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.