Deontay Wilder is an American professional boxer with a net worth of $30 million. He formerly held the WBC heavyweight title from 2015 to 2020, defending it ten times. Read on to know Wilder’s net worth, salary, earnings, wife, and other personal information.
About Deontay Wilder:
Wilder had a relatively late career. He started learning boxing with an amateur career at 20 years old. Within two years, he earned the National Golden Gloves and the US Championships defeating multiple favorites. The boxer also competed in Olympics in 2008, defeating players like Abdelaziz Toulbini and Mohamed Arjaoui. He made an amateur record of 30 wins and 5 losses.
Only within 3 years of starting as an amateur, did Wilder shift to a professional career. He made his professional debut on November 23, 2008, facing Ethan Cox at the Vanderbilt University Memorial Gymnasium. With a 2nd round TKO, he earned his first professional win in his debut match. Within the next 4 years, he had 25 fights which he won consecutively. In the final month of 2012, Wilder captured his first pro-career title. Defeating Kelvin Price, he earned the WBC Continental Americans heavyweight championship.
Deontay Wilder successfully defended his first title twice over the next two years. Then in 2015, he faced Bermane Stiverne for his career’s second title. Defeating Stiverne via unanimous decision, Wilder won the WBC heavyweight title. Following this, he successfully defended the title from 2015 to 2020 with 10 title defense fights. Against Tyson Fury in 2018, he drew for the first time in his career. In a rematch, he lost the title to him in 2020. Following that, he had a rematch with Fury to reclaim the title. Unfortunately, he was defeated by KO once more.
Currently, Wilder has a professional record of 42 wins and 2 losses from 45 fights. According to BoxRec, He is ranked 3rd worldwide and 1st among Americans in the heavyweight division worldwide. Coming up next month, the boxer will compete against Robert Helenius.
Deontay Wilder’s Net Worth and Salary:
In 2022, Wilder’s net worth is $30 million. He earned over $70 million from professional boxing. He earned a guaranteed payout of $4 million in each of his recent rematches with Fury. In 2020, he was listed 59th on Forbes’ list of the 100 highest-paid celebrities worldwide. Below is a breakdown list of his recent incomes –
|Year||Opponent||Total Payout||PPV Share|
|2021||Tyson Fury||$6 million||45%|
|2020||Tyson Fury||$7 million||50%|
|2019||Dominic Breazeale||$2 million||60%|
|2019||Luis Ortiz||$3 million||60%|
|2018||Luis Ortiz||$2.1 million||50%|
|2018||Tyson Fury||$4 million||50%|
|2017||Bermane Stiverne||$1.4 million||50%|
|2016||Artur Szpilka||$1.5 million||60%|
|2016||Chris Arreola||$1.4 million||60%|
|2015||Bermane Stiverne||$1 million||50%|
|2015||Éric Molina||$1.4 million||50%|
|2015||Johann Duhaupas||$1.5 million||50%|
Wilder’s major sponsor is Raising Cane. His endorsement list also includes Everlast Boxing and PureKena CBD. Recently, the boxer signed a title sponsorship with Rolls Royce. He earns an average of $500,000 annually from endorsement deals.
|Full Name||Deontay Leshun Wilder|
|Nickname||The Bronze Bomber|
|Date of Birth||October 22, 1985|
|Place of Birth||Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA|
|Current Residence||Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA|
|Debut||November 23, 2008|
|Height||6 ft 7 in (201 cm)|
|Weight||238lbs (108 kg)|
|Net Worth||$30 million|
|Father’s Name||Gary Wilder|
|Mother’s Name||Deborah Wilder|
Wilder is married to Shantel “Telli” Swift. Swift is a famous American model and television personality. She is most notably known for her appearance in WAGS Atlanta. The pair welcomed their daughter on March 7, 2018.
The professional boxer was previously married to Jessica Scales. With Scales, he shares four children – two sons, and two daughters. After eight years of marriage, the former couple got divorced in 2017.
Wilder was born on November 23, 2008, in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA. At present, he is 36 years old.
His Height and Weight:
The professional heavyweight boxer has a height of 6 ft 7 in (201 cm) and he weighs 238lbs (108 kg).
Deontay Wilder won a bronze medal in the heavyweight division as an amateur at the 2008 Olympics. This earned him the nickname “The Bronze Bomber.” Wilder dubbed it after Joe Louis, also known as “The Brown Bomber”.
Deontay Wilder’s stats:
Professional Boxing Career Overview
|WBC Heavyweight||2015 – 2020|
|WBC Continental Americas Heavyweight||2012 – 2014|
|US National Championships||2007|
|Olympics Games (Bronze)||2008|
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FAQ about Deontay Wilder:
What is Deontay Wilder’s net worth in 2022?
Wilder’s net worth is $30 million in 2022.
What are Wilder’s Career Earnings in 2022?
At present, Wilder’s career earnings are over $70 million.
Is Wilder Married?
Yes. Wilder is married to Telli Swift.
How old is Wilder?
The American boxer is 36 years old.
How tall is Wilder?
He is 6 ft 7 in (201 cm) tall.