- Famous boxing star, Mike Tyson, has cemented his name in the sport's hall of fame for being a ruthless champion
- His success and fame brought him much wealth which he splurged on a gorgeous property in Connecticut
- Unfortunately, he went bankrupt and had to sell the 52-room mansion for about $4 million in 2003
Mike Tyson was a famous American boxer who did everything within his power to win. That was how he remained a champion in the sport for a very long time.
It was reported that Mike Tyson was declared bankrupt in 2003, owing about $20 million (N8.2 billion) in debt. This forced him to sell his magnificent Connecticut home for about $4 million (N1.6 billion).
The property has its own nightclub and boasts 52 rooms, including 21 bedrooms. The mansion was bought by hip-pop legend Curtis James Jackson, who is popularly referred to as 50 Cent. When the hip-hop star bought the house, it set a record for the most expensive home ever sold in the area.
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The property sits on 50,000 square feet of land and comes with an indoor pool and hot tub, an indoor court, multiple game rooms, a green-screen room, and a recording studio. The house has the entire floor made of marble and has a statue of a lion at the front gate.
The property's worth has gradually decreased over the years, largely as a result of the running expenditures, which, according to 50 Cent, cost him about $60,830 (N25m) each month.
50 Cent originally put the house on the market for $18.5 million (N7.6b) in 2007 and tried to find a buyer for years. He ended up selling it at a massively discounted $2.9 million (N1.2b) in 2019 and donated all the money to his charity, G-Unit Foundation.
The property was bought by American businessman Casey Askar who owns several fast-food businesses.
Jackie Appiah trends over palatial mansion in Ghana
Meanwhile, actress Jackie Appiah has been trending on social media after a video of her Trassaco estate mansion popped up online.
The video showed Jackie taking Nigerian actress Luchy Donalds on a tour of the house after she visited Ghana recently.
For her, Queen J's Villa, as she called Jackie's house, was no ordinary mansion but a castle. In her excitement, Luchy showed many parts of the house which had never been seen on social media.
Following Luchy Donald's video, another video of Jackie's house has surfaced online showing more exclusive details inside the house.
The video which was put together by videographer Von Kwame Kyere and posted on various blogs on Instagram showed the aerial view of the big house.