Rodney Tyson: Fact about Mike Tyson’s brother, age, family, net worth

Rodney Tyson

Who is Rodney Tyson?

Rodney Tyson is well-known as the brother of Mike Tyson, an American former skilled boxer who is regarded as one of the best heavyweight fighters. Rodney serves as a surgical assistant at the LAC+USC Medical Center in Los Angeles. Before that, he served in the US Navy as a medical corpsman.

Rodney Tyson: Bio Summary

Full nameRodney Tyson
Date of birth1961
Nationality American
ProfessionDoctor assistant
Sexual OrientationStraight
Famous asThe brother of Mike Tyson
Parent Jimmy Kirkpatrick, Lorna Smith
Marital StatusMarried
Siblings Denise Tyson, Jimmie Lee Kirkpatrick, Mike Tyson
Net worth $900,000


Rodney Tyson, also referred to as“Rocky,” is the older brother of Mike Tyson former heavyweight champion. Despite not enjoying the same level of fame and success as his brother, Rodney has led an eventful life filled with experiences that have helped to shape him into the man he is today.

Rodney was born in Brownsville, Brooklyn, New York, in the same area where his brother Mike grew up,

ALSO, READ: Lorna Smith Tyson: Biography of Mike Tyson’s mother


Rodney is the eldest of three siblings, named; Mike, a younger sister named Denise, and Jimmie Lee Kirkpatrick are Rodney’s other two siblings (half-brother). Rodney experienced a difficult upbringing that was marred by violence and poverty. He had to leave school when he was young in order to support his family.

Mike Tyson is the second child of the family. He made a name for himself as one of the greatest American boxers in the history of the sport. He is successfully married and has a large family, most of which are successful adults.

Denise Tyson is the family’s sole daughter and the last child to be born to the family. She was only 24 when she passed away at home in 1990; she is no longer with us. She passed away on February 21, 1990, after being found unresponsive on the floor in the early hours of the day.

She apparently suffered a heart attack and died; she had a variety of challenging medical issues. Her family and friends, who were devastated by her passing, accompanied her to be buried in New Jersey. Her death was not a mystery.

Jimmie Lee Kirkpatrick, his half-brother by his father. They were raised in a dangerous area of Brooklyn, New York.

ALSO, READ: Jimmy Kirkpatrick: How did Mike Tyson’s father pass away?


Rodney serves as a surgical assistant at the Boyle Heights-based Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. He also worked for the US Army as a medical corpsman.


Rodney is 62 years old as of 2023. He was born in 1961, his actual date of birth is unknown.

ALSO, READ: Denise Tyson: How did Mike Tyson’s sister die?


Rodney and Tammy Tyson have tied the knot as a married couple. The precise wedding date is unknown. The couple got married, had a kid, and moved to California’s Los Angeles. He typically stays out of the spotlight despite being the boxing legend’s brother.

ALSO, READ: Jimmy Kirkpatrick: How did Mike Tyson’s father pass away?

Rodney Tyson’s parents

Jimmy Kirkpatrick and Lorna Smith Tyson were Rodney’s parents.

Net worth

Rodney has an estimated net worth of about $900,000 working as a physician assistant.

Relationship with Mike Tyson

Despite following different paths in life, Rodney and Mike have always been friends. Mike says his brother introduced him to boxing and had a great impact on his life.

Whenever Mike fought professionally, Rodney was always by his side, and for a while, he even worked as his trainer. Rodney has also received Mike’s support, who has stood with him while he was imprisoned and helped him get through difficult moments.

Rodney Tyson Instagram

He doesn’t appear on any of the social media sites and looks to be a private person.

How much is Tyson’s net worth?

Mike Tyson currently has a net worth of $10 million.

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