Wladimir Klitschko Biography

June 27, 2020
First published on:June 27, 2020
by John Max

Facts of Wladimir Klitschko

Birth Name Wladimir Wladimirovitsch Klitschko
Birth Place Semipalatinsk, Kazakh SSR, Soviet Union
Famous Name Wladimir Klitschko
Father Vladimir Rodionovich Klitschko
Mother Nadezhda Ulyanovna Klitschko
Net Worth $60 million
Nationality Ukrainian
Children One

Wladimir Wladimirovitsch Klitschko a.k.a. Wladimir Klitschko is a Ukrainian former boxer who competed professionally from 1996 to 2017. Considered to be one of the best heavyweight champions of all time, Klitschko held the world heavyweight championship twice.

Semipalatinsk, Kazakh SSR, Soviet Union native, Klitschko was born on 25th March 1976, under the star sign Aries. The forty-four years Ukrainian man stands 196 cm (6 ft 5 in) and weighs 206 cm (81 in). 

How Much Is Wladimir Klitschko's Net Worth?

12th richest boxer in the world, Wladimir Klitschko's net worth is $60 million as of 2020. Floyd Mayweather, Michael Buffer, and Bob ArumBack are ranked 1st, 2nd, and 3rd richest boxer in the world.

Back in 2017, he was ranked #98th in the world, highest-paid athletes. That year, he summoned $17.5 million as a salary/winning and $4 million from endorsements. During his peak career, he was sponsored by Deutsche Telekom, Porsche Automobil Holding, and SAP. 

Wladimir Klitschko's Apartment in Hollywood, Florida  SOURCE: Virtual Globetrotting

He owns a 4,800 sq.ft. penthouse in Hollywood, Florida (FL), US. In 2018, Wladimir and his ex-finacee Hayden Panettiere listed their Nashville Home for $1.65 million. The real estate property features a four-bed and five-bath that covers 4937-square-foot. 

During a charitable auction in Kiev, Ukraine, Klitschko, on 29 March 2012, auctioned off his 1996 Olympic gold medal to a customer who bid $1 million. 

Shared A Daughter With Hayden Panettiere

Klitschko and American actress Hayden Panettiere started dating since 2009. Panettiere made her apperance in ringside at some of Klitschko's bouts, including at Klitschko's 10th-round KO win against Samuel Peter. In 2011, the duo separated for a short period of time but reconciled in 2013.

Hayden Panettiere and Wladimir Klitschko with their chi SOURCE: E! Online

That same year in October, the couple got engaged. In December 2014, the Klitschko and Panettiere welcomed their first child, a daughter. In August 2018, the couple parted way for a second time. As reported, Panettiere's mother, Lesley Vogel, the couple is on good terms for the sake of their daughter. 

Family

Klitschko's father, Vladimir Rodionovic Klitschko, was a Soviet Air Force major general and military attache of Ukraine in Germany who was also one of the commanders in charge of cleaning up the effects of the Chernobyl disaster in 1986. Afterward, Vladimir was diagnosed with cancer who died in 2011. On the other hand, his mother, Nadezhda Ulyanovna is a homemaker.

He was raised alongside his younger brother Vitali Klitschko, a former WBC, WBO, and Ring magazine heavyweight champion. Further, he is the current Mayor of Kiev.

Highlights

  • Gold Medal At 1996 Olympic 1996
  • Silver Medal At 1996 European Championship
  • Gold Medal At 1992 Junior European Championships
  • Gold Medal At 1995 Military World Championships
  • Silver Medal At 1994 Junior World Championships

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