When Anthony Joshua is not pummeling an opponent in the boxing ring, he might be checking out his growing portfolio of wealth.
Joshua is an Olympic champion who was the undisputed heavyweight boxing champion of the world before losing his first professional match in June. Joshua’s wallet has benefitted from his performance in the ring and he has secured substantial endorsements outside it.
Joshua is a successful businessman as well, while making sure to give back to the community.
Here’s take a look at how Joshua has accumulated his fortune and where he stands among the wealthiest athletes in the world.
Anthony Joshua net worth: How much does he make?
Joshua’s total earnings of $55 million ranked him 13th in Forbes’ “2019 World’s Highest-Paid Athletes” with soccer star Lionel Messi at the top of the active list ($127 million). Joshua was No. 2 in the grouping of boxers with Canelo Alvarez at No. 1 ($94 million, ranked No. 4 overall). Joshua should blow out that figure in the 2020 list, which will include his payout for the December rematch with Andy Ruiz.
It’s difficult to gauge net worth, but according to Celebrity Net Worth, Joshua’s fortune is roughly $80 million in 2019. That number comes with several grains of salt.
Anthony Joshua career earnings
Joshua is in line for by far the largest purse of his career Dec. 7 against Anthony Joshua. The Daily Star reported he will make around $60 million for the fight.
He made something short of $25 million for his first fight against Ruiz in June.
In 2018, Joshua ranked No. 25 on Forbes’ list of athletes by earnings, having made $39 million in the previous calendar year.
In 2017, Joshua beat Wladimir Klitschko via 11th-round knockout to unify the IBF, IBO and WBA heavyweight titles in Wembley Stadium. Joshua earned, by far, the biggest payday of his career, splitting a massive purse 50/50 with Klitschko.
Where most boxers do not enjoy an abundance of endorsement deals, Joshua is able to draw on his popularity and charisma to lock down roles with some high-profile brands.
Joshua reps at least 12 companies per his personal website with Under Armour, Beats and Jaguar among them. The Forbes report states Joshua made $7 million in endorsements for the time period of their study.
Joshua proudly sports UA gear just about everywhere he goes, making sure his fans know there is a strong relationship.
Beats is a popular endorsement opportunity for several world renowned athletes and Joshua has attached his name to the headphones Goliath.
With Jaguar, Joshua sees the vehicle company branching out to a larger mass versus the perception that its auto line is devoted to elitists only.
“When I pull up in a Jag, it’s like a watch,” Joshua said according to The Telegraph. “Certain watches, everyone has, but there are certain watches only a few people know about.”
Joshua has partnered with StubHub, allowing fans access to secondary tickets for his fights. Joshua expressed pleasure following the agreement with StubHub.
“We have forged a great working relationship and I am excited to be moving into the next stage of my career with such a committed partner, “ Joshua said of StubHub.
In January 2017, Joshua assisted BXR, a state-of-the-art monthly membership gym, in opening a new location.
“I spend the majority of my life in the gym, so I know what is required to make a truly great one,” Joshua said when speaking of BXR.
Joshua’s personal website acts as conduit to fans, providing links to his partnerships and houses a dedicated e-store touting t-shirts and hats that promote his individual brand.
Social media influence
Joshua is fairly active on social media. As of December 2019, he has 2.6 million followers on Twitter, 9.9 million on Instagram and 2.7 million on Facebook. Joshua utilizes the platforms to promote himself, his partners and charity involvement, using a mix of impromptu selfies and professionally produced photos and videos.
Joshua has worked with Sky for sometime and acts as an ambassador for the company in their Sky Sports Academy Initiatives. Joshua provides behind the scenes assistance to youth in reaching their goals across the UK and Ireland.
“As a Sky Ambassador I believe I’m in an incredibly strong position to inspire others, especially the next generation, to unlock their future potential and give something back,” Joshua said.
Joshua has aided various charities in differing ways. For example, he recently helped a cancer charity by donating a signed boxing glove for an auction event.
Joshua also assisted a group called Crisis which works to help the homeless in Birmingham, U.K. In an event dubbed The Anthony Joshua Samba Carnival, which recreated a Brazilian carnival atmosphere, guests paid to enjoy a three-course meal and then chat with Joshua.