How rich is Don King?
Don King Net Worth:
Don King Net Worth:
Don King Net Worth $280 Million
Donald “Don” King (born August 20, 1931) is an American boxing promoter whose career highlights include encouraging “The Rumble in the Jungle” as well as the “Thrilla in Manila”. Nearly all of them sued him for defrauding them; King settled most suits for six- to eight-digit bribes while managing to prevent a conviction of felony fraud or time in jail.
King entered the boxing world after convincing Muhammad Ali to box in a charity display to get an area hospital in Cleveland together with the aid of vocalist Lloyd Price. Early on he formed a partnership using a local supporter named Don Elbaum, who already had a stable of fighters in Cleveland and years of expertise in boxing. In 1974, King negotiate to encourage a heavyweight championship fight between Muhammad Ali and George Foreman in Zaire, popularly called “The Rumble in the Jungle”. The fight between Ali and Foreman was a much-looked-for occasion. King’s opponents all sought to encourage the fight, but King could procure the then-record $10 million purse via an arrangement together with the government of Zaire. Regardless of encouraging the highest heavyweight fights of the 1970s, King was also active expanding his boxing empire. Through the decade, he compiled an impressive roster of combatants, a number of whom would complete their career with Hall of Fame credentials.
|Birth date:||August 20, 1931|
|Birth place:||Cleveland, Ohio, United States|
|Height:||6 ft 1 in (1.87 m)|
|Nationality:||United States of America|
|Spouse:||Henrietta King (m. 1959–2010)|
|Children:||Carl King, Deborah King, Eric King|
|Parents:||Hattie King, Clarence King|
|Awards:||Peabody Award, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Television Movie, Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television, Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Limited Series, Movie, or Dramatic Special, BFCA Critics' Choice Award for Best Picture Made for TV, DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Television Film/Miniseries, Satellite Award for Best Miniseries or Television Film|
|Nominations:||Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or a Movie, Golden Globe Award for Best Miniseries or Television Film, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Limited Series, Movie or Dramatic Special, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Casting for a Limited Series, Movie or a Special, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special, Satellite Award for Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Sound Editing - Limited Series, Movie Or A Special, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Hairstyling for a Limited Series or Movie, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing - Miniseries Or A Movie, Writers Guild of America Award for Television: Long Form - Adapted, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special, TCA Award for Outstanding Achievement in Movies, Miniseries and Specials|