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Full NameJames Douglas
First NameJames
Last NameDouglas
Birth NameJames Douglas
Other NameBuster
ProfessionFormer Professional Boxer
Birth CityColumbus, Ohio
Birth CountryUSA
Father NameWilliam "Dynamite" Douglas
Father ProfessionProfessional Boxer
Gender IdentityMale
Sexual OrientationStraight
Marital StatusMarried
SpouseBertha M. Paige
No Of Children3
EducationMercyhurst University
Height193 cm
Weight117 kg
Networth$15 M
Date of BirthApril 7,1960
Age60 years
Married DateJuly 2,1987

What Is The Net Worth Of Buster Douglas? 

James Buster Douglas is an American former professional boxer who owns a net worth of $15 million as of 2019. He has fought total 46 matches winning 38, losing 6, 1 draw, and 1 no contests.  

Douglas is best known for his win against Mike Tyson in the undisputed heavyweight title on 11 February 1990. He reigned as the world Heavyweight champion for eight months and two weeks before losing on 25 October 1990.     

Buster Douglas’s Career- Income Sources, Salary, And Earnings

As per Celebrity Net Worth, Douglas has an estimated net worth of $15 million as of September 2015. He earned his wealth from his career as a professional boxer for 18 years.  

Buster Douglas is a former professional boxer with a net worth of $15 million
Buster Douglas is a former professional boxer with a net worth of $15 million

He earned in between $3 million to $24.1 million for each match back in his active days. As of today, $24.2 million is equal to $43.5 million after adjusting for inflation.  

His net worth is higher than other boxers like Paulie Malignaggi ($5 million), Dicky Eklund ($5 million), and Eric Esch ($500 thousand).  

Short Career Insight

Buster made his debut on 31 May 1981 defeating Dan O’Malley in a four-round bout. He won the first five matches consecutively before losing to David Bey in the second round.

Following his first defeat, Douglas won his six more fights, all wins, before Steffen Tangstad to a draw on 16 October 1982.   

Undisputed Heavyweight Champion Record: Douglas vs. Tyson

After a few more wins and losses, Buster was set to fight against Mike Tyson on 11 February 1990 at the Tokyo Dome. During the match, many thought it was just an easy tune-up for Tyson before his mega-fight with undefeated Evander Holyfield, Buster surprised the world by dominating the fight from the beginning.   

Buster Douglas vs. Mike Tyson: Heavyweight Championship
Buster Douglas vs. Mike Tyson: Heavyweight Championship

Douglas defeated Tyson at the tenth round with a knockout in the tenth round. Tyson struggled to his knees for the first time in his career, however, was unable to beat the referee's count. Douglas was named the Heavyweight Champion on 11 February 1990 earning approximately $3 million while Tyson earned $6 million. 

Douglas vs. Evander Holyfield

On 25 October 1990, Douglas fought against Evander who weighed 208 lb. He decided to make his first defense against Holyfield, but came out rather sluggish and was thoroughly dominated by Holyfield during the first two rounds.   

In the third round, Buster attempted to hit Evader with a hard uppercut but Evander avoided the uppercut and knocked Douglas to the canvas with a straight right to the chin. Buster laid motionless on his back as the referee stopped the fight. He retired after that bout for a few years. 

Douglas vs. Evander
Douglas vs. Evander

The fight was reported $24.6 million paydays for Douglas which is $43.5 million as of today. 

Comeback And Retirement

After several years of hiatus, Douglas made his comeback with a successful six wins. In 1998, Douglas was knocked out in the first round against heavyweight contender Lou Savarese. He subsequently won two more fights and retired in 1999 with a final record of 38-6-1.  

Where Does The Former Boxer Reside? Details on His House, Cars, Tax, Charity

Douglas is reported to reside in Johnstown, Ohio. But he has not revealed his exact house details. The median house price in Ohio ranges around $245,400 with an annual property tax of $3,384.  

Virtual view of Buster Douglas' home
Virtual view of Buster Douglas' home

He rides around expensive cars. Besides, his expenses are based on foods, accommodations, travel, gym, and cars.  

Similarly, he is also involved in several low-key philanthropic works. 

Buster Douglas’s Personal Life- His Age, Height, Family, Relationship, And Wife

James ‘Buster’ Douglas was born on 7 April 1960 in Columbus, Ohio, USA. He was born to professional boxer William ‘Dynamite’ Douglas and Lula Pearl Douglas. He holds American nationality and belongs to Afro-American ethnicity.   

Douglas with his grandmother
Douglas with his grandmother

Buster went to Linden McKinley High School, Coffeyville Community College Red Ravens, and Sinclair Community College. Moreover, he also enrolled at Mercyhurst University on a basketball scholarship. 

Marriage, Wife, And Children

Douglas has been married for over 3 decades to his longtime wife Bertha M. Paige. They tied the knot on 2 July 1987 midst family, and friends. Together they share 3 children. 

Age, Height, & Weight

Douglas is 59 years old as of 2019. He stands 6 feet 3 and half-inch (192 cm) tall in height and weighs around 117 kg (258 lb).   

Updated On Sun Sep 08 2019 Published On Sun Sep 08 2019 By Amy