Donald King is an American boxing promoter, known for his involvement in several historic boxing matchups. He has been a controversial figure, partly due to a manslaughter conviction and civil cases against him, as well as allegations of dishonest business practices by numerous boxers.
Don King Biography
|Real Name||Donald King|
|Nick Name:||Don King|
|Birth Place:||Cleveland, Ohio, United States|
|Date Of Birth/Birthday:||20 August 1931|
|Age/How Old:||90 Years old|
|Height/How Tall:||In Centimetres – 187 cm
In Feet and Inches – 6′ 2″
|Weight:||In Kilograms – 80 kg
In Pounds – 176 lbs.
|Education:||John Adams College & Career Academy|
|Kids/Children Name:||Deborah King, Carl King, Eric King|
|Net Worth:||$150 Million|
Don King Net worth
The world’s best American promoter “Don King” has a net worth of $150 Million. According to the various online resources (Wikipedia, Forbes, IMDB), the most popular American promoter Don King estimated net worth of around $150 Million.
|Net Worth (2022)||$150 Million|
|Profession||American promoter, Boxer|
|Monthly Income And Salary||$1 Million +|
|Yearly Income And Salary||$12 Million +|
Don King Net worth Growth in Last 5 Years
|Net Worth in 2022||$150 Million|
|Net Worth in 2021||$138 Million|
|Net Worth in 2020||$126 Million|
|Net Worth in 2019||$114 Million|
|Net Worth in 2018||$105 Million|
|Net Worth in 2017||$95 Million|
Donald “Don” King is an American boxing promoter known for his involvement in historic boxing matchups. He has been a controversial figure, partly due to a manslaughter conviction (later pardoned), and civil cases against him. King’s career highlights include, among multiple other enterprises, promoting “The Rumble in the Jungle” and the “Thrilla in Manila”.
Donald “Don” King was born on the 20th of August, 1931, in Cleveland, Ohio. After dropping out of Kent State University, he ran an illegal bookmaking operation out of the basement of a record store on Kinsman Road and was charged with killing two men in incidents 13 years apart. In 1967, King was convicted of second-degree murder for the second killing after he was found guilty of stomping to death an employee, Sam Garrett, who owed him $600.
Don King Relationship & More
|Spouse||Henrietta King (m. 1959–2010)|
|Divorce||Henrietta King (2010)|
|Children||Deborah King, Carl King, Eric King|
Here are some of the best highlights of Don King’s career:
- The Rumble in the Jungle (Event, 1974)
- Thrilla in Manila (1975)
- He has promoted some of the most prominent names in boxing, such as Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier, George Foreman, Larry Holmes, Mike Tyson, and more.
Facts Don King
- Does Don King Smoke? No
- Does Don King Drink Alcohol? Yes
- Don King takes great care of his health. Don King eats food before 9 in the night.
- Don King is very fond of playing boxing.
- Don King loves watching TV shows and movies.
- Don King himself has said that his crush is Don King whom he has loved since childhood.
King began his career in 1974 when he first venture as a boxing promoter with the legendary and historic boxing event, ‘The Rumble in the Jungle. In 1975, he promoted the boxing match, ‘Thrilla in Manila’, which took place between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier in Quezon City, Philippines.
In the 1970s he progressed as a boxing promoter and soon became one of the most successful promoters. He was sued by Muhammad Ali for fraudulent handling of funds and underpaying the latter a sum of $1.1 million.
In 1984, he managed ‘The Victory Tour’ of Michael Jackson and his brothers – ‘The Jacksons’. He was questioned by The Senate for his connection with organized crime and links with mobster John Gotti.
In 1998, he became the owner of a weekly newspaper that was based in Cleveland. The main objective of the paper was to serve the African-American community. He was sued by Mike Tyson for a sum of $100 million for cheating him with respect to funds for over a decade.