Mike Tyson Net Worth 2014 – 2015: $2.5 Million
Mike Tyson was probably one of the best heavyweight boxing champions of all time, in fact, I personally believe that for a very short period of time he was the best boxer in history, I mean the guy was extremely fast, he could throw high volume combinations that carried a lot of power, he was an excellent counter puncher and he also had great defensive skills. Tyson was a very complete fighter and that’s why he was able to make so much money in such a short period of time, he once said in an interview that he blew $500 million dollars during the late 80’s and early 90’s, can you imagine that, making half a billion dollars in the 80’s, amazing!
Mike was good but he lacked discipline, that’s why he wasn’t able to keep up, after losing his title against James Buster Douglas things started going in another direction for him, he went to jail for several years, he lost crucial fights that would determine the outcome of his boxing career and legacy against tremendous fighters such as Evander Holyfield and Lennox Lewis, and he was not able to manage his money well enough because in 2003 he filed for bankruptcy.
Tyson always got paid great money for every fight, even at the end of his career he was getting paid like $5 million dollars per fight, the only problem was that he was a big spender, Mike likes to live large, big houses, great cars, and a lot of women, he never invested his money on anything, he thought he would continue to get paid millions and millions of dollars for every fight, but what he didn’t know was that he would eventually get tired of boxing. I remember when he retired that he said that he was fed up, he just didn’t have it in him anymore.
But how much is Mike Tyson really worth today? According to several sources and magazines Tyson is only worth $1 million, but I’m not so sure about that, a friend of mine who has a friend, who has a friend, who knows Mike says that he is probably worth over $2 million, hey don’t forget that they guy is working hard in Vegas all year round and he has appeared in several Hollywood movies such as The Hangover and The Hangover Part 2, that’s why after making our own calculations we’ve come to the conclusion that Mike Tyson is worth somewhere around $2.5 million dollars. Oh and just in case you’re wondering, Tyson was not included in Forbes Magazine Richest Celebrities List this year, in fact, he has not been a part of that list for years, and to be honest with you I don’t know if that list even existed when he was worth hundreds of millions of dollars.