See Huge Mansion Once Owned By These 2 Celebs! 2 Pools, Theater and More!
My aunt and uncle used to run a school bus company in the Hudson Valley and, in her driving days, my aunt recalled seeing a young athlete running along the country roads of New York. It didn't matter if it was an icy cold Upstate morning or a steamy hot Catskill afternoon, there he was.
That dedicated young man was legendary boxer Mike Tyson. Who knew he would go on to experience a championship boxing career, celebrity lifestyle and the spoils that come with it? Tyson would eventually own several properties and, as you will see below, 1 mega-mansion close to Albany.
In 1996 Mike Tyson took part of his $400 million dollar fortune and purchased a property in Farmington, Connecticut. At that time Tyson was able to secure the 17 acres and all that came with it for just over $2 million. Eventually he would sell the home to rapper 50 Cent!
According to the Zillow.com listing, the 50,000 square foot mega-mansion features 21 bedrooms, 35 bathrooms, a nightclub with stripper pole, recording studio, pond house, indoor pool, outdoor pool with grotto, theater, indoor basketball court and outdoor basketball court.
Tyson owned the place for a short period of time while 50 Cent had it for more than a decade. Neither Tyson or 50 Cent own the home today. After several price drops, the rapper was able to sell to Florida business man Casey Askar for $2.9 million. As recently as 2020 you could rent the lavish home for $50,000 a month! Let's take a tour of the "Most Notorious Home in Connecticut".