In this article we discuss about the Dana White’s Net Worth, Bio, Career, Early Life and more.
Dana White’s Early Life
Dana Frederick White Jr. was born on July 28th, 1969 in Manchester, Connecticut.
He is the son of June and Dana White. Dana and his sister Kelly were mostly raised by his mother and grandparents. He spent his youth going back and forth between Las Vegas and Maine.
While growing up, White spent much of his time involved in sports, particularly boxing, and is a lifelong fan of the baseball team the Boston Red Sox. He graduated from Hermon High School in Maine in 1987.
Dana White’s Net Worth
|Net Worth:||$500 Million|
|Date of Birth:||Jul 28, 1969|
|Height:||5 ft 10 in (1.8 m)|
|Profession:||Businessperson, Promoter, Television producer|
|Nationality:||United States of America|
Dana White is best known as the President of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), which is an organization for mixed martial arts.
In 2016, when William Morris Endeavor (WME) bought UFC for $4 billion, Dana owned 9% of the company. He had already given most of it to the Fertitta brothers (billionaire casino magnates). Dana’s 9 percent of the sale was worth about $360 million after taxes.
White then went to the University of Massachusetts, but he didn’t finish there. While he was there, he started a boxing programmer for kids in the city who were in danger. During this time, he also became an aerobics teacher to make money. In the end, he moved to Las Vegas full-time and started Dana White Enterprises in 1992.
He started managing fighters Chuck Lidell and Tito Ortiz around this time. White kept trying new kinds of fighting, like Mixed Martial Arts and Muay Thai, which would later come to define the UFC as a whole.
White was lucky that he had grown up with Lorenzo Fertitta, a former high school classmate who had made a name for himself as an executive at hotel and casino company Station Casinos. In the mid-1990s, they met again at a wedding. They talked about how much they both liked boxing and how they hoped to work together in the future.
White got into trouble with the UFC when he was in charge of managing fighters. He looked into the finances of the UFC’s parent company, Semaphore Entertainment Group, and found that they were going bankrupt. When White heard the news, he talked to Lorenzo Fertitta, a childhood friend, about making an offer.
In 2009, when Loretta Hunt wrote a story about White that he didn’t like, he called her names and used bad language.
He used slurs against gay people when he talked about the sources of her reports. White and the UFC were asked by GLAAD to apologies for the anti-gay slur, which they did.
In 2009, White was named Nevada’s Sportsman of the Year. He won Promoter of the Year at the Wrestling Observer Newsletter Awards for nine years in a row.
Every year from 2008 to 2019, White was named Leading Man of the Year at the World MMA Awards. Dana White got the Patriot Award in 2019 from the Armed Forces Foundation.
Since 1996, White has been married to his wife Anne. When they were in the eighth grade, the two met. Aidan and Dana III are their sons, and Savannah is their daughter. White would rather not talk about his family.
In May 2012, White said that he had been diagnosed with Ménière’s disease, a neurological disorder that he says was caused in large part by a fight he was in as a child.
Dana White was a big fan of Donald Trump’s first run for president and even spoke at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, in 2016.
During Trump’s 2020 campaign to stay in office, White once again spoke out in support of the president. He did this at rallies and in interviews, where he talked about how Trump was an early supporter of the UFC and let one of its first big events take place on one of his properties.
Dana White gave Tuptim Jadnooleum, the daughter of one of the Tiger Muay Thai instructors, $50,000 for a liver transplant in 2010. In 2011, White gave $100,000 to his old high school for repairs.
UFC Sale to WME
Dana White used to own 9 percent of the UFC before he sold it. In May 2016, it was said that the Fertitta brothers were in advanced talks to sell the UFC for as much as $6 billion.
At that price, Dana’s stake of 9 percent would have been worth $540 million. In July 2016, it was announced that talent agency WME-IMG had bought UFC for $4 billion.
That gives Dana White $360 million before taxes.