James J. Braddock Net Worth

They are the people kids idolise and see as role models. Most athletes are renowned for their competitiveness, athletic abilities and riches. Let’s talk about the latter, shall we? James J. Braddock is a star as a Boxer. Born in Hell’s Kitchen, New York City, New York, United States on the June 7, 1905 this person had found his passion and talents where awards and recognition came soon afterwards. A proud American, standing at 1.89 m, James J. Braddock has received recognition for a lot of success on and off the field unknown. Throughout a decorated career, the nicknames of unknown have stuck. With regards to personal life James J. Braddock has attended unknown. Jay Braddock, Rosemarie Braddock, Howard Braddock Mae Braddock (m. 1930–1974) Joseph Braddock, Elizabeth Braddock are his family. So, what about the net worth? Well it is estimated that this athlete has a net worth of $100 Thousand.

Read more about James J. Braddock Biography

James J. Braddock was one of seven children of Elizabeth O’Tool and Joseph Braddock, and from an early age, he developed an interest towards boxing. James turned pro at the age of 21, and by 1929, he had a record of 44–2–2, earning several light heavyweight champions titles.

Braddock became known for his iron jaw, powerful right hand and counterpunching style, but after a loss to Tommy Loughran and fracture of his right hand, his career took a step down. Following that injury, James recorded only 11 wins and 20 defeats and had a lot of financial problems, so he was forced to work as a longshoreman to provide for his family. However, Braddock made his comeback in 1934 against John “Corn” Griffin, and although he was a huge underdog, James won by a knockout in the third round. After that match, Braddock fought John Henry Lewis and then a heavyweight contender, Art Lasky, before he faced the World Heavyweight Champion, Max Baer. Baer and his team believed that Braddock would not present a threat to the champ, but in June 1935 at Madison Square Garden, he upset Baer to claim the Heavyweight Championship of the World.

Thanks to the victory over Baer, Braddock’s net worth significantly increased, and he held to the championship belt until June 1937 when Joe Louis knocked him out. James’ last professional fight was at MSG against the Briton Tommy Farr, and he won, but after which he decided to retire from boxing. James had 85 fights, recording 50 wins (25 by KO), 26 losses, seven draws, and two no contests.

In 2005, Ron Howard directed the “Cinderella Man”, the biopic about Braddock’s life and career with Russell Crowe, Renée Zellweger, and Paul Giamatti in lead roles. The film received three Oscar Award nominations and grossed over $108 million worldwide.

Regarding his personal life, James J. Braddock was married to Mae Fox from 1930 until his death in 1974, and had three children with her. He died on the 29th November 1974 in North Bergen, New Jersey USA.

Structural info

  • Full Name: James J. Braddock
  • Net Worth: $100 Thousand
  • Date Of Birth: June 7, 1905
  • Died: November 29, 1974, North Bergen, New Jersey, United States
  • Place Of Birth: Hell’s Kitchen, New York City, New York, United States
  • Height: 1.89 m
  • Weight: 88 kg
  • Profession: Boxer
  • Nationality: American
  • Spouse: Mae Braddock (m. 1930–1974)
  • Children: Jay Braddock, Rosemarie Braddock, Howard Braddock
  • Parents: Joseph Braddock, Elizabeth Braddock
  • IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0102925/
  • Movies: The Super Fight


  • Contrary to his persona as a purely “Irish” fighter, Braddock’s parents Joseph and Elizabeth (O’Tool) were actually from England.
  • Grandfather of Rosemarie DeWitt.
  • Lost 21 fights prior to winning the World’s Heavyweight Title.
  • Was undefeated in his first 39 pro fights.
  • He was considered “washed-up” when he put together upset victories over top ranked heavyweights Corn Griffith, John Henry Louis, and Art Lasky.
  • He knocked down challenger Joe Louis in the 1st round, but lost by a knockout a few rounds later.
  • He was a 20-1 underdog to lose to champion Max Baer, but upset the odds to capture a 15 round decision.
  • Biography in: “American National Biography”. Supplement 1, pp. 60-61. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002.
  • World heavyweight boxing champion, 1935-1937.


Title Year Status Character
The Super Fight: Marciano vs. Ali 2005 Video documentary Himself (voice)
The Super Fight 1970 Himself (voice)
Float Like a Butterfly, Sting Like a Bee 1969 Documentary Himself (as James J. Braddock)
World Heavyweight Championship: Muhammad Ali vs. Zora Folley 1967 TV Movie Himself – Guest
World Heavyweight Championship Bout: Charles ‘Sonny’ Liston vs. Cassius Clay 1964 Himself – Guest
Gillette Cavalcade of Sports 1957 TV Series Himself – Guest
James J. Braddock vs. Tommy Farr 1938 Himself (as James J. Braddock)
Archive Footage
Title Year Status Character
Joe Louis: America’s Hero… Betrayed 2008 TV Movie documentary Himself
HBO First Look 2005 TV Series documentary Himself
Cinderella Man: The Real Jim Braddock Story 2005 Video documentary Himself
American Experience 2004 TV Series documentary Himself
Kings of the Ring: Four Legends of Heavyweight Boxing 2000 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Sweet Science 1999 TV Series documentary Himself
The Joe Louis Story 1953 Himself (uncredited)