How Much Did Muhammad Ali Earn? Net Worth, Biggest Fight Purse, and More

Muhammad Ali had an illustrious professional boxing career. Thus, he made a fortune in and out of the squared circle. That said, let's take a deeper look into some of the biggest paychecks of the legend.

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Muhammad Ali's Net Worth

Muhammad Ali had a net worth of $50 million at the time of his death in 2016. 

Larry Holmes Title Fight

Ali might have lost against Larry Holmes, but not without taking home $7.9 million in 1980. It was his second-last professional boxing match and the biggest fight purse of his career.

George Foreman Title Fight

Ali earned a whopping $5.45 million when he became the WBA, WBC, and The Ring heavyweight champion by defeating George Foreman in October 1974.

Endorsement Deals

It's unclear how much Ali made through endorsements. However, there is no doubt he grabbed hefty paychecks through several deals with huge companies, such as Chevrolet, Under Armour, Pizza Hut, Adidas, Wheaties, Coke, Gatorade, Toyota, and more.

Licensing Deal

Ali reportedly sold the rights to his name and image for a large sum of $50 million in 2016, as per Celebrity Net Worth. As part of that deal, he held on to a 20% interest in his licensing. That 20% stake resulted in $7 million per year in revenue.

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