Don King 2022 – Net Worth, Salary, Records, and Personal Life


Don King is an American boxing promoter – here is everything you need to know about Don King, including his net worth, personal life and more.

Don King is one of the most successful boxing promoters of all time. Let us look at Don King’s net worth, career, records, and much more. 

Don King Facts 

Birth PlaceCleveland, Ohio, U.S 
Father’s Name
Hattie King 
Mother’s NameClarence King 
Star SignLeo 
Net Worth (2022)$ 150 Million 
Date of BirthAugust 20, 1931 
High SchoolJohn Adams High School 
Boxing Promoting debut 1973
Fighters promotedMuhammad Ali, Larry Holmes, Wilfred Benitez, Roberto Duran
PartnerHenrietta King
ChildrenThree Children
Social MediaInstagram

Don King’s Net Worth and Salary

Don King has a net worth of approximately $150 million as per Celebrity Networth. Most of his income came from boxing promotions and endorsements as well. 

Don King Promoter Career 

Donald King is an American boxing promoter known for his involvement in several historic boxing matchups. He has been a controversial figure partly because of a manslaughter conviction and civil cases against him. 

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Don King is a very successful American Boxing Promoter (Marca)

After graduating he initially ran an illegal bookmaking operation out of the basement of a record store, but this operation came to a halt when King was jailed for murder. Upon being released, Don King immediately pursued a career as a boxing promoter. 

One of the first steps in his career path was for Mohammed Ali to fight in a charity event that would help raise money for a hospital. His breakthrough came when he negotiated a record-breaking $10 million purse for the much-anticipated showdown between George Foreman and Mohammed Ali in 1974 which is popularly known as “The Rumble in the Jungle” which took place in Zaire, Africa.

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Don King promoted “The Rumble in the Jungle” between George Foreman and Mohammed Ali in 1974 (talkSport)

King’s next major accomplishment came with the promotion of Ali’s fight against Joe Frazier. Don King dubbed this meeting the “Thrilla in Manilla” because of its location in the capital of the Phillippines.

Don King has represented some of the biggest names in boxing including Muhammad AliMike TysonGeorge Foreman, Evander Holyfield, Larry Holmes, Julio César Chávez, Andrew Golota, Félix Trinidad, Roy Jones Jr., and Marco Antonio Barrera. In addition to boxing, Don King managed Michael Jackson’s Victory Tour. 

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Don King managed Michael Jackson’s Victory Tour (Twitter)

Don King Family and Personal Life

Don King was born on August 20 1931 in Cleveland Ohio, USA. He was born to his father Hattie King and Clearance King. There is not much information about his siblings. 

He attended Kent State University, although he soon dropped out. King has been charged with killing two people in incidents 13 years apart. In 1954, King shot a man in the back after spotting him trying to rob one of his gambling houses. King was convicted of voluntary manslaughter for stomping one of his employees to death. He even served three years and eleven months in prison. 

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Don King has been in prison for being involved in the murder of two people (Sportscasting)

Don King was married to Henrietta King until 2010. Since Henrietta died on December 2 2010 at the age of 87. He has one biological daughter, Debbie, a son, Eric an adopted son Carl, five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

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Don King with his wife Henrietta King and their kids (Cleveland)

King is politically active and supported Barack Obama in the 2008 and 2012 presidential elections. He also has numerous allegations of dishonest business practices by numerous boxers.

Mike Tyson was quoted as saying, “He did more bad to black fighters than any white promoter ever in the history of boxing”.

FAQs about Don King 

What is Don King’s net worth?
Don King has a net worth of approximately $150 million 
How old is Don King?
Don King is 91 years old 
When did Don King make his Boxing Promoting debut
Don King made his Boxing Promotion debut in 1973
Who was Don King married to?
Don was married to Henrietta King
Does Don King have any children?
Yes, three children 

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