How much is Laila Ali worth?
|Net Worth:||$12 Million
|Profession:||Professional TV Personality|
|Date of Birth:||December 30, 1977|
|Country:||United States of America|
Who Is Laila Ali
Laila Ali is an American actress, author, television personality an most notably former professional boxer. She’s the daughter and one of the eight of nine children of Muhammad Ali — one of the greatest boxers of all time. In 1999, she began competing and would go on to hold multiple titles including the IBA, IWBF, WIBA, WBC, super middleweight, and IWBF light heavyweight championship. After nearly eight years of being undefeated, she announced her retirement in 2007.
As of 2020, Laila Ali has a net worth of $12 million dollars.
How Did Laila Ali Get So Rich?
Her victorious boxing career not only boosted Ali’s popularity but also helped her achieve millions in no time. For her next few matches, she defeated various opponents such as Shadina Pennybaker, Nicoline Armstrong, Crystal Arcand, and Karen Bill. By that time, for her impressive performances and wins, she reportedly earned $50,000. At the beginning of the new millennium, she expressed her desire to box Joe Frazier and George Foreman’s daughters Freed and Jacqui.
The fight between Ali and Frazier took place in June 2001. Besides being the first-ever main event pay-per-view match between two women, the encounter helped Laila receive $10,000. The following year, after she took out Suzette Taylor with a second-round knockout, Ali won her first championship — the IBA title. Throughout the next few years, she would continue to make her mark known in the boxing world by not only remaining undefeated but by also capturing various championships —WIBA, IWBF, and many others.
Why Is She So Famous?
Laila Ali became famous after she was born. She’s the eighth of nine children to Muhammad Ali. Laila was born on December 30, 1977, in Miami, Florida. She worked as a manicurist at the age of 16 and a few years later, she graduated from the Santa Monica College with a business degree. Before she began boxing at the age of 18, the talented Laila owned her own nail salon.
Her popularity was boosted when she followed her father’s footsteps and began boxing. After watching a Christy Martin fight, at the age of 18, Ali decided to train and being boxing professionally. On October 8, 1999, in what was her very first boxing match, Ali defeated April Fowler with a knockout. Her ring debut quickly became breaking news all over the media and newspapers and it was highlighted and covered by many journalists.
What Makes Ali So Successful?
The thing that makes Laila so successful is her passion and desire for boxing. In literally two years, she defeated ten opponents and won hundreds of dollars. Among some of the most notable names that lost to Laila during her boxing career are Valerie Mahfood, Mary Ann Almaguer, Monica Nunez, and Erin Toughill.
In addition to winning five IBA, IWBF, WIBA, and WBC championships, in 2012, she also received a special contribution award b AOCA (Awakening Outstanding Contribution Award). Her last match took place in February 2007 in Kempton Park, South Africa, where she defeated local champion, Gwendolyn O’Neil.
At the very peak of her boxing career, in 2000, Laila also transitioned into an actress and television personality. Her first television appearance was in the television series “The Jersey”. Since the early 2000s, she has taken part in many projects such as “The George Lopez Show”, “American Gladiators”, “Celebrity Family Feud”, “The Early Show”, and “Celebrity Wife Swap”.
Most recently, she took part in “The New Celebrity Apprentice” and “The Masked Singer”. In the latter, she appeared in season two as the Panda, however, she was the third person eliminated from the show. Besides acting and being a popular television star, Laila Ali also co-wrote her own book “Reach! Finding Strength, Personal Power, and Spirit” with the help of David Rutz.
Besides being known for being Muhammad Ali’s daughter, Laila is also an established name in the boxing herself. In less than a decade, she was able to hold an undefeated streak that includes 24 wins and she was also able to win several titles. Thanks to her incredible work as a fighter, the second-generation boxer is considered one of the best female boxers.
Shortly after she announced her retirement from boxing, Ali focused her attention on television series and reality programs. As of now, she continues to surprise her millions of fans by appearing in many different television projects. In the mid-2010s, Laila even began working as a host for the CBS show “All In with Laila Ali” and FYI talk show “Late Night Chef Fight”.