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Ken Norton Net Worth

Kenneth Howard Norton net worth is

$5 Million

Kenneth Howard Norton Wiki Biography

Kenneth Howard Norton Sr., born on 19 August 1943, was an American professional boxer and author, who became famous through his fights with another boxing legend, Muhammad Ali. He passed away in 2013.

So how much was Norton’s net worth? As of late 2016, based on authoritative sources it is reported to be $5 million, acquired from his years in boxing and the sales of his books.

Ken Norton Net Worth $5 million

Born in Jacksonville, Illinois, Norton was always a lover of sports even when he was a kid. During his high school years in Jacksonville High School, he participated in various sports like American Football, track and field, basketball, and baseball, and excelled in all of them. At one point he was included in the championship team in American Football, and participated in multiple track and field events in one season, and won six of them. A rule was even created under his name, called the “Ken Norton Rule” which limits track and field athletes to participation in a maximum of three events per season.

With his gift in sports, Norton entered Northeast Missouri State University, now known as Truman University, and studied elementary education under a football scholarship. Unfortunately, he endured several injuries playing the sport, and decided to drop out of college.

Norton then decided to join the US Marine Corps in 1963, and subsequently fell in love with a new sport: boxing. While serving his country, he also excelled in boxing, winning the Marine Heavyweight Championship as an amateur three times. After that, in 1967 he decided to turn pro. His early years in boxing prepared him for his bigger fights in his career and also started his net worth.

Early on in his career, Norton was a trailblazer, winning multiple fights in just a short period of time. Although he experienced a couple of losses, his career continued to bloom. One of his career highlights happened in 1973, when he fought against boxing superstar Muhammad Ali for the NABF Heavyweight Title. During the fight, he broke Ali’s jaw and was declared winner after five rounds; the historic moment became one of the most popular fights in history and catapulted his career and wealth. The fight was followed through with two more matches, but both ended in defeats to Ali.

Aside from Ali, Norton also fought great fighter like Larry Holmes, Duane Bobick, and George Foreman, and his various fights ultimately helped raise his net worth and promote his career. In 1981, he decided to retire from boxing for good and in 1992, was inducted in the International Boxing Hall of Fame.

After boxing, Norton still spent some time in the world of sports, but this time as a commentator, speaker and even represented athletes through his agency, Ken Norton Management Co. In 2000, he released his autobiography “Going the Distance: The Ken Norton Story” and another book in 2009 entitled “Believe: Journey from Jacksonville”.

In terms of his personal life, Norton was married to Jeanette(1966-68) and then to Rose Conant until his passing. He was the father of four children including Ken Norton Jr. who played in the National Football League for 13 seasons. Ken Norton died in Las Vegas, Nevada in September 2013, after suffering a series of strokes.

Full Name Ken Norton
Net Worth $5 Million
Date Of Birth August 9, 1943
Died 2013-09-18
Place Of Birth Jacksonville, Illinois, U.S.
Height 1.91 m
Weight 99.8 kg
Profession Professional Boxer, Sports commentator, Actor
Education Truman State University
Nationality American
Spouse Jeannette Norton (m. 1966–1968), Rose Conant (m. ?–2013)
Children Ken Norton Jr., Kenisha Norton, Kenejon Norton, Brandon Norton, Keith Norton
Parents Ken Norton
Siblings Keith Norton, Kenejon Norton, Kenisha Norton, Brandon Norton
IMDB http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0636243/
Movies Frog and Wombat, Drum, Mandingo
TV Shows The Next Great Champ
# Fact
1 Inducted into the California Sports Hall of Fame in 2011.
2 Inducted into the San Diego Hall of Champions in 2001.
3 Inducted into the Marine Corps Sports Hall of Fame in 2004.
4 Lost his last fight in 43 seconds to Gerry Cooney.
5 Knocked-out undefeated Duane Bobick 38-0 in 43 seconds, on national TV.
6 Was undefeated in 16 straight fights when he suffered an upset knockout loss to Jose Luis Garcia (I). Norton knocked Garcia in a rematch a few years later.
7 Fought Muhammad Ali 3-times, winning once.
8 Was a sparring partner for heavyweight champion Joe Frazier.
9 Lost a controversial split 15 round decision to lose his heavyweight title to undefeated Larry Holmes.
10 Defeated top contenders Jerry Quarry, Jose Luis Garcia, Jimmy Young, Ron Stander and James J. Woody.
11 He was 30-2 when he challenged George Foreman for the heavyweight title in 1974 and was knocked down three times and stopped in 2 rounds.
12 On March 31, 1973, a 15-1 underdog, he broke Muhammad Ali‘s jaw and won an upset 12 round decision.
13 Served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1963 to 1967 where he boxed on the Marine Corps boxing team. He compiled a record of 24-2 with 22 knockouts and won three All-Marine Heavyweight titles.
14 Inducted into the World Boxing Hall of Fame, 1989.
15 Father of Ken Norton Jr. (born 26-Sep-1966), a linebacker with the San Francisco 49ers, and Keith Norton, a sports reporter with KPRC-TV Channel 2 in Houston, Texas.
16 Inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame, 1992.
17 World Boxing Council heavyweight champion, 1978.


Title Year Status Character
The Man Who Came Back 2008 Grandpa
Frog and Wombat 1998 Security Guard
Dirty Work 1998 Ken Norton
Kiss and Be Killed 1991 Gabe
Oceans of Fire 1986 TV Movie Chief
Knight Rider 1986 TV Series Bo Keeler
Cover Up 1985 TV Series Brad
Delta Pi 1984 Branscombe
At Ease 1983 TV Series Ernie
The A-Team 1983 TV Series Jackhammer Jackson
The Chevy Chase Show 1977 TV Movie
Drum 1976 Drum
Mandingo 1975 Mede
The All-American Boy 1973 Black Boxer (uncredited)
Top of the Heap 1972 Man in Bar (uncredited)


Title Year Status Character
HBO Boxing 2013 TV Series documentary in memory of – 1 episode


Title Year Status Character
Ali 70 from Las Vegas 2012 TV Movie Himself
ESPN Friday Night Fights 2010-2011 TV Series Himself – Hall of Fame Ceremony / Himself – HOF Induction Ceremony
Facing Ali 2009 Documentary Himself
The Top 5 Reasons You Can’t Blame… 2006 TV Series Himself
Ring of Fire: The Emile Griffith Story 2005 Documentary Himself
The Next Great Champ 2004 TV Series Himself
The Greatest Boxer: Muhammad Ali 2000 TV Movie documentary Himself
Arsenio 1997 TV Series Himself
Muhammad Ali: The Whole Story 1996 TV Movie documentary Himself
Muhammad Ali’s 50th Birthday Celebration 1992 TV Special Himself
Champions Forever 1989 Documentary Himself
This Is Your Life 1986 TV Series documentary Himself
Tom Cottle: Up Close 1982 TV Series Himself
Thomas Hearns vs. Pipino Cuevas 1980 Himself – Ringside Commentator
All-Star Salute to Pearl Bailey 1979 TV Movie Himself
Good Morning America 1978 TV Series Himself
Muhammad Ali vs. Earnie Shavers 1977 TV Movie Himself – Ringside Commentator
Super Night at the Super Bowl 1977 TV Movie Himself
The Mike Douglas Show 1976 TV Series Himself – Pro Boxer
Today 1976 TV Series Himself
The Merv Griffin Show 1976 TV Series Himself
HBO Boxing 1974-1975 TV Series documentary Himself – Guest Commentator / Himself
Das aktuelle Sportstudio 1975 TV Series documentary Himself
Heavyweight Elimination Fight: Jerry Quarry vs. Ken Norton 1975 TV Movie Himself
ABC’s Wide World of Sports 1974 TV Series Himself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1973 TV Series Himself

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