One of the finest RAGS-TO-RICHES Story I've read and what's really amazing is that the guy in the story is a Filipino in the form of MANNY PACQUIAO. With a sure fee of $ 15M he'll get in the De la Hoya fight on Dec. 6, 2008 plus the earnings he'd earned since his U.S. debut in 2001 Manny Pacquiao becomes the first Filipino athlete to earn more than a billion pesos from the boxing sport in a span of only eight years ! wow ! and that doesn't even include Manny's commercial endorsements on TV and print-ads.
Among his biggest clients are Nike and San Miguel Corporation. He has also endorsed Motolite, No Fear, Alaxan, Philippine Airlines, Smart and Extreme Magic Sing, among others.
Manny with his 2 kids in Datu Puti Vinegar
Manny with wife Jinkee in Datu Puti Vinegar
Magnolia Fresh Milk
Magnolia Ice Cream
Extreme Magic Sing
Manny with wife Jinkee in Alaxan gel
Figures earned from the television broadcast of his fights and other TV shows are also not included.
Needless to say, Pacquiao’s income easily surpasses those of other Filipino professionals such as Efren "Bata" Reyes, golfers Frankie Miñoza, and Jennifer Rosales and top basketball players, most of whom haven’t probably gotten past the P50 million mark.
Earnings Since June, 2001
$ 40,000 — Versus Lehlo Ledwaba (South Africa), June 21, 2001, Las Vegas, Nevada
$ 120,000 — Versus Agapito Sanchez (Dominican Republic), Nov. 11, 2001, San Francisco, California
P10 million — Versus Fabbrakob Rakkiatgym (Thailand), Oct. 26, 2002, Davao
P1 million — Versus Serikzhan Yeshmangbetov (Kazakhstan), March 15, 2003, Taguig
$ 70,000 — Versus Jorge Julio (Colombia), June 8, 2002, Memphis, Tennessee
$ 500,000 — Versus Marco Antonio Barrera (Mexico), Nov. 15, 2003, San Antonio, Texas
$ 750,000 — Versus Juan Manuel Marquez (Mexico), May 8, 2004 Las Vegas
P3 million — Versus Fahsan 3K Battery (Thailand), Dec. 11, 2004, Manila
$ 1.75 million — Versus Erik Morales (Mexico), March 19, 2005, Las Vegas
$ 750,000 — Versus Hector Velazquez (Mexico), Sept. 10, 2005, Los Angeles, California
$ 2 million — Versus Erik Morales, January 21, 2006, Las Vegas
$ 1 million — Versus Oscar Larios (Mexico), July 2, 2006, Quezon City
$ 2.25 million — Versus Erik Morales, Nov. 18, 2006, Las Vegas
$ 2 million — Versus Jorge Solis (Mexico), April 14, 2007, San Antonio
$ 3 million — Versus Marco Antonio Barrera, Oct. 6, 2007, Las Vegas
$ 3 million — Versus Juan Manuel Marquez, March 15, 2008, Las Vegas
$ 3 million — Versus David Diaz (US), June 28, 2008, Las Vegas
TOTAL: $ 20,230,000 (About P910,350,000) (of course, earnings from De la Hoya fight not yet included)
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