What Is Mike Tyson’s Net Worth?
Mike Tyson is a retired American boxer who, in the late 1980s, was the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world. Mike Tyson has a net worth of $10 million. Mike was one of the most famous and well-paid athletes in the world during his prime. At the age of 20, he was the world’s youngest champion. Regrettably, he squandered and/or was defrauded of a personal wealth that peaked at $300 million. In 2003, Mike declared bankruptcy. He was reported $23 million in debt at the time of the bankruptcy filing.
Mike Tyson earned at least $430 million in purses and endorsements during his career or nearly $700 million after inflation.
Mike Tyson was born in Brownsville, Brooklyn, New York, on June 30, 1966. Rodney and Denise were his two siblings; unfortunately, his younger sister died of a heart attack when she was only 24 years old.
Despite the fact that Tyson’s real father is listed as “Purcell Tyson,” Mike considered Jimmy Kirkpatrick as his father figure. Kirkpatrick was a baseball player from Grier Town, North Carolina, and one of the best in the area. He was a big gambler who frequented places you’d expect someone of his caliber to go.
Tyson’s mother died while he was only 16 years old, and Kirkpatrick abandoned the family later. Cus D’Amato, his boxing manager, was left in charge of him.
Tyson spent the majority of his childhood in and around high-crime areas. In a previous interview, he stated that his first battle was with a larger youth who had taken one of his pigeons’ heads off.
Tyson was frequently caught committing crimes, and by the age of 13, he had already been arrested 38 times. He ended himself at Johnstown’s Tryon School for Boys, where he dropped out of high school.
Tyson made his professional boxing debut when he was 18 years old. He had previously competed in the Junior Olympics as an amateur.
After winning 26 of his first 28 fights by KO or TKO, he soon rose to become the champion. Tyson was supposed to be unbeatable for a long time. That is until Buster Douglas appeared on the scene. You’ve surely heard Douglas’ story about his mother dying before the fight after telling everyone that her son would beat Mike Tyson.
Douglas was able to go through more rounds with Tyson than anyone else had ever done before, and once there, he realized that Tyson began to lose energy and endurance rapidly after the 5th or 6th round.
Tyson was the first heavyweight boxer to hold the WBA, WBC, and IBF titles at the same time, and the only heavyweight to do so twice. He is still regarded as one of the greatest boxers of all time.
However, his image was severely tarnished after he was convicted of rape and sentenced to six years in prison. After his prison time, he attempted a comeback, but it was short-lived.
Mike Tyson had a net worth of $300 million at one point. After blowing a lot of money and enduring the consequences of some of his decisions,
Mike Tyson is arguably one of the top-15 heavyweight boxers to ever compete in a gladiatorial fight, but he’s far higher in terms of pound-for-pound spectacular spending.