Mike Tyson Net Worth, Early Life, Career and More.
Mike Tyson is a former American professional boxer who reigned as the one and only heavyweight champion for the 20 years of his boxing career. Furthermore, he became the youngest boxer to win a heavyweight title, and has held this record ever since.
He is one of the richest and most successful boxer in the world. Here are some details about Mike Tyson’s net worth, early life and career progress so far.
Mike Tyson Net Worth as of 2020
As of now, Mike Tyson has a net worth of $3 million. In the past his income sources were his boxing gigs and brand advertisements and sponsorships gained through the boxing gigs. However, currently his major source of income is his TV shows and podcasts.
Mike Tyson was born in Brooklyn, NewYork. His father was born and raised in North Carolina, where he was known to be among the neighborhood’s best baseball players. His father met his mother in Brooklyn but he left his mother and the kids around the time when Mike Tyson was born. So Mike Tyson never really got a chance to connect with his birth father. His mother also died when he was 16 years old, leaving him in the care of boxing manager Cus D’Amato. Throughout his childhood, he was known for his ill-disciplined behavior. At the age of 13, he had been arrested 38 times.
Tyson’s unique boxing ability was discovered by Bobby Stewart, a detention center counselor and a former boxer, when he was in the Tryon School for Boys. Bobby introduced Tyson to Cus D’Amato; henceforth, his career as a boxer started. He made his professional debut at the age of 18 in Albany, New York. He took part in a total of 15 fights in the first year, after which the quality of his competition increased and his winning streak started attracting media attention. However after winning multiple championships, his boxing career started to see a decline. That’s when he decided to retire and indulge in other ventures.
He launched his own cartoon show called the ‘Mike Tyson Mysteries’ and has appeared in several Hollywood movies as well, including the Hangover series. Correspondingly, he has now created his own live podcast ‘Hotboxin with Mike Tyson’
Throughout his career as a boxer, he has been awarded multiple times. His most famous awards have been the Ring Magazine Prospect of the Year, two-times winner of Ring Magazine Fighter of the Year. Two-times winner of Sugar Ray Robinson Award and BBC Sports Personality of the Year Overseas Personality.
Mike Tyson’s Mansion
Mike Tyson currently owns a breathtakingly lavish mansion in Henderson home that was reportedly purchased for $2.5 million. The house is built to protect Mike Tyson’s privacy in the best way possible and even has a gated entrance that has electrical wires attached to it. He reportedly owns two apartments in California and Los Angeles as well which are worth at least $4 million in total.