Net Worth

Mike Tyson Net Worth

Updated January 2, 2020
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How much is Mike Tyson worth? $3 million

How did Mike Tyson earn his money and wealth?

Mike Tyson was the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world who started his career as a professional boxer. Mike Tyson was born Michael Gerard Tyson on June 30, 1966, in Brownsville, Brooklyn, New York. His childhood was troubled and involved him getting arrested 38 times by the time he was 13 years old. He was discovered for his boxing abilities by Bobby Stewart, a former boxer and a juvenile detention center counselor. Tyson won gold in the Junior Olympic Games in 1981 and 1982 as an amateur.

Tyson turned into a professional boxer on March 16, 1985, in Albany, New York. He went on to win 26 of his first 28 matches and garnered the attention of the media. He won his first title fight at the World Boxing Council (WBC) heavyweight championship in 1986 by beating Trevor Berbick and became the youngest heavyweight champion in history. He became the undisputed champion who won all the fights he took part in. He was followed by controversy and allegations which hampered his boxing career and his defeats led to the most shocking upsets in the history of modern sports.

One of Tyson’s most famous come back after his conviction and three years spent in jail was his fight against Evander Holyfield. In the first fight, Tyson was defeated by Holyfield (1996).  The second bout took place the following year in 1997 where Tyson bit on both the ears of Holyfield. It was the first fight in over 50 years that ended in a disqualification. The match was viewed by 1.99 million households which set a new pay-per-view buy rate. Following the infamous match, Tyson continued to return to the ring until his retirement on June 15, 2005.

Tyson ventured into acting when he played himself in the hit movie “Hangover” (2009). He also did a one-man show “Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth” (2012) in Las Vegas and also showed it on Broadway. He also starred in “Ip Man” (2015). “being Mike Tyson” (2013) was a TV series based on his life which was produced by Fox Sports 1.

Tyson has written two books and titled them “Undisputed Truth” (2013) and “iron Ambition” (2017).

What are the highest pay-per-view bouts of Mike Tyson?

  1. Tyson v Holyfield II: The Sound and the Fury (1997) 1,990, 000 buys
  2. Tyson v Lewis: Lewis – Tyson is On (2002) 1,970, 000 buys
  3. Tyson v Holyfield : Finally (1996) 1,590, 000 buys
  4. Tyson v McNeeley : He’s Back (1995) 1,550,000 buys
  5. Tyson v Bruno II : The Championship Part 1 (1996) 1,370,000 buys

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