Mike Tyson Age, Net Worth, Wife, Family, Height and Biography

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Net Worth $10 Million
Name Mike Tyson
Date of Birth 30 June 1966
Age 57 Years Old
Gender Male

Mike Tyson Net Worth

$10 Million

Mike Tyson aka Michael Gerard Tyson, is an American Boxer. As of 2024, Mike Tyson’s net worth is $10 million. He competed in the sport from 1985 to 2005. Mike Tyson is commonly nicknamed “Iron Mike” and “Kid Dynamite,” which he earned towards the initial phase of his career. In the later part of his career, he also earned the name of “The Baddest Man on the Planet.”

Mike Tyson remained an undisputed world heavyweight champion from 1987-1990, which he boasts of. The man is famous for being the greatest heavyweight boxer of all time, a title he still retains. Mike Tyson holds the world record of being the youngest boxer ever to win the heavyweight title, which he won when he was of 20 years 4 months, and 22 days. He won the first 19 of his professional fights by knockout and 12 of them right in the first round.

Mike Tyson held WBA, WBC, and IBF titles and unified them in successions, he was the world’s first heavyweight boxer and the only heavyweight boxer to do so. Tyson’s boxing style was both ferocious and intimidating that won over most other boxers’ style while in the ring.

He enjoys a 88% knockout-to-win and was ranked 16th of 100 greatest punchers of all time by The Ring magazine. He was also ranked by ESPN in “The Hardest Hitters in Heavyweight History” where he was declared first. Mike Tyson already has his name introduced in the International Boxing Hall of Fame and World Boxing Hall of Fame.

Mike Tyson Wiki/Biography

Born on 30 June 1966, Mike Tyson’s age is 57 Years Old as of 2024. He was born and raised in a well-settled Amarican family from Fort Greene, Brooklyn, New York City, US.

Tyson was born to Purcell Tyson, who has often been referred to as the biological father of Mark Tyson. Purcell was Jamaican and it is Purcell, who is listed as Mike’s father in his birth certificate. However, since his early days of childhood, Mike Tyson has known Jimmy Kirkpatrick as his father.

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Mike Tyson Childhood Pic

Jimmy Kirkpatrick was from Grier Town, North Carolina, and was recognized as a baseball player in the whole neighborhood. He married Lorna Mae (Smith) Tyson, Tyson’s mother, and fathered a son, Mike’s half-brother. However, soon after that Kirkpatrick abandoned his family and left Lorna to look after their sons on her own.

The Tyson family was burdened with a failing economy. This is why they moved to Brownsville from Bedford-Stuyvesant, where they originally lived when Tyson was just 10 years old. Later when Tyson turned 16, he lost his mother. The boy of 16 was left under the care of Cus D’Amato, a reputed boxing manager and trainer, who then became Tyson’s legal guardian.

Mike Tyson was enrolled in a school but he soon dropped out of high school as a junior. He was later awarded a doctorate degree in Humane Letters in 1989 from Central State University.

Name Mike Tyson
Full Name Michael Gerard Tyson
Other Names The Baddest Man on the Planet
Nick Name Iron Mike
Kid Dynamite
Net Worth $10 Million
Date of Birth 30 June 1966
Age 57 Years Old
Birth Place Fort Greene, Brooklyn, New York City, United States
Currently Live in Fort Greene, Brooklyn
Profession Boxer
Years Active 1985 – Present
Nationality American
Religion Christian
Ethnicity African-American Descent
Hometown Fort Greene, Brooklyn, New York City, United States
Zodiac Sign Cancer
School/High School Local High School, United States
College/University Central State University, Wilberforce, Ohio, United States
Education Qualification Doctorate Degree in Humane Letters

Family, Wife & Relationships

Mike Tyson’s Parents are Jimmy Kirkpatrick and Lorna Smith. His father’s name is Jimmy Kirkpatrick who is businessman by profession.

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Mike Tyson’s Father

His mother’s name is Lorna Smith who is housewife by profession.

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Mike Tyson’s Mother

Mike Tyson has an elder brother, Rodney.

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Mike Tyson’s Brother (Rodney Tyson)

He has elder sister, Denise, who died of a heart attack in February 1990 when she was 24 years old. Jimmie Lee Patrick was another half-brother of Mike Tyson, who was the son of his stepfather, Kirkpatrick.

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Mike Tyson’s Brother (Jimmie Lee Patrick)

Mike Tyson was raised and he continued to live in a neighborhood, quite infamous for the high rate of crimes that took place. He grew up amidst crimes and all of these left a big impact at the back of his mind.

Tyson was notorious for committing crimes one after another during his budding years and was arrested 38 times when he was only a boy 13. Most of these crimes can be categorized as petty crimes and fights with others. The first fight Tyson documented was when he fought a bigger youth who pulled off the head of a pigeon that Tyson used to possess.

Mike Tyson has a total of 7 children. He has been married thrice and the present wife of Tyson is Lakiha Spicer.

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Mike Tyson with his Wife (Lakiha Spicer)

Previously he was married to Robin Givens and Monica Turner.

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Mike Tyson with his Ex Wife (Monica Turner)

Tyson had seen numerous relationships and love affairs in his life so far. His ex-girlfriends’ list includes models, movie stars, women from the adult film industry, and more.

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Mike Tyson with his Ex Wife (Robin Givens)

Among one of the prominent relationships that Mike Tyson was engaged in was with the reality star, Aisleyne Horgan-Wallace, with whom he shared a relationship that went on for almost 3 years. They were spotted at dinner dates and more. However, Wallace often refuted their relationship as a friend.

Tyson also enjoyed a relationship with the British supermodel, Naomi Campbell and adult movie star, Coco Johnsen. Naomi was seen with Tyson often at parties and dates. Coco was another of Tyson’s affairs that started around 1996 and went on for around a couple of years.

Mike Tyson had a love affair with Natalie Fears, who gave birth to her son named D’Amato Tyson in MAy 1990 and was also eventually supported by Tyson. He gave Fears around $1.5 million, cars, and jewelry but when the boy grew to be 1 year old, she filed a paternity and palimony suit. This exposed her falsity and proved that Tyson was not the father of her son.

Tyson underwent another test where he came out to be the father of D’Amato, the son of Kimberley Scarborough. They had another daughter whom they named Mikey Lorna Tyson.

Mike Tyson had 2 more children with Sol Xochitl, his ex-girlfriend. However, he also lost his 4 years old girl, Exodus in a tragic treadmill accident in his own house.

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Mike Tyson with his Son (Miguel Leon Tyson)
Father Name Jimmy Kirkpatrick
Mother Name Lorna Smith
Brother Name Rodney Tyson
Jimmie Lee Patrick (Half Brother)
Sister Name Denise (Died)
Girlfriend Naomi Campbell (Ex)
Coco Johnsen (Ex)
Marital Status Married
Wife Lakiha Spicer
Robin Givens (Ex)
Monica Turner (Ex)
Children Name Miguel Leon Tyson (Son)
Rayna Tyson (Daughter)
Exodus Tyson (Daughter)
Mikey Lorna Tyson (Daughter)
Amir Tyson (Son)
Milan Tyson (Son)
Morocco Tyson (Son)

Physical Appearance

Mike Tyson is a man of around 5 feet 11 inches (1.8m approx), weighing about 218 pounds (99kgs). His hair and eye color can be described as dark brown.

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To sum up his body measurements, Tyson measured: Chest 52” (132cms), Biceps 18.5” (47cms), and Waist 36” (91.5 cms).

Height (approx) in centimeters: 185 cm
in meters: 1.85 m
in feet inches: 5’ 11”
Weight (approx) in kilograms: 99 kg
in pounds: 218 lbs
Eye Colour Brown
Hair Colour Brown


As already mentioned previously, Mike Tyson had a disruptive childhood starting from his earliest days. He was bred in a neighborhood that was torn with crimes of various nature. Mike Tyson had imbibed violence and fought against it at the same time. This is the reason why he always found himself tangled in petty crimes and fights and was also arrested a number of times. One of his arrests landed him at Tryon School for Boys in Johnstown, New York, where his talent for boxing was recognized by former boxer and juvenile center counselor, Bobby Stewart.

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Tyson received his primary boxing training from Stewart and was later trained by Cus D’Amato. Kevin Rooney was another person who was responsible for training Tyson for some time along with Teddy Atlas.

The career of Mike Tyson took flight when he won 2 gold medals in the 1981 and 1982 Junior Olympics, where he defeated Joe Cortez and Kelton Brown.

Mike Tyson debuted at the boxing ring when he was 18 years of age in Albany, New York, after which he went on to win a series of fights by KO or TKO. Tyson boasts of winning 26 out of his first 28 fights, which was a record streak, and since then Tyson came to be billed as the next great heavyweight champion.

His list of opponents includes Jesse Ferguson, James Tillis, Marvis Frazier, Mitch Green, and more. However, sadly, it was during this time that D’Amato, Tyson’s first trainer and guardian died. Amato passed away in 1985, which was quite early in Tyson’s career. This incident is also deemed as one of the worst turns in Tyson’s life; the undoing might have shaped his life in a different or better way.

Tyson continued with his winning streak where he took upon journeyman heavyweights and knocked them down to victory. He contested for his first title fight when he was 20 years and 4 months old and against Trevor Berbick for the WBC heavyweight championship, where he won and became the youngest heavyweight champion in history.

Furthermore, he also won the WBA and IBF titles alongside the heavyweight championship title, which made him sensational and his aggressive style of boxing a big talk in town.

Mike Tyson’s style can be defined as a mix of both aggressive and defensive styles combined with incredible agility, coordination, accuracy, and timing. His defense was another strong point of Tyson with the peek-a-boo style, where he slipped under and weaved around his opponents’ punches while he timed his own punch, which he developed with the help of his mentor Cus D’Amato. Tyson’s explosive punching technique was also a big threat to his opponents.

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This he could land with the perfectly timed crouching that he used to do before landing an uppercut or a hook, with the help of his springing legs he added more power to each shot that he landed. His signature move could be described as his right hook that he landed on his opponents’ body followed by a right uppercut to the chin.

Mike Tyson was the prime contender for the undisputed championship and was a hit favorite for the heavyweight unification series. It began with Tyson defending his title against James Smith. Then, he went on to defeat Pinklon Thomas, Tyrell Biggs, Larry Holmes, Tony Tubbs, Michael Spinks, Gerry Cooney, and more.

The fight with Michael Spinks was speculated to be a historic fight but it ultimately ended up being a 91 seconds fight after which Tyson knocked Spinks out of the first round. This is often declared as the pinnacle of Tyson’s ability and career.

Facts and information

Mike Tyson started his boxing career winning all 15 fights in the first year. Tyson raised racing pigeons in his childhood. He was popularly dubbed as “The baddest man on the planet.” He was also nicknamed “Iron Mike.”

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Mike Tyson married his first wife in a hurry because she was already announced pregnant. Tyson confessed that the best punch that he had thrown in his entire life was delivered at his wife, Givens’ end. He was famous for owning tigers. He had owned 3 tigers in total, named Kenya, Storm, and Boris.

Mike Tyson owns a cannabis business where his company is in charge of growing and selling cannabis and its extracts. He makes around £500,000 this way. He earned quite a fortune through his shining career but he spent it all away and was burdened with financial troubles. He also filed for bankruptcy in 2003. He was the husband of 3 wives and fathered a total of 7 children out of which his girl passed away in a sad accident.

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