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- Net Worth:
- $100 Thousand
- Date of Birth:
- Jul 28, 1989 (33 years old)
- Place of Birth:
- 5 ft 6 in (1.7 m)
- Professional Boxer
- United States of America
What is Adrien Broner's Net Worth and Career Earnings?
Adrien Broner is an American professional boxer who has a net worth of $100 thousand. Adrien Broner has held multiple world championship titles in four different weight classes. He is considered one of the best welterweights in the world and one of the best pound-for-pound boxers on the planet. Outside of the ring, Broner is known for his raucous behavior and his legal issues. Unfortunately, despite earning millions of dollars in the ring, in a 2020 court appearance Adrien claimed to have just $13 to his name, hence his inability to pay an $855 thousand legal judgment.
Adrien Jerome Broner was born on July 28th of 1989 in Cincinnati, Ohio. By the age of six, he was learning how to box. The mean streets of Cincinnati were quite rough during his upbringing, and Adrien later admitted that if it weren't for boxing, he probably would have become involved in dangerous street gangs.
After amassing an impressive record of 300 wins and 19 losses as an amateur fighter, Broner turned professional in 2008. That year, he knocked out Allante Davis, David Warren Huffman, and Ramon Flores – all in the first round. He finished off the year without losing a single match. His matches in 2009 were not as easy, and he faced fighters like Jose Alfredo Lugo and Erick Ricker. He also knocked out Angel Rodriguez in the fourth round that year. More fights followed, and Broner still proved victorious against fighters like William Kickett and Tommy Atencio. He ended 2009 without a single loss.
His first big fight came in 2011 when he faced former Super Bantamweight champion Daniel Ponce De Leon. It was a tough fight, but Broner walked away with a win. Things went better when Adrien took on Jason Litzau, and he beat him in the first round.
Although Broner was intent on facing Ricky Burns next, he settled for Vicente Martin Rodriguez later in 2011. Not only did Adrien knock out Rodriguez in the third round, but he also won the vacant WBO Super Featherweight World title. He then successfully defended his WBO belt against challenger Eloy Perez – once again finishing the fight with a convincing knockout. Unfortunately, Broner failed to cut his weight down to 130 pounds before a fight against Vicente Escobedo, and he was stripped of his title.
Broner moved to the lightweight weight class, starting with a convincing win against Antonio DeMarco. While DeMarco was the number-one rated lightweight at the time, Broner knocked him down in the sixth round and claimed the world title. While Adrien still wanted to fight Ricky Burns, he was once again forced to settle for another fighter, Gavin Rees, instead. It was another dominant victory for Broner.
Having no luck in securing a fight against Burns, Broner went up two weight classes to fight Paulie Malignaggi as a welterweight. It was a tough fight, but Broner won in a controversial split decision. Both fighters walked away with six-figure winnings, although Broner won $250,000 more than Paulie with a total sum of $1.5 million. His title defense against Marcos Maidana did not go well, and the Argentine boxer controlled the fight to hand Broner his first defeat as a professional.
After beating Carlos Molina and Emmanuel Taylor, Broner fought Shawn Porter despite wanting to fight Maidana again in a rematch. Despite knocking Porter down in the 12 round, Broner lost the fight in a unanimous decision, as it was Porter who had controlled most of the fight. He then returned to the light welterweight division to win against Khabib Allakhverdiev, claiming his fourth world title in the process. He was then stripped of his title ahead of his title fight against Ashley Theophane for failing to meet the 140-pound limit. The fight went forward, and Broner defeated Theophane in the 9th round with a TKO.
After returning to welterweight once again, Broner defeated Adrian Granados in a controversial split decision. In 2017, Adrien fought Mikey Garcia, losing in a unanimous decision. Later in 2017, Broner took on Jessie Vargas, and the fight was called a draw. Adrien then returned to welterweight for a third time and faced Manny Pacquiao and lost in a unanimous decision.
On April 21, 2018, he earned a guaranteed $1 million to fight Jessie Vargas, a match that ended in a controversial draw. Broner's purse for his January 2019 fight against Manny Pacquiao was guaranteed at $2.5 million before Pay Per View bonuses.
In 2016, Broner gave fans a video tour of his purported $6 million mansion in Atlanta. He made sure to show off the grand staircase and saltwater swimming pool while reminding viewers that he was not renting this residence.
Adrien Broner has struggled with a number of legal issues over the course of his life.
In 2016, he was charged with a misdemeanor after allegedly choking a waitress at a nightclub. In 2017, he was arrested after a warrant was issued due to his failure to appear in court. Later in 2017, Adrien landed in hot water after video surfaced of him knocking out a fan. After failing to appear at his arraignment, a warrant was issued for his arrest. Broner later stated that he wasn't aware of the hearing being scheduled.
In 2020, Broner was found in contempt of court by a judge while he was attending a hearing for an assault lawsuit. This was in connection to a 2018 incident when he had allegedly assaulted a woman at a nightclub by forcibly kissing her. Adrien was found in contempt because he had repeatedly failed to hand over documents and evidence. Specifically, Broner was asked to provide evidence as to why he was unable to pay an $855,000 judgement that he had been ordered to pay the woman he allegedly assaulted.
Adrien failed to pay the $855,000 judgment. In November 2020 Adrien was forced to appear in front of a judge in Ohio to explain why he had not paid the funds. In his statement to the court, Adrien claimed to have just $13 in cash in his bank. The judge pointedly asked Adrien how he could explain a video from the previous weekend that was posted to social media and showed Adrien surrounded by stacks of cash. Adrien claimed the money actually belonged to his "rich friends." Here's a video of the courtroom interaction:
In January 2021 he submitted documents to an Ohio court that reportedly showed a Wells Fargo bank statement with negligible funds.
In a statement, the judge in charge of this case said that Adrien "continually defied every court order I've given." After pleading guilty to two misdemeanors as a result of the nightclub incidence, Broner was placed on probation for two years. He violated his probation not long afterward and was arrested for drunk driving. This put the boxer behind bars for seven days.