Dana White is the current President of the world’s most popular promotion for mixed martial arts – the UFC (short for Ultimate Fighting Championship). Apart from having this prestigious role, Dana is a well-known businessman.
To know more about the personal life of Dana White, his rise to the top, celebrity status, and more, read the details below.
Personal Life and Education
Dana White was born on July 28, 1969, in Machester, Connecticut. One interesting thing about him is that he’s always been a massive gambling fan. That is why he is often seen in the streets of Las Vegas. What’s even more impressive is that he is banned from many of the Vegas Strip casinos due to the fact that he has ended up with massive winnings, often exceeding millions.
We are sure that this is not a problem for White, as he has plenty of options at his disposal. One of those options is online casinos, which became extremely popular in the past couple of years. Upon registering, you gain access to numerous quality games such as slots, jackpots, roulette, blackjack games, and live casino games. All you have to do to gain access is register at a reputable game page.
Mr White began boxing at the age of 17 and graduated in 1987 from Hermon High School (Maine). Even though he started going to college, White dropped out two times – once from Quincy College and the second time was at UMass Boston. Then, he ended up working as a boxercise coach, but due to the fact that he ended up owing money to local mobsters, he left Boston for Las Vegas.
Dana White’s Career
The move to Las Vegas was an extremely good choice for Dana White as he ended up working as a manager for two well-known UFC fighters – Chuck Liddell, who is one of the greatest of the sport, as well as Tito Ortiz. After Dana White found out that Bob Meyrowitz wanted to sell the UFC, he contacted Lorenzo Fertitta and asked him if he wants to buy the company. Lorenzo purchased the UFC for $2 million and Dana White was made President.
After reaching massive success throughout the years, Dana White confirmed that Endeavour Group purchased UFC for a price of whopping $4 billion in 2016. White also entered the world of boxing as he was part of the promotion on the Conor McGregor vs Floyd Mayweather Jr fight in 2017. The reason why White had to be involved is that McGregor was still under his UFC contract.
The fight between McGregor and Mayweather was a major success as it sold 4.3 million PPVs and became the second best-selling PPV in boxing history.
Even though UFC was sold in 2016, Dana White remained the President of this company and even acts as the host of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) series.
Dana White Net Worth
Considering the fact that Dana White has had a very long and successful career as both a businessman, President of the UFC, and a gambler, he has massive fortune. At the moment, it is estimated that his net worth is around $500 million. Moreover, it is estimated that his annual salary is around $20 million.