Mike Tyson has had his fair share of life’s ups and downs. More on that later. Just recently the former boxing champ snapped up a two-story, 8,149 square foot mansion in Henderson, Nevada for $2.5 million. Tyson’s new house was built back in 2001, located in a guard gated community in seven hills, it is described as a “sensational Italian masterpiece”. The exterior features lush landscaping and towering palms, a large pool with large sitting area perfect for a party, two detached casitas, outdoor fireplace and a four-car garage.
There is also a mini pool and fountain in the backyard.
The mansion boasts a total of 6 bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms including two master bedrooms; one on each of its floors. Other interior features include a sweeping stairway, marble flooring, large living room, formal dining room, an entertainment room, fully equipped kitchen, temperature regulating wine cellar and more, all of which can be accessed via the grand entryway.
Hitherto, Tyson together with his third wife whom he married in 2009 lived in a moderate house located a stone throw away from his latest purchase. Kenneth Lowman, the agent involved in the purchase said this to the Review-Journal; “They (Tyson and wife) recognized it was a good opportunity and smartly jumped on it. Mike Tyson was very happy with the purchase”.
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Tyson bought his former house back in 2008 for $1.75 million from NBA player Jalen Rose and have now listed it for a mere $1.5 million, despite recently undergoing a smart upgrade. What an unprofitable sale that will be. Buying the 5,700, square foot, 4 bedroom 5 bathroom house will definitely be a steal, not to mention an opportunity to live next to one of the greatest boxers ever.
During his heydays in the ring, Mike made almost half a billion dollars, ($400,00) but unfortunately due to his own rather brash actions which he definitely regrets today, he blew it all away and ended up incurring huge debts with Uncle Sam taking the highest share. Mike filled for bankruptcy in 2003. But now, we’re in 2016, 13 years away from when he first went broke and judging from this new eye-watering purchase, Tyson has come a long way, and seems to be back on his feet again. All thanks to his endorsements, media gigs, celebrity appearances, and more recently Mike Tyson Mysteries, his own animated TV show.