Anderson Silva: Wife, Family, Prize Money & Net Worth

BirthdayApril 14th, 1975
Place of BirthSão Paulo, Brazil
ResidencyLos Angeles, California, the USA
Height1.88 m  (6 ft 2 in)
Weight84 kg (185 lbs)
TattoosThe Spider doesn’t have any visible tattoos.
Sister / BrotherHe has a brother named Cristian
Father & MotherVera Lucia is his mum and Juarez Silva is his dad.
Hair ColorPresumably Black
Eye ColorBlack
Net Worth (approx.)$20 Million


This 6 ft 2 in MMA athlete was born on the 14th of April 1975 in São Paulo, Brazil. Named as one of the greatest MMA fighters of all time, this gentleman began training jiu-jitsu as a child. He followed that up with Muay Thai, Taekwondo, and Capoeira. Upon discovering that he was good at martial arts, he decided to start fighting competitively. The Spider (his nickname) made his professional debut in Brazil in 1997. Yes, he is one of the oldies in the game. An accurate striker, this Brazilian-American began fighting in the Pride Fighting Championships in 2002.

This man doesn’t have a zen mode. Has he? It’s like someone forced him to do this. We agree with you, mate. Meditation is overrated. – via Instagram

Carving a name for himself in Pride’s history, this fighter then competed at the Cage Rage Championships. He debuted at Cage Rage in 2004 and remained with them until April 2006, when he signed with the UFC. Debuting at Ultimate Fight Night 5 on 28 June 2006 against Chris Leben, he made his mark on the entire UFC universe when he ended the fight in just 49 seconds. As someone who remained with them until 2020, the Spider went on to win 34 of his fights, with 22 of those coming via KO. Whilst UFC is sad to see him go, we are content knowing that this man changed the game with his accurate and fierce striking.

Anderson Silva Wife

Here’s an athlete who met the love of his life as a teenager. He was just 17 when he first laid eyes on Dayane. She was 15 then and was a gymnast. Some say that she even competed at the Olympics in 2000 and 2004. Although this is speculative, we know that they met way back in 1992. Dayane stood by his side and was quite helpful too. As an athlete, she understood that it took a lot of sacrifices for her man to achieve what he has. The lady was willing to suffer with him.

This is his daughter Kauana. Firstly, Wow! Secondly, Has anyone ever asked her out? Thirdly, Is that person still alive? – via Instagram

Who is Anderson Silva currently dating?

Although Spider had known his wife since he was a teenager, he took his time to marry her. The two of them tied the knot on June 12, 2017. This was 25 years after they had met. We’re not sure what he was waiting for. When you find a woman like Dayane, you just don’t wait that long.

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Family: Parents, Siblings & Children

Vera Lucia and Juarez Silva are the parents of our MMA star. His parents couldn’t afford to offer him the necessary amenities he needed to become a professional athlete. They sent him to live with his auntie and uncle in Curitiba. This fighter has a brother named Cristian. He also has five kids (three boys and two girls) with Dayane.

This just keeps getting better. His daughters are going to die virgins. – via Instagram

Anderson Silva Total Prize Money & Net Worth

The Spider was competing at a time when the UFC was just taking off. Things would have been very different had he competed in today’s market conditions. Thanks to his epicness in the octagon, this man made quite a lot of money. It is estimated that his net worth stands at $20 million as of now.

How much does Anderson Silva earn per year?

This MMA athlete had an endorsement deal with Nike. However, it ended after the American company pulled out of the UFC. He has deals with Burger King and Corinthians (the football club). We reckon he makes close to $1.5 million a year from them.

He’s just happy to be involved with his sport in one way or the other. – via Instagram

Unknown facts about Anderson Silva

  • Whilst many know the Spider as a fierce striker, he was a decent grappler too. Did you know that his grappling accuracy whilst at the UFC stood at 78%? However, he had attempted a mere 18 takedowns in his UFC career.
  • Did you know that he is a Black prajied in Muay Thai? Spider is also Yellow rope in Capoeira, a 5th dan black belt in Taekwondo, and a 3rd-degree black belt in BJJ.
  • This MMA athlete has also taken part in boxing and has a record of 3-1-0 (W-L-D) from four fights.
  • Did you know that this big man loves comic books? Spider-Man is his favourite.
  • He also adores Bruce Lee and Muhammad Ali.
  • The Spider used to work at McDonald’s before becoming a pro.

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