Miya Ali is the daughter of Mohammad Ali’s and the youngest of his nine children. As is often the case with truly loved and famous personalities, Miya Ali was dragged into the limelight for having a celebrity dad.
Miya Ali Bio
Born in 1972, Miya attended Teaneck High School. She furthered in Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan campus and then at Andrews University. She is an experienced Sales Manager and expert in building business relationships. She is also grounded in acquiring new business and has worked in different Managerial positions including working as an Accountant General, Catering Sales Manager, Manager of Cooperate Affairs, Sales, Cooperate Group Sales manager, Accountant director-group sales, etc
Currently, based on the information on her Facebook page, Miya Ali works at WorldVentures, a brand that has a self-described goal of helping people to accomplish their own dreams. She is the organization’s Group Sales Manager.
Miya Ali Father, Mother, Siblings
Miya Ali was born into a boxing sphere although. Her father Muhammad Ali was the charismatic three-time heavyweight boxing champion that the world loved and loves. He died on June 3, 2016, at the age of 74.
Growing up Miya didn’t know how famous her dad was until she attended the Olympic and saw water flowing down the eyes of many people who were present as her dad lit up the event.
In Ali’s lifetime, he was without a doubt one of the most compelling and inspiring personalities of his age. He died at a hospital in Phoenix where he had been living after being hospitalized for respiratory problems related to Parkinson’s disease, which had been diagnosed in the 1980s.
The late legend dominated boxing all through the 1960s and 1970s, taking the heavyweight title three times. George W. Bush bestowed him with the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2005 and in most polls, he emerged as the most influential sportsman of the century.
When Ali, however, entered the world of boxing in 1960 he was named Cassius Clay and was considered an unbearable loudmouth; he taunted his opponents and bragged about their defeat at his hand. He was so showy in the ring that his fights were among the most memorable and spectacular in history.
His popularity shot up after his announcement of both his name change and his integration into the Nation of Islam. His private life was likewise busy.
Mohammad Ali married his first wife Sonji Roi, in 1964 and their marriage was dissolved in 1966. A year after, he married his second wife, Belinda Boyd and she later changed her name to Khalilah. Their marriage got dissolved in 1976 probably due to Mohammad’s infidelity. They had three daughters and a son; Maryum (who was born 1968), twins Jamillah and Rasheda (who were born 1970), and Muhammad Ali, Jr. (who was born 1972).
While married to Belinda Boyd, Ali had an affair with his third wife Veronica Porsche and the two later had two daughters – Hana and Laila Ali. Ali’s current wife (now widow), married the former boxer in 1986 and they adopted one son together – Assad Amin.
So where does Miya Ali come in? Well, in addition to the seven offsprings mentioned above, Ali also had two other daughters – Miya Ali and Khaliah Ali.
Though Mohammad Ali had affair with Veronica Porsche (his third wife) with whom he had Hana Ali and Laila Ali, it wasn’t just with Veronica. This is because Miya Ali was said to have been born in 1972 which would mean that Muhammad Ali had more than one affair during that time.
Miya’s mother is a woman named Patricia Harvell and although all the other wives and known affairs of Muhammad Ali have been the subject to some limelight, Miya Ali’s mother mostly lacks a public profile outside her name.
Miya Ali has one sister from her mom and 7 half-siblings making it 8 siblings (two boys and six sisters) overall. They include Laila Ali, Rasheda Ali, Hana Ali, Asaad Ali, Maryam Ali, Jamillah Ali, Khaliah Ali, Muhammad Ali Jr.
Miya Ali Net Worth
There is no verified information on how much Miya Ali has or what she earns but apparently, she works hard enough and makes her own money given the decent lifestyle she lives. Plus her late father, Mohammad Ali’s net worth is estimated at whopping $50 million (from $80 million before his death in 2016 from septic shock), so it is possible she can’t easily go hungry.
Miya Ali seems to respect her father a lot although all of her siblings seem to give differing views of their father’s home life. One of her step-siblings Muhammad Ali Jr. was said to have been estranged from their father for a long time before his death. Also, Laila Ali, her youngest half-sister had also fought with him over her choice to go into boxing and after she went ahead, the two were said to have clashed at various times.
Miya Ali’s sister Khalilah – another love child Mohammad Ali had while he was still married to Belinda Boyd – in her memoir titled; “Butterflies and Bees: A Woman’s Search for Her Father” described Ali as a champion in boxing but not in fatherhood. According to her, she wasn’t happy with her father for abandoning her. This may be an indication that they probably didn’t get along.
As for Miya, she seemed to have gotten quite along with her dad. At any chance she gets, she describes her father in glowing terms including when she talked about him in a video she did for Marchon FilmFest.
Besides sounding consistently as Ali’s favorite child, Miya also takes a cue from her late father’s giving streak. In the Marchon FilmFest video, she said that one of her favorite sayings of her dad is: “What you do on this Earth is the rent you get to pay to get into heaven.” For this reason, she is active when it comes to assisting charitable and philanthropic causes that promote the welfare of others.