Everywhere you look, Dana White always seems to be there. That’s how big the president of the Ultimate Fighting Championship has become over the years. He doesn’t miss much these days, but there’s always something missing from the spotlight: his family.
White built a mixed martial arts empire and a net worth of around $500 million. What he has done throughout his career is nothing short of legendary. His life is incredibly public, especially on social media, yet details of his family life are hard to come by.
The UFC president has a wife and three kids and does his best to keep everything about them private.
Dana White’s Early Life
Born in Manchester, Connecticut, Dana Frederick White Jr. is known today as a successful American businessman. That part of his life is impossible to ignore. Before he was the president of the UFC, however, he was a kid with one incredible story.
White went to Hermon High School in Maine and tried to go to college twice at UMass Boston and Quincy College, but never graduated. He loved boxing and started his career in Massachusetts before he moved to Las Vegas.
The move to Sin City wasn’t exactly planned, though. In fact, it was very sudden. According to Forbes, Boston was controlled by legendary mob boss Whitey Bulger at the time, and when White was informed he owed $2,500 for an unknown reason, he packed up and left.
“That thing went down where they were trying to get money from me, and I got the phone call one day, and they were basically like, ‘You’ve got until Sunday to pay us’… [and] I left everything I had,” he told Forbes.Advertisement
The rest is history. White moved to Nevada, where he became manager for MMA fighters Tito Ortiz and Chuck Liddell. He linked up with Bob Meyerwitz of UFC’s parent company, got childhood friend Lorenzo Fertitta and brother Frank Fertitta involved, and grew a combat sports empire that’s made them all filthy rich after UFC’s $4 billion sale to WME-IMG.
Through it all, even his diagnosis of meniere’s disease, his wife has been right by his side.
Who is Dana White’s Wife?
UFC president Dana White met his wife, Anne, in eighth grade. They dated in high school and got married in 1996.
Although White remains in the spotlight everywhere he goes throughout the United States and abroad, and in the Dana White’s Contender Series, his personal life is very much a mystery.
That’s his own private main event, and he plans to keep it that way, too.