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Dana White


ABOUT
Dana White

Full Name Dana Frederick White Jr.

BornJuly 27, 1969

Height5' 11" ( 1.8 m )

NationalityAmerican

RoleUFC President

Relation(s)Anne Stella (m. 1996)

ABOUT

UFC President Dana White


Dana Frederick White Jr. or as he is popularly known, Dana White is an American businessman. He is the current President of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and has been so since 2001. UFC or the Ultimate Fighting Championship is the largest mixed martial arts (MMA) organization in the world which has held over 500 events so far. UFC's success is attributed hugely to Dana White who is considered to be the reason why UFC became a multi-billion dollar enterprise.


  1. Dana White Wife
  2. Dana White Age
  3. Dana White House
  4. Early Life
  5. Personal Life
  6. Career : UFC
  7. Career : Boxing
  8. Dana White Net Worth
  9. Dana White Filmography
  10. Dana White Biography
  11. Dana White Social Media
  12. Dana White : Accomplishments
  13. FAQs


UFC President Dana White


Dana White Wife


Dana White Wife


Anne Stella (m. 1996)


Dana White Age

51 years


Dana White House


Dana White House


UFC President Dana White has a house in Las Vegas. It's worth is around £6m. The house has many facilities like gaming arcade, personalised basketball court and pool etc.


Early Life


Dana was born in Manchester, Connecticut on July 28, 1969. His father's name was Dana White and his mother was named June. Dana is of Irish American descent. He has a sister named Kelly and both of them were raised by their mother and her family.  


Dana was introduced to boxing at a young age of 17. Dana used to go to Hermon High School in Maine. Although he started college on two occasions, once at Quincy College and once at UMass Boston, he dropped out both the times l, during the first semester itself. After dropping out from college , White became a boxercise coach.


In his early years, White resided in Ware, Massachusetts. The reason why he left Boston for Las Vegas accorrding to Dana White was because he was being threatened by mobster Whitey Bulger and his associate Kevin Weeks because he owed them $2,500.


Personal Life


White and his wife Anne Stella first met each other when they were just in the eighth grade. The couple tied the knot in 1996. Dana and Anna have given birth to two sons, Dana III and Aidan, and one daughter, Savannah. White is very private about his family and prefers to keep his family out of the spotlight. White's parents were theist and he was raised as a Catholic. But, now White considers himself to be an atheist. 


Career : UFC


Dana White UFC


Dana was working as a manager for Tito Ortiz and Chuck Liddell, when he met Bob Meyrowitz, the owner of Semaphore Entertainment Group. Semaphore Entertainment Group was then the parent company of the Ultimate Fighting Championship and the company was on verge of bankruptcy. 


With the help of his childhood friend Lorenzo Fertitta, who was the co-founder of Station Casinos, White bought UFC. Lorenzo and his older brother Frank acquired UFC for $2 million in 2001. White was installed as company's president right after the acquisition. Dana White and UFC went through an amazing journey and in 2020 the Ultimate Fighting Championship has become a multi-billion dollar enterprise.


In White's own words, when he and the Fertittas acquired the UFC, all 'they received was the brand name "UFC" and an old octagon'. The assets had already been stripped by the previous owners in order to avoid bankruptcy. They had even sold UFC.com to a company named "User Friendly Computers".


But under White's leadership, the UFC developed into a highly successful business. Fourteen years after its acquisition, the company had gross revenue of $600 million in 2015. UFC was then a subsidiary of Zuffa which was sold in July 2016 to a consortium of investors led by WME-IMG for $4.025 billion. Even after the sale White continued to act as the company's president. 


Career : Boxing


White co-promoted Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Conor McGregor as McGregor was contracted to the UFC. He revealed his plans to incorporate boxing into UFC's portfolio at Freddie Roach's Wild Card West boxing club in October 2017. 


Dana White Net Worth


Dana White's Net Worth 2020 is estimated to be $500 million by celebritynetworth.com. It includes his salary of $20 million. After UFC has been sold to a consortium of investors, Dana White continues to act as the company's president and receives a yearly salary of $20 million.


Dana White Filmography


Over the years, being the president of the world's biggest contact sport enterprise, Dana White has become more of a celebrity than just a successful American businessman. He has made guest appearances in several television shows. Here is a list-


Appeared OnRoleEpisodeYear
RidiculousnessHimselfDana White2013
The LeagueThe GoonRafi and Dirty Randy2013
Silicon ValleyHimselfHomicide2015
It's Always Sunny in PhiladelphiaHimselfWolf Cola: A Public Relations Nightmare2017
Pawn StarsHimselfSeason 15 Feb 5th episode2018


Dana White Biography


In 2011, Dana White's mother, June, released 'Dana White, King of MMA: An Unauthorized Biography.' In the book, June revealed how Dana had "turned his back on his family and friends who were there for him when he needed help and support", after UFC's success.


Dana White Social Media


Being the president of UFC, one of the most media centric enterprises, Dana White is very much active on social media. Dan White's Twitter account has over 5.3 million followers. His Instagram account has over 4.9 million followers. White often takes to social media to announce matches, post reminders and often expresses himself too. He has over 6.6k posts on Instagram, most of which are centered around UFC and a few are his personal photographs and videos.


Dana White : Accomplishments


  1. Nevada Sportsman of the Year - 2009
  2. Wrestling Observer Newsletter Awards
  3. Promoter of the Year - 2005–13; 2015–16
  4. World MMA Awards
  5. Leading Man of the Year - 2008-19
  6. Armed Forces Foundation
  7. Patriot Award


FAQs


How much is Dana White Worth?

According to celebritynetworth.com, as of 2020, Dana White has an estimated Net Worth of about $500 million


How tall is Dana White?

Dana White is 1.8 m or 5 ft 11 in tall.


How old is Dana White?

Dana White was born on July 28, 1969. He is 51 years old.


Where does Dana White live?

Dana White lives in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States of America. He bought his $1.95 million mansion from Frank Fretita III in October 2016.


Where was Dana White born?

Dana White was born in Manchester, Connecticut, United States of America on July 28, 1969. He is 51 years old.


Who is Dana White married to?

Dana White is married to Anne Stella White. The couple got married in 1996.


How did Dana White start UFC?

Dana was working as a manager for Tito Ortiz and Chuck Liddell, when he met Bob Meyrowitz, the owner of Semaphore Entertainment Group. Semaphore Entertainment Group was the parent company of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. With the help of his childhood friend Lorenzo Fertitta, who was the co-founder of Station Casinos, White bought UFC. Lorenzo and his older brother Frank acquired UFC for $2 million in 2001. White was installed as company's president right after the acquisition.


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