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Dana White: Net Worth, Age, Height, Biography & More

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July 28, 1969

Dana White (born on July 28, 1969) is a name that is synonymous with the sport of mixed martial arts (MMA). The American businessman has become one of the most influential figures in MMA history, becoming president of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and transforming it into one of the world's leading MMA promotions. Dana White has been credited for taking an underground sport and turning it into a global phenomenon, opening up markets all over the world, and introducing fans to some of its biggest stars.

Under his leadership, UFC events have become must-see television, breaking records for pay-per-view buys and drawing large crowds at arenas around the globe. But Dana White isn’t just about business; he has also been vocal about giving back to both fighters and fans alike by helping to grow the sport through initiatives like athlete development programs.

Early Life

Dana White is the current president of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), was born on July 28, 1969, in Manchester, Connecticut, and grew up in Las Vegas. As a child, White had a turbulent upbringing; his parents divorced when he was just 7 years old, leaving him to be raised by his mother.

White moved with his family to Las Vegas at 15 and attended Bishop Gorman High School, where he became known as a hardworking student with an interest in sports. He was especially involved in boxing during this time; White frequently visited local gyms and admired many of the professional boxers that trained there. Despite being offered numerous scholarships for college baseball or football programs, White opted to stay closer to home and take up a job as an aerobics instructor instead.

UFC Career

Dana White has been the President of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) since 2001 and is widely considered to be one of the most successful figures in mixed martial arts (MMA). As a passionate fan of MMA, White saw potential in the UFC and took the opportunity to develop it into a full-fledged sport. From its humble beginnings as a pay-per-view event in 2001, UFC has grown into a global phenomenon with events held around the world.

White's career with UFC started as an event coordinator but his commitment to growing the sport quickly earned him further responsibilities. He was soon made President and CEO of Zuffa LLC., which owns and operates UFC. His leadership skills have enabled him to expand existing markets while creating new ones; something he continues to do today.

Successful Promotions: High Profile Fights

The Ultimate Fighting Championship, or UFC, has become one of the most successful professional fighting promotions in the world under president Dana White. An American businessman and entrepreneur, White helped found the UFC in 2001 and is credited with helping it achieve mainstream success.

White's marketing strategies have been integral to making high-profile fights like Ronda Rousey vs Holly Holm a huge draw for MMA fans. By cultivating relationships with fighters, media outlets, and television networks alike, he has been able to create promotional campaigns that have garnered substantial pay-per-view buys for major fights. His success is demonstrated by his net worth of over $500 million US Dollars as well as being labeled as one of Sports Illustrated's "most influential people" in 2017.

Business Ventures

He has made a name for himself as a successful entrepreneur. With his experience in the world of business and his drive to succeed, Dana White has created multiple ventures that have been successful in their own right. From sports promotions to investments in real estate, White's portfolio is diverse and lucrative. He has shown that with dedication and ambition anything is possible, no matter the field.

White first broke into the business world with Zuffa LLC, the parent company of both Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and Strikeforce MMA. Through his hard work and determination he was able to transform UFC from near bankruptcy into one of the most profitable organizations within combat sports.


Philanthropy is a powerful tool for making the world a better place. One such example of philanthropic giving is American businessman, Dana White. White has long been known as a supporter of various charities and nonprofits, donating his time and money to those in need.

White has been involved with organizations such as the Make-A-Wish foundation, Special Olympics, Opportunity Village Las Vegas and numerous others. Most recently he donated $1 million to first responders affected by COVID-19. He also joined forces with former NFL quarterback Russell Wilson in creating the Why Not You Foundation which provides mentoring services, scholarships and other resources to young people across America.

The example set by Dana White serves as an inspiration to us all that we can have a positive impact on our communities through philanthropy.

Full NameDana Frederick White Jr.
Date of BirthJuly 28, 1969
Age Years
BirthplaceManchester, Connecticut, U.S.
Home TownManchester, Connecticut
Educational QualificationDropped Out
SchoolHermon High School
College/ UniversityQuincy College, UMass Boston
Zodiac SignLeo ♌
ProfessionEntrepreneur, Promoter, TV Producer, Boxing Coach
Physical Stats
Height5 feet 10 inches (178 cm)
Weight88 kg (196 lbs)
Hair ColorBald
Eye ColorBrown
Food1,100 calorie donuts and fried chicken sandwich
PlaceLas Vegas
Family & Relationship
Marital StatusMarried
FatherDana White Sr.
MotherJune White
Spouse (Wife/ Husband)Anne Stella (m. 1996)
Son(s)Dana white III, Aidan White
Daughter(s)Savannah White
Sister(s)Kelly White
ProfessionEntrepreneur, Promoter, TV Producer, Boxing Coach
Net Worth$500 million
Famous forPresident of Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC)
Awards/ HonoursAwards
Nevada Sportsman of the Year (2009),
Wrestling Observer Newsletter Awards,
Promoter of the Year ((2005–13; 2015–16),
Leading Man of the Year (2008–22),
Armed Forces Foundation,
Patriot Awards
SignatureDana White Autograph

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