Don King Biography


Don King

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Birth Name: Don King
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Birth Country: United States
Height: 6 Feet 2 Inch
Birth Sign: leo
Age:   86 Years
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Don King is a boxing promoter from United States. He is known for his flamboyant personality and his historic matchups in the boxing industry. He is also known for this appearance in several TV show and movies. King is also a fraud king who avoided several felony fraud or time in jail. Six feet and two inches tall, Don King was born in Cleveland, Ohio, United States of America to Hattie King and Clarence King. He was also raised in Hattie King, Clarence King. He is an American and is of black ethnicity.

In 1959, Don got married to Henrietta King. It is also said that they dated each other for several months before getting married in 1959. As a married couple, they became parents three times. They were happy to have each other in their life but this married life came to an end in 2010 as she died on 2nd of December.

Don received his formal education from John Adams High. He was also able to complete his high school graduation from there in 1951. Later he joined Kent State University but he dropped put from there. He has been involved in crime and murder since he was child. During his young age, he was accused of killing two men. He entered into the boxing world with the help of Muhammad Ali and Lloyd Price. He promoted a heavyweight championship fight between Muhammad Ali and George Foreman in 1974 and got the name of boxing's preeminent promoters in the boxing industry. Besides boxing he has also appeared in several shows. He made his TV debut by appearing in the show, The Howard Stern Show. In 1997, he appeared in the movie, Don King: Only in America. His net worth is said to be around $150 million.

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Born in Cleveland, Ohio

1931 20th of August

Six feet and two inches tall, Don King was born in Cleveland, Ohio, United States of America to Hattie King and Clarence King. He was also raised in Hattie King, Clarence King. He is an American and is of black ethnicity.

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Graduated from John Adams High

1951

Don received his formal education from John Adams High. He was also able to complete his high school graduation from there in 1951. Later he joined Kent State University but he dropped put from there before completion his higher education. 

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Married to Henrietta King

1959

In 1959, Don got married to Henrietta King. It is also said that they dated each other for several months before getting married in 1959. As a married couple, they became parents three times. They were happy to have each other in their life but this married life came to an end in 2010 as she died on 2nd of December.

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Convicted a second degree murder

1966

He has been involved in crime and murder since he was child. During his young age, he was accused of killing two men. He shot Hillary Brown in the back. He was also accused of second degree murder in 1966. 

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Promoted a heavyweight championship fight

1974

He entered into the boxing world with the help of Muhammad Ali and Lloyd Price. He promoted a heavyweight championship fight between Muhammad Ali and George Foreman in 1974 and got the name of boxing's preeminent promoters in the boxing industry.

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Appeared in the movie, The Last Fight

1982

In 1982, he appeared in the movie The Last Fight; however, his role was minor one. Two years later he appeared in the Head Office. He is also known for his appearance in the 1997 movie, The Devil's Advocate.

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Appeared in Tyson

1995

He made his TV debut by appearing in the show, The Howard Stern Show. He also starred in a skit about a "Gay America" the two homosexual boxers. In 1995, he appeared in the TV show, Tyson. 

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