Dana White (UFC) Biography
Dana Frederick White Jr. is a prominent American businessman who is famously known as the president of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), a global mixed martial arts organization. White is also the producer of Power Slap, a slap-fighting competition televised on TBS.
Dana started off as a bouncer at an Irish bar and when he was 17, he began boxing. Later on, White started a boxing gym in Boston before moving to Las Vegas where he continued running boxercise gyms.
In January 2001, after Lorenzo, Frank, and White acquired the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) for $2 million, White was appointed as the company’s president. Dana developed UFC into a highly successful business and its gross revenue rose to $600 million in 2015. On March 18, 2019, White signed a seven-year contract to remain president of the UFC.
Moreover, White is the producer of Power Slap, a slap-fighting competition televised on TBS, which debuted in January 2023.
11 Quick Facts About Dana White | Wiki
- Real Name: Dana Frederick White Jr.
- Date of Birth: July 28, 1969
- Age: 54 years old
- Place of Birth: Manchester, Connecticut, United States of America
- Parents: June and Dana White Sr.
- Siblings: Kelly White (sister)
- Nationality: American
- Wife: Anne Stella White
- Children: Dana White III, Aidan White, and Savannah White
- Height: 5 feet 9 inches (1.8 m)
- Net Worth: $500 million
Dana White Age and Birthday
White was born on July 28, 1969, in Manchester, Connecticut, United States of America. Dana is currently 54 years old. His Zodiac Sign is Leo.
Dana White Height
White, the president of UFC stands at a height of 5 feet 9 inches (1.8 m).
Dana White’s Family| Parents
White is the son of June and Dana White Sr. Moreover, he is of Irish-American descent. His mother was a nurse and moved to Las Vegas as Vegas offered higher wages for nurses. Dana was brought up alongside his sister Kelly White.
Dana White’s Wife and Children
White is happily married to his wife Anne Stella White. The two met while in eighth grade and got married in 1996. The couple is blessed with three children: two sons Dana White III, and Aidan White, and a daughter Savannah White.
Dana White Education
White attended Bishop Gorman High School in Las Vegas, Nevada where he first met Lorenzo Fertitta. Dana said he never liked school and was kicked out of Gorman twice.
His family later moved to Maine and White attended Hermon High School graduating in 1987. White then joined Quincy College but dropped out in his first semester before joining UMass Boston and dropping out again during his first semester.
Dana White’s Awards and Accolades
White has won various awards over his career including;
- Nevada Sportsman of the Year 2009.
- The Leading Man of the Year (2008- 22) awarded by World MMA Awards.
- The Promoter of the Year (2005-13; 2015-16) awarded by Wrestling Observer Newsletter Awards.
- Patriot Award from the Armed Forces Foundation.
Dana White’s Net Worth
White, the president of UFC has an estimated net worth of a whopping $500 million as of 2023 according to numerous reliable sources. White bought a mansion in Pine Island Court, Las Vegas in 2006 from Frank Fertitta III for $1.95 million. He also bought three other mansions in the same area for a combined total of around $6.2 million.