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How Mike Tyson went bankrupt and regained fortune with Hollywood roles and cannabis farm

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MIKE TYSON is on the comeback trail – and things are looking good.

With a successful podcast, marijuana ranch and even Hollywood film cameos, Iron Mike, 54, appears to be living the good life again.

 Things appear to be going pretty well for Iron Mike
Things appear to be going pretty well for Iron MikeCredit: Instagram

But gone are the days of the sort of outlandish lavish spending that saw him blow his estimated £320million fortune and file for bankruptcy back in 2003, however.

In fact, the Baddest Man on the Planet has even managed to become a millionaire again – having recovered from eye-watering debt of around £18m at one point.

But how did he manage to blow that fortune in the first place? And how has he managed to rebuild his wealth? SunSport takes a look.

MANSIONS, CARS & PARTIES

 Tyson bought a 52-acre property in Connecticut
Tyson bought a 52-acre property in ConnecticutCredit: Douglas Elliman Real Estate
 He also shelled out on a luxury Vegas abode
He also shelled out on a luxury Vegas abodeCredit: Luxury Homes of Las Vegas
 Tyson enjoyed throwing lavish parties
Tyson enjoyed throwing lavish partiesCredit: AP:Associated Press
 Tyson would party with plenty of glamorous friends
Tyson would party with plenty of glamorous friendsCredit: Getty Images – Getty

At his 90s peak, Mike Tyson was one of the most famous men on the planet, having conquered the heavyweight division.

And he certainly enjoyed the spoils of his success, throwing lavish parties and revelling in the taste of glory.

These bashes included his 30th birthday party, attended by a star-studded 700-strong guest list including future president Donald Trump – with the night setting him back an eye-watering £320,000.

He also built quite the car collection, including the rare Lamborghini LM002 – worth over £100,000 factoring in inflation.

Tyson bought a Cadillac Escalade and Hummer H2 – adding another £140,000 worth of motors to his collection.

It wasn’t just big SUVs that joined his fleet, however, as he also purchased a £400,000 Bentley Continental SC.

Overall, The Richest claim that Tyson spent more than £3.5m on his luxury car collection.

In addition to his wheels, Iron Mike collated an even more impressive collection of luxury mansions.

 And he bought plenty of stunning cars like this one
And he bought plenty of stunning cars like this one

These included a giant estate in Connecticut that he bought for £2.3m… and 18 months later unsuccessfully tried to flog for £17.5m.

The property included 24 bathrooms, a four storey elevator, swimming pool, cinema room, disco and NBA standard outdoor basketball court.

He also bought a £1.9m mansion in Nevada, and a similarly heftily-priced pad in Los Angeles.

EXPENSIVE TREATS

 Tyson would drive to training in style
Tyson would drive to training in styleCredit: Michael Brennan

Tyson treated ex-wife Robin Givens to an infamous £1.75m solid gold bathtub, enabling her to relax in style – but burning what would be a rather deep hole in the pocket of most sportsmen.

Even more infamous than that, were his two pet tigers, which set him back £55,000 each – and a whole lot more in keeping them looked after – with just their food costing £150,000-a-year.

Tyson also loved his jewellery, and was the proud owner of a stunning £635,000 Piaget watch.

Following his 2003 bankruptcy Tyson, by this point sporting his iconic face tattoo, fought twice more professionally – losing bouts to Danny Williams and Kevin McBride respectively.

BOUNCING BACK

 Tyson is back in training ahead of a stunning comeback
Tyson is back in training ahead of a stunning comebackCredit: Instagram
 Tyson made an appearance in the hit 2009 comedy The Hangover
Tyson made an appearance in the hit 2009 comedy The HangoverCredit: Kobal Collection – Rex Features

He pleaded guilty to charges of cocaine possession and driving under influence in two years later, serving 24 hours in jail and being made to take part in community service upon his release.

But since then, things have looked up for Iron Mike.

He properly launched his career on screen by playing an altered version of himself in the hit American comedy The Hangover.

And he has since appeared in other titles including Ip man 3 – and even a 2015 Madonna track.

Tyson has also launched his successful podcast, Hotboxin, as well as collaborating with Spike Lee on a touring one-man show.

Alongside business partner Alki David, he has started a cannabis empire that earns £500,000-a-month – with plans for a 418-acre weed resort reportedly in the works.

Tyson has now cleared his debts, and has a net worth of around £2.4m.

Having learnt from previous mistakes, and with his boxing comeback in the works – you certainly wouldn’t bet against that figure rising once more.

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Can you guess the Football League’s new longest serving manager? Jurgen Klopp, Pep Guardiola feature

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Harrogate Town’s victory over Notts County in the National League play-off final secured their place in the Football League for the first time in the club’s history, a landmark day for the Yorkshire club.

The Sulphurites’ win at Wembley also saw their boss, Simon Weaver, gatecrash a group of managers who have enjoyed positive tenures at their clubs over the past few seasons. 

Weaver, 42, is now the longest-serving manager in the Football League, elevating himself to the top of a list of excellent names at impressive clubs. 

Harrogate Town's promotion to League Two sees their manager join a list of illustrious names

Harrogate Town's promotion to League Two sees their manager join a list of illustrious names

Harrogate Town’s promotion to League Two sees their manager join a list of illustrious names

The win makes manager Simon Weaver the longest-serving manager in the Football League

The win makes manager Simon Weaver the longest-serving manager in the Football League

The win makes manager Simon Weaver the longest-serving manager in the Football League

THE FOOTBALL LEAGUE’S LONGEST-SERVING MANAGERS
Name Club Appointed  Days in charge 
1. Simon Weaver Harrogate Town May 21, 2009  4,098 
2. Gareth Ainsworth  Wycombe Wanderers  September 24, 2012  2,876
3. Sean Dyche  Burnley  October 30, 2012  2,840
4. John Coleman  Accrington Stanley  September 18, 2014  2,152
5. Jurgen Klopp  Liverpool  October 8, 2015  1,767
6. Chris Wilder  Sheffield United  May 12, 2016  1,550
7. Mark Cooper  Forest Green Rovers  May 17, 2016  1,545
8. Pep Guardiola  Manchester City  July 1, 2016  1,500
9. Paul Warne  Rotherham United  November 29, 2016  1,349
10. David Artell  Crewe Alexandra  January 8, 2017  1,309

The Harrogate boss was appointed manager eleven years ago, on May 20, 2009, meaning he has served at the club for 4,098 days as boss. In that time, Chelsea have had 10 different managers, while Watford have had a staggering 14 managers on the touchline. 

Sportsmail takes a look at the managers the 42-year-old has leapfrogged after securing promotion to the Football League with Harrogate Town.  

Gareth Ainsworth may be well known for his quirky dress sense, often wearing an extravagant leather jacket or a pristine shirt, but the Wycombe Wanderers boss has worked wonders at his club for the best part of eight years.

Weaver's 11 years in charge sees him overtake Wycombe Wanderers boss Gareth Ainsworth

Weaver's 11 years in charge sees him overtake Wycombe Wanderers boss Gareth Ainsworth

Weaver’s 11 years in charge sees him overtake Wycombe Wanderers boss Gareth Ainsworth

He has taken the club from League Two to the Championship during his 2,876 days in charge

He has taken the club from League Two to the Championship during his 2,876 days in charge

He has taken the club from League Two to the Championship during his 2,876 days in charge

The 47-year-old took the helm at The Chairboys on September 24, 2012, a time when Sir Alex Ferguson was still manager of Manchester United and Taylor Swift was top of the UK charts with ‘We Are Never Getting Back Together’.

Unlike the intended recipient of that classic hit from Swift, Ainsworth has enjoyed a fantastic relationship with Wycombe Wanderers. This season he capped a remarkable journey from League Two to the Championship, beating Oxford United 2-1 last month to secure their place in the second tier.

Ainsworth is closely followed by Sean Dyche, who has done an outstanding job at Burnley, qualifying for the Europa League two seasons ago. There have been reports of tension between Dyche and chairman Mike Garlick. If the club and Dyche part ways, they’ll be searching for a manager for the first time since October 30, 2012. 

Burnley boss Sean Dyche (right) sits in third while Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is fifth

Burnley boss Sean Dyche (right) sits in third while Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is fifth

Burnley boss Sean Dyche (right) sits in third while Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is fifth

Klopp has delivered Premier League and Champions League titles in his 1,767days at Anfield

Klopp has delivered Premier League and Champions League titles in his 1,767days at Anfield

Klopp has delivered Premier League and Champions League titles in his 1,767days at Anfield

It feels as though Jurgen Klopp only took over at Liverpool very recently, so it will come as a surprise to see the charismatic German on this list in fifth place, behind John Coleman of Accrington Stanley. 

Klopp took over from Brendan Rodgers in October 8, 2015, and has gone on to enjoy huge success with the Reds, ‘turning doubters to believers’ and securing the club’s first Premier League title in 30 years in the process.

Since Klopp’s arrival at Anfield 1,767 days ago, Manchester United have had three different managers in Louis Van Gaal, Jose Mourinho and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, spent roughly £610m and fallen well behind their arch rivals. With a new contract signed until 2024, Klopp could well see himself move to the top of the list if he continues in this vein.

Sheffield United's Chris Wilder (left) is sixth, having won two promotions with the Blades

Sheffield United's Chris Wilder (left) is sixth, having won two promotions with the Blades

Sheffield United’s Chris Wilder (left) is sixth, having won two promotions with the Blades

The 52-year-old has worked wonders at his boyhood club, finishing ninth in the top flight

The 52-year-old has worked wonders at his boyhood club, finishing ninth in the top flight

The 52-year-old has worked wonders at his boyhood club, finishing ninth in the top flight

Just behind Klopp in sixth is Chris Wilder, who was appointed just five days before seventh-placed Mark Cooper of Forest Green Rovers on May 12, 2016.

It would take a spectacular downturn in form, and several armed men, to dislodge Wilder from his boyhood club. The Blades have been taken from League One to ninth in the Premier League during Wilder’s 1,550 days in charge of the club, and they don’t look like taking a backwards step. 

Cooper has been at the helm at Rovers while the club has undertaken a unique and innovative transformation. Since his appointment on May 17, 2016, Rovers have been named the world’s first vegan club

Forest Green Rovers boss Mark Cooper has overseen a huge transformation at the club

Forest Green Rovers boss Mark Cooper has overseen a huge transformation at the club

Forest Green Rovers boss Mark Cooper has overseen a huge transformation at the club

Rovers became the world's first vegan club and named the 'greenest club' during his tenure

Rovers became the world's first vegan club and named the 'greenest club' during his tenure

Rovers became the world’s first vegan club and named the ‘greenest club’ during his tenure

Rovers are a football club who do things differently, and having entered the Football League after promotion in 2017, FIFA have described them as the greenest club in the world with innovative environmental and sustainability policies. 

Occupying eighth position is Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola, who, like Klopp, feels like he’s been in England for a shorter period of time than the 1,500 days since his arrival on July 1, 2016. 

After initial doubts among fans and pundits, Guardiola has taken the Premier League by storm. The City boss has won two league titles, three EFL Cups and an FA Cup to boot. The former Barcelona manager’s tenure at the Etihad will be defined by his performance in Europe, with a Champions League title wanted by City’s top brass.

Paul Warne of Rotherham United and David Artell of Crewe Alexandra complete the top 10 longest-serving managers in English football, with the former taking his club back to the Championship having arrived on November 29, 2016, while Artell has led Crewe to promotion to League One this season. 

P.S. Former Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe would have been third on the list prior to leaving the club at the start of August as he was in charge of the south-coast side for 2,848 days. 

Man City boss Pep Guardiola is the eight longest-serving manager in the Football League

Man City boss Pep Guardiola is the eight longest-serving manager in the Football League

Man City boss Pep Guardiola is the eight longest-serving manager in the Football League

David Artell of Crewe makes up the top 10, sitting just behind Rotherham boss Paul Warne

David Artell of Crewe makes up the top 10, sitting just behind Rotherham boss Paul Warne

David Artell of Crewe makes up the top 10, sitting just behind Rotherham boss Paul Warne

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6pm Chelsea transfer news LIVE: Blues make £20m John Stones bid, Willian’s emotional goodbye message, Kai Havertz LATEST

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WILLIAN has confirmed he is leaving Chelsea, with Arsenal waiting in the wings for the Brazilian.

The attacker played no part in the Blues’ Champions League defeat by Bayen Munich which knocked them out of the competition.

Follow all the latest transfer updates from the Bridge below…

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Man Utd set to let Tahith Chong join Werder Bremen on loan this transfer window, says Bundesliga chief

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MANCHESTER UNITED’s Tahith Chong could be heading to the Bundesliga with the club willing to let the winger join Werder Bremen on loan. 

Chong, 20, is reported to have had talks with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on Friday, following his appearance in United’s Europa League game against LASK. 

Werder Bremen are reported to be keen on a signing Tahith Chong on loan ahead of next season

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Werder Bremen are reported to be keen on a signing Tahith Chong on loan ahead of next seasonCredit: AP:Associated Press

The Netherlands-born winger made a 25-minute appearance as a substitute during United’s 2-1 win against the Austrian club on Thursday. 


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And the Dutch Under-21 international, who’s made just nine appearances in the Europa and Premier Leagues, is keen to get more minutes under his belt. 

According to the Daily Mail, Bremen are eager to sign Chong on a two-year loan deal. 

However a loan fee and salary are reportedly yet to be finalised.

Werder sports director Frank Baumann said: “That we are in exchange is the case. We are in good talks. 

“Several parties are involved. Some things still have to be clarified and we have to agree. As of now, this is not the case.”

Tahith Chong signed a new contract with United in March to keep him at the club until June 2022

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Tahith Chong signed a new contract with United in March to keep him at the club until June 2022Credit: Getty Images – Getty

United are thought to be pressing ahead with plans to sign Dortmund star Jadon Sancho and Aston Villa skipper Jack Grealish. 

Should deals for both players go ahead, it is likely Chong could face an uphill struggle to get more game time at Old Trafford. 

The young Dutch winger is well thought of by Solskjaer, who backed the 20-year-old’s contract extension this year. 

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The new contract, signed in March, means Chong will remain with the club until June 2022. 

Other United players who are targets for Premiership and European sides include Diogo Dalot, Jesse Lingard, and Chris Smalling. 

Dalot is reported to have attracted interest from Everton while Newcastle United are rumoured to be keen on Lingard.

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