Deborah King was born to boxing legend Don King and his late wife Henrietta King on August 29, 1961, in Cleveland, Ohio. Growing up with notable public figures, Deborah was overwhelmed by the “daily plethora of new experiences.” With her parents placing such importance on normal education, Deborah was sent to a private girls’ school in Pennsylvania so she could earn her high school diploma with some privacy.
Deborah graduated from Jay College in 1983 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice and a Minor in Forensic Science. In September 2014, Deborah earned a Masters in Mental Health Counseling from South University. During this time, she made and remained on the Dean’s List at the college, while also representing professional athletes and celebrities as a preeminent international sports and entertainment manager.
After graduation, Deborah assisted her father as a consultant at Don King Productions. She later became a sports manager for various boxing champions and went on to become the youngest recipient of the “Manager of the Year” award from the International Boxing Federation. Switching gears, Deborah became an entertainment manager and founded Deb-b King Management which managed both entertainers and professional athletes. Deborah was an instrumental force in the Ice Breaker Tour, featuring the late Tupac Shakur, The Ghetto Boys Reunion Tour, and Bad Boy Entertainment Tour (featuring Notorious BIG) in Cleveland, Ohio.
Unfortunately in 1999, Deborah hit a lull in her career due to a struggle with drug addiction. Since her successful time in rehab, Deborah has remained drug-free for the past 11 years. As a Board Certified National Recovery Coach and Interventionist, Deborah founded Limitless Life Recovery and Holistic Group after vowing to use her own personal battle with drug addiction and establishing limitless goals for her life. From destruction, Deborah says she has “risen from the ashes like a phoenix” and wants her clients to know that “as long as you got life, you got hope.
June 27th received Doctorate of Philosophy from Trinity International University of Ambassadors, also that same date received a Humanitarian Award.
Was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award by President Donald Trump
August 18th became an Ordained Minister.
Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority
National Council of Negro Women
Associate Chaplain for The Black Women’s Political Action Committee
Ashtabula County Community Corrections Board
Ashtabula County Mental Health and Recovery Services Board.