Sugar Ray Leonard, the American boxer and actor was born in Rocky Mount, North Carolina on May 17, 1956. At the age of 57, while he continues to be involved in various money making ventures, he is valued at a net worth of more than $120 million.
He also owes much of his popularity to an incredible boxing career, where he fought 40 times and won 36 of them, of which 25 were knock-outs. He was the boxer of the decade not so long ago in the 80s and has since become a household name thanks to his ever increasing public appearances.
Born to a supermarket manager and a nurse, he spent most of his childhood in Washington D.C. and attended the Parkdale High School. His boxing career spent at an early age in 1969 but it was only in 1973 that he gained widespread recognition when he won the National Golden Gloves Championship in the lightweight category.
In 1976, he won the Olympic Gold medal in the welterweight category for the United States. His professional career began in 1977, a year after the Olympic glory and went on to win his maiden title a couple of years later. He went to fight 40 times in all and then retired to become a boxing analyst for various high profile broadcasters, which helped him further increase his income and net worth.
He has continued to be a public figure, appearing regularly in the brand endorsements of major companies like Coca-Cola, Revlon and Ford and has also become a successful inspirational speaker, who was sought after for many speeches across the country.
He continues to make cameo appearances in various films and television shows, which in turn further helps his popularity. It would be apt to say that with a fortune of more than $120 million, he has a luxurious and comfortable life on a plate for the rest of his life.