Dana Frederick White Jr. was born on July 28, 1969. He is an American businessman and the current President of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). It is the largest mixed martial arts (MMA) organization in the world. Under his leadership, the UFC has grown into a globally popular multibillion-dollar enterprise.
Dana White’s early life and education
Dana White Jr. was born in Manchester, Connecticut, on July 28, 1969. Their mother raised his sister Kelly and him for the majority of his childhood. White began boxing when he was 17 years old and graduated from Hermon High School in the year 1987.
Dana White’s career
While he was working as a manager for Tito Ortiz and Chuck Liddell, he met Bob Meyerowitz. He is the owner of the Semaphore Entertainment Group, which is the parent company of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
It turned out that Mayewitz wanted to sell the UFC, so White contacted his friend Lorenzo Fertitta who was interested in acquiring the company. Dana was installed as the company’s president. Boxing career White entered the boxing scene by co-promoting Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Conor McGregor.
Dana White’s personal life
Dana met his wife Anne when they were in the eighth grade, and the couple got married in 1996. They have two sons together, Dana III and Aidan, and a daughter called Savannah. He tries to keep Anne out of the spotlight as much as he can. He bought a mansion in Pine Island Court, Las Vegas, in 2006 for $1.95 million. Besides that, he also bought three other mansions in the same area for a combined total of around $6.2 million.
In the year 2011, Dana White’s mother, June, released a book Dana White, King of MMA: An Unauthorized Biography. In one part, she claimed that Dana “turned his back on his family and friends who were there for him when he needed help and support.”
In 2010, Dana donated $50,000 for a liver transplant to Tuptim Jadnooleum. She is the daughter of “Kru Nai” Rattanachai, one of the instructors. Health issues In the year 2012, Dana revealed that he had been diagnosed with Ménière’s disease, which is a neurological disorder.
Favorite Quotes by Dana White
“Whatever it is that you’re passionate about, whatever it is that you absolutely love, and whatever it is that you would get up out of bed every day and do for free, you should try to figure out a way to make money at it and give it a shot.” – Dana White
“Hell, forget about college. I barely finished high school.” – Dana White
“They were college educated, they were good guys. There was so much misconception about the sport and the guys that fight.” – Dana White
“It was pretty cool. If you would have asked me ten years ago if this is where I would have been in ten years, I would have laughed in your face.” – Dana White
“A lot of times, kids go to college and take a major because they do what they think they’re supposed to do. I told them I believe 90 percent of America gets up in the morning and drives to a job they hate. That could have happened to me in the hotel industry.” – Dana White
Dana White’s net worth
Dana’s estimated net worth is around $500 million.