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Evander Holyfield’s Net Worth 2023: Age, Height, Spouse, Ear, Income

How Much is Evander Holyfield’s Net Worth?

Net Worth in 2024$1 million
Full NameEvander Holyfield
Nick Name The Real Deal, The Warrior
Birth PlaceAtmore, Escambia County, Alabama, United States
BirthdayOctober 19, 1962
Age60 years old (as of 2024)
Occupation Professional Boxer (Retired)
Sun SignLibra
Wife Candi Calvana Smith (m. 2003–2012),
Janice Itson (m. 1996–2000), 
Paulette Bowen (m. 1985–1991)
Children 11 
FatherIsom Coley
MotherAnnie Laura Holyfield
Info UpdatedJuly 2024

Who is Evander Holyfield? Biography

Evander Holyfield is an American former professional boxer who enjoyed his professional career from 1984 to 2011. As of 2024, Evander Holyfield’s net worth estimates at $1 million.

Evander Holyfield is also known as “The Real Deal” is a 59 years old American former professional boxer. He remained active from the years 1984 to 2011, i.e. 27 years.

Moreover, he reined the ring as the undisputed champion at cruiserweight as well as heavyweight in 1990.

Holyfield is the 4-time world heavyweight champion from 1990 to 1992 and retired in 2014.

He ruled as the undisputed champion in the cruiserweight and heavyweight categories in the 1980s and 1990s.

One of the icons in boxing history, Holyfield has surpassed the record of legend “Muhammad Ali” by winning the heavyweight championship four times, as the latter has won three times.

He has also won a Bronze medal in the 1984 Olympic Games.

Evander Holyfield’s name is in included many “sports ranking websites and magazines”.

He was ranked number 77 on ‘The Ring’ list of 100 greatest punchers of all time.

Evander Holyfield was also included in ‘BoxRec’s’ 10 best heavyweights in the world 14 times and was ranked No.1 in 1990, 1991, and 1996.

He was also ranked as the best cruiserweight from 1985 to 1987.

Evander Holyfield’s Age & Birthday

Evander Holyfield was born on October 19, 1962, in Atmore, Alabama. According to his birthdate, Evander Holyfield’s age is 60 years as of 2024.

He was much younger than his nine siblings and was born to a different father.

At the age of 7, he started boxing and won the Boys Club boxing tournament. Later, he entered in Junior Olympics when he was only 13.

Evander Holyfield became the Southeastern Regional Champion at the age of 15 only. Not only this but he also won the tournament as well as the Best Boxer Award.

Till 1984, he made a record of winning 160 tournaments and losing 14. By the age of 21, Holyfield was 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) and weighed around 178 pounds (81 kg).

Additionally, he represented the U.S. at the age of 20 during Pan American Games in 1983 held in Caracas, Venezuela. In the championship, Evander won a silver medal.

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Evander Holyfield’s Net Worth

As of 2024, Evander Holyfield’s net worth estimates at $1 million.

The amount is quite less than the expectations of his fans as they thought that he has made around $513 million as a boxer.

Despite having a successful career in boxing Evander didn’t have any accumulated wealth left because of his huge debt and house mortgage.

Even more, he has faced lots of financial issues when he was declared bankrupt in 2012.

Debt and crisis:

By the year 2008, Holyfield lost almost everything, he had one net worth of around 240 million.

Eventually and due to circumstances, he mortgaged his giant mansion to the bank.

And it was 2008; his house was sold in an auction for 7.5 million by the bank to recover debt on the boxing star.

Brand Endorsements:

He has done commercials for Coca-Cola, Restaurant chain: Zaxby’s.

How Does Evander Holyfield’s Net Worth Stand at $1 million in 2024?

After winning the bronze at the 1984 Summer Olympics, Evander made his debut at the age of 21 as a professional. In 1985, he moved up to the cruiserweight division where he bagged his first title for the WBA Cruiserweight belt.

What is Evander Holyfield's Net Worth in 2024 and how does he make his money?
Evander Holyfield’s Net Worth 2024? Age, Height, Wife, Children, Earnings & Revenue

Later, he defeated Ricky Parkey, and after that Carlos De Leon to get the Lineal, IBF, and WBC titles. With this, Holyfield becomes the Undisputed Cruiserweight Champion.

In 1988, he defeated Buster Douglas which marked his first win. He didn’t face any professional loss until 1992 when he lost against Riddick Bowe.

After a year, he regained his position by defeating Bowe for the WBA and IBF titles but later again lost against Michael Moorer in 1994.

In addition to the above, Evander Holyfield’s other notable victories over the fighters are against Hasim Rahman, Michael Dokes, Michael Moorer, George Foreman, Riddick Bowe, Ray Mercer, Michael Moorer, and many more.

Earnings from Other Ventures

Evander founded Real Deal Records and signed the one-time success group Exhale. He also earned tons of endorsement deals such as Coca-Cola and Diet Coke.

Moreover, he starred in a video game, “Evander Holyfield’s Real Deal Boxing.” Evander is also among the people who starred in the commercials for the restaurant chain Zaxby’s.

In 2007, he released a line of cooking products named Real Deal Grill. Besides, he has earned millions by appearing in tv. Additionally, he has starred in multiple

movies such as “Summer of Sam, “Blood Salvage,” and “Necessary Roughness.”

Evander Holyfield vs Mike Tyson

Why did Mike Tyson bit Holyfield’s ear?

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Why did Mike Tyson bit Evander 
 Holyfield's ear?
Evander Holyfield vs Mike Tyson

In the 1997 boxing tournament against Mike Tyson, Mike was disqualified because he was biting off part of Holyfield’s ear in the fight.

In his recent interview on Fox News with Jim Gray, Mike Tyson revealed that he bit Evander Holyfield’s ear because he wanted to kill him.

He said as,” “I bit him because I wanted to kill him. I was really mad about my head being bumped and everything.”

More he added, “I really lost consciousness of the whole fight.”

Now, the question is Did Evander Holyfield get his ear fixed?

Actually, the piece of his ear disappeared in the ambulance.

Doctors did a 90-minute surgery and 8 stitches on his wound. But, the doctors failed to reattach the missing portion of Evander Holyfield’s ear.

Evander Holyfield’s Wife & Kids

Holyfield married thrice to date.

Holyfield’s first wife Paulette Brown-

He married Paulette Brown in 1985. But the couple divorced in 1991.

Holyfield’s second wife Dr. Janice Itson-

In October 1996, Holyfield married Dr. Janice Itson.

Together they welcomed their two children.

After that, the couple legally separated in 2000.

Holyfield’s third wife-

Why Did Evander Holyfield andCandi Calvana Smith Divorce?
Evander Holyfield’s Ex-Wife Candi Calvana Smith (m. 2003–2012)

Thirdly, he married Candi Calvana Smith in 2003. Unfortunately, the couple divorced in 2012.

Evander Holyfield has 11 children from six women.

In 2007, Evander was linked to Applied Pharmacy Services for supplying illegal steroids to athletes, now under investigation in Alabama.

But the boxer denied forever using performance-enhancing drugs.

Who has Evander Holyfield dated?

Tamie Pettaway –

The boxing icon was also involved with Tamie Pettaway.

Out of this relationship, they are parents to a son and a daughter, named Elijah Esaias Holyfield (b. 1997) and Eden Eloise Holyfield (b. 1995).

Toi Irvin

Evander’s relationship with Toi Irvin was very short, and the association lasted a year or two in the early 2000s.

They have a son named Eleazar Evan Holyfield (b. 1997).

Candi Calvana Smith –

Evander Holyfield got hitched to Candi Calvana Smith on July 1, 2003, and they have 2 children together a son and a daughter named Eli Ethan Holyfield (b. 2004) and Eve Elizabeth Holyfield (b. 2005).

However, the couple broke up in the year 2012 after nine years of marriage.

Evander Holyfield’s Kids

Evander Holyfield is the father of 11 children.

He has 6 relationships over the years and he became a father to 6 sons and 5 daughters, details of which are as follows:

Evander Holyfield Jr.:

He is the eldest son of Evander Holyfield and shares the same name as his father. He was born in the year 1984 and is also a boxer.

Ewin Ezekiel Holyfield:

He was born in the year 1990. His work and profession are unknown.

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Evette Ashley Holyfield:

She is the eldest daughter who was born on March 9, 1985. She is a fashion designer and stylist.

Ebonne Esheal Holyfield:

She was born in the year 1989 and is 32 years old.

Elijah Esaias Holyfield:

He was born on November 30, 1997, and is a well-known football running back, he plays for Philadelphia Eagles.

Eleazar Evan Holyfield:

He was born in 1997 and is aspiring to be a boxer.

Eve Elizabeth Holyfield:

She was born in the year 2005 on January 1.

Elijah Jedidiah Holyfield:

He was born on September 12, 1988.

Eli Ethan Holyfield:

He was born on February 5, 2004, and aspiring to be a footballer.

Eden Eloise Holyfield:

She was born in the year 1995, her career info is not known.

Evander Holyfield‘s Height, Weight, and Physical Stats

Do you want to know the physical appearance, height, and weight of Evander Holyfield? Have a look below:

Height6 feet 2 inches or 189 cm
Weight104 kg or 229 lbs
Hair ColorBald
Eye ColorDark Brown

How tall is Evander Holyfield?

Evander Holyfield is 6 feet 2 inches (1.88 m) tall and his weight is listed as 104 kg or 229 lbs.

Awards and achievements

  • August 12, 2000 – March 3, 2001 – WBA world heavyweight champion
  • November 8, 1997 – November 13, 1999 – BF world heavyweight champion
  • Nov 9, 1996 – November 13, 1999 – WBA world heavyweight champion
  • November 6, 1993 – April 22, 1994 – WBA world heavyweight champion
  • October 25, 1990 – November 13, 1992 – WBA world heavyweight champion
  • July 12, 1986 – July 1988 – WBA world heavyweight champion
  • May 15, 1987 – July 1988 – IBF world heavyweight champion
  • April 9, 1988 – July 1988 – WBC World heavyweight champion

Evander Holyfield’s Social Media Profiles

Evander Holyfield is active on social media such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts.

He has more than 1 million followers on his Facebook account, around 298.6K followers on Twitter, and he has about 564k followers on his Instagram account as of 21 Jan 2024.

Facebook Account:TheRealDealHolyfield
Evander Holyfield‘s Twitter Account @holyfield
Evander Holyfield Instagram Account @evanderholyfield


As a professional boxer, Evander Holyfield has enjoyed a successful career from the 1980s to the 2010s.

At present, he has ranked at 9th position in BoxRec’s rankings of great boxers.

As of 2024, Evander Holyfield’s net worth stands at $1 million.

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How Much Is Evander Holyfield’s Worth?

Evander Holyfield’s net worth in 2023 reaches USD $1 million Approx.

Where Evander Holyfield is from?

Evander Holyfield was born in Atmore, Escambia County, Alabama, United States on October 19, 1962.

How old is Evander Holyfield?

Being born on October 19, 1962, Evander Holyfield is 60 years old as of today’s date 14th Jan 2023. His height is 1.89 m tall, and his weight is 104 kg.

Where does Evander Holyfield live?

Evander Holyfield’s current residence is in Fayette County, Georgia, United States.

How tall is Evander Holyfield?

Evander is 6 feet 2 inches (1.89 m) tall.

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