Rodney Tyson is the older brother of an American former professional boxer Mike Tyson (aka Michael Gerard Tyson). Famously known as ‘The Baddast Man on the Planet,’ his boxer brother is the first heavyweight boxer to hold WBA, WBC, and IBF titles simultaneously.
Besides his recognition as a celebrity sibling, Rodney himself is a surgical physician assistant. Further, as per his famous brother, Tyson is also a brain surgeon. Besides that, is Rodney married? If yes, who is his wife?
Here is 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 on May 5, 1961, in Brooklyn, New York, the United States of America. As of 2023, Rodney is 61 years of age.
Moving on to his parents, as per his birth certificate, his biological father was Purcell Tyson who was a cab driver from Jamaica. But, it looks like Rodney never got to see his real dad as his mom Lorna Mae Smith Tyson was later married to her husband Jimmy Kirkpatrick while still a kid.
Tyson was around five when his stepfather too left his mother and family. So, he was raised single-handedly by his mom alongside his siblings.
Besides, Tyson is most likely to belong to the African-Jamaican ethnicity. He holds American nationality.
Rodney Was Ambitious Since His Early Childhood
Growing up in an underprivileged family, Rodney has a great ambition from a very young age. Regarding his ambitious nature, once his famous brother Mike, the father of seven children including Rayna Tyson said,
‘Rodney always wanted to make something of himself,’
Having the urge to become a successful person, he always prioritized his study and dreams. As per the former boxer, Rodney was completely indulged in experimentation. Iron Mike told,
(Rodney) was like a scientist – he had these little test tubes and was always experimenting.
His Educational Details
Rodney went to Brooklyn Technical High School. Later, he joined the University of Southern California where he completed his Physical Assistant (Pa) training.
Rodney Tyson Sister Died of A Heart Attack
Among his siblings, Rodney is the eldest one. He had a younger sister named Denise Tyson born on 14 June 1964 in Brooklyn, New York. She was married to an Anderson family and in February 1990, she was found unconscious by her husband at their home in St. Albans. Right at that moment, she was taken to the hospital but could not survive. Unfortunately, she died of a heart attack just at the age of 24.
Further, Mike Tyson who was first married to Monica Turner is his youngest sibling born on June 30, 1996, which makes him 56 years of age 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 Jimmie Lee Kirkpatrick, a son of his step-dad Jimmy Kirkpatrick.
Rodney Tyson Relationship With His Brother Mike Tyson
Despite being brothers, Rodney and Mike never shared a good bonding with each other. In fact, Mike always hated his older brother.
Once in an interview, the former boxer opened up about his relationship with Rodney and told,
”I was really envious of my brother. I hated my brother. I don’t even know if I come from the same father. I don’t know nothin’.
My brother was always something and I was nothing.”
Mike further revealed the reason why he was envious of his brother (also his sister),
Everybody loved my brother and sister. They always had more dignity and pride. I was champ of the world, and they didn’t want anything. I always respected them. I was always jealous of them, because they had nothing but everybody in the neighborhood loved them.
Rodney Tyson Is a Brain Surgeon
Mike Tyson’s brother Rodney is a brain surgeon as per his brother Mike. In a podcast with Canelo Alvarez, Tyson’s younger brother revealed his work and said,
“I have a brother that’s a brain surgeon. I can f***ing barely read and write and this guy’s a brain surgeon and s***
Mike further explained,
He’s the No1 trauma guy in the country. He’s awesome. He’s taken bullets out of some of my friends.
Moreover, the 61-year-old celebrity sibling also worked as a Surgical Physician Assistant in the trauma center at the Los Angeles County- University of Southern California Medical Center. As per his LinkedIn, he has been a physician assistant since August 1993.
Rodney retired in October 2021 as per his Facebook info. Prior to working as a surgeon, he was a Hospital corpsman in U.S. Navy.
Rodney Tyson Is A Married Man; Who Is His Wife
The Brooklyn native is married to his wife Tammy Marie Tyson.
Regarding their marriage details, no information is available in the media. However, the couple is leading a beautiful marital life together.
From their nuptials, Rodney and his wife together welcomed a son whom they named Nellie Tyson.
Their son is quite grown up now. In December 2022, he graduated from Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles California.
Tyson Is Active On Facebook
The surgical physician assistant is hugely active on Facebook. Mostly, he has shared funny and motivating posts and also some of his family pictures on his Facebook.
Rodney Tyson’s 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 through his boxing career.