17th Dec 78
Born in: Philippines
Marital status: Married
Boxer and politician
Manny Pacquiao is a professional boxer from Philippines. He has won 8 world titles and also the first man to to bag the lineal championship in four different classes. The Boxing Writers Association in the US rated him as the best fighter of the 2000s. Presently he is the WBO Welterweight champion. Apart from boxing, the man has a profound interest in politics.From May 2010 he is an elected member of the House of the Representatives.
Many wonders how much Manny Pacquiao earns whenever he wins a match. Well, that actually depends on the negotiated price. Normally Manny approves the amount before he signs the contract to fight. Apart from this he will receive other payments such as pay-for-view, advertisements and endorsements. It has been reported that his contract price has been steadily growing up from the time he has been fighting in the US. He usually gets around $15 million per fight. For example, in the Pacquiao-Hatton fight, he got $12 million. But in addition to this he also received 52% of pay-per-view revenues.
Last year Manny bought a house in the Forbes Park - home for the rich - for $9 million. The Forbes Park is considered to be an exclusive residence for the billionaires. The property is 1500 sq m in size and is located in Cambridge street. It seems that the boxer made quite a few purchases last year. He also gifted himself a brand new Ferrari 458 Italia which is worth $225,000. This is not the first expensive car that he has bought. In fact, he has a whole battery of luxury cars that includes a Porsche, Lincoln Navigator and Escalade among others.
Manny was born in Philippines and is the fourth among the six siblings. His parents got separated when he was about 12 years of age. The accomplished boxer is married to Maria Geraldine Jamora and they have four children. Though he resides in his hometown of General Santos City, he is officially residing in Kiamba as a Congressman. He is a very religious person and one can see him make the sign of cross inside the ring many times. As soon as he comes back home from a successful fight he attends the Mass in Manila to pray.