Who is Anderson Silva?

Among the most proficient and professional mixed martial artists, Anderson da Silva is well known for his outrageous wins in battles and championships. Anderson Silva was born in the city of Brazil, Sao Paulo, on April 14, 1975. He made his debut in his wrestling career in the year 1997. He was able to win several battles as soon as his initiation in the field of wrestling began. Despite coming from low-income family background, he has proved himself in the most promising way possible. He was active in his career from the year 1997 to 2020.

Quick Info
Full NameAnderson Silva
Date Of BirthApril 14, 1975
Birth PlaceSao Paulo, Brazil
Parent(s)Juarez Silva
Vera Lucia da Silva
ProfessionMixed Martial Artist
SpouseDayane Silva
Age46 Years
Height6 ft 2 in
Net WorthUSD $5 million

What is he famous for? 

Anderson Silva is well known for his dedication to battles and championships. An accomplished mixed martial artist Anderson has also appeared in televisions and films such as never surrender, tapped out, and many more.  His journey from a poor economy to the most outstanding MMA celebrity and his accomplishments throughout the years of his career has inspired many. He has mastered expertise such as muay Thai, taekwondo, and boxing. He is perfect in his striking defense with the most accurate strength to knock out the opponent. He is famous for his professional, striking techniques like jab, technical precisions, and movements. 

Anderson Silva
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Parents, and Early Life

As Anderson Silva was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil, he belongs to a Brazilian American nationality. His mother’s name is Vera Lucia da Silva, and his father’s name is Juarez Silva. He belonged to a family suffering from a low financial condition. He mostly spent his childhood in his aunt and uncle’s place in Curitiba. His uncle was a police officer in the Curitiba police force. It is likely for him to be active in martial arts since his childhood years as a police officer’s niece.

Anderson Silva trained for jiu-Jitsu, watching the kids around his neighborhood as his family couldn’t afford it. He led himself on the path of fighting, and by the age of 12, his family admitted him into taekwondo classes. He gradually learned fighting skills, building himself up steadily. As a child, he used to practice ballet and was supposed to be a girly thing; he got bullied. 

Physical Stats, Height, Weight, Age, Wiki

Anderson Silva is  1.88 meters tall, which is also six feet two inches. He weighs 84 kg. He is solid and very well trained. He is also very charming with the most promising striking ability. He is bald, and his eye color is dark brown. Being an MMA fighter, he really takes good care of his health and maintains a really well and properly balanced diet.

Anderson Silva
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MMA Career

Anderson Silva is self-made with his persistent practitioner, and during the year 1997, Anderson began his profession in brazil. He won two matches continuously and happened to face the loss to his opponent Luiz Azevedo. He has had participated in Hawaii’s rumble on the rock promotion. He also faced rich Franklin and won against him. He made himself the place in the record in UFC as he won continuously nine times against Thales Laite. 

Anderson Silva has made several records in UFC due to his best outstanding defense techniques. Needless to talk about his achievements and contributions throughout his career, he owns several black belts and also a yellow rope in capoeira. The former UFC middleweight champion has also held his longest title streak in the entire history of UFC. He is well known as one of the best strikers in the history of MMA. 

Personal life 

Apart from Anderson Silva’s contributions in his professional career, talking of his personal life while tested, he was diagnosed positive for steroids, due to which he had to face a suspension for almost one year. Anderson has a marital relationship with his girlfriend, Dayane Silva. They have five children together. Two of them are daughters, and three of them are sons. The names of his children are Kalyl Silva,  Kayana Silva, Joao Vitor Silva, Kaori Silva, and Gabriel Silva. Dayana, his wife, appeared in the 2009 film “ Never Surrender.” He is currently living with his wife and children in a 7000 square feet mansion, as he is considered one of the richest MMA fighters.

Anderson Silva
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The one with an impoverished and poverty-hit family background is currently living in the most luxurious house with a pleased family of seven. Being an MMA fighter holding the longest streak title in the whole history of UFC  is obviously the reason that his net worth is estimated to be worth 8 million dollars. He has proved to himself that even the one with a really struggling and low-income family background can also dream big and work with wholehearted dedication to grasp it by its hand. He has been an inspiration, and he also owns Endor ships regarding footwear and sports wears. He is happy and satisfied with his earnings and his life apart from his profession. 

Net Worth

According to Celebrity Net Worth, the total net worth of Anderson Silva is $5 million in January 2021.