Victor Ortiz was born on the 31st January 1987, in Garden City, Kansas USA, and has Mexican ancestry. The world knows him for his boxing skills, having won the WBC World Welter-weight Championship, which greatly influenced his fame and also his net worth. His professional boxing career has been active since 2004.
Have you ever wondered how rich Victor Ruiz is? According to sources, it is estimated that Victor Ruiz`s overall net worth is $7 million, an amount earned through his successful career as a boxer, however, he has also been recognized as a TV and film star, having appeared in the TV show “Dancing With Stars” in 2005, and also in the film “The Expendables 3” (2014), which have also benefited his net worth.
Victor Ortiz Net Worth $7 Million
Victor grew up in a family of five siblings. His childhood was hard on him, as his mother abandoned them, and his father became a drunkard and began to molest the family. When Victor was 12 he began to live in foster homes, which eventually resulted in adoption by his older sister.
Victor’s love for boxing first appeared when he was still young; in order to defend himself and his siblings from his father, he took boxing lessons. As he grew he developed his skills and soon was noticed by Ron Lyle, a former professional boxer. His skills developed further with the practice, and under the guidance of Ron Lyle he won the Junior Olympic tournament in 2003, with a perfect score of 5-0. While competing in the tournament, Roberto García, another boxing trainer spotted him and soon took him under his wing. The duo soon moved to California, and Victor began to train at Garcia`s gym. In 2004, Victor became a professional boxer and ever since his career has gone only upward. His debut was victorious and soon he lined up several more victories until he was disqualified in the match against Corey Alarcon.
Nevertheless, soon he continued where he left off, and eventually was named the Boxing Prospect of the Year by ESPN in 2008. In 2011, came his big break as he won the Welterweight title in a fight against Andre Berto, which has greatly influenced his overall net worth and earned him a respectable fan base. However, his reign did not last long, as he soon scheduled a fight against Floyd Mayweather, Jr on the 17th September 2011, which he lost.
Since that loss, Victor’s career dipped as he has lost several other matches, and picked up a few injuries, until he won a fight against the Manuel Pérez on the 13th December 2014. To shadow the victory, Ortiz injured his arm, which disabled him from fighting throughout 2015, however, he underwent surgery, and is about to return to the ring.
Overall, his career is rather successful, his record currently stands at 30-5-2 and it is without a doubt that it will become better in the next few years, after he is completely recovered from the injury.
In adding to his net worth and popularity, Ruiz has also been recognized as an actor. His involvement in the entertainment industry began with his appearance in the TV show “Dancing With The Stars” in 2013, and has continued in films “The Expendables 3” (2014), and “Southpaw” (2015). Furthermore, he is currently featured in the cast of the film “Going Under” which is scheduled for release in 2016.
To talk about his personal life, since he was an eight year old boy he has devoted himself to the ring which keeps him occupied most of the time, as there are no records of his relationships.