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Vitali Klitschko Net Worth

Vitali Klitschko Net Worth. Vitalii Volodymyrovych Klychko (/vɪˌtæli ˈklɪtʃkoʊ/Ukrainian: Віта́лій Володи́мирович Кличко́ [wiˈtɑl⁽ʲ⁾ij woloˈdɪmɪrowɪtʃ klɪtʃˈkɔ]; born 19 July 1971), known as Vitali Klitschko, is a Ukrainian politician and former professional boxer. He serves as mayor of Kyiv and head of the Kyiv City State Administration, having held both offices since June 2014. Klitschko is a former leader of the Petro Poroshenko Bloc and a former Member of the Ukrainian Parliament. He became actively involved in Ukrainian politics in 2005 and combined this with his professional boxing career until his retirement from the sport in 2013. He holds a Doctoral Degree (Ph.D.) from Kyiv University’s Physical Science Department.

As a boxer, Klitschko won multiple world heavyweight championships. He held the World Boxing Organization (WBO) title from 1999 to 2000, the Ring magazine title from 2004 to 2005, and the World Boxing Council (WBC) title twice between 2004 and 2013. Overall, he defeated 15 opponents in world heavyweight title fights, and made 12 successful title defences. In 2011, Vitali and his younger brother Wladimir Klitschko entered the Guinness World Records as the pair of brothers with most world heavyweight title fight wins (30 at the time; 40 as of 2020). From 2006 until 2015, Vitali and Wladimir (also a multiple world champion) dominated heavyweight boxing, a period widely known as the “Klitschko Era” of the division. Klitschko’s last fight was in 2012, but he remained the WBC heavyweight champion at age 42 when he announced his retirement in December 2013.

Klitschko formally began his political career in 2006 when he placed second in the Kyiv mayoral race. In 2010, he founded the party Ukrainian Democratic Alliance for Reform (UDAR) and was elected into parliament for this party in 2012. He was a leading figure in the 2013–2014 Euromaidan protests, and he announced his possible candidacy for the Ukrainian presidency but later withdrew and endorsed the eventual winner Petro Poroshenko. He was elected Mayor of Kyiv on 25 May 2014. He headed the election list of the winner of the 2014 Ukrainian parliamentary election, the Petro Poroshenko Bloc, but he gave up his parliamentary seat to stay on as Mayor of Kyiv. On 28 August 2015 the UDAR party merged into Petro Poroshenko Bloc. Klitschko thus became the new party leader. Klitschko was reelected as mayor on 15 November 2015. Klitschko revived UDAR, and left Petro Poroshenko Bloc with it, in May 2019 and simultaneously announced that UDAR would take part in the 2019 Ukrainian parliamentary election autonomously. UDAR however failed to win any seats.

Klitschko was re-elected to a second term as mayor in 2020, securing 50.52% of the votes in the first round of voting and thus avoiding a run-off. Following the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Klitschko and President Volodymyr Zelensky have been internationally praised as symbols of Ukrainian resistance.

What is Vitali Klitschko’s Net Worth and Salary?

Net Worth: $80 Million

Date of Birth: Jul 19, 1971 (52 years old)

Place of Birth: Belovodskoye

Gender: Male

Height: 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)

Profession: Professional Boxer, Politician

Nationality: Ukraine

Vitali Klitschko is a former professional heavyweight boxer and current Ukrainian politician who has a net worth of $80 million. Known by his fans as “Dr. Ironfirst” (a reference to his knockout power and his Ph.D.), Klitschko achieved great things in the world of boxing before announcing his retirement in 2013. Over the course of his career, Vitali won multiple world heavyweight championships. From 1999 to 2000, he held the WBO title, and he held the WBC title between 2004 and 2013. He defeated 15 different fighters in matches for the world heavyweight title. Vitali and his brother, Wladimir Klitschko, hold the world record for having the most world heavyweight title fight wins as brothers. These accomplishments led to a period between 2006 and 2015 being dubbed the “Klitschko Era.”

Vitali’s success came from a range of attributes, including a knockout percentage of 87% by the time he retired. He only suffered two losses in his entire career, and both were due to stoppages after he became too injured to continue. After retiring, he joined a very exclusive club of boxers who were never knocked down in a single fight. He is also the only heavyweight boxer to have won world championships in three different decades (the 90s, 2000s, and 2010s). He and George Foreman are also the only two heavyweight boxers to have successfully defended a title after the age of 40.

Outside of the ring, Vitali has become known for his keen interest and involvement in politics. This began well before his retirement, as he placed second in the Kyiv mayoral race in 2006. In 2010, he founded a party called the Ukrainian Democratic Alliance for Reform, also known simply as the UDAR. Klitschko was eventually elected into parliament with this party, and he subsequently became a leading figure during the Euromaidan protests of 2013 and 2014. On May 24, 2015, Vitali was elected Mayor of Kyiv. On November 15, 2015 he was re-elected. That same year Klitschko became the new party leader of the Petro Poroshenko Bloc and was re-elected as mayor. He has since abandoned the Petro Poroshenko Bloc in an attempt to revive the UDAR.

Nyongesa Sande
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