Dana White Net Worth
Dana White is reported to be net worth of $350 millions. White is the current president of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) (as of 2016) who was born on July 28th 1969. He has been listed as one of the richest CEO’s in the world. Raised in Manchester, Connecticut, he began his boxing at the age of 17 and graduated from Hermon High School in 1987. Dana White is regarded as the key person to bring back a sinking shape in the shape of Ultimate Fighting Championship which was considered to be illegal brutal sports. Dana’s net worth is estimated to be around $350 million making him as one of the wealthiest CEO’s of the world.
Besides being as the President of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, he has been working as a boxing and aerobics instructor. He had involved in the world of mixed martial artists when he began managing Tito Ortiz and Chuck Liddell. While serving as the manage to Ortiz and Liddell, he knew that Semaphore Entertainment Group, former parent company of UFC was about to sold the organization. Dana White contacted one of his childhood friends, Lorenzo Fetitta about buying UFC. Lorenzo with his brother Frank bought the UFC for $2 million a bit later where the purchasing process was completed in 2001 January. In 80’s Dana White was also involved in all the angles of the boxing world, training up and coming fighters, refereeing fights and running gym session.
Apart from being the president of UFC, he also owns about 9% of Zuffa, LLC, the entity the Fetita brothers created to own and manage the UFC. Besides having a lot of net worth, Dana White had donated $50,000 to the Francisco Espinoza Foundation in 2010. He had also donated approximately $8,000 to pay for the brain tumor treatment of two-year old British girl Ruby Owen. In 2009, he was listed as Nevada Sportsman of the Year. For the marathon sponsored by ESPN Radio 1100 for Las Vegas, he helped with $100,000 to raise the fund. In 2002, the value of Ultimate Fighting Championship the same year which he bought along with the Fetita Brothers was $2 million. Similarly, he is paid $15 million annually from Ultimate Fighting Championship which plays a vital role to increase his net worth. Besides from his profession as CEO in UFC, he has played the role as “Goon” in the movie titled “The League” in 2013.
He had been suffered with the Meniere’s disease which made him to miss the UFC Fight Card. After the operation of the disease, he have to leave by wheel chair. But the operation and deteriorating health hasn’t affected the growth of UFC. He has been awarded as the MMA’s Man of the Year for a seventh year in a row in 2014. His future net worth will be depending on his ability to keep UFC at the top of the MMA pile. If he will be success on making UFC at a constant successful pace, his $350 millions net worth will be increasing exponentially.