Mike Tyson Net Worth

Net Worth$3 Million
Date of Birth30 June 1966
ProfessionBoxer
NationalityAmerican
Last Updated2020

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Mike Tyson Net Worth, How did the American boxer earn his wealth? Read on to find out more about Mike Tyson Net Worth and his career.

Mike Tyson Net Worth

Mike Tyson Early Life

He is a retired American boxer who was the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world. At age 13, Tyson had already been arrested 38 times. His saving grace came when he was forced to attend the Tryon School for Boys where his talent in the boxing ring was evident.

A juvenile detention center counselor and former boxer ‘Bobby Stewart’ started to train Tyson and would eventually introduce the phenom to Cus D’Amato legendary boxing manager and trainer who quickly took over Tyson’s training responsibilities and even became Mike’s legal guardian when at 16 his mother died.

In 1988, Tyson’s personal life began to fall apart. He was passing through a divorce with his then wife Robin Givens. 

Tyson fired his longtime trainer and mentor Kevin Rooney. Without Kevin by his side he started to slip as a boxer. 

Mike Tyson Career

Michael Gerald Tyson was born on June 30, 1966 in Brooklyn New York and he grew up in a dangerous neighborhood. His first victory came at the 1982 Junior Olympics where won a silver medal. 

Tyson made his professional debut against Hector Mercedes on March 6, 1985 as the fight ended with a knock out from Tyson. He won 26 out of 28 professional fights by KO/TKO and began to attract media attention. 

Unfortunately, Cus D’Amato died in November 1985. With the death of his long time trainer and father figure, Mike was angry and looking for payback. 

Tyson had his first televised fight where he easily defeated opponent Jesse Ferguson on February 16th 1986. At age 20, he became the youngest Heavyweight champion in boxing history. 

Ever since, Tyson started a journey to box all top heavyweights in the world. He also defeated and won the belts from Pinklon Thomas, James Smith and Tony Tucker. He had become an American boxing icon.

Nintendo even released the smash hit video game, “Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out!!!” in 1987.

In 1990, Tyson lost his undisputed championship to Buster Douglas because he was out of shape and overweight when he lost to the underdog Douglas.

Thereafter, Tyson was then arrested for allegedly raping 18 year old model Desiree Washington. He was convicted in 1992 and sentenced to 10 years in prison. He served three in prison then attempted to make a comeback in 1995. 

Tyson easily won his first two comeback fights and pulled in huge pay-per-view numbers . He hit a career rock bottom in 1997 when he bit off a chunk of his opponent Evander Holyfield’s ear. 

He filed for bankruptcy in 2003 and announced his retirement on July 11th, 2005. After retiring, he has kept busy with media appearances in several TV shows and movies including a classic scene in the movie The Hangover.

Mike Tyson Net Worth

Mike Tyson Net Worth as of today is $3 Million. Mike Tyson Net Worth is amassed from his career as  a boxer.

In the beginning of his career,  he earned and squandered an entire $300 million fortune. 

Summary:

Michael Gerald Tyson is a retired American boxer who was the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world. 

He hit a career rock bottom in 1997 when he bit off a chunk of his opponent Evander Holyfield’s ear. 

As of 2020, Mike Tyson’s  net worth is $3 Million.

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