Evander Holyfield Net Worth

Net Worth$500 Thousand
Date of Birth19 October 1962
Last Updated2020


Evander Holyfield Net Worth, How did the retired American boxer earn his wealth? Find out more interesting facts about Evander Holyfield Net Worth and his career.

Evander Holyfield Net Worth

Evander Holyfield Early Life

He is a retired American professional boxer. Evander Holyfield fought at the Heavyweight, Cruiserweight and Light-Heavyweight Divisions and won a Bronze medal at the 1984 Olympic Games. He was also a Champion in both the Cruiserweight and Heavyweight Divisions.

Evander moved with his family to Atlanta when he was 12 and started to train for boxing. Having won the Boys Club boxing tournament, young Holyfield qualified to compete in his first junior Olympic at the age of 13. 

At age 15, he already became the Southeastern Regional Champion, winning the regional tournament and the Best Boxer award. After he took home the bronze medal in the Light Heavyweight division at the 1984 Summer Olympics.

Evander Holyfield Career

Evander Holyfield was born on the 19th of October 1962  in Atmore, Alabama. He made a name for himself in the ring fighting at Heavyweight, Cruiserweight and Light-Heavyweight Divisions. 

At age 21, he made his debut as a professional boxer. In 1985, he moved up to the cruiserweight division, where he won his first title the following year with his win over Dwight Muhammad Qawi for the WBA Cruiserweight belt. 

Holyfield later defeated Ricky Parkey and Carlos De Leon to fetch the Lineal, IBF and WBC titles and eventually become the Undisputed Cruiserweight Champion. Evander earned his first win as a heavyweight, as he defeated Buster Douglas for the The Ring, Lineal, WBC, WBA and IBF titles in 1990. 

His other victories over notable fighters are those against George Foreman, Larry Holmes, Riddick Bowe, Ray Mercer, Mike Tyson (two times), Michael Moorer, John Ruiz, Michael Dokes and Hasim Rahman. 

Evander is the only four-time World Heavyweight Champion. He turned out the winner of the WBA, WBC and IBF titles in 1990, the WBA and IBF titles in 1993, as well as WBA titles in 1996 and 2000. 

He also failed to win The World Heavyweight Championship for the fifth time on December 20, 2008, but he lost a controversial majority decision to WBA Heavyweight Champion Nicolay Valuev in Sweden. He was 45 at the time.

Evander Holyfield Net Worth

As of today, Evander Holyfield Net Worth is $500 Thousand. Evander Holyfield Net Worth is earned from his career as a boxer.

Just like Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield somehow managed to blow through a fortune that at one time peaked above $200 million. He earned an estimated $230 million in prize money alone. 

Tragically, all that money was gone by 2008 when his 109 room Atlanta mansion which was 54,000 square feet on 234 acres were lost to foreclosure. The house valued over $1 million a year to maintain but after being foreclosed, the house sold at public auction for $7.5 million. 

Evander also owed a bank more than twice that amount for the house’s mortgage. He owes several hundred thousand dollars in back taxes to the IRS as of January 2013.

However, the majority of his prized possessions have been sold at auction over the years to cover a number of debts and obligations, including his Olympic bronze medal, 20 pairs of fight gloves, championship rings, belts and 25 match robes and shorts.


Evander Holyfield is a retired American professional boxer who fought at the Heavyweight, Cruiserweight, and Light-Heavyweight Divisions and won a Bronze medal at the 1984 Olympic Games.

He made his debut as a professional boxer at the age of 21. Evander is the only four-time World Heavyweight Champion.

As of 2020, Evander Holyfield’s net worth is $500 Thousand.

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