Mike Tyson Net Worth
Who is Mike Tyson?
Michael Gerard Tyson is a former famous American professional boxer. He is best known by his short name Mike Tyson. This famous boxer was born on 30th June 1966. He competed from 1985 to 2005. He was the undisputed heavyweight world champion. He holds lots of records including the youngest boxer to win a heavyweight championship at the age of 20. He won his first nineteen fights by knockout, 12 among these are in the first round. In 1986, he won the WBC title when he defeated Trevor Berbick in 2 rounds. In 1987, he won the WBA title after defeating James Smith and IBF title after stopping Tony Tucker. So, he became the first boxer to hold the WBA, WBC and IBF titles simultaneously. In 1988, he became the linear champion after knocking out Michael Spinks in 91 seconds of the 1st round. Tyson has successfully defended his titles 9 times including the victories over Larry Holmes and Frank Bruno. In 1990, Mike Tyson has lost his title to Buster Douglas and he was knocked out in the 10th round.
Mike Tyson Net Worth:
According to the celebrity net worth, Mike Tyson has an estimated net worth of $3 million as of now. During the peak time of his career, Tyson has earned approximately $300 million. After retirement from the professional boxing arena, Tyson is busy with the media appearances in different TV shows and several films. He earns a lot of money from these appearances. He has made a significant appearance in the film “The Hangover”.
Mike Tyson Life History:
Mike Tyson was born in Brownsville, Brooklyn in New York. He has an elder sister and an elder brother. His sister died of a heart attack at her age of 24 in 1990. Though Tyson’s biological brother was a Jamaican Purcell Tyson according to the birth certificate, Tyson had known Jimmy Kirkpatrick as his father. He was from North Carolina and a famous neighborhood baseball player. After leaving his family, Kirkpatrick has met Tyson’s mother Lorna Mae Tyson in Brooklyn. Tyson had a tough childhood as Kirkpatrick never took care of his family. The family moved to Brownsville when Mike Tyson was 10 years old. After 6 years, his mother died. Then his boxing trainer and manager Cus D’Amanto became his legal guardian.
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Tyson has started his professional boxing career in 1985 and became the lineal champion in 1988. After defending for 9 times, he lost his title to Buster Douglas. In 1991, Tyson defeated Donovan Ruddock twice to regain his title. Then he had to pull out a fight with Evander Holyfield (the undisputed heavyweight champion) due to the rib injury. In 1995, after getting released from imprisonment, Tyson won WBC and WBA titles in 1996 by stopping Frank Bruno and Bruce Seldon. He then joined with legendary boxers as the only men in the history of boxing who have regained their heavyweight championship title after losing it. In the same year, he lost the fight to Evander Holyfield and in 1997, he disqualified because of biting Holyfield’s ear.
Mike Tyson Political/Business Affiliation:
Mike Tyson is recognized as one of the most popular and influential sports personality. He has won lots of awards and honors.