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Khalilah Ali is an American, also known as Khalilah Camacho Ali was born on March 17, 1950.
Khalilah Ali was named Belinda Boyd by her parents. She was the second wife of Muhammad Ali, and they got married on August 18, 1967.
Khalilah Camacho Ali studied acting along with Lee Strasberg, and she has also worked in the movies 'What America looks like,' 'The China syndrome,' and 'Muhammad Ali: A Life.' She now lives in South Florida and spends her time writing books. Khalilah is not active on social media platforms, she has a Twitter account, but it's not been updated since 2015. Muhammad Ali died of Parkinson's disease, and his daughter Rasheda Ali supported him. Rasheda Ali married Robert Walsh and has two sons.
Khalilah Ali's net worth is approximately $1.5 million, whereas her former husband Ali had a net worth of $50 million at his death. When he was alive, his net worth was $80 million.
Her yearly income is not known as she claims to keep it secretly.
Khalilah Ali is 5 ft 7 in (171 cm).
As of 2022, Khalilah Ali is 72 years old.
Her birth name was Belinda Boyd. Her parents raised her in Chicago.
Belinda Boyd's father, Raymond Boyd, was an Islamic scholar, so she knew much about Islam from childhood and led a modest lifestyle. Even she went to Islamic schools in Chicago.
Khalilah Camacho Ali first met Muhammad Ali when she was 10 years old, he was at the peak of his career and was appreciated by the whole nation, but he could not impress her easily. He gave his autograph to her, saying this would be worth a lot of money later because of my popularity. As a little girl, Belinda Boyd got it with disgust as he did not have a Muslim name and was called Cassius Clay. She boldly replied to him,' you will never be famous with that name.' Cassius clay means sand and dirt. It is when he changed his name to Muhammad Ali.
Their friendship bloomed, and by age 13, she had even written a poem for him after his fight against Sonny Liston in Miami Beach. She was the pillar behind the icon that stays forever in history.
She graduated from the Muhammad University of Islam.
Khalilah Ali is the former wife of 'The Greatest' iconic boxer Muhammad Ali. They were together for a decade (1967 to 1977). Then she married Antar Ali in 1984 they divorced within a year. Later she married Rene Gonzalez Camacho in 1989 and got divorced in 1993.
Belinda Boyd became Khalilah Ali after her marriage. She got married when at 17. Her parents arranged it. And only after her marriage did she change her name to Khalilah Ali. As she was very young, she was terrified in the initial days of her marriage. When Muhammad Ali was refused to be part of the Vietnam war, which cost him his boxing title in 1967 (the supreme court of the US later overturned this), Khalilah was emotionally and financially supportive of Ali. But this relationship did not last long. They were in this marital relationship only for 10 years. They had four beautiful children, Maryum Ali, Muhammad Ali Jr., Jamela Ali, and Rasheda Ali (twins).
Khalilal Ali had said in several interviews that their marriage journey was not fruitful but had a lot of turbulence. The main reason was the womanizing character of Muhammad Ali. Khalilah and Ali were also called the Michelle and Barack Obama of the '60s and '70s. They had a beautiful friendship before marriage. Only after they got married did Khalilah see the other side of Ali. He did not hide anything from her. He would tell her someone was pregnant because of him, and she had to take off the wife's face and put on a friend's face. Ali's infidelity ruined their relationship. She had even found women in closets in their houses. She also said he had many girlfriends, and even they had babies. She had brought them to Africa. She even had a briefcase of everybody's passport and had to run the show.
Despite all this, Khalilah Ali was of great support. Later his affair with a woman who eventually became his third wife is when she had to move on from Ali. They got divorced in 1977. She had said,' I left him because he wasn't who he claimed to be.' Also, she mentioned he doesn't merit the name Muhammad Ali so from on, I will address him as Cassius Clay. She also said it was not easy for her to forget her beautiful memories with him. She forgave him quickly as he was the best part of her life. When traveling with Ali, she visited more than 100 countries and met 50 high officials.
After this, even though Khalilah Ali married Antar Ali in 1984, they were together only for a year. Then she married Rene Gonzalez Camacho in 1989 and divorced in 1993. As for alimony, Ali placed $1 million in a trust for their children. Khalilah Ali and Ali remained as friends till 2016.
Khalilah Ali is known for marrying the world-famous boxer, Muhammad Ali.
She is now a motivational speaker who gives speeches in colleges and Universities.
Khalilah Camacho Ali, the American actress, acted in the Jane Fonda film 'China Syndrome' in 1979 and in two more films.
She has a keen interest in writing books. Some of her published novels are 'The Untold Story of Muhammad Ali,' 'The Forgiveness: My Side Of The Story,' and the 'Color To Learn Series,' a book for children to teach etiquette and manners.
She also holds a ninth-degree black belt in karate. She studied under Jim Kelly and Steve Saunders. She raised influential voices for human rights and religious freedom worldwide with her former husband, Muhammad Ali.
Khalilah Ali has appeared seven times on the cover of Ebony magazine.
Khalilah Ali has amassed money for child care. She donated $1 million to expand and renovate the Texas African American Museum in Tyler.
Khalilah Ali has received the lifetime achievement award.
She shows a considerable interest in writing books. She believes that the writing process 'helped me heal; my best therapy than talking to a psychiatrist.'
She also enjoys talking with youth and believes the best way to teach kids is through film. She claims, 'When you do things for kids, you see the reward by seeing the kids getting better.'
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