He went to study at the Tuscaloosa Central High School and got graduated from there in the year 2004. He dreamed to play American football or basketball for his hometown Alabama Crimson Tide but the birth of his daughter Naieya in 2005 who suffers from the spinal condition, as well as grade issues, forced him to attend the nearby Shelton State Community College and e focused on his career in boxing.
Deontay Wilder who is an American professional boxer was born on 22nd October of the year 1985. Currently, he is the WBC World Heavyweight Champion as well undefeated in 34 fights. He is the native of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States.
He started boxing in October of 2005. By 2007, he upset the favourites to with both National Golden Gloves and US Championships at 201 lb. it was on 15th November of 2008 when Wilder made his professional debut. He won the contest against Ethan Cox with a second-round stoppage.
Since then, he had fought many fights. He made his first successful title defence by knocking out Eric Molina. To talk about his personal life biography, Wilder has also got married. He is married to his lovely wife Jessica Scales. The couple also has four children. Among them, two are daughters who are named as Naieya and Ava and other two are sons named as Dereon and Deontay Jr.
Net Worth and Salary
Apart from that, Wilder has now reached at the age of 29 and he belongs to the American nationality. He stands very tall at towering height of six feet and seven inches. Wilder is the very hard worker and he is getting the huge amount of salary and his net worth is $500 thousand. As of January 2015, he was elevated to number 2 heavyweight in the Ring Rankings.