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|Birth date:||August 9, 1943|
|Birth place:||Jacksonville, Illinois, U.S.|
|Profession:||Professional Boxer, Sports commentator, Actor|
|Education:||Truman State University|
|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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Ken Norton Net Worth, Biography, Wiki 2017-2016
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.
More about Kenneth Howard Norton:
|The Man Who Came Back||2008||Grandpa|
|Frog and Wombat||1998||Security Guard|
|Dirty Work||1998||Ken Norton|
|Kiss and Be Killed||1991||Gabe|
|Oceans of Fire||1986||TV Movie||Chief|
|Knight Rider||1986||TV Series||Bo Keeler|
|Cover Up||1985||TV Series||Brad|
|At Ease||1983||TV Series||Ernie|
|The A-Team||1983||TV Series||Jackhammer Jackson|
|The Chevy Chase Show||1977||TV Movie|
|The All-American Boy||1973||Black Boxer (uncredited)|
|Top of the Heap||1972||Man in Bar (uncredited)|
|Ring of Fire: The Emile Griffith Story||2005||Documentary||Himself|
|The Next Great Champ||2004||TV Series||Himself|
|The Greatest Boxer: Muhammad Ali||2000||TV Movie documentary||Himself|
|Muhammad Ali: The Whole Story||1996||TV Movie documentary||Himself|
|Muhammad Ali's 50th Birthday Celebration||1992||TV Special||Himself|
|This Is Your Life||1986||TV Series documentary||Himself|
|Tom Cottle: Up Close||1982||TV Series||Himself|
|Thomas Hearns vs. Pipino Cuevas||1980||Himself - Ringside Commentator|
|All-Star Salute to Pearl Bailey||1979||TV Movie||Himself|
|Good Morning America||1978||TV Series||Himself|
|Muhammad Ali vs. Earnie Shavers||1977||TV Movie||Himself - Ringside Commentator|
|Super Night at the Super Bowl||1977||TV Movie||Himself|
|The Merv Griffin Show||1976||TV Series||Himself|
|HBO Boxing||1974-1975||TV Series documentary||Himself - Guest Commentator / Himself|
|Heavyweight Elimination Fight: Jerry Quarry vs. Ken Norton||1975||TV Movie||Himself|
|ABC's Wide World of Sports||1974||TV Series||Himself|
|The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson||1973||TV Series||Himself|
|20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards||2014||TV Special||Himself - In Memoriam (credit only)|
|Ali 70 from Las Vegas||2012||TV Movie||Himself|
|ESPN Friday Night Fights||2010-2011||TV Series||Himself - Hall of Fame Ceremony / Himself - HOF Induction Ceremony|
|The Top 5 Reasons You Can't Blame...||2006||TV Series||Himself|
|30 for 30||2009||TV Series documentary||Himself|
|Wide World of Sports 35th Anniversary Special||1996||TV Movie documentary||Himself|
|When We Were Kings||1996||Documentary||Himself (uncredited)|
|This Is Your Life||1978||TV Series documentary||Himself|
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|1||Inducted into the California Sports Hall of Fame in 2011.|
|2||Inducted into the San Diego Hall of Champions in 2001.|
|3||Inducted into the Marine Corps Sports Hall of Fame in 2004.|
|4||Lost his last fight in 43 seconds to Gerry Cooney.|
|5||Knocked-out undefeated Duane Bobick 38-0 in 43 seconds, on national TV.|
|6||Was 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.|
|7||Fought Muhammad Ali 3-times, winning once.|
|8||Was a sparring partner for heavyweight champion Joe Frazier.|
|9||Lost a controversial split 15 round decision to lose his heavyweight title to undefeated Larry Holmes.|
|10||Defeated top contenders Jerry Quarry, Jose Luis Garcia, Jimmy Young, Ron Stander and James J. Woody.|
|11||He 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.|
|12||On March 31, 1973, a 15-1 underdog, he broke Muhammad Ali's jaw and won an upset 12 round decision.|
|13||Served 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.|
|14||Inducted into the World Boxing Hall of Fame, 1989.|
|15||Father 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.|
|16||Inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame, 1992.|
|17||World Boxing Council heavyweight champion, 1978.|
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