Oscar De La Hoya Net Worth – $200 Million
Oscar De La Hoya is a retired American professional boxer with a net worth of $200 million. He is of Mexican origin. Oscar went on to have a successful career as a boxing promoter and investor after retiring from fighting.
Oscar De La Hoya is a boxer who was born on February 4, 1973, in East Los Angeles, California. He is one of the few non-heavyweights to become a pop culture phenomenon. De La Hoya was born into a boxing family and won the national Junior Olympics at the age of 15. Oscar’s mother, Cecilia Gonzales De La Hoya, was diagnosed with terminal breast cancer and died before she could witness her son win an Olympic gold medal. De La Hoya won a gold medal at the 1992 Summer Olympic Games in Barcelona, shortly after graduating from James A. Garfield High School.
His amateur record had 234 victories, 163 by knockout, and only six defeats, earning him the nickname “The Golden Boy.” De La Hoya made his professional debut in December 1992, knocking out his opponent in the first round. During his first year as a professional boxer, he was tremendously successful. De La Hoya earned his first professional championship as the World Boxing Organization’s (WBO) junior lightweight champion on March 5, 1994, when he knocked out Jimmi Bredahl in round 10 of the bout. He won the WBO lightweight championship four months later by knocking out Jorge Paez.
When De La Hoya met famous Mexican boxer, Julio Cesar Chavez, in June 1996, he faced his toughest test yet. De La Hoya hammered Chavez, putting an end to talk that he was losing his edge. He successfully defended his junior welterweight belt the following year. De La Hoya defeated Olympic gold medalist Pernell ‘Sweet Pea’ Whittaker in April 1997, cementing his status as the finest pound-for-pound fighter in the world. Until September 1999, De La Hoya was the welterweight champion. He fought Felix Trinidad on September 18th of that year in one of the most talked-about battles of the decade.
Trinidad gave De La Hoya his first career defeat. De La Hoya chose to retire from boxing after a second loss in 2000 to Sugar Shane Mosley. In March 2001, he successfully returned to the ring, defeating Arturo Gatti in the fifth round of his first flight in a year. Oscar De La Hoya, at the age of 28, was the youngest boxer to win five world titles. After a steady decline in his career, De La Hoya’s final bout was a loss against rising star Manny Pacquiao in 2008, which signaled the end of his ring career.
On April 14, 2009, he declared his retirement, putting a stop to talks of a fight with undefeated light middleweight Julio César Chávez Jr.
Oscar De La Hoya fought for 17 years (1992-2009), winning 10 world titles in six different weight classes. He defeated 17 world titles and was a top money-maker in professional boxing, due in part to his status as HBO’s flagship fighter. Oscar De La Hoya is still remembered as one of the most famous fighters of his time.
De La Hoya’s excellent looks and personality were mainly used as a springboard for his other commercial ventures, which included a Spanish-language boxing show on HBO called Boxeo de Oro, a clothing line, and several merchandise partnerships. He has deals with Sony’s PS3, Xbox 360, and PSP.
He even recorded and published “Oscar,” an English/Spanish Latin CD that earned him a Grammy nomination. In 2006, De La Hoya published “Super Oscar,” a children’s picture book. It received a resoundingly enthusiastic response. In June 2008, HarperCollins published De La Hoya’s autobiography, “American Son: My Story.”
Outside of the ring, as President of Golden Boy Promotions, boxing, and mixed martial arts promotion company located in Los Angeles, he became Oscar De La Hoya the promoter.
De La Hoya is also the creator of Golden Boy Partners, a company that develops retail and residential projects in Latino neighborhoods. De La Hoya briefly mentioned his desire to run for president in 2020 against Donald Trump.
In honor of their mother, De La Hoya and his siblings established the Cecilia Gonzalez De La Hoya Cancer Center at White Memorial Medical Center. The family gave the facility $350,000. He also founded a nonprofit to aid in the education of impoverished children. He gave $3.5 million to De La Hoya Animo Charter High School in 2008.
Millie Corretjer and De La Hoya married in October 2001. Oscar Gabriel (b. 2005) and Nina Lauren are their two children (b. 2007). De La Hoya is the father of three more children from prior marriages.
Shanna Moakler, an actress, and former Miss USA filed a $62.5 million palimony claim (not an alimony suit) in December 2001 to assist De La Hoya in obtaining support for the couple’s daughter, Antiana (b. 1999). When Moakler witnessed De La Hoya with another lady at the Latin Grammy Awards the year before, their relationship ended quickly (she had been at home watching it on television). The matter was resolved for an unknown sum outside of court.
De La Hoya was charged with sexual assault of a 15-year-old girl in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, in 1998. Authorities in Mexico investigated, but no charges were brought. In 2001, the case was resolved out of court.
In 2017, De La Hoya was arrested in Pasadena for a DUI. In 2018, the accusations against him were dropped after he entered a not-guilty plea. He has openly admitted to having a drug abuse issue and has had treatment at the Betty Ford Center, mostly for alcohol and cocaine addiction.