There was a market for Tyson's brutality. Big money he was making--money that, like the pottery shards of an ancient civilization, offered clues to daily activity. In Tyson's case, it didn't take an expedition to faraway places. Kaufman Greenhut Lebowitz & Forman, the fighter's accountants, were at One Madison Avenue in New York, and their balance sheets showed a prizefighting man's progress.
On January 1, 1987, the CPAs had listed his assets as:
|Marine Midland Bank||14,022|
|Irving Trust Co.||22,212|
|Irving Trust Co.||1,461,967|
|Investment in tax exempt securities||315,762|
By the end of calendar year 1987, the picture from Kaufman Greenhut was more complex.