Mike Tyson net worth in 2019: How did he attain such success? Read on, to find out the impressive secrets behind Mike Tyson salary, earnings, net worth and success.
How much is Mike Tyson worth?
|Net Worth:||$3 million|
|Date of Birth:||June 30, 1966|
Mike Tyson’s story, to put it loosely, is a story of rags to riches to rags and back to riches again. During the limelight of his boxing career, Tyson had earnings of $300 million but lost the money through a series of bad decisions, and poor judgments.
Tyson was known for his fierce boxing style and was nicknamed ‘Iron’ and ‘Kid dynamite’ early on in his career. He is regarded as one of the best heavyweights of all time. He 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’.
Michael Gerard 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.
Tyson lived in a neighbourhood where the crime was the order of the day, consequently, Tyson was often caught committing petty crimes. By the age of 13, he had been arrested 38 times. Tyson’s potential boxing ability was discovered while he was at Tyron School for Boys in Johnstown, New York by Bobby Stewart, a juvenile detention centre counsellor and former boxer. Stewart trained Tyson for a few months after spotting his boxing potential.
Tyson was also trained by Kevin Rooney and was assisted by Teddy Atlas who was later dismissed when Tyson was 15.
Career and Personal Life
Tyson made his professional debut when he was 18 years old on March 6, 1985, in Albany, New York. He had 15 bouts in the first year of his professional career. Tyson won 26 of his first 28 fights which made him popular. On November 22, 1986 Tyson 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. Tyson was unseated from his title by Buster Douglas on February 11, 1990.
In March 1992, Tyson was convicted of rape following a one-year trial and sentenced to six years in prison. He served three years before getting an early release and returned to boxing. Mike Tyson’s record as a professional boxer was 50-6 with 44 of those wins by a knockout!
Mike Tyson has been married three times to Robin Givens, Monica Turner and Lakiha Spicer. He 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, Tyson had won numerous awards. Tyson has won many awards both in and out of the ring. He won: Ring magazine prospect of the year (1985), Ring magazine fighter of the year twice (1986, 1988), Sugar Ray Robinson Award twice (1987, 1989), BBC sports personality of the Year Overseas Personality (1989), International Boxing Hall of Fame inductee (Class of 2011). He was also inducted into the WWE hall of fame (class of 2011).
The Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio, awarded him an honorary doctorate in human letters in 1989.
Mike Tyson Earnings
Mike Tyson net worth was reportedly making over $ 300 million dollars during his career as a professional boxer. Those earnings included purses of $30 million for his fight with Evander Holyfield.
After retiring, Tyson’s spending habit 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.
After losing most of his money, Tyson was able to regain some of his wealth back by making appearances in successful Hollywood projects and also engaging in business.
Just a few years after declaring bankruptcy, he appeared in the hit comedy ‘The Hangover’, also reprising his role in the sequel in 2011. He 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.
Mike Tyson 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 be successful both in and off the ring.
As of 2019, Mike Tyson net worth is estimated $3 Million.