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Birth date: January 10, 1949
Birth place: Marshall, Texas, United States
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.92 m)
Weight:260 lbs (117.93 kg)
Profession:Professional Boxer, Entrepreneur, Actor, Minister, Author
Nationality:United States of America
Spouse:Mary Joan Martelly (m. 1985)
Children:George Foreman III, Freeda Foreman
Siblings:Roy Foreman

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George Eward Foreman, simply known as George Foreman, is a famous American boxer, author, minister of religion, actor, as well as an enterpreneur. George Foreman rose to prominence in 1968 when he won the heavyweight boxing gold medal at the Olympics, and several years later defetead another famous boxer Joe Frazier and became the World Heavyweight champion.

George Foreman Net Worth $200 Million

George Foreman is also known as one of the competitors in a legendary match called “The Rumble in the Jungle”, which took place in Zaire. It was Don King’s first venture as a professional boxing promoter, and it also turned out to be one of the most famous matches in the history of boxing. Even though George Foreman lost to Muhammad Ali in 1974, the iconic match is still prominent in the media. Two movies, namely an award-winning documentary called “When We Were Kings” and a film “Don King: Only in America”, were largely based on “The Rumble in the Jungle” match. Such artists as “The Fugees” who together with Busta Rhymes, A Tribe Called Quest and John Forte released a song in honor of the event, while “The Hours”, The Game and Johnny Wakelin also contributed with singles based on the match.

Considered to be among the greatest heavyweights of all time, George Foreman was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame and the World Boxing Hall of Fame for his immense contributions to boxing.

A famous former professional boxer, how rich is George Foreman? In 1990, Foreman won $12.5 million in his match against Evander Holyfield, and in 1999 earned $200 million when he sold his naming rights to the grill company that later became “George Foreman Grill”.

George Foreman was born in 1949, in Marshall, Texas. As a teenager, Foreman was rather troublesome, since he left high school and instead joined “Job Corps” before he moved to Pleasanton. Foreman was inspired by his idol Jim Brown and initially desired to become a football player. Yet eventually he gave up his interest in football and instead focused on boxing. As a boxer, Foreman achieved his first major victory in the 1968 Olympics event, which helped him gain a lot of media exposure and secured his future as a professional boxer. Throughout his lengthy career, George Foreman had an opportunity to fight against some of the best boxers in the world, including Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier, Ken Norton, Jimmy Young, Evander Holyfield, and Shannon Briggs to name a few. Foreman retired from professional boxing twice, first in 1977 when he unofficially stopped fighting for several years, but made his return in 1987, and second time in 1999 after his loss to Briggs.

In addition to being a professional boxer, Foreman also ventured into business and in 1994 started promoting grills manufactured by Spectrum Brands, to whom he later sold his naming rights. The grill is now named “George Foreman Grill” and it has currently sold more than a million units around the whole world.

A famous former professional boxer, George Foreman has an estimated net worth of $200 million.


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Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Fighter 2010/I Fight Announcer
Play It to the Bone 1999 HBO Commentator
Garfield and Friends 1994 TV Series George Fisticuff
George 1993-1994 TV Series George Foster
The Larry Sanders Show 1992 TV Series George Foreman
Let's Do It Again 1975 Factory Worker
The Six Million Dollar Man 1975 TV Series Marcus Grayson

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Tyra Banks Show 2008 TV Series special thanks - 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Mike & Mike 2015 TV Series Himself - International Boxing Hall of Famer
The Chew 2015 TV Series Himself
The Story of the Rumble in the Jungle 2014 Video short Himself - Former Heavyweight Champion of the World
I Am Ali 2014 Documentary Himself
Ali vs. Stevenson: The Greatest Fight That Never Was 2014 Short Himself
Fortitude and Glory: Angelo Dundee and His Fighters 2012 Documentary
Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern 2012 TV Series Himself
Sporting Heroes - After the Final Whistle 2012 Documentary Himself
Ali 70 from Las Vegas 2012 TV Movie Himself
The Real Rocky 2011 TV Movie Himself
BBC Six O'Clock News 2011 TV Series Himself - Former World Heavyweight Champion
HBO Boxing 1973-2011 TV Series documentary Himself - Ringside Commentator / Himself / Himself - Announcer
Chasing Miracles 2011 Documentary
Michael Moorer 2011 Himself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1993-2010 TV Series Himself
Tavis Smiley 2009 TV Series Himself
Facing Ali 2009 Documentary Himself
Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian 2009 Himself (as George Foreman Sr.)
Fight Camp 360: Inside the Super Six World Boxing Classic 2009 TV Series Himself
Family Foreman 2008 TV Series Himself
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2005-2008 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest
Salute 2008/I Documentary Himself
Entertainment Tonight 2008 TV Series Himself
202 Greatest Knockouts: Final Round 2007 Video Himself
20 on 20 2007 TV Movie Himself
Hitlers nützliche Idole 2007 TV Series documentary Himself
One Day in Houston 2007 Documentary short Himself - Former Heavyweight Champ
Ali's 65 2007 TV Movie documentary Himself
American Inventor 2007 TV Series Himself - Judge
Ali's Dozen 2006 TV Series Himself
Graham Norton's Bigger Picture 2006 TV Series Himself
ESPN 25: Who's #1? 2006 TV Series documentary Himself
The Top 5 Reasons You Can't Blame... 2006 TV Series Himself
Quite Frankly with Stephen A. Smith 2006 TV Series Himself
Gameshow Marathon 2006 TV Series Himself - Panelist
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Cheers: America's Most Inspiring Movies 2006 TV Movie documentary Himself
Football Top 10 & Boxing Top 10 2006 Video Himself
TV total 2004-2005 TV Series Himself
Martha 2005 TV Series Himself
The Shot That Shook the World 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself
HBO Boxing After Dark 2005 TV Series Himself - Ringside Commentator
CBS News Sunday Morning 2005 TV Series documentary Himself
Cinderella Man: The Real Jim Braddock Story 2005 Video documentary Himself - Interviewee
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 1995-2005 TV Series Himself
The Tony Danza Show 2005 TV Series Himself
The Early Show 2005 TV Series Himself
The Contender 2005 TV Series Himself
Ring of Fire: The Emile Griffith Story 2005 Documentary Himself
A Question of Sport 2004 TV Series Himself
ESPN SportsCentury 2000-2004 TV Series documentary Himself
Sarah Kuttner - Die Show 2004 TV Series Himself
Beyond the Glory 2004 TV Series documentary Himself
Casual Male Commercial: George Foreman Behind the Scenes 2004 TV Movie Himself - Spokesperson
The Terry and Gaby Show 2003 TV Series Himself
The Salon 2003 TV Series Himself
Legendary Nights 2003 TV Series documentary Himself
More Than Famous 2003 Documentary
King of the Hill 2003 TV Series Himself
Late Show with David Letterman 1993-2003 TV Series Himself
Tout le monde en parle 2002 TV Series Himself
The Frank Skinner Show 2002 TV Series Himself
Relatively Speaking: George Foreman 2002 TV Movie documentary Himself
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross 2001 TV Series Himself
The Big Breakfast 2001 TV Series Himself
Biography 2000 TV Series documentary Himself
Suns Boxing Top Ten 2000 Video Himself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show 1996-2000 TV Series Himself
Ali-Frazier I: One Nation... Divisible 2000 TV Movie documentary Himself
Electric Playground 2000 TV Series documentary
Howard Cosell: Telling It Like It Is 1999 TV Movie documentary Himself
Fists of Freedom: The Story of the '68 Summer Games 1999 Documentary Himself
The Panel 1999 TV Series Himself
Pizza Hut Celebraty 1997 Short Himself
Muhammad Ali: The Whole Story 1996 TV Movie documentary Himself
Bad Dads 1996 TV Movie Himself - Host
Wide World of Sports 35th Anniversary Special 1996 TV Movie documentary Himself
Oops! The World's Funniest Outtakes 4 1996 TV Movie Himself
When We Were Kings 1996 Documentary Himself
Sonny Liston: The Mysterious Life and Death of a Champion 1995 TV Movie documentary Himself
Walt Disney World Inside Out 1995 TV Movie Himself - Co-Host
Saturday Night Live 1994 TV Series Himself - Host
Charlie Rose 1994 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Wonderful World of Disney: 40 Years of Television Magic 1994 TV Movie documentary Himself
The 16th Annual CableACE Awards 1994 TV Special Himself
Comic Relief V 1992 TV Special Himself
American Bandstand's 40th Anniversary Special 1992 TV Movie Himself
Muhammad Ali's 50th Birthday Celebration 1992 TV Special Himself
Home Improvement 1992 TV Series Himself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1972-1991 TV Series Himself
Good Sports 1991 TV Series Himself
Evander Holyfield vs. George Foreman 1991 TV Movie Himself
Tuesday Night Fights 1990 TV Series Himself
Wogan 1989 TV Series Himself
Champions Forever 1989 Documentary Himself
Good Morning America 1978 TV Series Himself
Van Dyke and Company 1976 TV Series Himself / Boxer
Sanford and Son 1976 TV Series Himself
Celebrity Bowling 1975 TV Series Himself
Muhammad Ali vs. Ron Lyle 1975 TV Movie Himself - Guest
The Hollywood Squares 1973-1975 TV Series Guest Appearance
Dinah! 1975 TV Series Himself
ABC's Wide World of Sports 1974 TV Series Himself
Soul Train 1974 TV Series documentary Himself / Guest
The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour 1974 TV Series Himself
The Bob Hope Show 1973 TV Series Himself
World's Heavyweight Championship Bout: Joe Frazier vs. George Foreman 1973 TV Movie Himself
George Foreman vs. Gregorio Peralta 1970 TV Movie Himself
Float Like a Butterfly, Sting Like a Bee 1969 Documentary Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
ESPN Friday Night Fights 2010-2012 TV Series Himself
HBO Boxing 2011 TV Series documentary Himself
HBO Boxing After Dark 2011 TV Series Himself
30 for 30 2009 TV Series documentary Himself - Boxer
A Question of Sport 2008 TV Series Himself
Tyson 2008 Documentary Himself (uncredited)
The 80th Annual Academy Awards 2008 TV Special Himself (uncredited)
The Fight 2004 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Kings of the Ring: Four Legends of Heavyweight Boxing 2000 TV Movie documentary Himself
ABC's Wide World of Sports 30th Anniversary Special 1991 TV Movie Himself
The Greatest 1977 George Foreman (uncredited)
The Rumble in the Jungle 1974 Documentary Himself - Champion
The Dick Cavett Show 1973 TV Series Himself

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#Fact
1 Release of his book, "God in My Corner: A Spiritual Memoir" by George with Ken Abraham.
2 Release of his book, "The Knockout Entrepreneur" by George with Ken Abraham. [September 2009]
3 Release of his book, "Going the Extra Smile".
4 Release of his book, "Let George Do It!" by George with Fran Manushkin.
5 Release of his book, "George Foreman's Guide to Life: How to Get Up Off the Canvas When Life Knocks You Down" by George with Linda Kulman.
6 Purchased 20% ownership interest of racing horse "Future Destiny" with New York Jet great Wayne Chrebet. [March 2006]
7 Release of his book, "George Foreman's Indoor Grilling Made Easy: More Than 100 Simple, Healthy Ways to Feed Family and Friends" by George with Kathryn Kellinger.
8 Release of his book, "Knock-Out-the-Fat Barbecue and Grilling Cookbook" by George with Cherie Calbom.
9 Release of his book, "George Foreman's Big Book of Grilling, Barbecue and Rotisserie: More than 75 Recipes for Family and Friends" by George with Barbara Witt.
10 Release of his book, "By George: The Autobiography of George Foreman" by George with Joel Engel.
11 Performed sports columnist George Kimball's 4th marriage.
12 He was never knocked down during his" second career" (31-3 1987-1997) . Amazingly, in each fight. he remained standing between rounds.
13 He knocked out Joe Frazier (1973) and Ken Norton (1974) in the second round. He KO'd Frazier again in the 5th in a later meeting.
14 His son, George Foreman III, is his manager.
15 Father with Adrienne of Michi Foreman. Father with Pamela Clay (not the actress) of George Foreman Jr.. Father with Charlotte Gross of Georgetta Foreman. Father with Andrea of Freeda Foreman and George Foreman III. Father with Mary of Natalie Foreman, Leola Foreman, George Foreman IV, George Foreman V and George Foreman VI.
16 Won his first 40 fights, 37 by knockout.
17 Won 24 straight fights by knockout prior to fighting Muhammad Ali.
18 Knocked out heavyweight champions Joe Frazier, Ken Norton and Michael Moorer.
19 Fought 5 heavyweight boxers in one night in Canada in 1975, knocking out 3.
20 Climbed off the canvas three times to knockout Ron Lyle in 1976.
21 The greatest knockout boxer of all-time with 68 of his 76 wins coming by KO.
22 Works as a priest. He was called "World's coolest priest" by the Norwegian magazine "Vi Menn".
23 Inducted into the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame, 1990.
24 Inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame, 2003.
25 At age 45, George regained the world heavyweight title by knocking out Michael Moorer in the 10th round in 1994.
26 Inducted into World Boxing Hall of Fame. [October 2002]
27 Daughter, Freeda George, is a professional on the US women's boxing circuit.
28 Son George VI born on 15 August 1999 at 10:45 pm.
29 Won a gold medal at the 1968 Olympics.
30 Undefeated since his comeback in 1987, George fought undisputed heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield for the title in 1991. Big George proved he was for real at 42 by staying with Holyfield for 12 rounds and losing by decision.
31 Promotes the George Foreman Jumbo Fat Reducing Grilling Machine for shopping channel QVC.
32 Retired from boxing in 1977 after a loss to Jimmy Young, then returned to the ring in 1987.
33 Won the heavyweight boxing title in January of 1973 by knocking out Joe Frazier. Lost the title in October of 1974 to Muhammad Ali.
34 Heavyweight boxing champion
35 He told ESPN SportsCentury he named all five of his sons George Edward so that each would known who his father was. Foreman learned as an adult that he was the illegitimate son of a man named Leroy Moorehead. The two men eventually met, and Foreman was a minister at Moorehead's funeral.

#Quote
1 Missing is part of winning.
2 [on his match with Ron Lyle in January 1976] It was definitely the toughest fight I've ever had.
3 I dread handshakes. I've got some problems with my hands, and everywhere I go, people want to impress me with their grip. To make it worse, now women are coming up with that firm shake. So I'll say, "Gimme five!" If a boy wants a handshake, I'll just give him a hug.
4 I grew up in the Fifth Ward of Houston -- the Bloody Fifth, we called it. Every weekend someone got killed.
5 We couldn't afford a TV. But my Aunt Leola let me watch hers. I'd watch The Donna Reed Show (1958) and Leave It to Beaver (1957) and wonder what it would be like to have my own bed. Shutting off a reading lamp next to your bed seemed like the height of luxury.
6 When there was no lunch to take to school, I blew up a brown paper sack to make it look full.
7 Sometimes my older brothers and sisters would tease me, call me Mo-head. I didn't know why. Sometimes they'd say, "You're not really our brother." That would drive me crazy. Even before I outgrew them, they learned that the teasing wasn't worth the consequences.
8 In the 1968 Olympics, Tommie Smith and John Carlos raised black-gloved fists on the victory stand, and that's all people were talking about. My gold medal didn't have much luster when I went home to Houston, but it sure had luster to me. I wore that thing everywhere I went. Those were the days of Nehru jackets and medallions, so it just fit in. I wore it so much that after a while, some of the gold started to rub off. A jeweler made it look pretty again, and I didn't want any more gold to rub off, so I put it in a safe-deposit box. That's where it stayed for years. In the eighties, I moved to Marshall, Texas. I decided to put that medal in the historical society so the kids could see it and be inspired. The message was, you could come out of this small town and do big things. I want all the children in the world to feel like that medal is as much theirs as it is my children's.
9 When I won the title against Joe Frazier, it was everything I ever worked for.
10 You don't know what it is to be heavyweight champ of the world until you become the heavyweight champ of the world. It's tough. You hear, "So-and-so became champ and he had five girls and five Cadillacs." So you get five Cadillacs and five girls just because so-and-so had it. It doesn't originate from you. It's not desire or physical urgency. It's all ignorance.
11 Most of us are just kids.
12 Sandy Saddler, the great featherweight champion, gave me some advice after I won the title. I said, "Man, this sex thing. How did you deal with this sex thing? He said, "George, it's real easy when you're married and faithful to one woman. Because when you're in the mood, she's in the mood. It gets out of hand when you start messing with two or three people. It becomes unmanageable. Even you become unmanageable. Be faithful to one. I just didn't grasp it at the time.
13 I remember how people looked at me as I left the United States for Zaire. "Man, that's George Foreman, going to fight Muhammad Ali." Then they'd drop their heads. Fear. Nobody would give me a straight-on look. It was a funny kind of admiration. There were people too scared to even ask for an autograph.
14 The day after I lost to Muhammad Ali, people came by and put a hand on my shoulder and said, "It's okay, George. You'll have another chance." That was pity. From being feared to being pitied. Brother, that's a long fall.
15 Imagine losing everything you think matters to you in ten seconds.
16 I'll tell you how low a man can go. There was a B.B. King song that went, "Nobody loves me but my mother/And she could be jiving', too.
17 Evil lurks where disappointment lodges.
18 As an adult, I found out that my dad, J.D. Foreman, was not my biological dad. My mom and J.D. had broken up for a time, and that's when I was conceived. That's why my brothers and sisters called me Mo-head. What they were really saying was Moorehead. My biological dad was named Leroy Moorehead.
19 All my sons are named George Foreman. They all know where they came from.
20 Changing your nature is the hardest thing to do. But I discovered that you can be who you choose to be.
21 Winning the title for a second time from Michael Moorer was a special moment. But it was nothing beyond that. A week later, people were heaping praises on me, and it was hard because you've gotta act like it's still important. But it was already over.
22 Preaching is the most original thing I've ever done. There's nothing familiar about it. You have to be brave.
23 Losing your mother is the most mysterious lostness. You know how the astronauts walk in space, attached to the spacecraft by a line? The moment you find out your mother's died, you feel like someone's slipped the line off the craft. You're just floating away. Floating... floating... I remember my daughter called and said, "Don't you worry. I'm on my way." All the sudden that line snagged and I was anchored again.
24 The first thing that came into my mind when I signed the grill contract for $137.5 million was, I'm going to make my sisters millionaires. After all these years, they're finally going to be millionaires. And they did become millionaires -- with the same old troubles as everybody else.
25 I love Joe Frazier. He's been an original from day one. A few years back, Joe, Muhammad, and I did a video in England. After the taping, we were at a charity dinner with some of the royal family. They were serving lamb chops with mint jelly -- beautiful food. The waiter asked, "Can I get you anything else?" And Joe said, "I want some more green jelly." The waiter said, "Do you mean mint sauce?" And Joe said, "Same thing." And I thought, Some people put on a face for you and a face for someone else. But this man has only one face. "Same thing." If you understood what he said, why did you need to correct him?
26 Joe Frazier told me why he had that hate for Muhammad Ali. Muhammad was calling him an Uncle Tom. Kids would go to school and taunt his children, and they'd come home and his wife would hear about it. What bothered Joe was that every morning he'd get up really early, when it was dark, to get the roadwork in. He always wore this big hood over his head when he ran. And he said, "Man, I don't want my wife thinking I'm peeping into people's windows. The point is, at the time, Joe didn't get what an Uncle Tom was. He hated Muhammad because he thought Ali was calling him a Peepin' Tom. If someone would have explained to Joe what an Uncle Tom was, he might not have ever hated Ali.
27 Can't retire from exercising.
28 After I lost to Muhammad Ali in Zaire, I told everybody that I was robbed. The ropes were loose, the water was drugged....Then, once I'd changed my nature, I realized what a blemish I'd put on this great man's career. Why would I go out and spit on his victory to mess up this great man's name?
29 I called Muhammad the other day. I said, "Muhammad, I think I can really get you now in a rematch." And he said, "You crazy!". He doesn't speak rapidly, but he said, "George, I'm coming to see you." He said it with such love. No, I don't have any regrets.
30 The seventies are the best years. That's when you're wise.
31 My mother used to tell me, "You live and learn. Then you die and forget it all."
32 I never did anything for personal gain. When I was a boxer, I wanted to be champion of the world, not the richest man in the world. If you can maintain that integrity in whatever you do, you can't go wrong. That's what I tell my kids, anyway.
33 As a child I was sometimes so hungry that I used to dream that one day I'd get locked in a grocery store.
34 I called them all George because I was worried that when I was older I might suffer from memory loss. I would have called my five girls George, too, but my wife said she thought that was overkill. When one of them is naughty, I shout 'George!' and that one knows who I mean. The only time it is awkward for me is when a teacher calls up and say we have a problem with George, and I have to ask them which one.
35 On his boxing comeback, "I didn't come back for the money. I just got sick of beating people up for free."
36 Food makes me happy." "I'm on a see-food diet. I see food, I eat it." [plugging his TV series] "And you better be watching, or I'll beat you up and eat all of your food.


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