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Oscar De La Hoya Net Worth 2022 | Salary | Bio

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May 5, 2022

$200,000,000

How much money is Oscar De La Hoya worth?
Oscar De La Hoya is a retired professional boxer from the United States of America of Mexican ancestry with a net worth of $200 million. Oscar transitioned from boxing to a highly successful career as a boxing promoter and investor following his retirement from the sport.

 

Childhood

Oscar De La Hoya was born on February 4, 1973, in East Los Angeles, California. He is one of the few non-heavyweights to achieve celebrity status. De La Hoya was born into a boxing family and won the national Junior Olympics at the age of 15. Cecilia Gonzales De La Hoya, Oscar’s mother, was terminally ill with breast cancer and died before she could see her son win an Olympic gold medal. De La Hoya returned from the 1992 Summer Olympic Games in Barcelona with a gold medal shortly after graduating from James A. Garfield High School.

 

Career

His amateur career included 234 victories, 163 by knockout, and only six defeats. De La Hoya made his professional debut in December 1992 with a first-round knockout victory. He enjoyed a tremendous amount of success in his first year as a professional boxer. On March 5, 1994, De La Hoya won his first professional title as the World Boxing Organization’s (WBO) junior lightweight champion with a round ten knockout of Jimmi Bredahl. He then knocked out Jorge Paez four months later to clinch the WBO lightweight title. In February 1995, he defeated John Molina to win the International Boxing Federation (IBF) junior lightweight championship, bringing his career record to 18-0.

 

In June 1996, De La Hoya faced his toughest opponent to date when he faced popular Mexican fighter Julio Cesar Chavez. De La Hoya pummeled Chavez, putting an end to speculation that he had been gradually losing his edge. He successfully defended his junior welterweight title the following year. De La Hoya defeated Olympic Gold Medalist Pernell ‘Sweet Pea’ Whittaker in April 1997, establishing his reputation as the world’s best pound-for-pound fighter. De La Hoya retained his welterweight championship status until September 1999. On September 18th of that year, he squared off against Felix Trinidad in one of the decade’s most talked-about bouts. Trinidad handed De La Hoya his first career defeat. Following a second defeat to Sugar Shane Mosley in 2000, De La Hoya decided to retire from boxing. In March 2001, he successfully returned to the ring, defeating Arturo Gatti in the fifth round of his first flight in a year. Oscar De La Hoya was the youngest boxer to win five world titles at the age of 28. After a gradual career decline, De La Hoya’s final fight was a 2008 loss to rising star Manny Pacquiao, signaling the end of his ring career. On April 14, 2009, he officially announced his retirement, putting an end to rumors of a rematch with undefeated light middleweight Julio César Chávez Jr.

 

Oscar De La Hoya fought for 17 years (1992–2009), winning ten world titles in six different weight classes. He defeated 17 world champions and was a major revenue earner for professional boxing, in part due to his role as a marquee fighter for HBO cable television. Oscar De La Hoya still remains one of the most celebrated boxers of his era.

Additional Ventures

De La Hoya’s good looks and charisma served as catalysts for his other business ventures, which include a Spanish-language boxing show on HBO called Boxeo de Oro, a clothing line, and various merchandising deals. He partnered with the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PSP.

 

He even recorded and released a bilingual English/Spanish Latin album titled “Oscar,” which earned him a Grammy nomination. In 2006, De La Hoya published “Super Oscar,” a children’s picture book. It received an overwhelming amount of positive feedback. In June 2008, HarperCollins published De La Hoya’s autobiography, “American Son: My Story.”

 

Outside of the ring, he established himself as Oscar De La Hoya the promoter, as President of Golden Boy Promotions, a Los Angeles-based boxing and mixed martial arts promotion company.

 

De La Hoya is also the founder of Golden Boy Partners, a company that specializes in the development of retail and residential properties in urban Latino communities. De La Hoya made a brief mention of his intention to run for President in the 2020 election against Donald Trump.

 

Philanthropy

De La Hoya and his siblings dedicated the Cecilia Gonzalez De La Hoya Cancer Center at White Memorial Medical Center to their mother. The family made a $350,000 contribution to the center. Additionally, he founded a charity to aid in the education of underprivileged youth. He made a $3.5 million donation to the De La Hoya Animo Charter High School in 2008.

 

Private Life

Millie Corretjer and De La Hoya were married in October 2001. Oscar Gabriel (b. 2005) and Nina Lauren are their children (b. 2007). De La Hoya is also the mother of three additional children from previous relationships.

 

Controversies

Shanna Moakler, an actress and former Miss USA, filed a $62.5 million palimony suit in December 2001 to assist De La Hoya in obtaining support for the couple’s daughter, Antiana. Their relationship ended abruptly the previous year after Moakler witnessed De La Hoya with another woman at the Latin Grammy Awards (she had been at home watching it on television). The case was resolved amicably for an undisclosed sum.

 

De La Hoya was charged with sexual assault of a 15-year-old girl in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, in 1998. Mexican authorities conducted an investigation but brought no charges. In 2001, the suit was settled out of court.

 

De La Hoya was arrested in Pasadena in 2017 for a DUI. He entered a not guilty plea and the charges were dropped in 2018. He has publicly admitted to having a substance abuse problem and has received treatment at the Betty Ford Center for primarily alcohol and cocaine abuse.

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