One can make a career and have a good lifestyle in the sports sector also. Eddie Hearn is one of the wealthiest sports promoters in the entire world. In his childhood, he was interested in sports rather than in his study.
After finishing his study, he became a sports promoter. He has signed many exclusive deals with leading channels and boxing companies to host the largest boxing fights in history. He also became the Chairman of Matchroom Sports.
When Was Hearn Born?
Eddie Hearn was born on June 8, 1979. His full name is Edward John Hearn. His age is 43 years old according to the wiki. He is of White Caucasian descent and has a Gemini zodiac sign. His dad Barry Hearn is the promoter and founder of Matchroom Sport. His mother is Susan Hearn.
He was studying at the private Brentwood School in Essex but he failed to get into the sixth form when he performed poorly on his GCSEs. His father pledged his school to let him stay taking into consideration his cricket and football record but the school refused.
He then got admitted to Havering Sixth Form College in Hornchurch. His father promised him 1,000 pounds for a C or better grade in his A-level subjects to encourage him to study. He achieved two Cs and one A in his result.
What Does Hearn Do?
After leaving education, Hearn represented golfers at a sports management company in West End. He then started to promote online poker with Matchroom Sport. At a poker game, he met Audley Harrison whom he agreed to help him rebuild his career. He got a fighting match for Harrison for his WBA title.
He signed a 6-year broadcasting deal with UK broadcaster Sky Sports to broadcast about 20 shows a year. He has promoted many world champions including Anthony Joshua, Canelo Álvarez, Gennady Golovkin, Oleksandr Usyk, Vasyl Lomachenko, Katie Taylor, and many others since joining Matchroom Sport.
He has promoted large events with 80,000-90,000 fans in attendance recently. He revealed the first-ever $1 billion boxing deal with Matchroom and streaming service DAZN. In 2019, the match between YouTube personalities KSI and Logan Paul and between Andy Ruiz Jr. vs. Anthony Joshua II in Saudi Arabia he promoted was criticized by the public.
Hearn’s father announced that he will be stepping aside from the role of chairman and becoming the president of the group in an advisory role in April 2021. The chairman position then went to Hearn. On 8 May 2021, the match he promoted broke the all-time attendance record for an indoor boxing match in the United States. Later in the same month, he got involved in a war of words with some rival promoters.
Is Hearn Married?
Hearn is married to Chloe Hearn. His wife is an entrepreneur and co-founder of Chloe’s Beauty Bar. They are parents to two daughters, Sophia Hearn and Isabella Hearn as their children. Isabella his oldest daughter was born in 2010 and Sophia his youngest one was born in 2012. He does not have a son. He has a good and sound relationship with his fighters and family.
What Is Hearn’s Net Worth?
Hearn has a net worth of $60 million. He is associated with many sports including golf, snooker, darts, table tennis, and bowling. He has a yearly income of approximately $15 million.
How Tall Is Hearn?
Hearn has a height of 6 feet 5 inches (1.96m). He weighs about 100kg now after losing about 10kg in 2022. He has grey eyes and brownish hair. He has thick eyebrows. He has a round facial structure.