‘From rags to riches,’ as the saying goes. PacMan understands what it’s like to be poor, and he wants as few of his fellow Filipinos to go through what he did as a child.
Some people become greedy when they earn enough money to live comfortably for the rest of their lives. In contrast, others decide to share a large portion of their fortune with the less fortunate.
Manny “PacMan” Pacquiao’s moniker is one of the most famous in boxing history. Coming from a poor neighborhood in the Philippines and being unable to afford necessities early in life, this man accomplished what seemed impossible for someone who had struggled so much.
Pacquiao has won twelve major world championships and is the only eight-division world champion in boxing history. He’s fought pros like Ricky Hatton, Oscar De La Hoya, Timothy Bradley, and Floyd Mayweather Jr. in the ring. Pacquiao established a reputation for himself and “boxed” his way into millions of dollars by displaying incredible power and out-of-this-world maneuvers and speed.
Pacquiao’s greatest strength is that he is more than ready to share those millions with his fellow Filipinos in need.
Pacquiao has assisted in the construction of nearly 1000 houses in the Sarangani region, which is renowned for being one of the poorest in the nation. He knows what it’s like to be homeless because he was without a home until 12 years old. But then he discovered he was a natural boxer, and everything in his life changed for the better.
Pacquiao is well aware that he is one of the few fortunate enough to have escaped poverty, and he now gives back to those in need.