How did Oscar De La Hoya earn his money and wealth?
Oscar De La Hoya is popularly called by his nickname the Golden Boy was born in East Los Angeles, California in the United States on 4th February 1973. Oscar came from a boxing family because his grandfather Vincente, father Joel Sr. and brother Joel Jr. were boxers. In the year 1995, Oscar was a top-rated fighter in the world and he was named as the Fighter of the Year by The Ring Magazine. At his early age, Oscar’s amateur career included 234 wins, 163 knockout, and 6 losses and from those six losses out which the two losses came at the hands of Shane Mosley. Oscar won the National Golden Gloves title in the year 1989, in the bantamweight division and at the age of 17 he won the United States National Championship at featherweight. Oscar was considered as the youngest U.S boxer at that year’s Goodwill Games, by winning a gold medal.
De La Hoya made his professional debut on 23rd November 1992, by scoring a first-round TKO victory and he won his first world title at the age of 20 at his twelfth professional fight. Oscar moved up to the welterweight division on 12th April 1997 and found Pernell Whitaker, in which he had a tough fight with him. Oscar knocked out Derrell Coley on 26th February 2000 in a WBC eliminator, for which WBC awarded Oscar by welterweight title.
Oscar began dating Shanna Moakler in October 1997; she is an actress and Miss USA 1995 titleholder. They got engaged the year 1997 and prior to which they gave birth to a daughter, Atiana De Hoy on 29th March 1999. Their relationship abruptly ended in the year 2000 when Moakler saw her husband dating Puerto Rican singer Millie Corretjer, on television when she was watching the Latin Grammy Awards at home.
Oscar married Millie Corretjer on 5th October 2001 and they have two children Oscar Gabriel De La Hoya on 29thn December 2005 and Nina Lauren Nenitte De La Hoya on 29th December 2009 and he had three other children from previous relationships. De La Hoya in May 2011 acknowledged that he has a substance abuse problem and he was accused in a lawsuit of rape in the year 1998. The Golden Boy was acquired on February 2008, a 25% stake of Major league Soccer side Houston Dynamo. Oscar also started a charitable trust in which he helped underprivileged children for their education and he donated $3.5 million to the De La Hoya Animo Charter High School.
How much is Oscar De La Hoya worth? As of 2018, Oscar De La Hoya’s net worth is $200 million.