The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) would not be where it is now if it were not for Dana White. Born on July 28, 1969, in Manchester, Connecticut, son of June and Dana White, Dana Frederick White Jr. is an American businessman and the President of the UFC which is currently the largest MMA promotion in the world. Dana White’s leadership has helped the UFC to grow into a world-famous multi-billion-dollar corporation.
Although he underwent boxing training at an early age, there is no official record of a Dana White fight ever taking place. White graduated from Hermon High School, Maine in 1987.
While working as a manager for MMA veterans Tito Ortiz and Chuck Liddell, Dana White met Semaphore Entertainment Group, the parent company of the UFC, owner Bob Meyerwitz. Having learned that Meyerwitz was looking to sell the UFC, White contacted his childhood friend Lorenzo Fertitta, an executive and co-founder of Station Casinos, former commissioner of the Nevada State Athletic Commission and asked if he would be interested in buying the company. In January 2001, Lorenzo and his older brother Frank acquired the UFC, which subsequently became an ancillary of Zuffa, LLC. Dana White was eventually voted as the UFC president.
What is Dana White's Net Worth in 2022?
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Dana White's net worth stands at a total of $500 million. Dana White's salary is estimated to be $20 million per annum.
Dana White Contender Series
In May 2017, it was confirmed by the UFC that Dana White would host Dana White Tuesday Night Contender Series. Dana White Tuesday Night Contender Series is an American Mixed Martial Arts promotion and is hosted on UFC Fight Pass. The show is available exclusively through UFC Fight Pass, the promotion’s digital streaming service, and has been licensed separately from the UFC brand. The show allows up-and-coming fighters to showcase their talents in hopes that one day they make it to the UFC.
The inaugural event took place on July 11, 2017, at UFC's headquarters in Las Vegas.
The promotion has gone on to be a success as many fighters have been able to showcase their skills in the UFC and are soon going to be important parts of the roster.
Dana White married Anne White on November 8, 1996, and the couple has two sons and a daughter. Although it is known that the president of UFC likes to keep personal matters private, it is known that Dana White's wife was his high-school friend.
Dana White's Children
Dana White and Anne White have three children. The couple has two sons named Dana Jr. and Aidan White and they also have a daughter named Savannah White.
The estimated net worth of Dana White currently stands at $500 million and the UFC President certainly likes to enjoy a fancy lifestyle. With the enormous amount of the estimated net worth of Dana White, the UFC President has bought several fancy mansions in Las Vegas, Nevada. In the fall of 2016, White bought three massive houses in Las Vegas’ wealthy Tournament Hills enclave.
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County records indicated that Dana White acquired a 7,700 square foot house for under $1.8 million in October, a 5,500 square foot house for $2.4 million in January, and a 4,700 square foot house for $2 million in March.
Dana White also speculated that he might buy a house or a Condo in Abu Dhabi at UFC 251 press conference since UFC is looking to do more events in Abu Dhabi and are frequently looking to organize fights at Yas Island.
Q. What percentage of the UFC does Dana White own?
During the purchase of UFC by WME-IMG in 2016, it was revealed that Dana White had 9% ownership of the company.
Q. How much did Dana sell UFC for?
In July 2016, a group of investors led by Endeavor (formerly known as WME-IMG) bought UFC from Zuffa, LLC for $4.025 Billion. The hand-over of the company marked the ‘largest-ever acquisition in sports’ at that time.