Winning his first title back in 1986, at only the age of 20 years and 4 months, Mike Tyson is to this day the youngest ever boxer to win a heavyweight title.
His personality outside the ring is just as fierce and flashy as it is inside the ring. Whether it's his $245,000 18-karat gold dial, or his $173,706 gold chain - both decorated with diamonds - the boxer has made sure his assets reflect his personality. Yet, nothing comes remotely close, to the $2.2 million dollar bathtub he once purchased.
Tyson's Christmas Spirit
Despite the "tough act" Tyson puts on when he's out in public, he's actually very caring and generous when it comes to the people he loves and cares about. And money being no problem seeing as the legendary boxer was once worth $400 million dollars, he purchased a $2.2 million dollar bathtub for his first wife at the time, as a gift for their first Christmas holiday together as a newlywed couple.
With the average price of a house in America being just around $200,000 dollars, the bathtub costs 10 times more than an average house in the US.
The couple eventually ended up getting divorced a year later, and Tyson was forced to sell the tub for half the initial price to English billionaire Derwood Hodgegrass. Apparently, Tyson isn't the only one in the world of customized bathtubs. Oprah Winfrey chose a more "humble" approach towards her custom bathtub as she had it shaped like her body. She told Vogue in an interview:" I love creating bathing experiences-bath gels, bubbles, crystals, salts, lavender milks."
It's no secret that Winfrey has an obsession with baths and bathtubs, but where does it come from? In an older interview with Vogue, she explains: "Honestly, it came from the fact that I was raised with my father in, like a 1,100-square-foot house where we all shared the same tub. And when I would go back home, after having been in hotels and seeing that there are nicer tubs in the world... I vowed if I ever got my own place, I was going to get myself a good tub."
Tyson's Good At Getting Gold...But Not Keeping It
Anyone who knows Tyson, knows how fond he is of gold, as it shows luxury and status, something the former professional boxer was all about. He even went as far as getting a gold tooth front, which he later lost as he apparently got head-butted by hist tiger Kenya.
Being worth $400 million dollars at one point, it truly showed how successful Tyson's career has been. But his years of irresponsible spending and bad financial management finally caught up with him as he filed for bankruptcy in 2003, falling into a debt of $23 million dollars.
You'd think that Tyson would have found it hard to adapt to the more humble lifestyle he's had to live, but apparently, that's not the case. According to Tyson, his current lifestyle is perfectly fine as he tells the Washington Post: "Being without money for three years, I don't know what I'll do if I get it again. I'm not even interested in being that person again. I don't want to be that flashy guy with the flashy houses."