Sports Mike "I'm flat broke" Tyson purchases $2.5 million Las Vegas home

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  1. MutteringJohn

    MutteringJohn Well-Known Member

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    Mike gave several interviews over the last few years where he said he had no money and was living in homes that didn't belong to him. Don't think he suddenly accumulated a pile of money from a few "Hangover" movie parts and doing a couple of one man shows on stage. I never thought he was broke as he claimed. Between what Don King robbed from him and what he pissed away I think he still had money stashed away that no one knew about.

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    Boxing legend Mike Tyson has purchased a 10,000-square-foot home in Seven Hills golf community, according to Kenneth Lowman, broker and owner of Luxury Homes of Las Vegas. Public records showed Tyson and his wife, Lakika Tyson, paid $2.5 million for the home, which does not sit on the golf course. The deal closed Dec. 28. Lowman represented the seller and the buyer.Lowman said draws for Tyson was the privacy and that and he wanted to stay in the same Seven Hills, Henderson neighborhood. He has lived in a 5,700-square-foot home just down the street since 2008. The couple just finished a contemporary remodel on the smaller home, which has four bedrooms, five baths. It's expected to be listed for $1.5 million by the end of the month.

    Lowman said the couple would drive by to look at the home, which was recently remodeled, when it went up for sale. He said they loved its layout and look.

    "They recognized it was a good opportunity and smartly jumped on it," he said. "Mike Tyson was very happy with the purchase."

    Tyson's new home sits on three-fourths of an acre and has its own gate. The Italian style is reflected in the grand entry with marble flooring. The home has two detached casitas, media room, a small wine cellar off the kitchen and a four-car garage.

    The former heavyweight boxing champion of the world, who has lived in Las Vegas for about 30 years, seems to be climbing back up the ladder of success after a decade of financial and legal woes. This fall, he was in the news for his second season of "Scooby-Doo"-style intrigue on the animated "Mike Tyson Mysteries" (12:15 a.m. Sunday, Adult Swim).

    "When you think about it and put it in perspective," Tyson told Las Vegas Review-Journal's Christopher Lawrence last year, "when I was 'Mike Tyson' in the '80s, and I was this heavyweight champ guy — biggest, toughest guy, $20-million fights — comic books wouldn't touch me with a million-foot pole. Any kind of comics or cartoons. And to think I'm doing it at this point in my life is just so refreshing."
     
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    SouthernListen I don't follow the crowd. Sorry about that. VIP

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    It's good to see that if he wasn't broke before, he soon will be.
     
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    Getthepoisonout I regret my username

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    Same !
     
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    I think he makes a pretty good living in vegas as a greeter or whatever they have him doing! he's always going to be a draw because people are starfuckers and want to be around stars or washed up stars!
     
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    rich people broke ain't the same as regular people broke

    never has been
     
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    Murcielago Smoke me a kipper, I'll be back for breakfast

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    I think that "Undisputed Truth" stage show and movie did pretty well for him.
     
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    First things he probably bought were solid gold Moen faucets.
     
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    Good for him. One of my favorite personalities nowadays. Seems to really understand his level of fame and embraces, which only serves to raise his profile and bring back more cash.

    Long live the champ!
     
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    Shoulda stuck with the white managers instead of throwing in with Don King.
     
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    He has a big mortgage, a few late payments and good bye crib
     
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    Soda popinski sold him the house
     
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    This...
     
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    I justh wanna thave pigeonsth, and tell kidsth to sthtay in sthchool. Phony.
     
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    Tyson I'm sure still makes good money doing appearances. He can get $100k for appearing at a club in Dubai or Tokyo any given time.

    As far as the numbers go a $2.5 million home for a celebrity with his notoriety is actually a low number. Jerry Seinfeld owns studio apartments in Manhattan worth more than that.
     
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    Lakika :lol:
     
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    Jerry Seinfeld bought a four story walk up in Manhattan and turned it into a parking garage for his car collection. That's fuck you money that Tyson used to have



    https://books.google.ca/books?id=0_...ent and turn it into a parking garage&f=false
     
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    "I can't drive, so I'm gonna walk all over you!"
    Greatest boxer of all time.
     
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    A lot of rich people put their assets in a trust so they technically don't own anything.

    It's like having an atm card with access to a bunch of money you don't own but you completely control
     
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