Dana White's Huge Net Worth And Salary Revealed As UFC Boss Books Private Island For Fights
Dana White has made an extremely lucrative career as president of the UFC, with an estimated net worth of $500 million along with a reported salary of $20 million.
The 50-year-old is the face of the UFC and has been vital in the growth of MMA as well as the company.
He's worth a believed $500 million and with him getting 9 per cent of the promotion's profits, he pockets a massive $20 million (£18 million) a year from that alone.
In his early days White managed fighters Chuck Liddell and Tito Ortiz before hearing the UFC was looking for a new buyer.
He got in touch with casino executive and friend Lorenzo Fertitta who purchased the UFC for $2 million, employing White as president.
The UFC struggled initially but then came the boom which saw the promotion sold for a staggering $4 billion in 2016.
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White flexed his financial muscle by revealing that he's close to securing a private island to host UFC fights amid the coronavirus outbreak.
He's set to stage fights on a top secret location as of April 18.
"I'll tell you this, I'm this close to getting a deal done," he told ESPN.
"So this place where this fight is going to be on April 18 I have locked up for two months, so I'm going to continue to pump fights out. I also secured an island. I've got an island. The infrastructure is being built right now. We're going to do all of our international fights on this island.
"So when we do this fight April 18, international and in the United States, we're going to start cranking. The UFC will be back up and running, internationally and here in the States."
The fight is signed and is 100% ON LIVE on ESPN somewhere on EARTH!!!! :smiley:@TonyFergusonXT vs @Justin_Gaethje is LIVE on @espn+ PPV April 18th for the interim lightweight belt! pic.twitter.com/aH44zg5K30
- danawhite (@danawhite) April 6, 2020
He continued by explaining why he's keeping the location of UFC 249 a secret: "There's a lot of creepy people out there, you know? And when they find out the location, they start attacking the location and making phone calls.
"So (keeping the location a secret) keeps the creeps at bay."
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