Date of Birth
January 17, 1942
Name at Birth
Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr.
Place of Birth
Cassius and Odessa Clay
Married to his fourth wife, Yolanda, since 1986
Seven daughters, two sons
Professional heavyweight boxer
Reason for Fame
56 wins, 37 knockouts, 19 decisions
- Diagnosed with Parkinson’s Syndrome in 1984
- In 1999, Ali was crowned “Sportsman of the Century by Sports Illustrated and Sports Personality of the Century by the BBC.
- Ali was a gold-medal winner at the 1960 Olympics, in Rome.
- Ali was inducted in the International Box Hall of Fame in 1990.