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Don King

1931 - Today

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Donald King (born August 20, 1931) is an American boxing promoter, known for his involvement in several historic boxing matchups. He has been a controversial figure, partly due to a manslaughter conviction and civil cases against him, as well as allegations of dishonest business practices by numerous boxers.King's career highlights include, among multiple other enterprises, promoting "The Rumble in the Jungle" and the "Thrilla in Manila". King has promoted some of the most prominent names in boxing, including Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier, George Foreman, Larry Holmes, Tomasz Adamek, Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield, Chris Byrd, John Ruiz, Julio César Chávez, Ricardo Mayorga, Andrew Golota, Bernard Hopkins, Félix Trinidad, Roy Jones Jr., Azumah Nelson, Gerald McClellan, Marco Antonio Barrera, and Christy Martin. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Don King has received more than 1,159,116 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia. Don King is the 27th most popular celebrity (down from 23rd in 2019), the 1,165th most popular biography from United States (down from 854th in 2019) and the 11th most popular American Celebrity.

Don King is most famous for being a boxing promoter. He was the promoter for Muhammad Ali, Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield, and Lennox Lewis.

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  • 1.2M

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  • 61.12

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 24

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.66

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.85

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among celebrities, Don King ranks 27 out of 181Before him are Margaret Brown, Dodi Fayed, Sarah Knauss, Marie Duplessis, Peggy Guggenheim, and Mehran Karimi Nasseri. After him are Rodney King, Jacques Mayol, Mary Mallon, Kim Kardashian, Albert Pierrepoint, and Blanche Monnier.

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Among people born in 1931, Don King ranks 66Before him are Burton Richter, Arata Isozaki, Viktor Korchnoi, Alfred Brendel, Jean-Claude Carrière, and Klaus Hasselmann. After him are Clive Cussler, Charles Taylor, Rita Moreno, Sam Cooke, Adolfo Pérez Esquivel, and Hamilton O. Smith.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Don King ranks 1,165 out of 18,182Before him are Martha Gellhorn (1908), Hal Holbrook (1925), Nathan Bedford Forrest (1821), Phil Jackson (1945), William Boeing (1881), and Tori Amos (1963). After him are Bill Pullman (1953), Val Kilmer (1959), Lee Iacocca (1924), Scarlett Johansson (1984), Stan Smith (1946), and Chesley Sullenberger (1951).

Among CELEBRITIES In United States

Among celebrities born in United States, Don King ranks 11Before him are Black Dahlia (1924), Jon Brower Minnoch (1941), Monica Lewinsky (1973), Margaret Brown (1867), Sarah Knauss (1880), and Peggy Guggenheim (1898). After him are Rodney King (1965), Kim Kardashian (1980), Rosemary Kennedy (1918), Edie Sedgwick (1943), John B. Calhoun (1917), and Anna Nicole Smith (1967).