15 Expensive Things Owned by Millionaire Mike Tyson
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15. Abandoned Ohio Mansion
Like many of the items appearing on this list, the Ohio Mansion, which is located in Southington and covers 19,500-square-foot and sits on 58 acres.
Mike Tyson lived in the mansion during the 1980s and it features five-bedrooms and seven-bathrooms which the new owners plan to turn into a church.
The tiger cages and basketball courts emblazoned with Tyson's name are still intact and the indoor pool is now almost completely drained.
The main bathroom is made of greenstone and features gold taps and marble floors, with the bathtub looking out over the gardens.
The home features its own sauna and his name is still on the Iron gates at the front, at least for the time being with the house thought to have been sold for around $15 Million dollars, it was an end of an era for Tyson at this home.
14. 1989 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class 560SL
Featuring a 5.6-liter V8 engine, this classic car owned by Mike Tyson has a top speed of around 137 miles per hour and comes in both a Hard Top and Soft Top version.
The 0-60 time is 7.2 seconds and even though it is 29 years old, it has some great features including standard airbag, Alarm system, Power Windows, ABS, and Safety Locks.
The cars are very reliable and many are still running to this day however Fuel economy and maintenance costs are said to be a downside.
Looking to pick one of these up on eBay, then you can expect to pay somewhere up to $59,900 dollars.
13. Phoenix Home
The first of two Los Angeles mansions that have been or are owned by Mike Tyson, this massive home, located in a town called Paradise Valley, was sold for $2.1 Million Dollars.
Covering 7,700-square-feet, this property caused some controversy when he attempted to erect a pigeon coop in the backyard without first obtaining the proper permits.
The house features several bedrooms and bathrooms with a large garden and a dining room adjacent to the marble kitchen.
12. 1997 Bentley Continental T
Fast becoming regarded by many aficionados as the era of the last proper hand-built Bentleys, the 1997 Bentley Continental T has been described as one of Bentley's most sporting models.
These cars still command an impressive price tag with many coming in at around £95,000 pounds and have a top speed of 170 mph.
There is a 4-speed automatic transmission on-board and the car has an impressive 0 to 60 time of 5.8 seconds.
11. Pet Tigers
Back in the 1980s and 1990s, Mike Tyson owned three Bengal tigers which he kept at his Ohio home which is now abandoned.
The Tigers were featured in several movies and one of them is even reported to have headbutted one of his gold teeth out during a play session.
The Tigers, which are thought to have cost around $70,000 dollars each, are thought to have cost Tyson up to $60,000 dollars to feet due to their size and the amount of food consumed.
Tyson is thought to have hired an animal trainer at the cost of $125,000 a year to take care of them whenever he was in Las Vegas.
10. Lamborghini Super Diablo Twin Turbo
Currently thought to be one of only seven in the world, this 1994 Lamborghini Super Diablo Twin Turbo California Speedster was owned by Mike Tyson before he sold it.
The car has a price tag today of around $150,000 dollars and features a custom V12 750 HP engine that has a healthy top speed of 358 Km/h (222 Mph).
The car has a 0 to 60 mph time of only 3.2 seconds, features a custom twin-plate clutch in Kevlar and has a reprogrammed electronic fuel injection system.
The brakes were upgraded with cross-drilled, ventilated discs and carbon fiber brake pads and the interior features a dash-mounted switch with three different engine settings including a very limited valet mode and two levels of turbocharger boost.
9. Gold Bathtub
Costing a record $2.2 Million dollars, Mike Tyson purchased this 24 karat gold Bathtub which he is thought to have purchased for his ex-wife.
The bathtub was thought to have been located at one of the many mansions that he owned before he filed for bankruptcy protection some years back.
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8. Rolls-Royce Silver Spur
Another car that is not only very unique and has some serious style, but the Rolls-Royce Silver Spur was also Launched in 1980 and is a long wheelbase version of the silver spirit.
The car features a 6.75 L Rolls-Royce V8 engine and a 4-speed GM 4L80E automatic transmission.
Prices in today's market range from $10,000 dollars all the way up to $30,000 dollars with the interior of the car featuring leather seats and tray tables that flip down from the front seats.
It was the first car to feature the retractable Spirit of Ecstasy on the front and was produced between the years of 1980 and 1989.
The car has a 0 to 60 mph speed of 7.9 seconds and has a top speed of 139.8 mph.
7. Cannabis Farm
One of the more recent purchases on our list, it looks like Mike Tyson may have taken up a spot of marijuana farming with the purchase of this plot for an undisclosed price.
The 40-acre plot is set to house premium “glamping” campgrounds and cabins and an amphitheater.
Half of the land will be used to grow marijuana, while the other half will be dedicated to a hydro-feed plant and supply store, an extraction facility and an edible factory.
He will be able to use the property to improve research into the plant’s medical properties with the ranch based near Edwards Air Force Base.
6. Jaguar XJ220
Moving from Rolls Royce to Jaguar now and Mike Tysons Jaguar XJ220 is a two-seat sports car produced by British luxury car manufacturer Jaguar from 1992 until 1994.
It was the fastest production car on the road from 1992 to 1993 and was developed from a V12-engine 4-wheel drive concept car designed by an informal group of Jaguar employees working in their spare time.
The car features a turbocharged V6 engine and with only 275 cars produced, the price tag is not cheap, coming in at around £470,000 pounds making it one of the most expensive cars at that time.
The car has a top speed of 210.5 miles per hour (338.8 km/h), 0 to 60 miles per hour (0–97 km/h) in 4.8 seconds.
5. Jewellery Collection
Mike Tyson used to own a very large Jewellery collection before his Bankruptcy filling saw much of it sold off in auctions to fulfill debts.
Some of the more interesting things in the collection included a diamond watch, bracelet, and two pocket watches.
The total cost for all these items you may ask? Well, the full bill is thought to have been settled for around £426,000 pounds with Graff Diamonds.
Tyson is thought to own two other watches valued at around £185,000 pounds.
4. Rolls Royce Corniche
Moving back to Rolls Royce now and Mikes Rolls Royce Corniche comes with a price tag of around $165,000 dollars.
He was awarded the car after he snatched Tony Tucker’s IBF belt in 1987 to hold all three title belts.
The car has a top speed of 190 km/h (118 mph), three-speed automatic transmission, four-wheel independent suspension with coil springs and a hydraulic self-leveling system.
There is a 6.75 liter L410 OHV V8 engine, bi-level air conditioning system and in the year 2000, a special model was produced that cost a base price of US $359,900.
3. Las Vegas Home
Nicknamed Henderson Home, this massive estate is thought to have been purchased by Tyson for around $2.5 million dollars and replaces his other home at the end of the road.
The home sits on three-fourths of an acre and has its own gate along with a grand entry with marble flooring.
The home has two detached casitas, media room, a small wine cellar off the kitchen and a four-car garage.
Outside there is a large swimming pool and the home also sits close to the Seven Hills golf course where memberships are reportedly not cheap!
2. Aston-Martin Lagonda
By now you must be starting to realize that Mike Tyson loves his classic cars, and they don't come much more classic than the $200,000 dollar Aston-Martin Lagonda.
Built by Aston Martin of Newport Pagnell, England, between 1974 and 1990 only a total of 645 were produced.
There are two distinct versions, the original, short-lived 1974 design based on the Aston Martin V8 and the wedge-shaped Series 2 model introduced in 1976.
The car has a 5.3 liter DOHC V8 engine, producing 280 bhp and has a top speed of 149 mph (240 km/h) and acceleration speed of 0 to 60 mph in 6.2 seconds.
When it came to the series one, there was a 5-speed manual or automatic transmission with the car essentially being a 4-door version of the Aston Martin V8 with only seven ever sold.
1. Ferrari 456 GT Spyder
A slightly more modern (not by much) car to end our list and Mike Tysons Ferrari 456 GT Spyder is thought to have cost the boxing star around $90,000 dollars.
Acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) takes 5.2 seconds, with a 13.4- second quarter-mile time and the car has a top speed of 302 km/h (188 mph).
At the time of its development, it was the most powerful road car ever developed by Ferrari aside from the F40.
The updated 456, which was the last Ferrari model to use pop-up headlamps, was replaced in 2004 by the 612 Scaglietti.
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