Deontay Wilder is an American professional boxer with a net worth of $46.5 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 the 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. He is scheduled to face Robert Helenius on upcoming October 15, 2022, at the Barclays Center in New York.

Deontay Wilder’s Net Worth and Salary:

In 2023, Wilder’s net worth is $46.5 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 Gerald Washington $900,000 60%
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 Endorsements:

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. Wilder is also affiliated with Barclays Center, and Blackballed Golf. He earns an average of $500,000 annually from endorsement deals.

Quick Facts:

Full Name Deontay Leshun Wilder
Name Deontay Wilder
Nickname The Bronze Bomber
Profession Boxing
Division Heavyweight
Stance Orthodox
Date of Birth October 22, 1985
Place of Birth Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA
Current Residence Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA
Age 36
Nationality American
Debut November 23, 2008
Height 6 ft 7 in (201 cm)
Weight 238lbs (108 kg)
Net Worth $46.5 million
Marital Status Married
Father’s Name Gary Wilder
Mother’s Name Deborah Wilder
Salary $6 million
Twitter Handle @BronzeBomber
Instagram Handle @bronzebomber

Wilder’s Wife:

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.

Deontay Wilder and his family

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.

His Age:

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).

His Nickname:

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

Category Win Loss
Knockdown 41 2
Decision 1 0
Draw 1

Professional Titles

Title Year
WBC Heavyweight 2015 – 2020
WBC Continental Americas Heavyweight 2012 – 2014

Amateur Achievements

Achievement Year
Golden Gloves 2007
US National Championships 2007
Olympics Games (Bronze) 2008

Boxing Stats: 2022 YTD

Category Stats
Round KO Percentage 27.33%
Rounds Boxed 150
Been Stopped 1
Opponents Stopped 41
Been KO’d (%) 2.27%
Been KO’d Round (%) 0.67%
Average Winning Round 3.1
Average Losing Round 7

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FAQ about Deontay Wilder:

What is Deontay Wilder’s net worth in 2023?

Wilder’s net worth is $46.5 million in 2023.

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.

Abdullah Al Hasan writes about various players, especially about their Biography. He is a freelance content writer and a full-time blogger by profession. He also writes on Surprise Sports regularly.


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