- Full Name: Michael Gerard Tyson
- Net Worth: $1 Million
- Occupation: Professional Boxer and Actor
- Marital Status: Married
- Ethnicity: Black
Mike Tyson Net Worth – How Much Does The Heavy Weight Champion Own?
How Much Is Mike Tyson Worth?
Mike Tyson is a retired American Boxer and heavyweight champion. He is called the undisputed king of the heavyweight ring. His current net worth is $1million. He is also the youngest boxer to win the WBC, WBA and IBF heavyweight titles. At that time he was only 20 years, four months and 22 days old. He won the WBC title in 1985 against Trevor Berbick by a TKO. He then won the WBA and IBF titles by defeating James Smith and Tony Tucker respectively. He was the undefeated heavyweight champion nine times in a row. His life then started to become messed up as he lost his mentor and father figure Cus’D Amato and divorced his first wife Robin. This showed in the 1990 fight with Buster Douglas and he lost his 9 years owned title. In 1996 he won his WBC and WBA title back after fighting and winning from Frank Bruno and Bruce Seldon. Mike is listed as no.1 on the ESPN list of “the hardest hitters in heavy weight history” and is also listed in the International Boxing Hall of Fame and World Boxing Hall of Fame.
Although Mike has a general net worth but if we compare it with other boxers, like Michael Buffer or Floyd Mayweather’s net worth, they both are standing way ahead of him. Michael Buffer’s net worth is 400 million dollars and net worth of Floyd Mayweather is estimated as 295 million dollars.
Mike Tyson’s Early Life Review
Mike was born on 30th June 1966 in Brooklyn Ney York. He grew up in a pretty dangerous and influencing neighborhood and by the time he was 13 he had already been arrested 38 times. After that he was forced to attend the Tyron School for boys and there his innate talent for boxing was discovered by Bobby Stewart, a former boxer and juvenile counselor. He was also the one who introduced Tyson to Cus’D Amato a famous boxing manager and trainer. He hence became his trainer and also his guardian after the death of Tyson’s mother when he was 16 years old. It was due to Amato’s training that Tyson was able to win a gold medal in the 1982 Junior Olympics.
A Sneak Peak At Mike’s Boxing Career
Mike was an aggressive youngster who did not know how to channel his brute energy into productive channels. Boxing became his saving grace and also earned him many honors and titles. His first victory was in the 1981 Junior Olympics in which he fought Joe Cortez and held the record for the fastest knockout in the Junior Olympics. He made his professional debut by defeating Hector Mercedes in 1985 when he was 18 years old. His first television broadcast fight was against Jesse Ferguson in which he won by a knockout in the fifth round. After that his opponents increased and he fought many worth boxers like James Tillis, David Jaco and Mitch Green. He was undisputed champion for 9 years running.
Mike Tyson’s Wife
Mike’s first marriage was with Robin Givens. They married on 7th February 1988 and divorced in 1989. They did not have any children. He then married Monica Turner on 19th April 1997. The marriage lasted till 2003 and they had 2 children. Both his previous marriages ended on the basis of spousal abuse. His third marriage is with Lakiha “Kiki” Spicer on 6th June 2009. Tyson describes her as a wonderful wife.
Mike Tyson’s Tattoos
Mike Tyson sports several impressive tattoos all over his well toned body. His most famous is the tribal retro design tattoo on his face. His other tattoos are the face portrait of Arthur Ashe and Monica turner on his left shoulder and forearm respectively and facial portrait tattoos of Dre Drocher and Chinese leader Mao Zedong on his right shoulder and forearm respectively. He also has a tattoo of Che Guevera in his stomach.
Mike Tyson’s Facial Tattoo
Mike’s facial tattoo is the most famous and loved among his fans. His facial tattoo belongs to the tribal tattoo genre and was inked by Victor Whitmill in 2003 after him winning the title fight against Lewis.