Mike Tyson Net worth 2020, Forbes, Wiki, Family, Business and Career
Mike Tyson Net worth: Michael Gerard Tyson a former professional American boxer was born on June 30, 1966. He ruled as the undefeated world heavyweight champion and holds the record as the youngest boxer to win a heavyweight title at 20 years, four months and 22 days old.
Tyson won his first 19 professional fights by knockout or stoppage, 12 of them in the first round. He won the WBC title in 1986 after stopping Trevor Berbick in the second round and added the WBA and IBF titles after defeating James Smith and Tony Tucker in 1987.
This made Tyson the first heavyweight boxer to simultaneously hold the WBA, WBC, and IBF titles, and the only heavyweight to successively unify them.
Tyson became the lineal champion in 1988 when he knocked out Michael Spinks in 91 seconds of the first round. He successfully defended his titles nine times, which included victories over Larry Holmes and Frank Bruno.
In 1990, Tyson lost the titles to underdog Buster Douglas, who knocked him out in the tenth round. Attempting to regain the titles, Tyson defeated Donovan Ruddock twice in 1991 but pulled out of a fight with then-undisputed heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield (who had defeated Douglas later in 1990) due to a rib injury.
Mike Tyson Biography
Michael Gerard Tyson Early Life
Michael Gerard Tyson birthplace was Brooklyn, New York on June 30, 1966. He has an elder brother named Rodney (born c. 1961) and had an elder sister named Denise, who died of a heart attack at age 24 in February 1990.
Tyson’s real father is listed as “Purcell Tyson” who was from Jamaica on his birth certificate, but the man Tyson had known as his father was Jimmy Kirkpatrick. Kirkpatrick was from Grier Town, North Carolina (a predominantly black neighborhood that was annexed by the city of Charlotte), where he was one of the neighborhood’s top baseball players. Kirkpatrick married and had a son, Tyson’s half-brother Jimmie Lee Kirkpatrick, who would help to integrate Charlotte high school football in 1965.
In 1959, Jimmy Kirkpatrick left his family and moved to Brooklyn, where he met Tyson’s mother, Lorna Mae (Smith) Tyson. Kirkpatrick frequented pool halls, gambled and hung out on the streets. “My father was just a regular street guy caught up in the street world,” Tyson said.
Kirkpatrick abandoned the Tyson family around the time Mike was born, leaving Tyson’s mother to care for the children on her own. Kirkpatrick died in 1992.
Mike Tyson Awards and Achievements
Mike Tyson has accomplished a lot in the boxing world. For instance, he has the records of being the youngest Heavyweight boxing champion up to this date, up to this day, that tittle is been ascribed to him. He is also called the junior Olympic Quickest knock-out at just 8 seconds. He held that position.
The also won the ring magazine prospect of the year in 1985 and for his renounced performance in the ring, he was given the ring magazine fighter of the year award.
He was also nominated and voted as the BBC sports personality of the year oversea personality in the 1989 and finally, he was included in the WWE hall of fame in 2012 for his accomplishment in the boxing profession, also he was been selected into the International Hall of fame and the world Hall of fame
Mike Tyson Personal Life
Mike had a rather challenging marriage life. He has been married three times and has eight children. His first marriage was on February 7, 1988. He was married to actress Robin Givens. The marriage was a short while, it lasted only for 1 year, and thereafter, they sued for divorce. Both separated following the allegation of violence, spousal abuse, and mental instability
Tyson then went into the wedlock with Monica Turner. The marriage was for only five years (from April 19, 1997, to January 14, 2003) after which Turner pursued divorce on grounds of adultery. The couple had two children, Rayna and Amir.
His third marriage was in 2009, in an unlucky accident; Tyson lost his daughter Exodus after the latter was found lifeless and tangled in a cord, dangling from an exercise treadmill. She was on life support and affirmed dead the next day.
Tyson walked up to the altar the third time on June 6, 2009, with Lakiha ‘Kiki’ Spicer. The couple has been blessed with a daughter Milan and son Morocco. Tyson’s other children include Mikey, Miguel, and D’Amato (born 1990). He has a total of eight children including the deceased Exodus.
Mike Tyson’s Net Worth
Tyson was one of the wealthiest athletes and superstars in the world when he was at the top of his career. But, his worth and his career graph have gradually seen great stride downwards since the 1990s. It is believed that at the peak of his career, Mike had a net worth of a staggering $300 million.
At the height of Mike Tyson’s of his career, Tyson made over $20 million for each fight. But currently, having retired from professional boxing, the key source of his income is acting. Some of the movies in which he made an appearance recently are Ip Man 3, The Mike Tyson Mysteries, and The Entourage.
Tyson’s unreasonable spending was what led to the downfall of his financial condition. He used to live in a luxury mansion, had a really expensive car collection. He even had a $500,000 420-horsepower Continental SC, which is one of only 73 of the kind. He kept Bengali tigers and even gave a $2.3 million bathtub to his wife to express his love for her.
Nevertheless, this led to him declaring bankruptcy in the year 2003. It was in the same year that his mansion was sold for $4.1 million. When he announced the retirement, it was estimated that he had debts of approximately $23
Mike Tyson Favorite Quotes
1 “Everybody thinks this is a tough man’s sport. This is not a tough man’s sport. This is a thinking man’s sport. A tough man is gonna get hurt real bad in this sport.”
2 “Everyone says “I wish I was in your shoes…”, the hundreds of people that wish they were in my shoes don’t know the tenth of it. If they were in my shoes they would cry like a baby.”
3 “When you have something in life that you want to accomplish greatly, you have to be willing to give up your happiness…I’ve lost all my sensitivity as far as being embarrassed, being shy, you just have to lose that.”
4 “Discipline, doing what you hate to do but do it like you love it.”
5 “These books ain’t window dressing. I think Machiavelli’s the most sophisticated writer outside of Shakespeare. Way ahead of his time. Such a manipulative person. Everything he accomplished he did by kissin’ ass.”
6 “I’m gonna make sure you talk about me, and your grandkids and kids after that gonna know about me…your great grandkids will say “wow, wasn’t that a bizarre individual?”
7 “One of my friends once saw another guy’s (criminal) record and said, ‘Look, this guy is a born troublemaker, just a loser.’ I had to tell him, ‘No, that’s my record—and it doesn’t include my juvenile history.”
8 “I’ll fight anybody my trainer puts me in with because I’m confident I can beat any fighter in the world. If anybody can see I’m almost a master at evading punches coming at me.”
9 “I just have this thing inside me that wants to eat and conquer. Maybe it’s egotistical, but I have it in me. I don’t want to be a tycoon. I just want to conquer people and their souls.”
10 “I had to persevere because this was my life. This championship, this was the stuff I dreamt of all my life, and I wasn’t gonna be denied.”
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