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 716,981 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). Don King is the 23rd most popular celebrity (down from 22nd in 2019), the 855th most popular biography from United States (up from 971st in 2019) and the 10th 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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  • 24

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  • 4.84

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  • 2.70

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Among celebrities, Don King ranks 23 out of 184Before him are Monica Lewinsky, Margaret Brown, Rosalia Lombardo, Rodney King, Kim Kardashian, and Philippe Petit. After him are Jacques Mayol, Chandra Bahadur Dangi, Peggy Guggenheim, Dodi Fayed, Mary Anning, and Marie Duplessis.

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Among people born in 1931, Don King ranks 43Before him are Aldo Rossi, Monica Vitti, Johannes Rau, James Earl Jones, Khieu Samphan, and Riccardo Giacconi. After him are Fernando Henrique Cardoso, Michael Lonsdale, Ettore Scola, Faten Hamama, James Cronin, and Ronald Dworkin.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Don King ranks 855 out of 15,968Before him are Susan B. Anthony (1820), Michael Cimino (1939), Lana Turner (1921), James Brendan Connolly (1868), Carl Lewis (1961), and L. Frank Baum (1856). After him are Sinclair Lewis (1885), Kris Kristofferson (1936), Halle Berry (1966), Walter Hill (1942), Hugh Glass (1783), and John Gotti (1940).

Among CELEBRITIES In United States

Among celebrities born in United States, Don King ranks 10Before him are Buffalo Bill (1846), Black Dahlia (1924), Monica Lewinsky (1973), Margaret Brown (1867), Rodney King (1965), and Kim Kardashian (1980). After him are Peggy Guggenheim (1898), Rosemary Kennedy (1918), Sarah Knauss (1880), Kim Peek (1951), Annie Oakley (1860), and Dan Inosanto (1936).