Manny Pacquiao Biography

( 1978 - )
July 21, 2019
First published on:November 1, 2018
by Roy

Facts of Manny Pacquiao

Date of Birth: 1978, December 17
Age: 41 years old
Birth Nation: Philippines
Height: 5 feet 5 inch
Birth Name Emmanuel Dapidran Pacquiao
Famous Name Manny Pacquiao
Father Dionisia Dapidran-Pacquiao

Manny Pacquiao is a Filipino professional boxer and a former rank number two on ESPN's list of top pound for pound boxers. He is a popular boxer who has had a stellar career in boxing and has found huge financial success from his career.


Aside from boxing, Pacquiao has also had a career in acting, singing, basketball, and politics. However, it is his success as a boxer that has gained him height in both popularity and success. He is estimated to have the net worth of around $190 million in 2018.

Early Life of Manny Pacquiao

Emmanuel Dapidran Pacquiao was born on December 17, 1978, in Kibawe, Bukidnon, the Philippines to parents Rosalio Pacquiao and Dionisia Dapidran-Pacquiao. His paretns separated when he was in the sixth grade. Pacquiao went to Savvedra Saway Elementary School in General Santos City.

He dropped out of high school due to extreme poverty but later took a high school equivalency exam in February 2007 and passed to be eligible for a college education. Pacquiao enrolled for a college degree in business management at Notre Dame of Dadiangas University.

Boxing Career of Manny Pacquiao

Manny Pacquiao's career as a professional boxer started in 1995. Before going professional, he held an amateur record of 60 wins and 4 loss. His debut professional fight was against Edmund Ignacio, on January 22, 1995. The fight went till four round and ended with a unanimous decision in favor of Pacquiao making him the winner. He started in the light flyweight division but after gaining weight shifted to the flyweight division.

Manny Pacquiao has had a successful career since his debut. He has won the major world title in four of the original eight weight divisions of boxing known as glamour divisions. He is the first person in the world to do so. He is also the first boxer to win the lineal championship in five different weight divisions.

Manny Pacquiao's early major fight was against the IBF Super Bantamweight champion Leholohonolo Ledwaba on June 23, 2001. Pacquiao won the fight with a technical knockout and became the new Super Bantamweight champion.

Over the course of his career, Manny Pacquiao has had 69 fights and has a record of 60 wins, 7 loss, and 2 draws. Some of his famous fights were against Marco Antonio Barrera, Juan Manuel Marquez, Oscar Larios, Jorge Solis, David Diaz, and Miguel Cotto. But, his biggest career highlight fight was against Floyd Mayweather Jr.

The fight between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. was one of the highly promoted and anticipated fights during the time. The fight came to a conclusion with official judges scorecards which resulted in a loss for Pacquiao.

Pacquiao took a minor retirement in 2016 but made a return later that year in November and fought against Jessie Vargas. His latest fight was against Lucas Matthysse which was held on July 15, 2018. He won the fight via TKO and won the WBA welterweight title.

On Manny Pacquiao's next fight he is expected to face against Adrien Broner on January 19, 2019, as a defending champion of the welterweight title.

Personal Life of Manny Pacquiao

Manny Pacquiao is a married man and a father. His wife is Jinkee Pacquiao, maiden name Jinkee Capena Jamora who he married in 2000. The two have been together for 18 years and have five children; three sons, Emmanuel Pacquiao Jr, Israel Pacquiao, Michael Pacquiao, and two daughters, Mary Divine Grace Pacquiao and Queen Elizabeth Pacquiao.

Manny and Jinkee's son Michael is inclined towards music and has also released his own album.

Pacquiao reportedly dated Krista Rinallo but wasn't confirmed.

Many people think Pacquiao to be gay but it is only a rumor and is not true. His wife Jinkee revealed that she almost gave up the relationship with Manny because of his vices and extramarital affairs.

Net Worth of Manny Pacquiao

There is a bit of conflicting result in Manny Pacquiao's net worth. According to Asia One, Pacquiao declared a net worth of $56.2 million but according to other reports, Pacquiao has the net worth of $190 million.

Pacquiao's biggest fight was against Mayweather which made history in the financial record. The fight had a record of $600 million from which Pacquiao was reported to have been given $125 million as a cut. His career earning is estimated to be close to $500 million.

Aside from his huge career earning, he also has a $9 million house inside Forbes Park and an $18 million 1,500+ square meter home in his native Philippines. Keeping all of these things into account, the report of him having a net worth of $190 million looks to be true.

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