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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.

Quick Facts

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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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Campaigned for George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election, and attended the Republican National Convention in New York.
2Is portrayed by Mykelti Williamson in Ali (2001).
3Was a numbers runner for the Jewish Mafia in Cleveland
4House 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.
5Inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame, 1997.
6Esquire magazine reports that between the years 1951-1966, he was arrested 35 times on charges ranging from running red lights to manslaughter.
7Boxing promoter.
8Children: Deborah, Carl, Eric.
9Promoter of boxers Muhammad Ali, Sugar Ray Leonard, and Mike Tyson, among others.
10Attended Kent State University, as well as Case Western University.


Trademarks

#Trademark
1His hair that stands straight up


Quotes

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


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Filmography

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Lusitania3D2016pre-productionThe Don 'Epic Pictures StudioBosses
Arli$$1999TV SeriesDon King
Michael Jackson: Liberian Girl1989Video shortDon King
Miami Vice1987TV SeriesMr. Cash
Knight Rider1986TV SeriesDon King
Head Office1985INC Executive

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
'Viva Don King' World Championship Fight Card2013TV Movie executive producer
The Big Fight: Muhammad Ali - Joe Frazier1975Documentary short producer

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Mike & Mike2016TV SeriesHimself - Boxing Promoter
Maravilla, la película2014DocumentaryBoxing Promotor
'Viva Don King' World Championship Fight Card2013TV MovieHimself
Evening Urgant2013TV SeriesHimself
Piers Morgan Tonight2013TV SeriesHimself
NBC Sports Network Fight Night2012TV SeriesHimself
The Real Rocky2011TV MovieHimself
HBO Boxing After Dark2010-2011TV SeriesHimself
The After Party: The Last Party 32011DocumentaryHimself
Beyond the Ropes2008Video documentaryHimself
HBO Boxing1975-2008TV Series documentaryHimself
Don King Presents: Prizefighter2008Video GameHimself
GameTrailers TV with Geoff Keighley2008TV SeriesHimself
Howard Stern on Demand2008TV SeriesHimself
J.C. Chávez2007DocumentaryHimself
BET Awards 20062006TV SpecialHimself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2005TV SeriesHimself
The 100 Most Memorable TV Moments2004TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Last Call with Carson Daly2003-2004TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
Today2004TV SeriesHimself
The Daily Show2004TV SeriesHimself
Anderson Cooper 360°2004TV SeriesHimself
Fox and Friends2004TV SeriesHimself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2003-2004TV SeriesHimself - Co-Host / Himself
Howard Stern1999-2002TV SeriesHimself
The Howard Stern Radio Show1999-2001TV SeriesHimself
Beyond the Glory2001TV Series documentaryHimself
The World Sports Awards2001TV SpecialHimself - Audience Member
ESPN SportsCentury2000TV Series documentaryHimself
Electric Playground2000TV Series documentaryHimself
The Richard Blackwood Show1999-2000TV SeriesHimself - Interviewee / Himself
Modern Marvels1999TV Series documentaryHimself - Boxing Promoter
The Martin Short Show1999TV SeriesHimself
The Chris Rock Show1999TV SeriesHimself
The 1999 Source Hip-Hop Music Awards1999TV SpecialHimself
Ruby Wax Meets...1998TV Series documentaryHimself
WWE Raw1998TV SeriesHimself
Michael Jackson: HIStory on Film - Volume II1997Video documentaryHimself (segment "Liberian Girl")
The Devil's Advocate1997Himself
Holyfield vs. Tyson II1997TV MovieHimself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1994-1997TV SeriesHimself
The Roseanne Show1997TV SeriesHimself
TFI Friday1996TV SeriesHimself
When We Were Kings1996DocumentaryHimself
Today1994TV SeriesHimself
Blossom1991TV SeriesHimself
The Chuck Woolery Show1991TV SeriesHimself
Tuesday Night Fights1991TV SeriesHimself - Audience Member
Voices that Care1991TV Movie documentaryHimself - Choir Member
Late Night with David Letterman1982-1991TV SeriesHimself
Ebony/Jet Showcase1987-1990TV SeriesHimself
22nd NAACP Image Awards1990TV SpecialHimself
Kojak: Fatal Flaw1989TV MovieHimself
The Pat Sajak Show1989TV SeriesHimself
The Arsenio Hall Show1989TV SeriesHimself
D.C. Follies1988TV SeriesHimself
The New Hollywood Squares1987-1988TV SeriesGuest Appearance
Frank's Place1987TV SeriesHimself
Heaven1987DocumentaryHimself
The 1st Annual Soul Train Music Awards1987TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Not Necessarily the News1987TV SeriesHimself
Moonlighting1986TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1986TV SeriesHimself
The Richard Belzer Show1984TV SeriesHimself
Tony Brown's Journal1983TV SeriesHimself
The Last Fight1983Himself
One on One1983TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Saturday Night Live1981-1983TV SeriesHimself
ABC's Wide World of Sports1975-1982TV SeriesHimself
Personenbeschreibung1981TV Series documentaryHimself
The John Davidson Show1980TV SeriesHimself
The Mike Douglas Show1978-1979TV SeriesHimself - Fight Promoter / Himself - Boxing Promoter
Muhammad Ali vs. Ron Lyle1975TV MovieHimself
World Heavyweight Championship: Muhammad Ali vs. Chuck Wepner1975Himself
Float Like a Butterfly, Sting Like a Bee1969DocumentaryHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Mavericks2016TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
The Making of Trump2015TV Movie documentaryHimself
30 for 302013TV Series documentaryHimself
Klitschko2011DocumentaryHimself
Facing Ali2009DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
Rome Is Burning2008TV SeriesHimself
Thrilla in Manila2008TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Soul Power2008DocumentaryHimself
Tyson2008DocumentaryHimself
Howard Stern on Demand2006TV SeriesHimself
Bicentennial Nigger2006ShortHimself
The Fight2004TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
ESPN SportsCentury2002TV Series documentaryHimself
Muhammad Ali: The Whole Story1996TV Movie documentaryHimself
Wide World of Sports 35th Anniversary Special1996TV Movie documentaryHimself
Biography1994TV Series documentaryHimself
Fallen Champ: The Untold Story of Mike Tyson1993TV Movie documentaryHimself

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