Mike Tyson Net Worth, How did one of the best heavyweights boxer accumulate his wealth? Check this article to find out more about Mike Tyson Net Worth, his career and his personal life.
About Mike Tyson
His story is of rags to riches to rags and back to riches again. During the limelight of his boxing career, he had earnings of $300 million but lost the money through a series of bad decisions, and poor judgments.
He was known for his fierce boxing style and was nicknamed ‘Iron’ and ‘Kid dynamite’ early on in his career. Tyson is regarded as one of the best heavyweights of all time.
Mike Tyson holds the record for third longest unified championship reign in heavyweight history. Sky sports described him as ‘perhaps’ the most ferocious fighter to step into the professional ring.
|Full Name:||Michael Gerard Tyson|
|Date of Birth:||June 30, 1966|
|Net Worth:||$3 Million|
Mike Tyson Early Life and Career
Michael Gerard Tyson popularly known as Mike Tyson was born on June 30, 1966, in Brownsville, Brooklyn, New York. He has an elder brother, Rodney and an elder sister, Denise, who died of a heart attack at the age of 24.
He lived in a neighborhood where the crime was the order of the day, Tyson was often caught committing petty crimes.
At the age of 13, he had been arrested 38 times. His potential boxing ability was discovered while he was at Tyron School for Boys in Johnstown, New York by Bobby Stewart, a juvenile detention center counselor and former boxer. Bobby trained Tyson for a few months after spotting his boxing potential.
Mike was also trained by Kevin Rooney and was assisted by Teddy Atlas who was later dismissed when Mike was 15.
He made his professional debut when he was 18 years old on March 6, 1985, in Albany, New York. Tyson had 15 bouts in the first year of his professional career. He won 26 of his first 28 fights which made him popular.
Then on November 22, 1986, he became the youngest heavyweight champion in boxing history, beginning a streak of dominance, and going on to defend the heavyweight belts 23 times in his career. Mike Tyson was unseated from his title by Buster Douglas on February 11, 1990.
He was convicted of rape in March 1992 with a one-year trial and sentenced to six years in prison. Tyson served three years before getting an early release and returned to boxing.
His record as a professional boxer was 50-6 with 44 of those wins by a knockout!
Mike Tyson Net Worth
As of 2019, Mike Tyson Net Worth is $3 Million. He was reportedly making over $ 300 million dollars during his career as a professional boxer.
Mike Tyson Net Worth includes purses of $30 million for his fight with Evander Holyfield.
After retiring, his spending habits led him to bankruptcy in 2003, with $23 million in debts that included a $9 million divorce settlement, and also $13.4 million unpaid taxes and $4 million in unpaid British taxes.
But Tyson was able to regain some of his wealth back by making appearances in successful Hollywood projects and also engaging in business.
Then few years after declaring bankruptcy, he appeared in the hit comedy ‘The Hangover’, also reprising his role in the sequel in 2011.
Tyson has contributed to the following entertainment projects, ‘Entourage’, ‘How I met your mother’, ‘Law and Order: SUV’, the ‘Scary Movie’ franchise, animated TV series ‘Mike Tyson Mysteries’ where he voiced himself.
He has proven to be a fighter both in the ring and off the ring, and it is his tenacity and ferociousness that has made him successful both in and off the ring.
Mike Tyson Personal Life
He has been married three times to Robin Givens, Monica Turner and Lakisha Spicer. Tyson also has six biological children: Gana, Rayna, Amir, D’Amato Kilrain, Mikey Lorna, Miguel Leon and Morocco.
During the height of his career as a professional boxer, Mike Tyson had won numerous awards. He has won many awards both in and out of the ring. He won:
-1985: Ring magazine prospect of the year
-1986/1988: Ring magazine fighter of the year twice
-1987/1989: Sugar Ray Robinson Award twice
-1989: BBC sports personality of the Year
-Overseas Personality International Boxing Hall of Fame inductee (Class of 2011). -Tyson was also inducted into the WWE hall of fame (class of 2011).
Also in 1989, the Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio, awarded him an honorary doctorate in human letter.
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