A Brazilian mixed martial artist, Anderson Silva was predicted has net worth amount about $10million. Even currently Anderson Silva is a UFC Middleweight Champion, but he isn’t the higher paid one. But among above it all, we should count Anderson Silva achievement in this path. Anderson Silva may not the most expensive middleweight in the world, but he has placed his name as #1midleweighter in the world. Even the UFC president, Dana White has called him as “the greatest mixed martial artist ever.”. It’s because along his career at the middleweight, Anderson Silva has struck and broke the record of the UFC history. Along his career with the UFC, Anderson Silva has 6 consecutive wins and 10 title defenses. And seems to know that it’s his source of money, Anderson Silva then gets 12 post-fight bonus awards. It not only amount of money that makes Anderson Silva proud, he was recognized as No. 1 mixed martial arts fighter in the world according to ESPN, Sherdog and Yahoo! Sports. Due to his achievement, Anderson Silva not only accumulated the money from the mixed martial art that he devoted to. Several companies also willing to endorse him and it becomes another Anderson Silva’s source income. The company like Sport Club Corinthians Paulista, fast food chain Burger King and American multinational corporation selling of footwear, apparel, equipment, accessories and services, NIKE. And since he is still very productive in the welterweight division, those companies are still willing to endorse Anderson Silva which means his source income will be stable for some years in the future.
Since childhood, Anderson Silva already shown his interest in martial arts. He then trained Jiu Jitsu with neighborhood kids. Anderson Silva said that he is really interested in Jiu Jitsu and said its an elite martial arts from Brazil. At the age of 12, Anderson Silva started to learn Tae Kwon Do and Capoeira then he really mastered Muay Thai at the age of sixteen. In 1997, Anderson Silva started his professional debut in the welterweight category. On August 26, 2001 Anderson Silva win against Shooto champion Hayato Sakurai and make him the new Shooto Middleweight Champion. After that, Anderson Silva proved that he is the best and number one welterweight by defeating his rival like Alexander Otsuka, Lee Murray, Tony Fryklund and Stephan Bonnar.
It was reported that from his profession, Anderson Silvia has annual earning about $256,469 a year. Recent rumor said, Anderson Silva asked about $1 billion dollars to fight king Jon Jones but it still in negotiation anyway.