Manny Pacquiao is a senator in the Philippines. He gained international fame through boxing. In fact, he is considered to be among the greatest boxers ever.
Manny Pacquiao Bio: Wiki, Age, Early Life
He was born in 1978, on 17 December in Kibawe, Bukidnon, Philippines. He studied at Saavedra Saway Elementary School, General Santos City. However, he dropped out of school and left home as his mother was unable to provide for her children. He was raised Roman Catholic and is now a practicing Evangelical Protestant.
Manny Pacquiao Education Details
In 2007 he studied for the high school equivalency exam and received a high school diploma. After this, he enrolled in the Notre Dame of Dadiangas University to study for a bachelor’s degree in business management. He also enrolled in the Development Academy of the Philippines – Graduate School of Public and Development Management for a Certificate Course in Development, Legislation, and Governance.
He has completed his bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Makati, Makati City. He has majored in local government administration. He has also been honored by the Southwestern University for his achievements in boxing and for doing philanthropic work through conferring Honorary Degree of Doctor of Humanities (Honoris Causa)
Manny Pacquiao Career Details
Emmanuel Dapidran “Manny” Pacquiao is known for his talents as a professional boxer. He has several records to his name and is considered to be among the greatest boxers of all times. He is the only world champion to have won 12 world titles in 8 different divisions of weight categories. He has also won the lineal championship in 5 different divisions of weight categories. He holds major world titles in 4 different glamour divisions of weight categories. He is also the oldest boxer at the age of 40 years to have become a welterweight champion for the fourth time in 2019.
He started boxing when he was 14 years and turned pro at 16 years in 1995. As an amateur boxer, he had won 60 and lost 4 matches. As a professional boxer, he took part in 71 fights, out of which he has won 62 while losing in 7 of them and 2 resulted in a draw. Out of the 62 matches that he won, 39 of them were by knockout while 23 were by the decision of the judges. In case of the 7 matches he lost, he lost by knockout in 3 while 4 were by decision.
Besides boxing, he is also into basketball, acting, singing, business, and politics. Currently, he is a senator in the Philippines. He is also a colonel in the Reserve Force of the Philippine Army as a military reservist.
Manny Pacquiao Net Worth
He has a net worth of $ 26 million by June 2019. He was included as the 2nd hight paid sportsperson in 2015 by Forbes in the list of World’s 100 highest paid athletics. Born in poverty, he has used the money he has earned in humanitarian work.
Manny Pacquiao Marriage Life, Wife
He got married on 10 May 2000 to Jinkee Jamora. Manny was the representative of his wife’s hometown, Sarangani from 2010 to 2016. His wife, too, was the vice governor of Sarangani province from 2013 till 2016. Later, she quit politics to look after her business and family.
Manny Pacquiao Parents
His father is Rosalio Pacquiao, and mother is Dionisia Dapidran-Pacquiao. They separated when his mother found out about his father’s extramarital affair. At that time, he was studying in the sixth grade. His younger brother, Alberto “Bobby” Pacquiao was also a professional boxer.
Manny Pacquiao Kids
He has 5 children with his wife, Jinkee Jamora. Of his 5 children, his son, Emmanuel Jr. “Jimuel” is also an amateur boxer.
Manny Pacquiao Body Measurements
Height – 166 cms (5 feet 5 ½ inches)
Manny Pacquiao Car And House
He has purchased several houses with the money he has earned through boxing. He purchased his 1st house in Lagao Village, General Santos. He has a house in a community in General Santos City. Besides that, he also owns a mansion in Forbes Park and Dasmarinas Village, both in Makati City. He also has a beach house on Tuka Beach, Sarangani Province which is inside a protected marine sanctuary.
He has a house in an exclusive gated community in Beverley Hills that overlooks the Hollywood Hills. He also purchased a house in Los Angeles, California.