Muhammad Ali Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 19 Feb, 2019
Facts of Muhammad Ali
Date of Birth: 1942 , January-17
Age: 79 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Height: 6 Feet 3 Inch
Name Muhammad Ali
Birth Name Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr.
Nationality Ameriacn
Birth Place/City Louisville, Kentucky
Ethnicity Black
Profession Professional Boxer
Net Worth $50 million
Eye Color Black
Hair Color Black
Weight in KG 107 kg
Married Yes
Married to Yolonda Williams (m. 1986) Veronica Porsche Ali
Children Laila Ali, Rasheda Ali, Asaad Amin, Hana Ali, Khaliah Ali, Miya Ali, Maryum Ali, Muhammad Ali Jr., Jamillah Ali
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Muhammad Ali is a late professional boxer who is still considered as one of the most significant and celebrated sports figures of the 20th century. The greatest boxer of all time Ali broke a  number of big records. He won a gold medal in the heavyweight division at the age of 18 at the 1960 Summer Olympics and won the world heavyweight championship in 1964. 

Early Life, Biography, And Education Of Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali was born on 17th January 1942. Ali was born on Louisville, Kentucky as Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr. he is of the Irish, English, and Italian as well as African American descent. His interest into boxing was generated by boxing coach Joe E. Martin since the age of 12.  

Ali began training at this age and had already won the world heavyweight championship at the age of 22 in the year 1964. He converted to Sunni Islam and concerted his name in the year 1975.

Muhammad Ali's Professional Career 

Muhammad Ali refused to be conscripted to the U.S. military as he was against the Vietnam War and was found to be guilty on charges of draft evasion and thus his boxing title was stripped. After stopping to fight for four years, the charge was overturned in 1971. On 1974 and 1978 he won the world heavyweight championship, thus becoming the only three-time champion in the category.

Ali was named to be The Greatest and was involved in several boxing matches including the Liston fight with Joe Frazier and another with George Foreman. Interested in being in the spotlight, he took control of press conferences and interviews and embraced his racial pride. He is not only known for the skills he portrayed in the field of acting but also for the religious freedom he exemplified outside the field.

The late boxer broke a number of records.  Muhammad Ali was a former professional boxer who considered to be one of the greatest heavyweight champions in the world. His life also documented in the TV-movie Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight. Just a few minutes ago matchup against Sonny Liston, the boxing legend Ali uttered his most famous quote, "Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee". 

Muhammad Ali's Net Worth And Salary 

Muhammad Ali had collected a large amount of net worth from his illustrious career. His estimated net worth as per celebrity net worth is around $50 million. His previous Michigan house sold for $2.5 million. The 3,960-square-foot nestled in  Berrien Springs. The property also features a boxing ring, a steam room, a massage room, and a hot tub spa. 

Muhammad Ali's Personal Life And Relationship

As far as his personal life is concerned, Muhammad has been married four times. From these marriages, he has seven daughters and two sons. Sonji Roi was his first wife who was a cocktail waitress. After a month of dating, they got married on 14th August 1964. Her disinterest in the Muslims customs of dressing up led them to be separated. After their divorce on 10th January 1966, Ali married Belinda Boyd on August 17, 1967.

Boyd changed her name to Khalilah Ali and the couple had children Maryum, Jamillah, Rasheda and Muhammad Ali Jr. At 1975, he started dating actress and model Veronica Porsche and after his divorce from the wife in 1977, he married Veronica. After giving birth to daughter Hana, Veronica was pregnant with his second child. Laila, his second child with Veronica was born when they had already divorced.

Ali then married Yolanda Williams, his friend since 1964 on November 19, 1986. They have an adopted son Assad Amin. The family resided on Cherry Hill, New Jersey and now they live on Scottsdale, Arizona. With his extramarital relationships, he has daughters Miya and Khaliah.

Muhammad was the recipient of six Kentucky Golden Gloves awards, Amateur Athletic Union title, two national Golden Gloves as well as the Light Heavyweight gold medal on 1960. 

Muhammad Ali' height and Age

Muhammad Ali's height: he stands at the height of 6ft 3 inch.

Age: January 17, 1942, passed away on June 3, 2016, at the age of 74. 

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