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Don King

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Net worth 2018: $250 Million
Industry: Sportspersons
Residence: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Country: United States
BirthDay: 20 August 1931
Sigh: Virgo
Height: 1.88 m
Education: Kent State University

Don King was bornon 20 August 1931 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA, American. With an outrageous and rather odd hairdo and flamboyant mannerism, no other man has managed to make a fortune out of promoting boxers as much as Don King. His life is one that shocks or rather jolts the day light out of many, for King’s eerie past activities which include manslaughter, street crime and jail sentence. He began his career in illegal bookmaking and soon ventured into boxing promotion. He became one of the most successful boxing promoters, promoting some of the most successful boxers like Muhammad Ali, Mike Tyson, George Foreman, Evander Holyfield, Félix Trinidad, Roy Jones Jr. and Marco Antonio Barrera among many others. His career accomplishments include the promotion of the most famous and legendary boxing fights, ‘The Rumble in the Jungle’ and the ‘Thrilla in Manila’, both of which launched his career. After this, his career took off and he went on to promote over 500 championship fights. However, a great number of boxers that he promoted accused him of fraudulent and mishandling of funds, including boxers like Muhammad Ali and Mike Tyson.


$250 Million


In 2006, he was sued by boxer Chris Cornelius Byrd, who accused him of breach of contract


In 1998, he became the owner of a weekly newspaper that was based in Cleveland


In 1996, boxer Terry Wayne Norris accused him of not paying the amount that Wayne was entitled to and also accused him of stealing money


In 1992, he was questioned by The Senate for his connection with organised crime and links with mobster John Gotti


In 1984, he managed ‘The Victory Tour’ of Michael Jackson and his brothers - ‘The Jacksons’


In 1982, he was sued by Muhammad Ali for fraudulent handling of funds and underpaying the latter a sum of $1


In 1975, he promoted the boxing match, ‘Thrilla in Manila’, which took place between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier in Quezon City, Philippines


In 1974, he began his first venture as a boxing promoter with the legendary and historic boxing event, ‘The Rumble in the Jungle’, which took place between Muhammad Ali and Heavyweight champion George Foreman


In the 1970s he progressed as a boxing promoter and soon became one of the most successful promoters


In 1959, he married Henrietta with whom he had three children

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