|Celebrated Name:||Don King|
|Real Name/Full Name:||Donald king|
|Age:||89 years old|
|Birth Date:||August 20 1932|
|Birth Place:||Cleveland Ohio|
|Wife/Spouse (Name):||Henrita King (m. 1959; died. 2010)|
|Children/Kids (Son and Daughter):||Yes, Deborah King, Carl King, Eric King|
|Is Don King Gay?:||No|
|Net Worth in 2021:||$170 million|
|Last Updated:||January 2021|
Donald King is one of the most famous boxing promoters, which is known for setting up some of the notorious fights in world history. He has also been having participated in several TV shows and films such as Don King, Only in America, The Last Fight, and Head Office. King is also well known for his eccentric personality and hairstyle with straight hair. Don King has been a controversial figure due to several civil cases against him over the years.
Maybe you know about Don King very well but do you know how old and tall is he and what is his net worth in 2021? If you do not know, we have prepared this article about details of Don King’s short biography-wiki, career, professional life, personal life, today’s net worth, age, height, weight, and more facts. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.
Early Life & Biography
King was born in Cleveland, Ohio. At first, he joined Western Reserve University, where he considered taking law as a career. He later graduated at John Adams High in 1951.
After dropping out of Kent State University, King started an illegal bookmaking operation. He was arrested on several incidents where at one time, he shot Hillary Brown in the back claiming he attempted to rob one of his Gambling houses. Lucky enough, the case was determined as Justifiable homicide.
However, the second time he was sentenced for four years for killing Sam Garret, who was his employee for he owed him $600. The case led to the conviction of second-degree murder. At the Marion Correctional institution where he served, he decided to self-educate himself and read everything that he came across at the prison library. In 1983 he was pardoned by Jim Rhodes, Ohio Governor in support by letters from many people but to mention a few including Jesse Jackson, Coretta Scott King, George Voinovich, Art Modell and Gabe Paul.
King was married to his wife Henrita King who later died in December 2010. They had three children, one biological daughter Debbie and two adopted sons, Carl and Eric and five grandchildren. He is politically active were in 2004, he campaigned for George W. Bush and later on for Barrack Obama in 2008 in the presidential election. King runs annual turkey giveaways which he offers thousands if turkeys amongst needy people in South Florida each year on Christmas.
King’s life is full of controversies’ considering the fact he had already two murder charges in his early life. Technically, he is involved with numerous lawsuits. Muhammed Ali sued him for fraud for underpaying, Larry Holmes alleged him for cheating out of prize money, King Blackmailed Tim Witherspoon to sign exclusively with him to which he reported.
Mike Tyson, a former undisputed heavyweight boxing champion, sued him for cheating him out of money over a period of time during several cases. It was later settled out of court where Tyson was compensated with $14 million. Terry Norris also sued him for stealing his money and conspired with his manager to underpay him for fights.
In 2003 Terry received $7.5 Million to settle out though king demanded a public settlement. King invoked the Fifth Amendment during a senate investigation in 1992 when they tried to question him about their mutual connection with John Gotti, who was a mobster.
Age, Height, and Weight
Being born on August 20 1931, Don King is 89 years old as of today’s date 22nd January 2021. His height is 1.75m tall, and his weight is 80 kg.
King entered the field of boxing after convincing Muhammad Ali, a famous legendary fighter, to take part in a charity exhibition in Cleveland to a local hospital. In order to get support, he partnered with a famous local boxing promoter named Don Erlbaum.
At the peak of his career, he promoted some of the biggest superstars including Muhammad Ali in 1974, who he promoted in his most famous fights, the “Rumble in the Jungle” and the “Thrilla in Manila”, and George Foreman in Zaire which earned him $10 million, the biggest prize money in boxing history. Other boxers he supported included Andrew Golota, Felix Trinidad, Roy Jones Jr, Marco Antonio Barrera and Larry Holmes. Apart from boxing, King is a publisher of a newspaper in Cleveland and also managed The Jacksons in the year 1984 Victory tour.
Awards & Achievements
In 1975, King was awarded as the Man of the Year, National Black Hall of Fame. The following year he was awarded three times consecutively in Urban Justice Award at the Antioch School of Law, Heritage Award at Edwin Gould Society for Children and finally Man of the Year NAACP. King also got an award from Central State University in Wilberforce with an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters degree by Arthur E. Thomas, University President. In 1997, he was inducted into the Boxing Hall of Fame.
Net Worth & Salary of Don King in 2021
Don King is a businessman and well known for his boxing promotions, has an estimated net worth of $170 million as of January 2021. He gains his income mostly from the fact he is the most successful and famous boxing promoters of all time. Another source of income is from the newspaper of which he is the publisher.
Although the king is one of the most famous and successful boxing promoters, he has aggressively tarnished the reputation of the sports world with corruption. He has been engaged in several legal battles with boxers over the years.