Rodney Tyson is the older brother of an American former professional boxer Mike Tyson (aka Michael Gerard Tyson). Known as ‘The Baddast man on the planet’, his boxer brother is the first heavyweight boxer to simultaneously hold WBA, WBC and IBF titles.
In addition to being recognized as a celebrity sibling, Rodney is a surgical physician assistant himself. Furthermore, according to his famous brother, Tyson is also a brain surgeon. By the way, is Rodney married? If so, who is his wife?
Here’s everything about Rodney Tyson, Mike Tyson’s brother.
Mike Tyson’s brother Rodney Tyson’s age and parents
He was born into a Catholic family 5th of May, 1961, in Brooklyn, New York, United States of America. As of 2023, Rodney is 61 years old.
Moving on to his parents, according to his birth certificate, was his biological father Purcell Tyson that taxi driver was from Jamaica. But it seems that Rodney never saw his real father as his mother Lorna Mae Smith Tyson was later married to her husband Jimmy Kirkpatrick while you are still a child.
Tyson was about five years old when his stepfather also left his mother and family. So he was single-handedly raised by his mother along with his siblings.
Besides, Tyson most likely belongs to African-Jamaican ethnicity. He has American nationality.
Rodney was ambitious since early childhood
Rodney grew up in an underprivileged family and has had a great ambition from an early age. About his ambitious nature, his famous brother Mike, the father of seven children, including Rayna Tyson, once said:
‘Rodney always wanted to make something of himself’
As he had the urge to become a successful person, he always prioritized his studies and dreams. According to the former boxer, Rodney was fully engaged in experimentation. Iron Mike told,
(Rodney) was like a scientist – he had these little test tubes and was always experimenting.
Its educational details
Rodney attended Brooklyn Technical High School. He later joined the University of Southern California where he completed his training as a Physical Assistant (Pa).
Rodney Tyson’s sister died of a heart attack
Of his siblings, Rodney is the eldest. He had a younger sister named Dennis Tyson born June 14, 1964 in Brooklyn, New York. She was married to an Anderson family and in February 1990 she was found unconscious by her husband in their home in St. Albans. Just then she was taken to the hospital, but could not survive. Sadly, she died of a heart attack at the age of 24.
Furthermore, Mike Tyson who was first married to Monica Turner is his youngest sibling born on June 30th, 1996making him 56 years old as of 2023. As we all know, he is one of the most accomplished heavyweight boxers of all time.
Moreover, Tyson also has a brother named Jimmy Lee Kirkpatricka son of his stepfather Jimmy Kirkpatrick.
Rodney Tyson Relationship with his brother Mike Tyson
Despite being brothers, Rodney and Mike have never had a close relationship. In fact, Mike always hated his older brother.
Once in an interview, the former boxer talked about his relationship with Rodney, telling:
“I was really jealous of my brother. I hated my brother. I don’t even know if I come from the same father. I do not know anything.
My brother was always something and I was nothing.”
Mike further revealed the reason why he was jealous of his brother (also his sister),
Everyone loved my brother and sister. They always had more dignity and pride. I was champion of the world, and they wanted nothing. I’ve always respected them. I was always jealous of them, because they had nothing, but everyone around loved them.
Rodney Tyson is a brain surgeon
Mike Tyson’s brother Rodney is a brain surgeon according to his brother Mike. In a podcast with Canelo Alvarez, Tyson’s younger brother revealed his work, saying:
“I have a brother who is a brain surgeon. I can barely fucking read and write and this guy is a brain surgeon and asshole
Mike further explained,
He is the number 1 trauma man in the country. He is great. He took bullets out of some of my friends.
Moreover, the 61-year-old famous sibling also worked as a Surgical Physician Assistant in the Los Angeles County-University of Southern California Medical Center trauma center. According to his LinkedInhe has been a resident physician since August 1993.
Rodney retired in October 2021 according to his Facebook info. Before working as a surgeon, he was a hospital officer in the United States Navy.
Rodney Tyson is a married man; Who is his wife
The Brooklyn native is married to his wife Tammy Marie Tyson.
There is no information available in the media about their marriage details. However, the couple leads a wonderful married life together.
From their marriage, Rodney and his wife welcomed a son together whom they named Nellie Tyson.
Their son is now quite grown up. In December 2022, he graduated from Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, California.
Tyson is active on Facebook
The surgical assistant is very active on Facebook. Usually he has shared funny and motivational posts and also some of his family photos on his Facebook.
Rodney Tyson net worth
The brain surgeon, Rodney Tyson, is reported to have a net worth of $900,000. Meanwhile, his famous brother Mike Tyson has an estimated fortune of $10 million as of 2023, which he earned during his boxing career.