Professional boxer Jake LaMotta has died at the age of 95. LaMotta was a highly respected boxer and he was best known for being portrayed by Robert DeNiro in “Raging Bull.”
Of course, given that Jake LaMotta had such a successful career, he must have accumulated quite a bit of wealth throughout his lifetime. So how much money did he make and what is Jake LaMotta net worth?
The Squander will give you all of the details, so read on below.
Jake LaMotta had a diverse career. Although he was a professional boxer, he also came to fame as a stand-up comedian. Jake LaMotta grew up in New York, son to immigrant parents from Italy. Jake LaMotta started fighting early on; apparently his father had him fighting the neighborhood children so that he could collect the money that was tossed into the ring to pay the rent.
Jake LaMotta became a professional boxer at the age of 19. Although Jake LaMotta tried to serve in the military during World War II, he was rejected because of an operation he’d had.
Jake LaMotta boxed in a number of historic fights. Some of his fight losses were actually controversial decisions, earning him quite a bit of publicity at the time. Despite the losses, Jake LaMotta went on to become a world middleweight champion.
After retiring from boxing, LaMotta owned and operated bars and also became an actor and stand-up comedian. Jake LaMotta appeared in the film “The Hustler” alongside Paul Newman. LaMotta was also dogged by some trouble, however. In 1958, he was charged with introducing men to an underage girl at a club that he owned.
The movie portrayal of his life was based on Jake LaMotta’s personal memoir. Robert DeNiro actually trained with LaMotta to impersonate him and the film earned both DeNiro and director Martin Scorsese great acclaim.
So what was Jake LaMotta net worth given his longstanding boxing career, move to acting and stand-up comedy, and bar and nightclub business? In 2018, Jake LaMotta net worth is estimated to be $5 million.