Heavyweights With a High Net Worth
Among the famous heavyweights of today, there are several who have a pretty high net worth. The list includes Tyson Fury, Leonard Spink, and Anthony Anthony.
Leonard Spink’s net worth
During his long career as a boxer, Leon Spinks has been known for a number of big match wins. He has won big money matches with Muhammad Ali II. In addition to his boxing career, Spinks is an accomplished wrestler.
Spinks was born on July 11, 1953 in St. Louis, Missouri. He is the son of seven brothers and was raised by his single mother. He began boxing professionally in 1977. He served in the United States Marine Corps from 1973 to 1976. He was married to Betty Spinks from 1988 to 2004.
Leon Spinks has a net worth of $1 million. He has been retired from boxing since 1995. However, he has suffered financial setbacks after his retirement. He currently lives in Las Vegas, Nevada. He has been hospitalized twice in 2014 for abdominal problems.
He is also a former World Heavyweight Champion. He fought Muhammad Ali in 1978. Ali won a unanimous decision in the 15 round match. The WBC stripped Spinks of the world heavyweight title. Ali took it back seven months later.
Leon Spinks made his professional boxing debut in 1977. He won his first fight. He then had three draws. He won 26 bouts throughout his career. He earned $5 million during his peak years.
Spinks is a member of the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame. He also appeared in a documentary about Muhammad Ali called “Facing Ali”.
Anthony Anthony’s net worth
Having a net worth of $160 million, Carmelo Anthony is one of the richest athletes in the world. In addition to his lucrative professional career, he has also made a difference in the lives of many low-income families through his work with the Carmelo Anthony Foundation. In addition, Carmelo has been a co-captain of the U.S. men’s national basketball team in four Olympics.
Born in 1984, Carmello Anthony began to make a name for himself in high school. While attending Syracuse University, he was a member of the national championship-winning team in 2003. He also won the NCAA Tournament’s Most Outstanding Player as a freshman in 2003.
After graduating from college, Carmelo Anthony entered the NBA draft. He was selected by the Denver Nuggets in 2003. In his first year with the Nuggets, he led the team to the Conference Finals. He was a part of the team’s success and earned a reputation as one of the best scorers in the NBA. He was named to the NBA’s Scoring Champion team in 2013.
After two seasons with the Knicks, Carmelo was traded to the Rockets. He spent one season with the Rockets and returned to the Knicks in 2017. In the 2020-2021 season, he scored 32 points against the Detroit Pistons. He earned $2.1 million in the season. He also signed a one-year, $2.4 million contract with the Rockets in August 2018.
Carmelo Anthony has also donated money to a number of charitable organizations. He has also established the Carmelo Anthony Youth Development Center, which provides social services to underprivileged families. He has also been a spokesman for the Family Resource Center in Denver.
Tyson Fury’s net worth
Throughout his career, Tyson Fury has been able to increase his net worth exponentially. In fact, in just two years, his net worth has increased by almost 8,000%.
He has earned over $65 million, which puts him as one of the richest athletes in the world. Tyson is the holder of multiple titles and has several endorsement deals. In addition to boxing, he has a sports apparel line, a range of energy drinks and two best-selling books. He also owns several supercars, including a Lamborghini Aventador, a Ferrari GTC4 Lusso and a Range Rover Sport SVR.
Fury has five children with his wife, Paris Mullroy. They both have Catholic Gypsy roots and live in Morecambe, Lancashire.
When Fury was younger, he didn’t have the luxury of going to school. He was also depressed and had several mental health issues.
Tyson Fury’s father had hoped that he would follow in his footsteps and become a boxer. Although Fury did not enjoy school, he did gain a love for the sport. He left school at age 11 and started working with his brothers. He also helped his father tarmac roads.
Tyson Fury has been ranked as the fourth best active boxer pound-for-pound by ESPN. He has a unified WBA and IBF heavyweight title. He also has an unbeaten record.