|Real Name:||Rayna Tyson aka Ramsey Tyson|
|Birthday:||February 14, 1996|
|Occupation:||American Actor, LGBTQ Activist, Daughter of Mike Tyson|
Rayna Tyson is a well-known name in the world of celebrities. You might hear of her as Ramsey Tyson. But it is the same person. Rayna is the daughter of renowned boxing champion Mike Tyson.
His rise to fame made his family a household name. And in the past several years, Rayna has made quite a few headlines and appearances in the media.
Who Is Her Celebrity Father?
First, we have to talk about her father, American professional boxer Mike Tyson. Born Michael Gerard Tyson in June 1966, he was nicknamed Iron Mike and Kid Dynamite. At one point, he was known as The Baddest Man on the Planet.
Considered to be one of the greatest heavyweight boxers of all time, he reigned as an undisputed world heavyweight champion from 1987 to 1990. He won his first 19 professional fights by knockout, 12 of them in the first round. He claimed his first belt at 20 years, four months, and 22 days old. To this day, he remains the youngest boxer ever to win a heavyweight title.
Tyson was the first professional boxer to simultaneously hold the WBA, WBC, and IBF titles, and the only heavyweight champion to unify them in succession.
He was born into a Catholic family in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, New York City. Tyson has an older brother named Rodney, and an older sister named Denis. His sister died of a heart attack in February 1990. He described his mother as a promiscuous woman who might have been a prostitute. His father is listed as Purcell Tyson, a humble cab driver who was from Jamaica.
Yet, the man Tyson had known as his father was a pimp named Jimmy Kirkpatrick. He left his family and moved to Brooklyn, where he met Mike’s mother Lorna Mae Smith Tyson. He abandoned the family around the time Mike was born, leaving Lorna Mae Tyson a single mother.
Mike quickly rose up in the ranks of boxing. As an amateur, he won gold medals at the 1981 and 1982 Junior Olympic Games, beating Joe Cortez and Kelton Brown.
In the early 1990s, his career went south as he was convicted of rape and sentenced to six years in prison. After three years in prison, he was released on parole.
Then, he engaged in a series of comeback fights, regaining the WBA and WBC titles in 1996. He joined Floyd Patterson, Tim Witherspoon, George Foreman, Evander Holyfield, and Muhammad Ali as the only men in boxing history to have regained a heavyweight championship after losing it.
During his heydays, Tyson was known for his ferocious and intimidating boxing style as well as his controversial behavior outside the erring. He had a knockout-to-win percentage of 88%. Many described him as “perhaps the most ferocious fighter to step into a professional ring”.
In July 2020, he returned to the entertainment world with his Mike Tyson’s Legends Only League. It provides retired professional athletes the opportunity to compete in their respective sports.
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Now let’s talk about his daughter, Rayna Tyson. Known also as Ramsey Tyson, she is the firstborn child of MIke from his second marriage with Monica Turner. Her mother was a pediatrician who met Mike at a party in 1990, hosted by the famous comedian Eddie Murphy.
Rayna was born in February 1996 and spent most of her early life in her hometown of Bethesda, Maryland. There, the Tyson family had a big mansion.
As part of the divorce settlement, the luxurious house was given to Tyson’s ex-wife and Rayna’s mother, Monica Turner.
While Tyson was in prison in the 1990s, his then-girlfriend stayed in touch with him. They continued the relationship when he got out in 1995, and got married in April 1997. Yet, his legal troubles didn’t stop.
Rayna had a turbulent childhood, but she has forgiven her father since. Speaking of her education, she went to New York University to study film in 2014.
She completed her graduation in 2018 and got a nomination for Best Film Student at the college in 2016. The celebrity child worked behind the camera for The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson. She gained even more attention as a crew member for the psychological thriller Joker starring Joaquin Phoenix.
As of August 2021, she is dating a non-binary partner Jozee. The star kid posted a photo on social media, confirming the relationship.
Does She Have Any Siblings?
Rayna has a brother from her parents’ marriage, named Amir Tyson. He is an intern at ESPN and joined the network in 2017.
In addition, she has four half-siblings from her father’s marriages and relationships. Those include her bother Miguel Leon Tyson from the relationship with Sol Xochitl. Tyson and Sol had another daughter, Exodus, but she passed away at the age of four in 2009.
Milan Tyson and Morocco Tyson are from Mike’s third marriage to Lakiha Spicer, and Mikey Lorna Tyson is from Mike’s previous relationship with Kimberly Scarborough.
Are Rayna And Ramsey The Same Person?
As we said before, you might find her under Rayna Tyson or under Ramsey Tyson. But it is the same person. Mike Tyson’s celebrity child is nonbinary and transmasculine.
Fun fact: she took on rapper Boosie Badazz due to his transphobic comments in November 2020. Over the years, Rayna has supported the LGBTQIA+ community.
Soon after Boosie’s interview, Rayna flew to Los Angeles to physically confront the rapper alongside her father.
She said, “I saw it as a good opportunity to educate someone about trans issues. He went into it with such little information. I decided I wasn’t going to intervene or step on any toes unless the conversation was completely out of hand”.
Rayna Tyson has worked in the entertainment and film industry for several years now. She has a net worth of more than $500,000 as a result of her hard work. Of course, we can expect her wealth to increase in the coming years. As of July 2023, she resides in Brooklyn, New York.
As we said before, she has reconciled things with her father. While she had a bit of sourness in their relationship for misgendering and leaving her mother early on, the star kid is now on good terms with her father. He also supports her every step of the way. Mike also wanted to confront Boosie after his transgender comments.
As for net worth, the former heavyweight boxing champion has a net worth of $10 million. At one point, he was the highest-paid boxer, earning more than that for a single fight. But all those divorces and legal troubles have cost him. He managed to reinvent himself with the Mike Tyson’s Legends Only League show.