Muhammad Ali's nine children are following in his footsteps, including his daughter Khaliah Ali, whose son bears a striking resemblance to the legendary Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr.
Khaliah Ali might be one of the late heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali's children, but she is also a proud and doting mother to her son Jacob Ali-Wertheimer, a businesswoman and a social justice advocate.
Khaliah has created an impressive career for herself, including working as a board member for Philadelphia's Juvenile Law Center and running her clothing line, Kaliah Ali Collection, which shoppers can purchase through Shop HQ.
A portrait of Muhammad Ali in a Tuxedo from 2002 [Left] An older photo of Khaliah and her son Jacob which she shared on Instagram in 2019 [Right] | Photo: Getty Images & Instagram/khaliahali
The mother of one is also an advocate for and involved inglobal humanitarian causes
, including helping with relief efforts for the victims of the devastating volcanic eruption in the Congo in May 2021.
Khaliah is also involved in a renewed effort to highlight the workers' rights violations in Africa's diamond-mining industry. Furthermore, she became an advocate for laboratory-grown diamonds after she and Jacob found out about the harsh realities of the diamond mines.
Jacob has followed his mother and grandfather's social justice footsteps. During an interview for Comcast Business's "Black History Month" presentation, Jacob discussed the racial issue his grandfather faced as an Olympian and the racial inequalities of today.
During the video, Jco explained his mother used his grandfather's legacy as a teaching moment as she stressed that his legacy was "not so much about the fights in the ring, but the fights outside of it."
During a trip to the Congo, Jacob noticed how people were excited to see Muhammad Ali's family. That made him realize that he could use his grandfather's legacy to evoke change and help the world move forward.
The mother and son duo have also been involved with social justice issues in the US. They participated in the Black Lives Matter protests and have been outspoken about the police brutality and racial injustices that plague America.
Khaliah and Jacob, her only son, seem to have an incredibly close bond. For his birthday in 2020, she called her son her "most beloved" and thanked him for coming into her life.
Khaliah welcomed her son with her husband, Spencer Wertheimer. Wertheimer is an attorney at law specializing in personal injury trial law and intellectual property in Philadelphia.