Deontay Wilder is one of the strongest heavyweights in boxing today. With 41 wins via knockout, his power cannot be denied. It has brought him a lot of gold.
The former WBC champion defended the belt 10 times before losing to Tyson Fury in 2020 via TKO. Now, Wilder is ready to head back to the top.
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He returns to action Oct. 15 to face rising contender Robert Helenius. A win could result in another shot at the WBC title.
The Sporting News looks into how Wilder has accumulated his fortune and where he stands among the wealthiest and most influential athletes in the world.
Deontay Wilder’s net worth: How much does Wilder make?
Per Celebrity Net Worth, Wilder’s net worth is around $30 million.
Comparing Wilder to other heavyweights, Tyson Fury’s net worth is around $65 million. Anthony Joshua’s net worth is $80 million. Wilder’s opponent on Oct. 15, Robert Helenius, has a reported net worth of about $1 million.
Deontay Wilder’s career earnings
Per Celebrity Net Worth, Wilder’s career earnings top $70 million.
Wilder took home $2 million when he faced Luis Ortiz in March 2018. He made $20 million in their 2019 rematch. Wilder made $10 million for his knockout victory over Dominic Breazeale in 2019.
The trilogy fight against Tyson Fury meant an increase in Wilder’s salary. Wilder earned $10 million in the first bout and about $28 million in the rematch. For the third fight, Wilder took home a guaranteed purse of $10 million, including a share of the pay-per-view revenue.
Deontay Wilder’s endorsements
Per Forbes, Wilder has earned approximately $500,000 through endorsement deals. He has partnered with Everlast Boxing, PureKana CBD and Raising Cane’s.
Deontay Wilder’s social media influence
Wilder has more than 2.7 million followers on Instagram, 1 million followers on Facebook, and 768,400 followers on Twitter.
Deontay Wilder charities
Wilder has credited his grandmother for him wanting to help people outside the ring.
He recently put together a charity golf tournament that was organized by fiancee Telli Swift’s Boxing Wags Association.
In 2019, Wilder hosted an Easter event to give back to families in rural Alabama.
“I grew up in that kind of area,” Wilder told Premier Boxing Champions. “It’s only right for me to [give back]. Though I’ve been successful and obtained the things I’ve obtained, I’m not far from reality and what goes on in the real world. I’ve been poor, and I’ve been rich. I came from a struggling family, so I know how hard it is. It ain’t nothing pretty. People who’ve never been through it can’t relate. They can try to picture it, but they’ll never understand it because they’ve never been in the trenches.
“But I understand, and that’s my target, [to help] those types of kids. They are very smart, intelligent kids and people are just writing them off. Kids are one of the reasons I come back to Alabama. This is my headquarters.”
Wilder has also given motivational speeches in schools and is an ambassador for CHIVA Africa. CHIVA Africa is a non-profit organization that “works to improve healthcare for children and adolescents in Africa who are living with HIV.”
When is Deontay Wilder vs. Robert Helenius?
- Date: Saturday, Oct. 15
- Main card: 9 p.m. ET | 2 a.m. BST | 11 a.m. AEST
- Main event: 12 a.m. ET | 5 a.m. BST | 2 p.m. AEST (approximate)
Wilder vs. Helenius will take place on Saturday, Oct. 15. The main card will start at 9 p.m. ET | 2 a.m. BST | 11 a.m. AEST. Wilder and Helenius should make their way to the ring around midnight ET | 5 a.m. BST | 2 p.m. AEST, depending on how long the undercard fights last.
How to watch Deontay Wilder vs. Robert Helenius
- Fox Sports
- Traditional pay-per-view
The Wilder vs. Fury main card will air on Fox Sports PPV via Premier Boxing Champions. It will also be available via traditional pay-per-view.
Viewers can use the Fox Sports App to watch the event. They can stream with the app via Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV, Roku, Xbox ONE, a laptop or any mobile or tablet device.
Deontay Wilder vs. Robert Helenius PPV price: How much does the card cost?
The Sporting News will be providing more information on the PPV price for Wilder vs. Helenius once it is announced.
Wilder vs. Helenius fight card
- Deontay Wilder vs. Robert Helenius; WBC heavyweight title eliminator
- Caleb Planet vs. Anthony Dirrell; WBC super middleweight title eliminator
- Frank Sanchez vs. Carlos Negron; heavyweights
- Gary Antonio Russell vs. Emmanuel Rodriguez; bantamweights