The first eight divisions Boxing World Champion, Manny Pacqulao is not just known for his way around strong punches but also for his politics, the WBO and Lineal Welterweight Champion is presently serving in Philippines as a Senator. He is the first boxer so far who has acclaimed lineal championships in 4 different categories. His journey from the abject poverty to the zenith of the boxing is even more interesting in Philippines. He has been titled three times as “Fighter of the year” by the Ring magazine. He is the head coach of the basketball team ‘Mahindra Enforcers’ too.
Manny Pacquiao Biography and Family
Emmanuel “Manny” Dapidran Pacquiao born in 1978 on 7th December in Kibawe, Philippines. His father Rosalio Pacquiao and mother Dionisia Dapidran-Pacquiao separated when Manny was in his sixth grade, when his mother discovered about his father’s cheating tendencies. He comes fourth in the list of his six siblings: Liza, Silvestre-Ondng and Domingo Silvertre (from her mother’s first marriage) and Ishidra Pacquiao-Paglinawan, Alberto “Bobby” Pacquiao and Rogelio “Roel” Pacquiao.
Manny married his wife Jinkee Jamora in 2000. Together, the couple has five children, Emmanuel Jr. (Jimuel), Michael Stephen, Mary Divine Grace, Queen Elizabeth who was born in United States and Israel. He lives with his family in his hometown General Santos City around South Cotabato, Philippines. However being a Senator of Sarangani, he is officially living in Kiamba, which happens to be his wife’s hometown.
Brought up with Roman Catholic faith around, he is a strong believer of God and Christianity.
Education: He completed his schooling in General Santos City from Saavedra Saway Elementary School but unfortunately had to drop out of high school due to extreme poverty. He was forced to leave his house when he was 14, in order to help his mother to make some extra money.
During this time, he went to Manila, and made money through boxing on the streets. Here, he was also discovered by the government who helped him get into the Philippine national amateur boxing team, where he made an amateur record of taking part in 64 fights (winning 60 to lose out 4).
In 2007, he took and passed a test equivalent to high school education making him eligible to enter college. Using this test he was able to get a diploma offered by Department of Education. Manny completed his graduation from Notre Dame of Dadiangas University in business management which is located near his hometown. In 2009, he was honored with the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Humanities by Southwest University for his contribution to boxing and his other humanitarian works.
Manny Pacquiao Net Worth in year 2017 is approximately $370 Million US Dollars
Manny entered the ring when he was only 14, and since then has been earning for his lost time out his darks days in poverty. The boxer net worth is estimated to be over $370 million US dollars as of 2017. The Boxing athlete has an annual salary of $21.5 million making him to the #63 rank of the World’s Highest Paid Athletes in 2017.
Manny Pacquiao Assets
The Boxer owns a Beverly Hills mansion worth $12.5 million which has a gym, swimming pool, home office and a gaming room.
Manny like to ride in his SL500 Mercedes worth $45,000 and of course his brand new Ferrari 458 worth $245,690.
Manny Pacquiao Business Model
He has once been the favorite athlete of companies like Nike, Foot Locker and Nestle which has really help Manny add numbers to his bank account. According to Forbes.com he is estimated to make over $2.5 million out of his endorsements deals. The boxer has also tried his hand in acting in movies like Di Ko Kayang Tanggapin(2000), Basagan ng Mukha and Mahal Kita…Kahit Sino Ka Pa (2001), Brown soup thing (2008) and many more.
In 2005 Manny made a documentary film on his life where he played himself. Not only this Manny was also a part of Boston Celtic, with he played basketball in 2010. He received 11th pickup in first round of 2014 Philippines Basketball Association draft by Kia basketball team.
Pacquiao was lashed last year for his comments where he compared Gay community to animals, which received not only criticism from his fans but also made him lose many major endorsement deals. Being raised as Catholic, he obviously has some strong stereotypical views against same sex marriage which have time and again brought him into the headlines.
The eight division World Champion is living up to his repertoire, by winning games and earning new fans every day. Who would have thought that a boy who left school to sell donuts in order to meet ends, will one become a name known to every household. Manny surely is a real life inspiration of the fruits of hard work. In the world of impossibilities, Pacquiao proves to us that everything is possible, once a victim of extreme poverty is now the Senator of the same place.