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Rodney Tyson


Facts of Rodney Tyson

Full NameRodney Tyson
First NameRodney
Last NameTyson
ProfessionPhysician assistant
Birth CountryUnited States
Father NameJimmy Kirkpatrick
Mother NameLorna Smith Tyson
Gender IdentityMale
Sexual OrientationStraight
Marital StatusMarried
No Of Children1
SibilingsDenise Tyson, Jimmie Lee Kirkpatrick and Mike Tyson
Date of Birth1961

Rodney Tyson is famous as a brother of an American former professional boxer Mike Tyson who is also one of the best heavyweight boxes. 

Rodney is a surgical assistant at a LAC+USC Medical Center in Los Angeles, California. Before that, he worked at U.S. Navy as a hospital corpsman.

Happily married 

Rodney is happily married to his wife, Tammy Tyson. The exact date of their marriage is not known, but they are still together. 

The couple has a son after their wedding, and they now reside in Los Angeles, California. Although he is a brother of a boxing legend, he usually remains out of the spotlight.

Rodney Tyson with his wife Tammy and son
Rodney Tyson with his wife Tammy and son. Source: Facebook

Parents never got married 

His parents, father Jimmy Kirkpatrick, and mother, Lorna Smith Tyson, were living together but they never got married. His father was one of the top baseball players in his neighborhood. 

However, they parted their ways after Mike's birth, and his mother became a single parent. According to Mike, his mom was a complex woman and had a lot of men's issues. 

She had many boyfriends, and some of them would come to their house and get drunk. While they were drunk, Mike used to cut their pockets and rob their money. 

Her last boyfriend stayed with her until she died in 1982. Mike's birth certificate shows Purcell Tyson as his biological father, but Mike had known Jimmy as his father. 

An elder brother to his three siblings

Rodney is an elder brother to his three siblings but his sister Denise Tyson is no more in this world. In February 1990, she passed away from a heart attack. His other two brothers are Mike and Jimmie Lee Kirkpatrick

Jimmie is his paternal half-brother. They grew up in Brooklyn, New York, amidst a high crime rate neighborhood.

Rodney Tyson with his brother Mike Tyson
Rodney Tyson with his brother Mike Tyson. Source: Pinterest

Complex relationship with his brother 

Rodney and his five years younger brother Mike are entirely poles apart. Rodney was a scientist-type guy from an early age and used to love experimenting while Mike wanted to inflict pain on others. 

He often got troubled by his brother, which includes the severe one when his brother cut him with a razor, which left him bleeding. 

According to Mike, they did not get along since their childhood, and still, the connection is not so strong. He has not read his brother's book The Undisputed Truth.

Never getting to know his mother well crushed Mike emotionally and psychologically

By the age of 13, Mike has been arrested 38 times, due to which the situation at his home deteriorated. In his book The Undisputed Truth, he confronted that he never got to know his mother well. 

The love, hope, and security he could get from his mother were stolen from her by one of the medical people who filled her ears, calling him messed up and mentally retarded. 

He never saw his mother being happy or proud of him for doing something. He never got a chance to talk to her and know her, since she was drunk all the time, which crushed him emotionally and psychologically.

Net Worth 

The net worth of Rodney is not revealed. As of now, we have the net worth of his brother Mike. During his career, Mike earned a whopping net income of $430 million

Having spent his extravagant income on mansions, cars, gadgets, cars, and motorcycles, accessories, expensive gifts for strangers, a collection of Bengal Tigers including animal trainer for $125,000 per year as well as entourage, he is left with $10 million in 2021.


  • Rodney was born in the year 1961. He is 60 years old as of 2021.

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Updated On Thu Feb 10 2022 Published On Sat Mar 20 2021 By paper-boat

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