By Sean McDaniel: IBO/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Tyson Fury took to Twitter this week to bang on about his personal fortunate. Instead of focusing on discussing his July 9 rematch against Wladimir Klitschko, Fury opted to talk about how he has €27-€30 million. That’s obviously a lot of money if Fury does really have that much, because he’s only had one big fight during his career against Klitschko last November.
The rest of Fury’s fights have been smaller ones against guys like Dereck Chisora [x 2], Steve Cunningham, Christian Hammer, Kevin Johnson, Vinny Maddalone and Martin Rogan. If Fury has already made €30 million. In U.S dollars, Fury has a net worth of $44 million if what he says is true about his fortune.
Wladimir, 40, has a net worth of $60 million, according to celebritynetworth.com. I’m not sure how accurate that site is in estimating fortunes for fighters and celebrities. If Fury is already more than halfway to equaling the huge fortune Wladimir has accumulated during his 20-year-old pro career, it would be a real surprise. Wladimir was a world champion for nine solid years from 2006 until 2015. He also held the WBO world title from 2000 to 2003. All total, Wladimir has been a world champion 12 of his 20 years as a pro. How in the world does Fury have almost as much money as Wladimir after just eight years as a pro? Fury turned pro in 2008.
“€30 mill [expletive] that’s who I fought! 27 sitting on £27 mill, don’t hate on success, hate on failure, I dreamed a dream, then lived it.?????” said Fury on his Twitter.
According to celebritynetworth, Fury has a net worth of £17.5 Million. That’s obviously a lower number than the number he mentions in his Tweet for his net worth, but he obviously would know how much he has in his personal net worth. Even if it’s just £17.5 Million, he’s still got quite a bit of loot for someone who has been pro for only eight years. That’s $25 million in U.S dollars. It’s not as much as Wladimir’s $60 million, but it’s half the amount and Fury hasn’t even held his world titles for a solid year yet. Like I said, Wladimir was a world champion for 12 of his 20 years as a pro. For him not to have a bigger fortune than what he has is strange.