- NAME: Muhammad Ali
- OCCUPATION: Boxer, Philanthropist
- BIRTH DATE: January 17, 1942 (Age: 72)
- Did You Know?: Muhammad Ali's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame is the only star that is not located on the sidewalk—it was installed on a wall of the Kodak Theatre entertainment complex.
- EDUCATION: Louisville Central High School
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Louisville, Kentucky
- Originally: Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr.
- AKA: Muhammad Ali
- AKA: Cassius X
- AKA: Ali
- ZODIAC SIGN: Capricorn
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Muhammad Ali is considered one of the greatest athletes in boxing history, winning both the coveted Golden Gloves title and an Olympic gold medal, among several other honors.
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"Many fans wanted to build a museum to acknowledge my achievements. I wanted more than a building to house my memorabilia. I wanted a place that would inspire people to be the best that they could be at whatever they chose to do, and to encourage them to be respectful of one another."
Despite the progression of his disease,
Ali remains active in public life. He embodies the true meaning of a champion with his tireless dedication to the causes he believes in. He was on hand to celebrate the inauguration of the first African-American president in January 2009 when Barack Obama was sworn-in. Soon after the inauguration, Ali received the President's Award from the NAACP for his public service efforts.
As he has done every year since its inception, Ali hosted the 15th Annual Celebrity Fight Night Awards in Phoenix in March 2009. The event benefited the Celebrity Fight Night Foundation and the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center.
Ali has been married to his fourth wife, Yolanda, since 1986. The couple has one son, Asaad, and Ali has several children from previous relationships, including daughter Laila who followed in his footsteps for a time as a professional boxer.
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