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Don King net worth:
$150 Million

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Birth date: August 20, 1931
Birth place: Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Height:6 ft 1 in (1.87 m)
Profession:Boxing promoter
Nationality:United States of America
Spouse:Henrietta King (m. 1959–2010)
Children:Carl King, Deborah King, Eric King

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Donald King, commonly known as Don King, is a famous American businessman, as well as a professional boxing promoter. King is perhaps best known for promoting such historical events as “The Rumble in the Jungle”, “Thrilla in Manila” and others. Both of these boxing matches made significant contributions to Don King’s fame, and gave him an opportunity to work with some of the most famous boxers, such as Mike Tyson, Joe Frazier, Muhammad Ali, Evander Holyfield and Roy Jones Jr. to name a few.

Don King Net Worth $150 Million

A famous professional boxing promoter, how rich is Don King? In 2004, King settled a lawsuit with Mike Tyson for $14 million and a year later added $13 million in ticket sales from the top three fights that year, while his total earnings from those fights amounted to $66 million. In regards to his wealth, Don King’s net worth is estimated to be $150 million.

Don King was born in 1931, in Cleveland, Ohio. When King dropped out of Kent State University, he pursued illegal bookmaking operations. Later in life he was accused of murdering two people, and served his time in prison. King’s promoting career began with “The Rumble in the Jungle”, which was King’s first promoting venture. The famous fight featured two of the most famous boxers at the time, namely Muhammad Ali and George Foreman. The match took place in Zaire, in 1974, which was probably the most hyped-up event at the time, as it was preceded by a three-day festival that featured such artists as James Brown, Celia Cruz, The Spinners and others. Muhammad Ali won the match by knockout in the 8th round, regaining the title of a champion and once again proclaimed himself to be the greatest boxer in the world. The match left an immense impact on the culture, and was even featured in Leon Gast’s documentary film “When We Were Kings”, which won the Academy Award, as well as another movie entitled “Don King: Only in America”. Several musicians such as “The Fugees”, Johnny Wakelin and “The Hours” all wrote and recorded songs about the legendary match.

“Rumble in the Jungle” was followed by “Thrilla in Manila” event, once again promoted by King. Ali once again took a victory, this time against Joe Frazier, whom he defeated after a technical knockout (TKO) in the 14th round. These matches signified a career high for King. He started to be featured in such television shows as “The Howard Stern Show”, and even impersonated in “In Living Color”, “Boy Meets World”, “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air”, “The Simpsons” and other television series. Don King was also portrayed in several movies, as well as video games.

Don King is also known for his controversies, illegal connections, as well as lawsuits and prosecutions. King has been charged Numerous times with fraud by his former employers, including Muhammad Ali, Larry Holmes, Mike Tyson, and Terry Norris to name a few. However, King managed to settle all the lawsuits for large sums of money and in this way avoided conviction.


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Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Arli$$ 1999 TV Series Don King
Miami Vice 1987 TV Series Mr. Cash
Knight Rider 1986 TV Series Don King
Head Office 1985 INC Executive

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Big Fight: Muhammad Ali - Joe Frazier 1975 Documentary short producer

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
D.C. Follies 1988 TV Series Himself
The New Hollywood Squares 1987-1988 TV Series Guest Appearance
Frank's Place 1987 TV Series Himself
Heaven 1987 Documentary Himself
The 1st Annual Soul Train Music Awards 1987 TV Special Himself - Presenter
Not Necessarily the News 1987 TV Series Himself
Moonlighting 1986 TV Series Himself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1986 TV Series Himself
The Richard Belzer Show 1984 TV Series Himself
Tony Brown's Journal 1983 TV Series Himself
The Last Fight 1983 Himself
One on One 1983 TV Series Himself - Guest
Saturday Night Live 1981-1983 TV Series Himself
ABC's Wide World of Sports 1975-1982 TV Series Himself
Late Night with David Letterman 1982 TV Series Himself
Personenbeschreibung 1981 TV Series documentary Himself
The John Davidson Show 1980 TV Series Himself
The Mike Douglas Show 1978-1979 TV Series Himself - Fight Promoter / Himself - Boxing Promoter
Muhammad Ali vs. Ron Lyle 1975 TV Movie Himself
World Heavyweight Championship: Muhammad Ali vs. Chuck Wepner 1975 Himself
Float Like a Butterfly, Sting Like a Bee 1969 Documentary Himself
Piers Morgan Tonight 2013 TV Series Himself
NBC Sports Network Fight Night 2012 TV Series Himself
The Real Rocky 2011 TV Movie Himself
HBO Boxing After Dark 2010-2011 TV Series Himself
The After Party: The Last Party 3 2011 Documentary Himself
Beyond the Ropes 2008 Video documentary Himself
Don King Presents: Prizefighter 2008 Video Game Himself
GameTrailers TV with Geoff Keighley 2008 TV Series Himself
Howard Stern on Demand 2008 TV Series Himself
J.C. Chávez 2007 Documentary Himself
BET Awards 2006 2006 TV Special Himself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson 2005 TV Series Himself
The 100 Most Memorable TV Moments 2004 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Last Call with Carson Daly 2003-2004 TV Series Himself
Today 2004 TV Series Himself
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart 2004 TV Series Himself
Anderson Cooper 360° 2004 TV Series Himself
Fox and Friends 2004 TV Series Himself
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2003-2004 TV Series Himself - Co-Host / Himself
Howard Stern 1999-2002 TV Series Himself
The Howard Stern Radio Show 1999-2001 TV Series Himself
Beyond the Glory 2001 TV Series documentary Himself
The World Sports Awards 2001 TV Special Himself - Audience Member
ESPN SportsCentury 2000 TV Series documentary Himself
Electric Playground 2000 TV Series documentary Himself
The Richard Blackwood Show 1999-2000 TV Series Himself - Interviewee / Himself
Modern Marvels 1999 TV Series documentary Himself - Boxing Promoter
The Martin Short Show 1999 TV Series Himself
The Chris Rock Show 1999 TV Series Himself
The 1999 Source Hip-Hop Music Awards 1999 TV Special Himself
Ruby Wax Meets... 1998 TV Series documentary Himself
WWF Raw 1998 TV Series Himself
Michael Jackson: HIStory on Film - Volume II 1997 Video documentary Himself (segment "Liberian Girl")
Devil's Advocate 1997 Himself
Holyfield vs. Tyson II 1997 TV Movie Himself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 1994-1997 TV Series Himself
The Roseanne Show 1997 TV Series Himself
TFI Friday 1996 TV Series Himself
When We Were Kings 1996 Documentary Himself
HBO Boxing 1975-1994 TV Series documentary Himself
Today 1994 TV Series Himself
Kojak: Fatal Flaw 1991 TV Movie Himself
Blossom 1991 TV Series Himself
The Chuck Woolery Show 1991 TV Series Himself
Tuesday Night Fights 1991 TV Series Himself - Audience Member
Voices that Care 1991 TV Movie documentary Himself - Choir Member
Ebony/Jet Showcase 1987-1990 TV Series Himself
22nd NAACP Image Awards 1990 TV Special Himself
The Pat Sajak Show 1989 TV Series Himself
The Arsenio Hall Show 1989 TV Series Himself
Michael Jackson: Liberian Girl 1989 Video short Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
30 for 30 2013 TV Series documentary Himself
Klitschko 2011 Documentary Himself
Facing Ali 2009 Documentary Himself (uncredited)
Rome Is Burning 2008 TV Series Himself
Thrilla in Manila 2008 TV Movie documentary Himself (uncredited)
Soul Power 2008 Documentary Himself
Tyson 2008 Documentary Himself
Howard Stern on Demand 2006 TV Series Himself
Bicentennial Nigger 2006 Short Himself
The Fight 2004 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
ESPN SportsCentury 2002 TV Series documentary Himself
Muhammad Ali: The Whole Story 1996 TV Movie documentary Himself
Wide World of Sports 35th Anniversary Special 1996 TV Movie documentary Himself
Biography 1994 TV Series documentary Himself
Fallen Champ: The Untold Story of Mike Tyson 1993 TV Movie documentary Himself

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#Fact
1 Campaigned for George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election, and attended the Republican National Convention in New York.
2 Is portrayed by Mykelti Williamson in Ali (2001).
3 Was a numbers runner for the Jewish Mafia in Cleveland
4 House was bombed in 1957. Subsequent investigation led to the landmark U.S. Supreme Court case Mapp v. Ohio (1961) -- establishing that the "exclusionary rule" was also applicable to the states, not simply the federal government.
5 Inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame, 1997.
6 Esquire magazine reports that between the years 1951-1966, he was arrested 35 times on charges ranging from running red lights to manslaughter.
7 Boxing promoter.
8 Children: Deborah, Carl, Eric.
9 Promoter of boxers Muhammad Ali, Sugar Ray Leonard, and Mike Tyson, among others.
10 Attended Kent State University, as well as Case Western University.

#Quote
1 Only in America.
2 I love this country called America, black and white alike I think its the greatest nation in the world.

#Trademark
1 His hair that stands straight up
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