If Anthony Joshua in the boxing ring does not pummel an opponent, he may be checking out his growing wealth portfolio.
Joshua is an Olympic champion who was the world’s undisputed champion in heavyweight boxing before playing his first professional game in June. The success in the ring has helped Joshua’s pocket and he has won major endorsements outside it.
Joshua is also a successful businessman, ensuring that he contributes to society. Here’s a look at how Joshua accumulated his fortune and where he’s one of the world’s richest athletes.
Anthony Joshua’s net worth: How much does he make?
Joshua’s $55 million total earnings ranked him 13th in Forbes ‘ “2020 World’s Highest-Paid Athletes” with football star Lionel Messi at the top of the active list ($127 million). Joshua was No. 2 in the No. 1 fighter category with Canelo Alvarez ($94 million overall ranked No. 4). That number should be blowed out by Joshua in the 2020 list, which will include his deal with Andy Ruiz for the December rematch.
It’s hard to gage net worth, but Joshua’s fortune is about $80 million in 2020, according to Celebrity Net Worth. This number comes with several salt grains.
Anthony Joshua career earnings
Joshua is in line for by far the largest purse of his career Dec. 7 against Anthony Joshua. The Daily Star reported he will make around $60 million for the fight.
For his first fight against Ruiz in June, he made something short of $25 million.
Joshua ranked No. 25 on Forbes ‘ earnings list in 2018, making $39 million in the previous calendar year.
In 2017, Joshua defeated Wladimir Klitschko to unify the IBF, IBO, and WBA heavyweight titles at Wembley Stadium via an 11th-round knockout. Joshua won the biggest payout of his career by far, sharing with Klitschko a huge 50/50 purse.
Where most boxers do not enjoy an abundance of deals with sponsorship, Joshua will rely on his reputation and charm to lock up positions with some high-profile brands.
Joshua represents at least 12 firms, including Under Armour, Beats, and Jaguar, from his personal website. The Forbes report states Joshua made $7 million in endorsements for the time period of their study.
Joshua proudly sports UA gear just about everywhere he goes, making sure his fans know there is a strong relationship.
For several world-renowned athletes, Beats is a common venue to endorsement and Joshua has added his name to Goliath headphones.
Joshua, with Jaguar, sees the automotive business reaching out to a larger mass versus the idea that only elitists are committed to their auto line.
“When I pull up in a Jag, it’s like a watch,” Joshua said according to The Telegraph. “Certain watches, everyone has, but there are certain watches only a few people know about.”
Joshua partnered with StubHub, allowing fans to access secondary fights tickets. After the agreement with StubHub, Joshua expressed pleasure.
“We have forged a great working relationship and I am excited to be moving into the next stage of my career with such a committed partner, “ Joshua said of StubHub.
Joshua helped BXR, a state-of-the-art monthly membership facility, open a new location in January 2017.
“I spend the majority of my life in the gym, so I know what is required to make a truly great one,” Joshua said when speaking of BXR.
The personal website of Joshua serves as a portal for fans, providing links to his collaborations and houses a dedicated e-store with t-shirts and hats to promote his own brand.
Social media influence
Joshua’s social media were pretty successful. He had 2.6 million followers on Twitter as of December 2019, 9.9 million on Instagram, and 2.7 million on Facebook. Using a combination of impromptu selfies and professionally produced photographs and videos, Joshua uses the platforms to support himself, his friends and charity involvement.
For some time, Joshua has been partnered with Sky and acts as the company’s spokesperson through their Sky Sports Academy initiatives. Joshua is supporting teenagers in achieving their goals across the UK and Ireland behind the scenes.
“As a Sky Ambassador, I think I’m in an incredibly strong position to encourage others, particularly the next generation, to unlock their potential for the future and return something,” said Joshua.
In different ways, Joshua has helped various charities. For example, by donating a signed boxing glove for an auction event, he recently helped a cancer charity.
Joshua has supported a group called Crisis that works to help homeless people in Birmingham, England. In an event named The Anthony Joshua Samba Carnival that recreated a Brazilian carnival atmosphere, visitors paid to enjoy a three-course meal and speak with Joshua afterward.