Manny Pacquiao is best known for as a successful boxer, but he has other interests outside of the ring. As many fans know, he is a politician in his native Philippines and has an extensive real-estate portfolio worth millions of dollars in his homeland and other parts of the world.
The legendary boxer likes buying homes for himself, but he’s also philanthropic and has built many homes for needy Filipinos.
The boxer’s iconic career
After going 60-4 as an amateur, Pacquiao made his professional boxing debut as a 16-year-old. He won his first major championship, the WBC flyweight title, in December 1998 at the age of 19. He is still an active fighter — he’s held the WBA super welterweight title for over a year — and has a record of 62-7-2, with 39 knockout victories.
Twenty-two of his wins have come against world champions, a list that includes the likes of Juan Manuel Marquez, Oscar de la Hoya, Ricky Hatton, Miguel Cotto, and Shane Mosley. The Boxing Writers’ Association of America, WBO, and WBC named him the Fighter of the Decade for the 2000s, and in 2016 ESPN ranked him second on its list of the best pound-for-pound fighters of the last 25 years.
The boxer’s family and net worth
Pacquiao married Jinkee Jamora in 1999, and the couple has five children together. Their oldest son, Jimuel, is an amateur boxer. He has made a lot of money as a boxer, with a single fight potentially worth an eight-figure payday for him. Add the money he makes for his government work and endorsements, and it’s estimated that Pacquiao is worth $220 million.
Manny Pacquiao’s real estate investments
Ptama.net has given readers a look at several of the properties that Pacquiao owns. Here are some of his most luxurious.
Beverly Hills Mansion
According to the Inquirer, Pacquiao bought a seven-bedroom, eight-bath mansion in Beverly Hills with amenities like a grand entryway with an elaborate spiral staircase, a chef’s kitchen, and a family room with a sports bar. He paid $12.5 million for the mansion.
General Santos White House
Pacquiao’s “white house” is famous in the Philippines, and is believed to be his biggest real estate investment in the nation. It houses his luxury cars and has a covered court, swimming pool, and play area inside a compound.
Sarangani Beach House
A 14-bedroom beach house located within a protected marine sanctuary. It was built on a seaside lot in Sarangani Province.
An elegant mansion located in a private subdivision in Makati City. Pacquiao bought the house in 2011 after he and his wife overcame a rough patch in their marriage. He says it symbolizes his new life, and he also considers it a peace offering to her.
Pacquiao gives back to his homeland
Inside Sports reports on how benevolent Pacquiao is in his native Philippines. He has paid out of pocket for more than 1,000 for his needy constituents in Sarangani Province. He says he plans to continue building homes for those who need them and to use his future earnings to benefit others, because he was once in that position.
“I will never forget where I came from. I thank god for allowing me to help other people.” The boxer has reportedly given out about $200 million in projects to help Filipinos in need. He says that “almost half” of all of his boxing income — close to $500 million for his career — goes to help the less fortunate in his home country.