Anderson Silva is a mixed martial artist from Brazil. He is also a former UFC Middleweight Champion and holds the longest streak of being a champion in the history of UFC. He has a total of 16 consecutive wins in his career. He has been called as the greatest mixed martial artist ever by Dana White, president of UFC. He is at present ranked at No. 6 in the UFC middleweight rankings. He is also a pro boxer and has a record of 1-1. He has also appeared in films and his lent his voice in the 2013 film ‘Worms’. The estimated net worth of Anderson Silva is $20 million US dollars.
Anderson da Silva was born on April 14, 1975, in Sao Paulo, Brazil. He has got four siblings and was born in a poverty-stricken family. He spent most of his childhood with his uncle and aunt. He used to practice jiu-jitsu with other kids from his neighborhood. At 13, he started taking tae kwon do classes and moved to Capoeira. At the same time, he also used to train in martial arts. At the age of 16, Silva settled in Muay Thai.
Prior to becoming a professional fighter, he used to work as a fire clerk and also used to work at McDonald’s. Some of his biggest personal heroes include his own mother, Spider-Man, Muhammad Ali, and Bruce Lee. He has loved comic books and the heroes of the comic book. At the age of 20, he earned his black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. At 18, he got his tae kwon do the black belt. He also possesses a yellow belt in Capoeira and a black belt in judo.
Anderson Silva has been married to his wife Dayane. The couple has got five children together including two daughters and three sons.
In 1997, Anderson Silva made his debut in the welterweight category. His first win was in Japan against Hayato Sakurai in August 2001. He started fighting in Pride in 2002. He defeated Alex Stiebling from a high kick. This was followed by a victory over Alexander Otsuka. He also defeated Carlos Newton, WKC Welterweight Champion at Pride 25.
In June 2004, Silva earned a victory over Jeremy Horn. In England, he defeated Lee Murray in a cage rage. He defended his title with a victory over Tony Fryklund. At ‘Rumble on the Rock’, in the first round, he was defeated by Yushin Okami. In 2006, he was signed to the UFC. In his debut match, he went on to defeat Chris Leben in the USA with a strike rate of 85%.
In October 2006, he won the UFC Middleweight Champion by defeating Rich Franklin with a TKO. In 2007, he was able to defend his title by securing a victory over Nate Marquardt. In July 2013, he lost to Chris Weidman. In February 2017, he emerged victorious against Derek Brunson at the UFC 208.
In 2008, Sports Illustrated named Anderson Silva as ‘Fighter of the Year’. He has been nominated twice for the ESPY Award. He has won various championships including Shooto Middleweight Championship, Cage Rage Middleweight Championship, UFC Middleweight Championship, and Pride FC Welterweight Championship. In 2008, he won the ‘Fighter of the Year’ by World MMA Awards.
How much is Net Worth of Anderson Silva in 2017
Anderson Silva has won many matches in his career and has also won many career titles. He also has the longest title reign in the UFC with 2457 days. In doing so, he has gone on to amass good wealth. Anderson Silva’s net worth is an estimated $20 million US dollars as of 2017. He has also set many records in UFC and mixed martial arts.
As an actor, he has appeared in films like ‘Ultimate Beastmaster’, ‘Tapped Out’, ‘Never Surrender’, ‘Hell’s Chain’, and ‘Till Death Do Us Part 2’. He also has interests in taekwondo. As a professional boxer, Silva has a record of 1-1. In 2012, he was named as the Most Valuable Player by Wrestling Observer Newsletter.
Anderson Silva was scheduled to represent Brazil in taekwondo at the 2016 Summer Olympics however, he failed the drug tests in June 2016. In UFC, he had 10 successful title defense and also has a winning streak of 16 undefeated matches.