- 1 Who is Maryum Ali?
- 2 How rich is she, as of now? Maryum Ali Net Worth
- 3 Early Life, Parents, Siblings, Nationality, Ethnicity, Religion, Educational Background
- 4 Professional Career
- 5 Personal Life and Appearance
- 6 Who was her father? Muhammad Ali Short Wiki/Bio
Who is Maryum Ali?
Maryum Ali, also known as ‘May May’, was born on 18 July 1968 under the zodiac sign of Cancer, in Chicago, Illinois USA. She is a 53-year-old social worker, activist, public speaker, and former rapper and stand-up comedian, but probably best recognized for being the eldest child of the late legendary boxer and social activist Muhammad Ali.
How rich is she, as of now? Maryum Ali Net Worth
As of early 2022, Maryum Ali’s net worth is estimated at over $15 million, acquired largely through her successful career in the field of social work, but increased through her other endeavors, and inheritance from her father, whose wealth was estimated at over $50 million when he died in 2016.
Early Life, Parents, Siblings, Nationality, Ethnicity, Religion, Educational Background
Maryum Ali spent her early years in her hometown of Chicago, where she was raised by her famous father and her mother Belinda Boyd, who later changed her name to Khalilah Camacho Ali. She has three younger siblings, twin sisters named Rasheda and Jamillah, and a brother named Muhammad Ali Jr., and five younger half-siblings from her father’s affairs and marriages, including four half-sisters named Miya, Khaliah, Hana and Laila Ali, and an adoptive half-brother, named Asaad Amin. She also has two younger half-brothers, named Biaggio Ali Walsh and Nico Ali Walsh, from her mother’s next marriage.
Maryum holds American nationality, belongs to White Caucasian ethnic group, and is a Christian. Regarding her education, it is known that Maryum graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Work.
Maryum Ali performed as a stand-up comedian for more than a decade, and also released a rap album entitled “The Introduction” through Scottie Bros Records in her early 20s. She then left the music industry to focus on helping people. Right after her graduation, Maryum started pursuing her career as a social worker, and has now been involved in the area of youth development and juvenile delinquency prevention for more than 15 years, working as a case manager, regional manager and program director for the Mayor’s Office of Gang Reduction & Youth Development in Los Angeles.
In 2016, she was cast in the A&E Network docuseries “60 Days In”, appearing as one of the six undercover inmates who spent two months in a real jail to expose corruption there, and improve the quality of living conditions. Furthermore, she has served as a spokesperson for The Parkinson Alliance for over two decades, helping to raise awareness of Parkinson’s disease.
She’s also the author of the children’s book “I Shook Up The World: The Incredible Life Of Muhammad Ali”, which was published in 2003. She is now a public speaker.
Personal Life and Appearance
Maryum Ali isn’t very open when it comes to her personal life, and tends to keep details about it far away from the eye of the public.
Her current relationship status is a mystery, since there is no information as to whether she has someone in her life, or is single. She resides in Los Angeles, California. Speaking about her appearance, Maryum has long dark brown hair and dark brown eyes, but there’s no Information about her height, weight, vital statistics, bra, dress and shoe size.
Who was her father? Muhammad Ali Short Wiki/Bio
Muhammad Ali was born Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr. on 17 January 1942 under the zodiac sign of Capricorn, in Louisville, Kentucky USA, and passed away on 3 June 2016 at the age of 74 in Scottsdale, Arizona USA. Nicknaming himself ‘The Greatest’, he’s regarded as one of the greatest heavyweight boxers of all time, and one of the most significant sports personalities of the 20th century.
He was raised with four brothers and a sister in a working-class family by his father Cassius Marcellus Clay, Sr., who was a sign and billboard painter, and his mother Odessa O’Grady Clay, who worked as a housekeeper. He went to Central High School in Louisville. He converted to Islam in 1964.
Ali became interested in boxing after a thief stole his bicycle, and he wanted to run after him and beat him up, but a police officer told him that he had better learn how to box first. He made his amateur boxing debut in 1954 when he took a victory by split decision, then when on to win numerous titles, such as six Kentucky Golden Gloves, two national Golden Gloves, and an Amateur Athletic Union national title, the highlight being winning the light heavyweight gold medal in the Summer Olympics in 1960.
Professional Boxing Career
Muhammad Ali turned professional shortly afterwards, when he won a six-round decision over Tunney Hunsaker. Over the next three years, he recorded 19 straight wins with 15 by knockout, defeating such boxers as Archie Moore, Jim Robinson, LaMar Clark, Henry Cooper and Doug Jones, to name a few. All of these wins gained him enormous popularity, and he skyrocketed to fame after he fought Sonny Liston and won the world heavyweight title after Liston gave up before the seventh round started, in a major upset in February 1964 at the age of 22, becoming the youngest boxer to take the title from a reigning heavyweight champion. Their fight was named as one of the greatest sports moments of the 20th century by Sports Illustrated. He later faced a rematch with Liston, which Ali also won, with a first-round knockout.
Through the rest of his career, Muhammad Ali appeared in another 40 fights out of which he lost only five, reclaiming the world title twice, in 1974 and 1978. He fought several historic matches, the most popular the Fight of the Century with Joe Frazier, which was held at Madison Square Garden in New York City in 1971, however, he lost by unanimous decision, his first defeat. Other famous matches include his wins over George Foreman in The Rumble in the Jungle in Zaire in 1974, and Joe Frazier in the Thrilla in Manila in 1975. He announced his retirement from boxing in 1979 but it didn’t last long since he fought several more times through 1981 when he completely retired.
Three years after his retirement, Ali was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. In 1999, he was named Sportsman of the Century by Sports Illustrated, as well as the Sports Personality of the Century by the BBC.
Apart from being a boxer, Muhammad Ali was also a spoken word artist. He released two studio albums of spoken word music, entitled “I Am The Greatest!” in 1963, and “The Adventures Of Ali And His Gang Vs. Mr. Tooth Decay” in 1976; both albums were nominated for Grammy Awards.
In addition, he was an actor, writer, and painter – his autobiographical book “The Greatest: My Own Story” was adapted into the film “The Greatest”, released in 1977. Ali was also known for being a philanthropist and humanitarian, who donated millions to various charitable organizations.