KEY POINTS

  • Tyson Fury earned $57 million in one year
  • He ranked 34th on Forbes’ highest earning celebrities list
  • Fury is set to face Anthony Joshua after his third fight with Deontay Wilder 

Tyson Fury is one of boxing’s biggest stars. He earned $57 million in one year and the future remains bright for the heavyweight champ. 

Fury is a colorful character in the boxing world where champions are often equated with intimidating and trash talking men. Fury is very different as he sings inside the ring, cracks jokes and has a body that many consider unfit or even fat in boxing standards. But he gets the job done, and he is a winner with or without boxing gloves. 

The Manchester, England native had a rough childhood. He was born prematurely but fought and survived. According to Celebrity Net Worth, the young Fury was named after one of the best heavyweight champs ever, Mike Tyson, who was on top of the world at the time of his birth. 

Tyson Fury celebrates his seventh-round TKO triumph in his WBC heavyweight world title rematch against Deontay Wilder Tyson Fury celebrates his seventh-round TKO triumph in his WBC heavyweight world title rematch against Deontay Wilder Photo: GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AL BELLO

The 31-year-old debuted into professional boxing in 2008 and quickly won major titles. By 2014, he already captured the English, British and Commonwealth Heavyweight titles. Moreover, he also snatched the WBO Inter-Continental Heavyweight title and European and WBO International Heavyweight belts from more heralded opponents. 

The biggest fight of his career happened in 2015, facing then champion Wladimir Klitschko for the WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, IBO, Lineal and The Ring heavyweight belts. The British boxer was declared the unanimous winner in the end. A rematch was scheduled but Fury was deemed unfit for the fight after gaining 100 pounds and was also suspended for drug abuse. This caused Fury to slip into depression and went away for more than three years. His hiatus ended in June 2018 and he went back to his old self in the boxing ring. 

Fury was able to overcome suicidal thoughts and has been a vocal supporter of those suffering from mental illnesses. After turning things around for himself, he faced one of boxing’s most feared knockout artists: Deontay Wilder. Their first fight ended in a draw but Fury won the rematch convincingly. The win made him at least $26 million richer, per Forbes. Wilder-Fury III is in the pipeline and experts claim Fury would get the upper hand in guaranteed money this time. 

Should he demolish Wilder for the second time, it would set up a mouthwatering clash against Anthony Joshua. The Sun estimated the Joshua-Fury fight to fetch £150 million or $187 million in revenues. The outled added that Fury’s net worth can still increase via the 5-fight deal with ESPN he signed for £80 million. 

Aside from boxing, Tyson Fury busies himself with writing books and making appearances for WWE. He earned £12 million for his fight against Braun Strowman, while his autobiography "Behind The Mask," has sold more than 200,000 copies worldwide.