Mike Tyson’s former Maryland home hits the market for $8.5M

first_imgA Maryland home formerly owned by Mike Tyson and ex-wife Monica Turner is on the market for $8.5M. The home overlooks the Congressional Country Club, which has hosted U.S. Open golf tournaments. (Getty; Google)A Maryland home once owned by boxing great Mike Tyson is on the market for $8.5 million.Tyson and his former wife, Dr. Monica Turner, bought the home in the mid-1990s and lived there for several years before divorcing in 2003 — the same year Tyson filed for bankruptcy. Turner kept the home, which is about 30 minutes outside Washington, D.C., according to the Wall Street Journal.Turner has expanded the main house over the years and it now spans 19,000 square feet. It includes a gym, pool, sports court, media room and piano room. A massive closet in the spacious master bedroom suite features a dry cleaner–style conveyor belt for clothes.Turner, a pediatrician who had a son and daughter with the former heavyweight champion, also added an adjacent lot to the property. The grounds overlook the Congressional Country Club. Turner said she’s selling the home because her youngest child has graduated from college and the house is too big for her.Around the time the two divorced, Tyson — who had burned through his more than $300 million in career prize money — sold an even larger Connecticut estate to rapper 50 Cent for $4.1 million. The rapper sold the property last year for $2.9 million after it had spent more than a decade on the market. [WSJ]last_img read more

Family of 10 Homeless No Longer After Husband’s Death, Thanks to Businessman

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreNine children and their mother in Fairfield, Maine were saved from homelessness by a local business owner Brent Burger.He says he doesn’t know why he was so moved by the story in a newspaper, but decided he had to help, “paying out more than $70,000 and donating countless hours of labor and planning” to a project he devised for returning their house.Karen Champagne and her children, ages 4 to 15, were facing eviction earlier this summer, unable to pay the mortgage after her mentally ill husband, Richard, accumulated about $145,000 in debt before committing suicide four years ago.Not only did Mr. Burger return the deed and key to the family , he set up a Nine Days for Nine Children, a home-makeover challenge. ”I am overwhelmed by the generosity of so many people who have come forward to offer their time, and their money to support Nine Days for Nine Children, said Burger, the owner of Agway True Value in Winslow and four other stores across central Maine. “This will forever impact the lives of these terrific, deserving children. In spite of the difficulties these children have faced, they are bright, sociable, well-adjusted youngsters who have embraced life and hold their heads high. They play team sports, are honor roll students and maintain summer jobs.”“It is my privilege to lend a helping hand to the Champagne family and set them on a course for self-sufficiency. It will clearly be up to them to use this opportunity as a launching pad for financial stability.”(READ the Kennebec Morning Sentinel article here)AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more