Oscar De La Hoya Net Worth 2020, Biography, Career and Marital Life.
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.
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 won his first pro match in a first round KO. 12 fights later, he won his first world title, the WBO super featherweight title.
Originating from a boxing family, De La Hoya brought home a gold medal from the 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games shortly after graduating from James A. Garfield High School. Nicknamed “The Golden Boy,” his amateur career included 234 wins, 163 by knockout, with only six losses.
Later in 1992, on November 23, De La Hoya made his professional debut by scoring a first round knockout victory. Ever since, he had enjoyed a seventeen-year-long career (1992-2009) decorated with ten world titles in six different weight classes.
He defeated 17 world champions and was a top money-maker for professional boxing, thanks in part to his role as a marquee fighter for HBO cable television.
De La Hoya’s last fight was a loss to rising star Manny Pacquiao in 2008 that indicated the end of his career in the ring.
He officially announced his retirement on April 14, 2009, ending any rumors about a potential fight with undefeated light middleweight Julio César Chávez Jr. But outside the ring, he had already become Oscar De La Hoya the promoter, as President of Golden Boy Promotions.
As typical of rich athletes, 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.
The couple share two kids together who are birthday mates. The first one, a son Oscar Gabriel De La Hoya Corretjer was born on December 29, 2005. Their second child, a daughter named Nina Lauren Ninette De La Hoya Corretjer, was born on December 29, 2007.
Oscar De La Hoya Net Worth
Oscar De La Hoya has created more wealth than all other boxers in history. The net worth of Oscar De La Hoya is around $220 million as of November 2020.
One of the greatest paid boxers at all times is De La Hoya. At one time, he received $43 million for being only 36 minutes inside the ring. The largest part of his net worth came from the days of his boxing, and music as well as property dealings.