Mike Tyson is an American former professional boxer. Nicknamed “Iron Mike” and “Kid Dynamite”, he competed from 1985 and 2005. Read the article to know Tyson’s net worth, salary, earnings, wife, and other information.
About Mike Tyson
Tyson was born on June 30, 1986, in Brooklyn. He has been involved in many debates at different times in his personal life. Currently retired as a boxer, he was convicted of rape in 1992. The former athlete later converted his religion to Islam.
When he was a seven-year-old boy, Tyson was picked up from the streets of Brooklyn by an unknown older man and sexually abused. His childhood was terrible. In an interview on Sirius XM Radio on Friday, the legendary American boxer candidly recounted some of his childhood nightmares. “I never saw that old man again. I ran after that incident. The incident was eating away at me. I was not ashamed, but I couldn’t tell anyone in the house about it.”
Tyson became involved in crime owing to poverty after his mother lost her job. He used to steal from people’s houses by melting his hands through the window and was caught by the police. The mother found out and killed six more Tyson was fascinated by the legendary boxer Mohammad Ali’s autobiography, The Greatest. At the end of the movie, Mohammad Ali himself appeared on the stage that day. Seeing him, little Tyson decided to be like Mohammad Ali “I didn’t want to be a boxer, I just wanted to be great.” Tyson has been the world champion in heavyweight boxing many times since the eighties. He also spent three years in prison in 1992 for raping a teenage beauty queen.
Tyson has been successful since his amateur days. He won gold medals at the 1981 and 1982 Junior Olympics. He also won the gold medal at the National Golden Gloves in 1984.
On March 6, 1985, Mike Tyson made his professional debut. Defeating Hector Mercedes via 1st round TKO, he earned his first professional bout. He competed exclusively in the Heavyweight division. Throughout his professional career, he had a total of 58 bouts. Among these, Tyson won 50 matches, 44 via KO and 6 via unanimous decision. He was named Ring magazine Prospect of the Year once and Fighter of the year twice. Additionally, he was named the BBC Sports Personality of the Year overseas personality in 1989. He is also widely regarded as one of the greatest boxers ever, among his fans.
Mike Tyson’s Net Worth and Salary
In 2023, Mike Tyson’s net worth is $10 million. In the late 1980’s he was considered the highest-paid player in the world. During his career, Tyson earned around $400 million. Adding his income from endorsements then, the amount shot up to $500 million at that time. The boxer recently admitted that he blew it all in just 15 years.
|Full Name||Michael Gerard Tyson|
|Nickname||Iron Mike, Kid Dynamite|
|Height||5 ft 10 in (178 cm)|
|Weight||71 in (180 cm)|
|Birthdate||June 30, 1966|
|Birthplace||Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA|
|Net Worth||$10 million|
|Career Earnings||$500 million|
|Father’s Name||Jimmy Kirkpatrick|
|Mother’s Name||Lorna Smith|
Mike Tyson’s Wife
Tyson is currently married to Lakiha Spicer. Spicer is from an African-American Muslim family in Philadelphia. They first met during a professional bout, when Spicer was 18. Later in 2009, they got married after a few months of dating. Previously, Tyson has been married twice. He was married to Monica Turner (1997-2003), and Robin Givens (1988-1989). He has a total of 7 children. They are Miguel Leon, Rayna, Mikey Lorna, Exodus Amir, Milan, and Morocco Tyson. In 2009, his then 4 years old daughter Exodus passed away after an unfortunate accident.
Tyson was born on June 30, 1966, in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA. At present, he is 56 years old.
His Height and Weight
The American former professional boxer has a height of 5 ft 10 in (178 cm) and he weighs 71 in (180 cm). He previously fought in the Heavyweight division of professional boxing.
Tyson’s Charity Works
Tyson has been actively related to various charity works. He is the founder of the “Mike Tyson Cares Foundation”. He also supported the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation and Marty Hennessy Inspiring Children Foundation. Recently, he traded punches with Roy Jones Jr. in an exhibition bout to raise money for another charity work.
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FAQ about Mike Tyson
What is Mike Tyson’s Net Worth in 2023?
In 2023, Tyson’s net worth is $10 million.
What are Tyson’s Career Earnings?
Tyson has earned over $400 million in his career.
Who is Tyson’s Wife?
Mike Tyson is married to Lakiha Spicer.
How Old is Tyson?
The American former boxing legend is 56 years old.
How Tall is He?
Tyson is 5 ft 10 in (178 cm) tall.