Pro Athletes with the Most Kids

This list contains information on famous professional athletes with the most kids, loosely ranked by fame and popularity. Several famous football players, basketball stars, and boxers have four or more children. Some famous athletes have had all their kids with the same partner while other celebrity sports stars have had children with multiple partners. A few famous athletes have even adopted children.

Who will you find on this list of famous professional athletes with the most kids? Mike Tyson is near the top. The former heavy-weight champion has seven children with five different women. Tyson's kids include Mikey, Rayna, Amir, Miguel, Exodus, Milan, and Morocco. Fellow fighters Muhammad Ali and Evander Holyfield also have fathered several children.

NFL player Adrian Peterson has six children with multiple different women. Other famous athletes with lots of kids include Michael Jordan, Ray Lewis, and Dan Marino. Look to this list to also find out what type of athlete has the most kids!

  • Mike Tyson has seven children with five different women:

    • With Kimberly Scarborough: Mikey Lorna Tyson (1990)
    • With Monica Turner: Rayna (1996) and Amir (1997)
    • With undisclosed woman: Miguel Leon Tyson (2002)
    • With Sol Xochitl: Exodus Tyson (2005-2009)
    • With Lakiha Spicer: Milan Tyson (2008) and son Morocco Tyson (2011)
    • Age: 57
    • Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, USA
  • Michael Jordan
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    Michael Jordan has five kids with two different women:

    • With Juanita Vano: Jeffrey Jordan (1988), Marcus Jordan (1990), and Jasmine Jordan (1992)
    • With Yvette Prieto: Twins Victoria and Ysabel Jordan (2014)
    • Age: 60
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York
  • Muhammad Ali had nine children with five different women:

    • With Belinda Boyd: Maryum "May May" (1968), twins Jamillah and Rasheda (1970) and Muhammad Ali Jr. (born 1972)
    • With Wanda Bolton: Khaliah (1974)
    • With Patricia Harvell: Miya (1972)
    • With Veronica Porché: Hana (1976) and Laila (1977)
    • With Yolanda Williams: Asaad Amin (1995, adopted)

    Several additional women have claimed that Ali fathered their children though he did not claim paternity.

    • Age: Dec. at 74 (1942-2016)
    • Birthplace: Louisville, Kentucky, USA
  • Shaquille O'Neal has five children with two different women:

    • With Shaunie Nelson: Shareef (2000), Amirah (2001), Shaqir (2003), and Mearah (2006)
    • With Arnetta Yarbourgh: Taheara O'Neal (1996)
    • Age: 51
    • Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, USA
  • Dwight Howard has at least five kids with at least five different women:

    The women include Royce Reed, Daisy Lopez, Hope Alexa, Tiffany Render, and Marion Denise Douglas.

    • Age: 37
    • Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia
  • Evander Holyfield has 11 children with six different women:

    • With Paulette Bowen: Evander Holyfield Jr. (1984) and Evette Holyfield (1986)
    • With Tamie Pettaway: Eden Eloise Holyfield (1995) and Elijah-Jedidiah Holyfield (1998)
    • With unspecified woman: Ebonne Eshaya Holyfield, Emani Winter Holyfield, and Ewin Ezekiel Holyfield
    • With Toi Irvin: Eleazer Evan Holyfield (1997)
    • With Janice Itson: Elijah-Esaias Holyfield
    • With Candi Smith: Eli Ethan Holyfield (2004) and Eve Elizabeth Holyfield (2005)
    • Age: 60
    • Birthplace: USA, Alabama, Atmore