Don King net worth: American boxing promoter, Donald ‘Don’ King has a net worth of $150 million.
Donald King is a dominating name in the boxing industry of America who is prominent as a promoter of boxing. He is credited for bringing major names in boxing such as Muhammad Ali, Mike Tyson, Julio Cesar Chavez and many more, into the light of success. Don King is also noted for being sued by many of boxing players for embezzlement of their money and fraud but Don has always managed to get out the situation by settling everything out of court. He is mostly noted for “The Thrilla in Manilla”, “The Rumble in the Jungle” and other games.
Don was born as Donald King on August 20, 1931 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA. He graduated high school from John Adams High and dropped out of Kent State University to sun some illegal businesses. He underwent some serious charges including the murder of two people and even though he was convicted for a murder he did not go to jail.
His life took turn when he opted for the boxing wolrd after he convinced Muhammad Ali to box for a charity event. He started his career by partnering with Don Elabaum, who had years of experience in boxing promotion. From this day on, Don made a great impression in the boxing field as a good promoter as he handled many anticipated games that involved major players. His active event management skills and organizing talents made him amass millions from each event. Other than boxing, he is also noted for managing The Jacksons’ Victory Tour in 1984.
Donald has suffered a lot in his career with legalities as he was sued by many major boxers including Mohammad Ali, Mike Tyson, Larry Holmes, Tim Witherspoon and others but he managed to get these settled out of court. Don was previously married to Heneritta who died in 2010, with whom Don had three children. A grandfather to five grand children, Don has been quite active in politics in the recent years.
A popular name in boxing arena, Don King’s wealth and fame has rose further with his occasional appearances in television and movies. He has a movie made on his biography entitled “Don King: Only in America” where his character was portrayed by Ving Rhames earning him a Golden Globe Award.
The mastermind in many of the international level boxing events, Don King has made his life from drab to fabulous and has managed to become a celebrated and well known personality. His wisdom and experience in the field has made Don a multi-millionaire as his current net worth amounts to $150 million.
Quick Facts about Don King
Full name: Donald King
Birth Date: August 20, 1931
Birth Place: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Height: 6 ft 1 in
Profession: Boxing promoter, event manager
Ethnicity: African American
Marital Status: Widower
Astrological Sign: Leo