science in 2019. He set an example for everyone by becoming an all-round star and managing his personal and professional lives efficiently.

Does Manny Pacquiao have any investments?

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Pacquiao is an avid spender of his hard-earned money and throughout his career, he’s made sublime investments. Pacquiao’s business investments include names like ONE Championship, Waterotor Energy Technologies, Pacman Wildcard gym, and more.

LAS VEGAS – JUNE 28: Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines poses with his belts after he knocks out David Diaz during the ninth round of the WBC Lightweight Championship at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on June 28, 2008 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

His investments also range in travels and tours, hotels, and more. ‘Pacman’ is a wise investor, and he makes sure to put the right amount of money on the table for bagging extensive profits.

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Right from boxing to politics to business ventures, the veteran is everywhere and there’s a lot to be learned from his incredible life.

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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