Dana White Biography

( 1969 - )
April 1, 2019
First published on:January 28, 2016
by John Max

Facts of Dana White

Date of Birth: 1969, July 28
Age: 50 years old
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 5 Feet 11 Inch
Birth Sign:: cancer
Birth Name Dana Frederick White, Jr.
Birth Place Manchester, Connecticut
Famous Name Dana White
Father Dana White Sr.
Mother June White
Net Worth $500 million
Salary $20 million
Nationality American
Ethnicity White
Currently Married Yes
Married to Anne White (m. 1996)
Divorce N/A
Children 3

Dana Frederick White Jr. widely recognized as Dana White is an American business tycoon who currently stands as the President of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), which is the largest MMA organization in the world.

As UFC is one of the most successful MMA organizations, which was sold at $4 billion in July 2016, Dana still has a 9% share in the organization and enjoys a hefty amount of salary from his fight arranging career.

Dana White Net Worth, Endorsements, Earnings

Dana White earns a fortunate amount of salary and his total salary has boosted his net worth. As of 2018, Dana White has an estimated net worth is $500 million. He along with other partner sold the UFC in 2016 for $4 billion. From the 9% share, he received around $360 million annually.

He is currently receiving an annual salary of $20 million from UFC as a president and will get 9% of the profit for five years. He also received a huge amount from Conor McGregor vs Floyd Mayweather fight.

Dana White bought a $1.95 million mansion in 2006 in Las Vegas. He bought 2 more houses in the same area; for $2.4 million in January 2017 and for 2 million in March 2017.

Dana also owns Ranger Rover, Ferrari, Bentley, and several motorbikes.

Recently in 2018, Dana threw $1 million dollar party on his son's 16th birthday. Back in 2017, he hired Kendrick Lemar on his other son Dana's birthday and also gifted him a BMW car.

 

Happy 16th @danaiiiwhite WE LOVE U SO MUCH!!!!! @taylorhagans co pilot ??

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He is also found to be involved in philanthropic works. Dana is interested in charity work and is involves in humanitarian activities too. He donated $100,000 to his former high school Hermon athletic complex.

Dana White Philanthropic Work

Dana White in 2011, donated $100,000 to renovate his former high school's athletic facilities. 

Dana White's Personal Life

Dana White is a happily married man married to his long-term girlfriend, Anne White. The couple tied their knot in 1996, among their family and friends.

Reportedly, Dana and Anne met each other in their 8th grade in school and are together since then. Anne was just 18 when the couple got married in a private ceremony in Las Vegas.

White is living a blissful life with his spouse without any news and rumors of extramarital affairs and divorce. The couple together has three children; two sons named Dana White II and Aidan and a daughter Savannah.

Apart from that, White alleges that he left Boston and moved to Las Vegas after he was threatened by James 'Whitey' Bulger and his associate Kevin Weeks.

In 2011, White's mother, June, wrote an Unauthorized Biography titled King of MMA: Dana White. Later, in an interview promoting the book, she described her son "egotistical, self-centered, arrogant, and cruel".

Furthermore, White spoke at the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, where he supported Republican nominee Donald Trump.

Dana White Early Life

Dana White was born as Dana Frederick White Jr. on 28 July 1969, to American parents, June White and Dana White Sr. He was born and raised in Manchester, Connecticut, the United States along with his sister, Kelly White.

Growing up, Dana attended Hermon High School in Maine. As of 2018, he is 48 years old. Additionally, the American fight arranger holds American nationality and belongs to Irish white descent.

Dana White Professional Career

Dana White is the man to turn UFC into a successful organization and a man with great business IQ. Joining UFC in 2001, he is associated with the organization from 18 long years and is still arranging great cards for all fight fans. 

Working as a manager for Tito Ortiz and Chuck Liddell, White learned that Semaphore Entertainment Group was looking for a buyer for the UFC.

Lorenzo Fertitta, the executive of Station Casinos and the Nevada State Athletics Commission former commissioner, was contacted by White and asked if he would like to purchase the company and within a month in 2001, Lorenzo and his older brother Frank bought the UFC.

Following that, White was announced as its president. Currently, Lorenzo Fertitta with his elder brother Frank owns the UFC and it's subsidiary Zuffa LLC, whereas Dana White is its president of the organization and holds 9% share ownership.

Among White's many feuds, his most publicized feuds were with former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion and UFC Hall of Famer Tito Ortiz. In 2013, he finally got an opportunity to work with Fox Sports and now ESPN has the publishing rights. 

Further, the UFC announced White would host Dana White's Tuesday Night Contender Series, In May 2017.

Dana White's First Ever Boxing Fight Promotion Experience Was A Huge PPV Event 

White entered the boxing scene as Conor McGregor's promotor for a mega boxing event which grossed over $700 million. Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Conor McGregor's mega battle couldn't exclude Dana White from the scene as McGregor is a UFC fighter.

White announced in October 2017 that he was getting into the boxing business, saying:

"100 percent into the boxing business, boxing was the first sports that taught me all of this, so I am looking forward to it."

Dana White Health

In May 2012, White disclosed that he was diagnosed with a neurological disorder, Ménière's disease. Further, he said that the reason he had the disease, was because of the fights he was involved in during his young age.

Adhering to medical advice, he missed the UFC on Fuel TV 3: Korean Zombie vs. Poirier event which was the very first event he ever missed in 11 years. After undergoing Orthokine treatment for the disease, he said his symptoms were greatly reduced.


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