Wladimir Klitschko's net worth: How much is the Ukrainian former heavyweight boxer worth?

Wladimir Klitschko's net worth: How much is the Ukrainian former heavyweight boxer worth?

Grace Waruguru
September 6, 2023 at 2:41 AM

Wladimir Klitschko's net worth and career earnings have roused curiosity among boxing fans and sports enthusiasts alike. The retired professional heavyweight boxer is one of the wealthiest athletes, thanks to his successful career between 1996 and 2017. Dive into his financial portfolio and career achievements.

Wladimir Klitschko net worth
Retired professional heavyweight boxer Wladimir Klitschko has a net worth of $90 million. Photo: Hendrik Schmidt
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Klitschko and his brother Vitali Klitschko formed the ''Klitschko era'' and dominated the ring throughout their careers. Unknown to many, Klitschko is also a golfer. How has all the success and fame translated to Wladimir's net worth?

Wladimir Klitschko's profile and bio summary

Full name

Wladimir Wladimirovitsch Klitschko


47years old (As of 2023)

Date of birth

March 25, 1976

Zodiac sign



Dr. Steelhammer

Place of birth

Semipalatinsk, Kazakhstan, Soviet Union








Volodymyr Rodionovych Klychko, Nadiia Ulianivna Klychko


Vitali Klitschko

Marital status



Hayden Panettiere


Kaya Evdokia Klitschko


6 feet, 5 inches


109 kgs

Hair colour

Dark brown

Eye colour

Dark brown


Perejaslav-Khmelnytsky State Pedagogical University, University of Kiev


Professional heavyweight boxer, actor, social media influencer, lecturer

Net worth

$90 million

Social media presence

Instagram, X (Twitter)

How old is Wladimir Klitschko?

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Wladimir Klitschko started playing professionally in 1996. Photo: Hollie Adams
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Wladimir Klitschko (aged 47 years in 2023) was born on March 25, 1976, in Semipalatinsk, Soviet Union. The retired boxer is a two-time World Heavyweight Champion. He is an actor who appeared in movies like Oceans Eleven (2011) and Pain & Gain (2013).


Wladimir grew up alongside one older brother, Vitali Klitschko, a fellow heavyweight boxer. His parents are Nadiia Ulianivna Klychko and Volodymyr Rodionovych Klychko, a former Soviet Air Force Major General. Sadly, he passed in 2011 after a prolonged illness.


Klitschko studied in local primary and high school before proceeding to Perejaslav-Khmelnytsky State Pedagogical University. He holds a Doctorate in Sports Science from the University of Kyiv.


Wladimir Klitschko career earnings
Wladimir Klitschko (L) and his brother Vitalis Klitschko. The two comprised the Klitschko era. Photo: Hollie Adams
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Klitschko started boxing as a young boy before his professional debut in 1996. He had previously won several amateur boxing competitions. In his first year, he won the Super-heavyweight gold medal at the Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia.

After defeating Chris Byrd, he won four championship titles between 2005 and 2011. Wladimir Klitschko's record includes two World Heavyweight championships, a Ring Title, a World Boxing Organization (WBO), and a World Boxing Association (WBA) title. He retired in 2017 after a successful career of 64 wins from 69 fights with 53 knockouts.

Who has Wladimir Klitschko lost to?

The professional boxer was undefeated between 1996 and 1998. Wladimir and his brother (The Klitschko era) dominated heavyweight boxing between 2004 and 2015. He suffered knockout losses to:

  • Ross Puritty (1998)
  • Corrie Sanders (2003)
  • Lanon Brewster (2004)
  • Tyson Fury (2015), which was the first time he lost in over 10 years
  • Anthony Joshua (2017)

Is Wladimir Klitschko married?

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Wladimir Klitschko is also an actor, author, and businessperson. Photo: Eóin Noonan
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Wladimir married his first wife, Aleksandra Avizoza, in 1996. She is a Ukrainian actress and model. Two years later, in 1998, the two parted ways. According to thefamouspeople.com, the athlete later dated Yvonne Catterfeld, a German singer and actor and Czech supermodel Karolina Kurkova, but these relationships did not last.

In 2009, he started dating American actor Hayden Panettiere. They engaged in 2013 and were blessed with a daughter, Kaya, in 2014. The couple split up in 2018, per people.com, but have a co-parenting arrangement to raise their daughter.

Wladimir Klitschko's net worth in 2023

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Klitschko is worth $90 million. He is among the richest boxers of all time, thanks to his world championships and titles.

According to Forbes, Wladimir Klitschko's career earnings total $21.5 million. They include his salary, pay-per-view payments, prize bonuses, and brand partnerships. Wladimir's fights were frequently held in stadiums due to their trend of pulling in multitudes.

Wladimir Klitschko's houses

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Wladimir Klitschko only had five losses in his professional career. Photo: Eóin Noonan
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Klitschko and his ex-girlfriend owned a home in Nashville, Tennessee. After their breakup, they put up the property for sale in 2018 for £1.8 million. The father of one reportedly owns more property in different countries worldwide, including a Hollywood penthouse.

Wladimir Klitschko's car collection

Thanks to Wladimir's fortune from the sport, he drives luxury cars fit for his elite status. These include a Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG worth $130,000. The details of his other vehicles are undisclosed.

Is Wladimir Klitschko retired?

Klitschko hung his boxing gloves in 2017. The multi-talented champion is now a professor at the University of St. Gallen. He also authored a book, FACE the Challenge - Discover the Willpower in You! (2020). Moreover, Wladimir runs 11 Mirrors, a hotel in Kiev. He is also a philanthropist who runs the Klitschko Foundation, which targets children and youth in Ukraine.

How rich is Klitschko? The 47-year-old millionaire has a legacy of excellence wherever he goes. His record remains unmatched, and the athlete continues to reap from his career even years after retirement.

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