Don King Net Worth is$200 Million
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Profession: Promoter
Date of Birth: Aug 20, 1931
Nicknames: Donald King
Height: 1.87 m
Ethnicity: African American
Country: United States of America
Don King is an American Businessman with an estimated net worth of $150 million dollars. Don King has earned his net worth as a boxing promoter particularly known for his hairstyle and flamboyant personality. During his long career he has promoted some of the major hitters in the boxing industry such as including Muhammad Ali, Mike Tyson, George Foreman, Evander Holyfield, Larry Holmes, Julio C'esar Ch'avez, Andrew Golota, F'elix Trinidad, Roy Jones Jr. and Marco Antonio Barrera. He was the promoter behind the "Rumble in the Jungle" and the "Thrilla in Manila", among other famous fights. Don King was born in Cleveland, Ohio, and after dropping out of Kent State University, he ran an illegal bookmaking operation. He was arrested and charged with the killing of two men in separate incidents. In the first incident King was accused of shooting Hillary Brown in the back and killing him while he was attempting to rob one of King's gambling houses the case was determined to be justifiable homicide. However the second one led to a conviction of second degree murder in 1966 after he was found guilty of stomping to death an employee, Sam Garrett, who owed him $600 13 years later, King was convicted of second degree murder in the stomping to death of Sam Garrett in 1966, Garrett was an employee who owed King $600. In an ex parte meeting with King's attorney, the judge reduced King's conviction to nonnegligent manslaughter for which King served just under four years in prison. Then in 1983 after Ohio Governor Jim Rhodes received several letters written in support of King. from Jesse Jackson, Coretta Scott King, George Voinovich, Art Modell, Gabe Paul, among others, Rhodes granted him a full pardon. When King convinced Muhammad Ali to box in a charity exhibition for a local hospital in Cleveland with the help of singer Lloyd Price, this sparked his interest in boxing promotion. He entered a partnership with an experienced local Cleveland named Don Elbaum, who already had a stable of fighters. In 1974 King was able to negotiate a then-record $10 million purse through an arrangement with the Zaire government for a heavyweight championship fight between Muhammad Ali and George Foreman in Zaire, popularly known as "The Rumble in the Jungle". This was such an much-anticipated event that many of Kings competitors wanted to promote the bout. King was elected to the Gaming Hall of Fame in 2008. Outside of boxing, he also managed the Jackson's' 1984 Victory Tour. Don lost his wife Henrietta on December 2, 2010 at the age of 87. He has He has a daughter Debbie, and sons, Carl and Eric, he also has five grandchildren. Don King made an appearance in a boxing documentary, Beyond the Ropes, in the 2008. A character named Qui The Promoter in the Xbox video game Jade Empire is based on Don King, including personality and his speech patterns. In another popular game ABC Wide World of Sports Boxing the top manager is reminiscent of King. Also, Don King helped create a video game called Don King Presents: Prizefighter for the Xbox 360. He also help to promote the game on Gin's pod cast Three Red Lights, and another called Don King Boxing for the Wii. There is also a Nintendo DS version of Don King Boxing. Don King was born in Ohio and has an estimated net worth of $150 million dollars. An incredibly successful boxing promoter, Don King has promoted numerous boxing superstars including, He was the promoter behind the "Rumble in the Jungle" and the "Thrilla in Manila", among other famous fights.

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