Born Dana Fredrick White Jr., Dana White is currently the president of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, one of the largest mixed martial arts organizations worldwide. Dana White transformed the UFC into the multimillion-dollar enterprise it is today. UFC dominates the world of MMA.
Dana’s net worth is estimated at $500 million. Some reports say that he gets a salary of $20 million a year, and his share in various holdings earns him around $180 million.
When UFC was bought by an investor in 2016, Dana, who was retained as president, negotiated a deal with them to get 9% of all future profits.
Dana owns 4 mansions in Pine Island Creek, the first one he bought for $1.95 million, and the other 3 mansions he bought for a total of $6.2 million. He has sought demolition permits for the mansions and so we can expect to see a huge construction coming up, probably an enormous family mansion.
Dana White Early Life
Dana was born in Manchester, Connecticut to Dana White, Sr. and June White. Dana’s father left them while Dana was still young and with his siblings, Dana was raised by his mother and his maternal grandparents.
After Dana graduated from Hermon High School in 1987, he started working as a valet, bouncer, and bellman.
In the 1990s, Dana, an amateur boxer, started a boxing program for at-risk children and followed it up with a boxaerobics business. Dana was forced to close the shop when threatened by a notorious mob.
After moving to Las Vegas from Boston, Dana took on work as an aerobics instructor in various gyms. Dana has appeared in a number of TV shows which include the League, Ridiculousness, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia and Silicon Valley.
Dana White Marriage
Dana met his wife Anne when they were in the eighth grade and they got married in 1996. They have 3 children, 2 sons, and a daughter. Dana is very protective of his wife and likes to keep her out of the limelight.
Dana started his career by managing Tito Ortiz and Chuck Liddell, both mixed martial arts fighters. It was not long before Dana heard that UFC was up for sale. He contacted two of his friends who bought it and placed Dana in the president’s position.
Even after UFC was sold to investors in 2016, Dana was retained as its president. His time as president of UFC has seen the introduction of the reality show Ultimate Fighter where live fights are broadcast on TV. Dana also introduced female mixed martial art fighting to UFC. It is during Dana’s reign that UFC acquired PRIDE fighting championships.
Boxing and Jiu-Jitsu
Dana started boxing at the age of 17. In the beginning, boxing was just a hobby but after graduating from high school, Dana started taking part in amateur boxing competitions. After he was forced to leave Boston, he left his boxing life behind him.
Fate reunited Dana with his childhood friend and classmate, Lorenzo Fertitta, the two decided to take a Jiu-Jitsu class which they both found to be extremely fulfilling.
The two friends would later have a hand in acquiring UFC when it was being sold in an almost bankrupt condition. This is how Dana got the opportunity to raise it to the giant that it is today.
Dana White Awards and Achievements
Dana is well known in the Martial Arts world and has been presented with many awards. These include the MMA leading man of the year award during the years 2010 to 2014.
Mr. White Health
In 2012, Dana revealed that he suffers from Ménière’s disease, a disorder of the inner ear. He is on medication to reduce the symptoms and control the situation.
Dana White and Social Media
Dana is active on social media and can often be found on Twitter. He keeps his account updated and has a large following. He uses Twitter to inform his followers on all upcoming events as well as updates of his life.
Dana White Nationality and Ethnicity
Dana White is an American citizen and holds a US nationality. His ethnicity is Irish American.
|Biography & Facts|
|Born:||28 July 1969|
|Net Worth:||$500 million|
|Salary:||$20 million per year|
|Height:||5ft 10in or 1.78 m|
|Weight:||196 lbs or 88 kg|
|Married to:||Anne Louise Stella|
|Children:||3 (Dana III, Aidan & Savannah)|
|Education:||Hermon High School|