Oscar De La Hoya Net Worth 2020, Biography, Education and Career.
Oscar De La Hoya Net Worth 2020 – Oscar De La Hoya is a name that will perhaps remain evergreen in the hearts of many Americans. The retired pro boxer is one of the most successful boxers that the nation has ever had.
His achievements are endless from winning the gold medal at just 19 years old, Oscar won 10 titles in 6 different weight classes.
Oscar De La Hoya was born on the 4th of February, 1973, in East Los Angeles, California to Mexican immigrants. Coming from a family of boxers, Oscar began boxing at the age of 6 idolizing the 1976 Olympic gold medalist Sugar Ray Leonard.
With his family around to put him through the necessary training, Oscar improved quickly and at the age of 15, he won the national Junior Olympic 119-pound title and then the 125-pound title the following year.
Oscar De La Hoya has romanced many women in his life. He chose Puerto Rican singer and actress Millie Corretjer as his wife and the two got married on October 5th, 2001 in a secret ceremony in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
The two met in 2000 when Oscar was recording for his first studio album. While struggling to demonstrate passionate singing, Oscar’s producer Rudy Perez made him watch a music video of Corretjer’s whom he had also produced for. Oscar requested for Millie Corretjer to be in his music video, and the rest is history.
In October 1990, Oscar lost his mother, Cecilia Gonzales De La Hoya to breast cancer. Her deathbed wish was for her son to become an Olympic gold medalist. Inspired by his mother’s dream, Oscar focused strongly on training ahead of the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona, Spain.
He fulfilled his mother’s dreams by winning gold at the event, defeating Germany’s Marco Rudolph. He became known as The Golden Boy and went pro later the same year. His amateur record was 223–5.
Oscar went on to become one of the most popular boxers in the history of boxing. In a pro career that spanned 16 years, Oscar generated approximately $700 million in pay-per-view income.
No other boxer has surpassed that amount except Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao following their highly publicized bout in May 2015.
Oscar De La Hoya has a net worth of $200 million.