Muhammad Ali Jr. is believed to have moved out of his
family home in Chicago’s South Side to a more affluent
part of the city.
He was woefully neglected by his absentee father as a child,
and badly bullied by boys who wanted to prove they could
beat up the champion’s son
Sources told Radar Online he wanted to move into a better
neighborhood after getting the money.
Children of the boxing hero, who died on June 3, met in
California to discus how to divide his estate.
When Ali Jr. returned, those close to them said he had
suddenly come into money, according to the report.
For the last ten years, he and his family – wife Shaakira and
children, Ameera, eight, and Shakera, seven – have been
relying on food stamps and handouts.
He had been estranged from his sporting legend father for a
number of years.
The insiders say he is moving close to Midway Airport.
They have also hinted that his wife and children won’t
completely miss out.
‘He gave his wife $75 to buy herself something nice, and
bought the kids new shoes. He also wants to set up a trust
fund for his kids,’ the source told the tabloid site.
After suffering problems with addiction, his family now
want him to get clean and get a job.
The insider added: ‘He wants to do landscaping stuff and
help people. He doesn’t need much. He’s a simple dude.’
In an interview with Daily Mail Online shortly before his
father’s death, Ali Jr. said he was in contact with his sisters,
but they rarely discussed family matters.
He said: ‘I’m trying to live life, and be good. I saw him on
his 72nd birthday, then on his 73rd birthday, I sung happy
birthday to him, and I heard nothing back, he didn’t
respond and I know it was the Parkinson’s. I knew he was
in a pretty bad shape.
‘I don’t discuss my father to my sisters about anything, I
don’t have anybody I can confide in, so I don’t do that. I
don’t really care anymore about being cut off from the
‘I’ve got through so much things in my life, I’ve got to the
point where it doesn’t matter anymore, I live for me. I live
‘I know that the last thing about Parkinson’s is being bed
ridden, and he’s been laid up in bed for months.
‘My grandfather also has Parkinson’s, I don’t think about
my father, when my grandfather is in Flossmoor, I’m close
to him, more than I am my father, I’ve got to serve my
purpose and help my grandfather Sada Ali-Din, at least I’m
‘He’s got Parkinson’s, my mother’s father. He lives with
‘It’s just not something that I worry about, I’ve got more
things to worry about than my father, I got to live life.’
He had claimed he had received nothing from his father
before his death