In early 2022, on Twitter, Jake Paul posed an offer to Dana White. And during this drama between the two, Dana also addressed Jake’s manager Nakisa Bidarian. So, people were turning heads to know more about him.
Scroll down this Nakisa Bidarian Bio where you’ll learn about his background, ethnicity, net worth, and details related to his wife.
Meet Nakisa Bidarian, Jake Paul Manager
Nakisa Bidarian is best known as YouTuber-turned-boxer Jake Paul’s manager. He has been ever-present by Jake’s side in all of his fights. In 2022, Jake went on his social media with an offer to Dana White to quit pursuing boxing as a career if “he increased fighter pay from $12k to $50K, guarantee UFC fighters 50% of UFC’s annual revenue ($1bn in 2021) and provide healthcare to all fighters because brain damage was part of boxing.
He set the time limit of 5 days to accept his offer and to execute the conditions put forth by 31 March 2022. He promised to retire immediately and enter USADA and agree to 1 fight deal with UFC fight Jorge Masvidal.
Another UFC fighter Amanda Serrano also added to the Twitter thread claiming “I will gladly sign a one-fight deal with the UFC to challenge Valentina for the Flyweight Championship if UFC agrees to Jake’s offer. Let’s make history.”
Similarly, other personalities such as @KSI, @Tfue, Jorge Masvidal, Ben Askren, and many more added to the thread.
On the other hand, Dana was quick to respond to Jake’s offer and made a video. He told, “That thing that you came out with today, nobody on Earth thinks that you wrote that. You’re too stupid.”
“You’re tanking. You can’t sell pay-per-views,” Dana said. “You’re calling out Jorge Masvidal because he’s a pay-per-view superstar. Nate Diaz, Conor McGregor, Mike Tyson, these are all superstars. You’re not. You can’t sell pay-per-views. So you do whatever the hell you wanna do,” he added further.
After taking a jab at Jake, Dana responded to Nakisa saying, “That guy used to be an accountant for me, and let’s just say this, he no longer works for me and I think he is a sc*mbag, But if you two think that you can do better than we do, that we doing this whole thing wrong, that you can treat the fighters better than we are, knock yourself out, go start your own business.”
Nakisa Bidarian Net Worth
Nakisa Bidarian with his career in finance made at least $5 million in net worth. He started his career as a consultant – Financial & Performance Management for Accenture. After working for a little over three and a half years, he joined Citigroup. In Citigroup, he served as Investment Banking – Mergers & Acquisitions.
Furthermore, Nakisa started working for Morgan Stanley in 2007 as Investment Banker.
After quitting his job in March 2008, he joined Mubadala Development Company as Senior Vice President in acquisitions. Working for 3 years and 8 months, he joined Fertitta Entertainment as Senior Vice President – Investment & Strategy from October 2011 – December 2013.
In October 2011, Nakisa joined the Ultimate Fighting Championship as Chief Financial Officer / Executive Vice President, Strategy & Business Ventures. After working under Dana White until December 2016, he quit his job to join Fertitta Capital as Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder where he served till June 2019.
Furthermore, he became Executive Producer: Triller Presents Tyson vs. Jones for 6 months.
In July 2019, Nakisa founded BAVAFA Sports, and later in January 2021, he co-founded Most Valuable Promotions in Puerto Rico.
Nakisa Bidarian Background And Ethnicity
Speaking on his background, Nakisa Bidarian is of Iranian-Canadian ethnicity. He was born in Iran, just before what was known as the Iranian revolution. At the time, Iran was a monarchy, people were westernized and the Iranian revolution occurred when Islamic leaders came and took over the country. At the time, he was 1 year old, and given the upheaval, he and his family immigrated to London at the time.
They stayed there for a few years. They returned to Iran when he was 3 when things seemed to calm down. Although the country was very different they were fortunate with home, drivers, maid, and he had an easy upbringing. However, things took a turn for the worse and the Iran-Iraq war started and by that point, he was 4 years old.
As the war escalated the government decided to start drafting young boys 12 to 17 to clear minefields. Many of them were sent to battle against Iraqi tanks, without any protection.
That’s when his family knew they had to leave Iran for good. His brother was about to become 12 so would have been eligible to get drafted. So, his brother left the country before he and his family did and found his way to America to live with some family. And, shortly after Nakisa and his family also fled from Iraq through Turkey, then went to Germany, and eventually landed in Chicago.
The family settled in Columbus Ohio. That’s where his life as an American started. His family moved from Columbus to LA to Cincinnati, to Washington DC, and moved to Toronto in the late 1980s where he spend a few years.
How Old Is Nakisa Bidarian?
Reportedly born in the late 1970s, Nakisa Bidarian is 43 years old as of this writing. He will celebrate his 44th birthday on 12 January 2022.
Nakisa Bidarian Wife
Nakisa Bidarian is married to his wife, Vanessa Milde Bidaran. The pair started dating each other at least since September 2014 and got engaged eventually in August 2015.
Furthermore, Nakisa and Vanessa tied the knots on 6 September 2015. On 5 September 2021, Vanessa took to her IG to write, “Almost at the 6-year mark. #vnb915 @fourgardensfamily make sure no one forgets! Love you more everyday @nakisabidarian # september 6th”
He and his wife, Vanessa share a son named Barbad Bidarian. Barbad was born on 1 June 2016.
By profession, Vanessa is a model standing tall at 5 feet 11 inches. You can check her profile here for more information.
How Tall Is Nakisa Bidarian?
Nakisa Bidarian is a few inches taller than his model wife, so he should stand tall at least 6 feet 2 inches.
Has Nakisa Bidarian Revealed His Family?
Nakisa Bidarian was the youngest of the two sons born to his parents. His parents were separated. He grew up with his mother Faranak Ashtarieh and his brother. He has a brother 5 years older than him. Faranak turned 70 years old in March 2021.
Nakisa revealed that his mom drove Jaguar at age 18 and got her first job at age 32 working at a shoe store and weekends in a donut shop. Life hugely shifted from what she was accustomed to and brought up into what she had to do to help the family find a place and a new home.
In Canada, Nakisa wasn’t the greatest teenager. It got to a point when his mother was so frustrated that she said that he had to go and live with his father who he wasn’t raised with. At the time, his father was living in Dubai. He moved to Dubai in 1992 and very much enjoyed it but didn’t last long there being expelled from school within three to four months and finding himself back in Canada in a different school.
By grade 12, Nakisa had been to 10 different schools, A very unstable life in terms of surroundings and friends but very stable in having an unbelievable mother who dedicated every waking minute of her life to us.
In grade 12, Nakisa realized that if he could ever give his mother the old stature that she had, he would have to focus on making something of himself so he committed to studying, did well, and got into college in Canada.
Is Nakisa Bidarian On Instagram, Twitter?
Yes, Nakisa Bidarian is on Instagram and Facebook but not on Twitter. His private IG account (@nakisabidarian) has 583 followers. Whereas, you can find him on Facebook at (@NakisaB).