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Kenneth Howard Norton Sr., born on 19 August 1943, was an American professional boxer and author, who became famous through his fights with another boxing legend, Muhammad Ali. He passed away in 2013.

So how much was Norton’s net worth? As of late 2016, based on authoritative sources it is reported to be $5 million, acquired from his years in boxing and the sales of his books.

Ken Norton Net Worth $5 million

Born in Jacksonville, Illinois, Norton was always a lover of sports even when he was a kid. During his high school years in Jacksonville High School, he participated in various sports like American Football, track and field, basketball, and baseball, and excelled in all of them. At one point he was included in the championship team in American Football, and participated in multiple track and field events in one season, and won six of them. A rule was even created under his name, called the “Ken Norton Rule” which limits track and field athletes to participation in a maximum of three events per season.

With his gift in sports, Norton entered Northeast Missouri State University, now known as Truman University, and studied elementary education under a football scholarship. Unfortunately, he endured several injuries playing the sport, and decided to drop out of college.

Norton then decided to join the US Marine Corps in 1963, and subsequently fell in love with a new sport: boxing. While serving his country, he also excelled in boxing, winning the Marine Heavyweight Championship as an amateur three times. After that, in 1967 he decided to turn pro. His early years in boxing prepared him for his bigger fights in his career and also started his net worth.

Early on in his career, Norton was a trailblazer, winning multiple fights in just a short period of time. Although he experienced a couple of losses, his career continued to bloom. One of his career highlights happened in 1973, when he fought against boxing superstar Muhammad Ali for the NABF Heavyweight Title. During the fight, he broke Ali’s jaw and was declared winner after five rounds; the historic moment became one of the most popular fights in history and catapulted his career and wealth. The fight was followed through with two more matches, but both ended in defeats to Ali.

Aside from Ali, Norton also fought great fighter like Larry Holmes, Duane Bobick, and George Foreman, and his various fights ultimately helped raise his net worth and promote his career. In 1981, he decided to retire from boxing for good and in 1992, was inducted in the International Boxing Hall of Fame.

After boxing, Norton still spent some time in the world of sports, but this time as a commentator, speaker and even represented athletes through his agency, Ken Norton Management Co. In 2000, he released his autobiography “Going the Distance: The Ken Norton Story” and another book in 2009 entitled “Believe: Journey from Jacksonville”.

In terms of his personal life, Norton was married to Jeanette(1966-68) and then to Rose Conant until his passing. He was the father of four children including Ken Norton Jr. who played in the National Football League for 13 seasons. Ken Norton died in Las Vegas, Nevada in September 2013, after suffering a series of strokes.

Quick Facts

Birth date: August 9, 1943
Birth place: Jacksonville, Illinois, U.S.
Death date: 2013-09-18
Height:1.91 m
Weight:99.8 kg
Profession:Professional Boxer, Sports commentator, Actor
Education:Truman State University
Nationality:American
Spouse:Jeannette Norton (m. 1966–1968), Rose Conant (m. ?–2013)
Children:Ken Norton Jr., Kenisha Norton, Kenejon Norton, Brandon Norton, Keith Norton
Siblings:Keith Norton, Kenejon Norton, Kenisha Norton, Brandon Norton
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Interesting Facts

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1Inducted into the California Sports Hall of Fame in 2011.
2Inducted into the San Diego Hall of Champions in 2001.
3Inducted into the Marine Corps Sports Hall of Fame in 2004.
4Lost his last fight in 43 seconds to Gerry Cooney.
5Knocked-out undefeated Duane Bobick 38-0 in 43 seconds, on national TV.
6Was undefeated in 16 straight fights when he suffered an upset knockout loss to Jose Luis Garcia (I). Norton knocked Garcia in a rematch a few years later.
7Fought Muhammad Ali 3-times, winning once.
8Was a sparring partner for heavyweight champion Joe Frazier.
9Lost a controversial split 15 round decision to lose his heavyweight title to undefeated Larry Holmes.
10Defeated top contenders Jerry Quarry, Jose Luis Garcia, Jimmy Young, Ron Stander and James J. Woody.
11He was 30-2 when he challenged George Foreman for the heavyweight title in 1974 and was knocked down three times and stopped in 2 rounds.
12On March 31, 1973, a 15-1 underdog, he broke Muhammad Ali's jaw and won an upset 12 round decision.
13Served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1963 to 1967 where he boxed on the Marine Corps boxing team. He compiled a record of 24-2 with 22 knockouts and won three All-Marine Heavyweight titles.
14Inducted into the World Boxing Hall of Fame, 1989.
15Father of Ken Norton Jr. (born 26-Sep-1966), a linebacker with the San Francisco 49ers, and Keith Norton, a sports reporter with KPRC-TV Channel 2 in Houston, Texas.
16Inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame, 1992.
17World Boxing Council heavyweight champion, 1978.


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Filmography

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Man Who Came Back2008Grandpa
Frog and Wombat1998Security Guard
Dirty Work1998Ken Norton
Kiss and Be Killed1991Gabe
Oceans of Fire1986TV MovieChief
Knight Rider1986TV SeriesBo Keeler
Cover Up1985TV SeriesBrad
Delta Pi1984Branscombe
At Ease1983TV SeriesErnie
The A-Team1983TV SeriesJackhammer Jackson
The Chevy Chase Show1977TV Movie
Drum1976Drum
Mandingo1975Mede
The All-American Boy1973Black Boxer (uncredited)
Top of the Heap1972Man in Bar (uncredited)

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
HBO Boxing2013TV Series documentary in memory of - 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Ali 70 from Las Vegas2012TV MovieHimself
ESPN Friday Night Fights2010-2011TV SeriesHimself - Hall of Fame Ceremony / Himself - HOF Induction Ceremony
Facing Ali2009DocumentaryHimself
The Top 5 Reasons You Can't Blame...2006TV SeriesHimself
Ring of Fire: The Emile Griffith Story2005DocumentaryHimself
The Next Great Champ2004TV SeriesHimself
The Greatest Boxer: Muhammad Ali2000TV Movie documentaryHimself
Arsenio1997TV SeriesHimself
Muhammad Ali: The Whole Story1996TV Movie documentaryHimself
Muhammad Ali's 50th Birthday Celebration1992TV SpecialHimself
Champions Forever1989DocumentaryHimself
This Is Your Life1986TV Series documentaryHimself
Tom Cottle: Up Close1982TV SeriesHimself
Thomas Hearns vs. Pipino Cuevas1980Himself - Ringside Commentator
All-Star Salute to Pearl Bailey1979TV MovieHimself
Good Morning America1978TV SeriesHimself
Muhammad Ali vs. Earnie Shavers1977TV MovieHimself - Ringside Commentator
Super Night at the Super Bowl1977TV MovieHimself
The Mike Douglas Show1976TV SeriesHimself - Pro Boxer
Today1976TV SeriesHimself
The Merv Griffin Show1976TV SeriesHimself
HBO Boxing1974-1975TV Series documentaryHimself - Guest Commentator / Himself
Das aktuelle Sportstudio1975TV Series documentaryHimself
Heavyweight Elimination Fight: Jerry Quarry vs. Ken Norton1975TV MovieHimself
ABC's Wide World of Sports1974TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1973TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Muhammad Ali: The Greatest2016TV Movie documentaryHimself
20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2014TV SpecialHimself - In Memoriam
A Football Life2013TV SeriesHimself
Ali: Still the Greatest2012TV Mini-SeriesHimself
30 for 302009TV Series documentaryHimself
Wide World of Sports 35th Anniversary Special1996TV Movie documentaryHimself
When We Were Kings1996DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
This Is Your Life1978TV Series documentaryHimself
The Greatest1977Himself

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