Eddie Hearn is a British sports promoter who has a considerable record in the industry. He is the Chairman of both Matchroom Sport and Professional Darts Corporation. By endorsing some of the biggest names in the world of sports, Eddie Hearn has earned himself a net worth of £45 million in 2022.
Hearn was born on June 8, 1979. He grew up in an affluent family that resided in Essex, England. He is the son of Matchroom Sport’s founder and well-known promoter, Barry Hearn OBE.
Young Eddie attended the Brentwood School in Essex, which is an independent institution. This school was his first exposure to sports, where he learned to play cricket and football as he had poor grades.
He then attended the non-selective Havering Sixth Form College in Hornchurch. His father enticed him to study by offering him £1,000 if he received a C or above in his A-level studies.
When Eddie was done with school, he did not immediately begin working for the family business. He began his career in the West End of London, working for a sports management firm that represented golfers.
He later went on to work at Matchroom, where he promoted online poker events that were broadcast throughout the world. He befriended Audley Harrison at a poker game and decided to help him rebuild his career, resulting in Harrison fighting for the WBA belt against David Haye.
Although the fight was a mess, Hearn did an outstanding job promoting it, and pay-per-view sales were substantial. This marked the beginning of Hearn’s Matchroom boxing ventures.
Eddie Hearn’s entry into boxing took the British division by storm. And he was undoubtedly a top boxing promoter in the UK just within two years of his inception.
In 2015, Hearn inked an exclusive televised boxing deal with Sky Sports, with the UK channel being promised up to 20 shows per year. This blew up his wealth and reputation. The agreement lasted until 2021.
With this six-year contract, Canelo Alvarez, Anthony Joshua, Usyk, Golovkin, Lomachenko, and other world champions have all been promoted by Eddie. He was also behind the KSI vs. Logan Paul bout, sparking new innovation in boxing amidst the pandemic.
Social Media Fame
Hearn is a famous personality in social media as he is quite active there. His Twitter account has a total of 1 million followers. But that’s not the only reason why he’s such an icon.
He has an infamous GIF floating around the internet in which he says, “Oh go on then!” with a funny facial expression. It was made viral by an unofficial account named NoContextHearn.
The acclaimed promoter is married to Chloe, and they have two daughters. Eddie owns multiple homes, but his house in Los Angeles stands out the most.
It was disclosed that he engaged in amateur boxing in addition to his promotional efforts. To make up for the time lost during the coronavirus outbreak, Eddie Hearn has a hectic boxing schedule planned for the future.