The Undisputed Heavyweight Champion – Mike Tyson Net Worth

mike Tyson net worth

Mike is a retired American boxer who was an undisputed heavyweight champion of the world in the 1980s. Mike Tyson net worth is $10 million. During his heyday, he was one of the most popular champions in history at the age of 20. Unfortunately, he spent or was cheated out of a personal wealth that topped $300 at his peak. In 2003, he was declared bankrupt; according to the bankruptcy filing, Mike was reported to have $23 million in debt at that point.

During Mike’s career, he earned at least $430 million in endorsements and purses, roughly $700 million after setting the inflation.

ESPN called Mike Tyson “The Hardest Hitter in heavyweight history,” also, Sky Sports dubbed him the most fearsome boxer to step into the professional ring.

Though Mike was a talented boxer, his reputation was harmed by controversy in and out of the ring.

Mike Tyson Net Worth

Mike Tyson is estimated to have accumulated millions of dollars throughout his boxing career, but he loses everything.

Forbes claims Mike’s total earnings could even have been $685 million. In 2020, it has been reported that Mike Tyson net worth is $10 million.

Unfortunately for Mike, he frequently spent his money as fast as he earned it during his heyday with huge expenses like flashy cars, luxury cars, and his infamous pet tigers.

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Early Life of Mike Tyson

Mike Tyson (Michael Gerard Tyson) was born on June 30th, 1966, in Brooklyn, New York. He grew up in a rough neighborhood, and Mike’s stepfather was involved in many gambling and crimes. When he was ten, Mike and his mother moved because of financial problems. 

By the age of 13, Mike had been arrested for more than 30 crimes, frequently fighting with bigger youths who made fun of his voice. Throughout his school, Mike’s fighting skill was discovered by the former boxer and the instructor of juvenile detention. 

After working with some trainers, he made a connection with D’Amatto – the trainer who would have an enormous influence on the future boxing champion.

When Mike Tyson’s mother passed away when he was 16, D’Amatto becomes his legal guardian. Mike also worked with Kevin Rooney from a young age.

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Early Boxing Career

Mike’s first experiences with professional boxing were in the Junior Olympics, where Tyson won the gold medals in 1981 and 1982. Mike Tyson also fought in the 1984 summer Olympics, but he lost against Henry Tillman in two bouts.

The first professional match came at the age of 18, and Tyson beat Hector Mercedes with the first-round technical knockout. 

After this match, it started growth for Mike, who often ended fights in the first round.

Mike continued to fight opponents who were more challenging than he had faced earlier, with several predicting an early growth to stardom. Cus D’Amatto died in1985, and Mike lost an important father figure starting in his career.

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Boxing Style

D’Amatto taught Mike the peek-a-boo form of defensive boxing that involved the high guard and rapid movements. It is also an aggressive way of counter-punching that depends on charging an opponent, making him swing, and then using the advantage of openings. 

Mike was known for his intense punching power as well as his skill to weave and bob.

A considerable amount of Mike’s punching power came from his legs, and Mike Tyson was known for the landing right hook and then the uppercut to finish the match.

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Career Earnings

Mike Tyson signed a $27 million 8 fight contract with HBO that ran during his bout against Alex Stewart in 1987. Mike defeated Alex in just 2 minutes and 27 seconds. After that, MIke signed a long-term contract of $120 million with a contract with showtime that covered many matches, that include Evander Holyfield I and II. 

Throughout his career, he earned at least $430 million from the matches and the endorsements.  That is the same as around $700 million in today’s value.

For years, it has been widely understood that a large chunk of his earnings, at least his pay-per-view earnings, were taken by the promoter Don King. The court case also revealed that Tyson’s contract with King entitled the promoter to 30% of his earnings. It was technically illegal in Nevada. 

It has been alleged that after hidden additional fees, Don would take 50% off the top before cutting the check to Mike. At his peak, Mike was also paying the President of the Mike Tyson fan club $1,000 per week. 

Mike Tyson Career Earnings

Opponent PurseInflation A
Trevor Berbick$1,500,000
James Smith$2,000,000
Pinklon Thomas$2,500,000
Tony Tucker$2,500,000
Tyrell Biggs$2,500,000
Larry Holmes$5,000,000
Tony Tubbs$10,000,000$21 million
Michael Spinks$20,000,000$42 million
Frank Bruno I$8,000,000
Carl Williams$4,000,000
Buster Douglas$6,000,000
Henry Tillman$2,000,000
Alex Stewart$3,000,000
Donovan Ruddock I$6,000,000
Donovan Ruddock II$10,000,000
Peter McNeeley$25,000,000$42 million
Buster Mathis$10,000,000
Frank Bruno II$30,000,000$50 million
Bruce Seldon$30,000,000
Evander Holyfield I$30,000,000
Evander Holyfield II$30,000,000$49 million
Francois Botha$10,000,000
Orlin Norris$9,000,000
Julius Francis$10,000,000
Lou Savarese$8,000,000
Andrew Golota$10,000,000
Brian Nielsen$5,000,000
Lennox Lewis$103,000,000$148 million
Clifford Etienne$5,000,000
Danny Williams$8,000,000
Kevin McBride$5,000,000
Roy Jones Jr$10,000,000

Personal Appearance Fees

Mike Tyson has called Las Vegas home for much of the last two decades. In Vegas, Mike earns a healthy living making personal appearances at corporate and party events. He charges $75,000 for two-hours of personal appearance.

Personal Life

How old is Mike Tyson? Mike Tyson is 54 years old and he has been married three times. He has six children. Mike is Muslim and practices sobriety.

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Mike Tyson

Net Worth:$10 Million
Date of Birth: 1966-06-30
Height:5ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Profession:Professional Boxer, Film Producer, Boxer, Actor, Athlete
Nationality:United States of America