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Bernard Hopkins Wiki Biography
Bernard Humphrey Hopkins, Jr. was born on the 15th January 1965, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. He is a professional boxer who previously fought in the category of middleweight boxers and later moved up to the light heavyweight division. Bernard Hopkins has been accumulating his net worth as a professional boxer since 1988.
How much is the net worth of Bernard Hopkins? It has been reported that the overall size of the boxer’s wealth is equal to $40 million, accumulated mostly from his boxing career which spanned well over 20 years.
Bernard Hopkins Net Worth $40 Million
To give some background information, he was raised in Philadelphia by his parents Shirley and Bernard Hopkins Sr. Unfortunately, he took the wrong path in his adolescence and being 17 years old he was sentenced to 18 years jail for nine felonies. While still in prison he understood that boxing is the sport he would like to be in. In 1988, he was released and went straight to the boxing ring. He became the world champion in the category of middleweight from 1995 to 2005. During the time from 2001 to 2005 he won the titles of IBF, WBC, WBA and WBO. From 2006 to 2008 he held the title of world champion Ring light-heavyweight. From 2011 to 2012 he again became the world champion and WBC title holder as Ring light-heavyweight. From 2013 he is the world champion IBF light heavyweight, as of 2014 Hopkins holds the position of the world champion WBA and IBA light heavyweight. It should be said that all those victories added much finances to the net worth of Bernard Hopkins Jr.
Bernard is considered to be one of the best athletes in this weight class in the history of sport. In 2011, the magazine The Ring listed Hopkins in the third place in the list of the best participants in middleweight class during the last 50 years. To add more, he is the oldest winner of a world title in professional boxing. This was done on the 21st May, 2011, winning over Jean Pascal when Hopkins was 46 years and 126 days old. Thus, he improved the previous record which belonged to George Foreman. In 2013, Hopkins improved his own achievement, overcoming Tavoris Cloud being 48 years and 53 days old. As of the data 26th October, 2013, Hopkins is the oldest boxer to have defended his world title after defeating Karo Murat. On the 19th April, 2014 Hopkins improved his above mentioned records and became the oldest fighter who unified the titles of world champion after victory over Beibut Shumenov. On the whole, Hopkins has had 66 fights, winning 55 of them, 32 by KO. The professional boxer experienced only 7 losses as 2 ended in draw and 2 ended ‘no contest’.
Hopkins is also a shareholder in the group Golden Boy Promotions, which deals with boxers coming from the east coast of the USA. This also adds sums to the net worth of Bernard Hopkins Jr.
Regarding the personal life of the boxer, he keeps it private though he has been married to Jeannette since 1993.
|Net Worth||$40 Million|
|Date Of Birth||January 15, 1965|
|Place Of Birth||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States|
|Height||6 ft (1.85 m)|
|Weight||174 lbs (78.7 kg)|
|Profession||Professional Boxer, Athlete, Actor|
|Nationality||United States of America|
|Spouse||Jeanette Hopkins (m. 1993)|
|Nicknames||B-Hop , The Executioner , Bernard Humphrey Hopkins Jr|