Manny Pacquiao Biography
Pacquiao grew up in General Santos, Philippines, and was born in Kibawe, Bukidnon. He is the son of boxing champion Manny Pacquiao and actress Dionisia Dapidran. His parents divorced when he was in sixth grade, following his father’s affair. He is the fourth of six siblings, one of whom is also a politician and former professional boxer, Alberto “Bobby” Pacquiao.
Pacquiao moved to Manila at the age of 14 and lived on the streets, worked as a construction worker, and had to choose between eating and sending money to his mother. Pacquiao completed his elementary education at General Santos City’s Saavedra Saway Elementary School, but dropped out of high school due to extreme and abject poverty.
Pacquiao took and passed a high school diploma exam in February 2007. Pacquiao took and passed a high school equivalency exam in February 2007, and was awarded a high school diploma by the Department of Education.
Manny Pacquiao Career
Emmanuel Dapidran Pacquiao Sr. CLH is a former professional boxer and politician from the Philippines. He is known as “PacMan” and is widely regarded as one of the greatest professional boxers of all time. From 2016 to 2022, he was a Senator of the Philippines. Manny Pacquiao has a 60-4 amateur record and a 62-8-2 professional record, with 39 knockouts. Bert Sugar, a boxing historian, ranked Pacquiao as the greatest southpaw fighter of all time. Pacquiao topped Ranker’s list of the best boxers of the twenty-first century in 2020. Pacquiao was named the world’s equal sixth highest paid athlete by Forbes, earning $40 million or 2 billion pesos from the second half of 2008 to the first half of 2009. Pacquiao became a celebrity as his fame grew, and he was obligated to begin his acting and hosting career with guest appearances on ABS-CBN shows. Shortly after, he signed a contract with ABS-CBN as an actor and host.
Pacquiao announced his candidacy for a seat in the Philippine House of Representatives to represent the 1st District of South Cotabato province on February 12, 2007, as a candidate of the Liberal Party faction led by Manila Mayor Lito Atienza.
Manny Pacquiao Personal Life
On May 10, 1999, Pacquiao married Jinkee Jamora. They have five children: Emmanuel Jr. (Jimuel), Michael Stephen, Mary Divine Grace (Princess), who is a popular YouTube vlogger with millions of subscribers and is the founder of the Pacquiao family’s YouTube content network, Queen Elizabeth (Queenie), and Israel. His first son, Jimuel, rose to celebrity as an amateur boxer, model, and actor, while his second son, Michael, is a rapper with tens of millions of streams. Queenie, his daughter, was born in the United States.
Manny Pacquiao Net Worth
Manny Pacquiao has an estimated net worth of approximately $220 million.