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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 Fighter2010/IFight Announcer
Play It to the Bone1999HBO Commentator
Garfield and Friends1994TV SeriesGeorge Fisticuff
George1993-1994TV SeriesGeorge Foster
The Larry Sanders Show1992TV SeriesGeorge Foreman
Let's Do It Again1975Factory Worker
The Six Million Dollar Man1975TV SeriesMarcus Grayson

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Tyra Banks Show2008TV Series special thanks - 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Mike & Mike2015TV SeriesHimself - International Boxing Hall of Famer
The Chew2015TV SeriesHimself
The Story of the Rumble in the Jungle2014Video shortHimself - Former Heavyweight Champion of the World
I Am Ali2014DocumentaryHimself
Ali vs. Stevenson: The Greatest Fight That Never Was2014ShortHimself
Fortitude and Glory: Angelo Dundee and His Fighters2012Documentary
Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern2012TV SeriesHimself
Sporting Heroes - After the Final Whistle2012DocumentaryHimself
Ali 70 from Las Vegas2012TV MovieHimself
The Real Rocky2011TV MovieHimself
BBC Six O'Clock News2011TV SeriesHimself - Former World Heavyweight Champion
HBO Boxing1973-2011TV Series documentaryHimself - Ringside Commentator / Himself / Himself - Announcer
Chasing Miracles2011Documentary
Michael Moorer2011Himself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1993-2010TV SeriesHimself
Tavis Smiley2009TV SeriesHimself
Facing Ali2009DocumentaryHimself
Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian2009Himself (as George Foreman Sr.)
Fight Camp 360: Inside the Super Six World Boxing Classic2009TV SeriesHimself
Family Foreman2008TV SeriesHimself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2005-2008TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
Salute2008/IDocumentaryHimself
Entertainment Tonight2008TV SeriesHimself
202 Greatest Knockouts: Final Round2007VideoHimself
20 on 202007TV MovieHimself
Hitlers nützliche Idole2007TV Series documentaryHimself
One Day in Houston2007Documentary shortHimself - Former Heavyweight Champ
Ali's 652007TV Movie documentaryHimself
American Inventor2007TV SeriesHimself - Judge
Ali's Dozen2006TV SeriesHimself
Graham Norton's Bigger Picture2006TV SeriesHimself
ESPN 25: Who's #1?2006TV Series documentaryHimself
The Top 5 Reasons You Can't Blame...2006TV SeriesHimself
Quite Frankly with Stephen A. Smith2006TV SeriesHimself
Gameshow Marathon2006TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Cheers: America's Most Inspiring Movies2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
Football Top 10 & Boxing Top 102006VideoHimself
TV total2004-2005TV SeriesHimself
Martha2005TV SeriesHimself
The Shot That Shook the World2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
HBO Boxing After Dark2005TV SeriesHimself - Ringside Commentator
CBS News Sunday Morning2005TV Series documentaryHimself
Cinderella Man: The Real Jim Braddock Story2005Video documentaryHimself - Interviewee
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1995-2005TV SeriesHimself
The Tony Danza Show2005TV SeriesHimself
The Early Show2005TV SeriesHimself
The Contender2005TV SeriesHimself
Ring of Fire: The Emile Griffith Story2005DocumentaryHimself
A Question of Sport2004TV SeriesHimself
ESPN SportsCentury2000-2004TV Series documentaryHimself
Sarah Kuttner - Die Show2004TV SeriesHimself
Beyond the Glory2004TV Series documentaryHimself
Casual Male Commercial: George Foreman Behind the Scenes2004TV MovieHimself - Spokesperson
The Terry and Gaby Show2003TV SeriesHimself
The Salon2003TV SeriesHimself
Legendary Nights2003TV Series documentaryHimself
More Than Famous2003Documentary
King of the Hill2003TV SeriesHimself
Late Show with David Letterman1993-2003TV SeriesHimself
Tout le monde en parle2002TV SeriesHimself
The Frank Skinner Show2002TV SeriesHimself
Relatively Speaking: George Foreman2002TV Movie documentaryHimself
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross2001TV SeriesHimself
The Big Breakfast2001TV SeriesHimself
Biography2000TV Series documentaryHimself
Suns Boxing Top Ten2000VideoHimself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1996-2000TV SeriesHimself
Ali-Frazier I: One Nation... Divisible2000TV Movie documentaryHimself
Electric Playground2000TV Series documentary
Howard Cosell: Telling It Like It Is1999TV Movie documentaryHimself
Fists of Freedom: The Story of the '68 Summer Games1999DocumentaryHimself
The Panel1999TV SeriesHimself
Pizza Hut Celebraty1997ShortHimself
Muhammad Ali: The Whole Story1996TV Movie documentaryHimself
Bad Dads1996TV MovieHimself - Host
Wide World of Sports 35th Anniversary Special1996TV Movie documentaryHimself
Oops! The World's Funniest Outtakes 41996TV MovieHimself
When We Were Kings1996DocumentaryHimself
Sonny Liston: The Mysterious Life and Death of a Champion1995TV Movie documentaryHimself
Walt Disney World Inside Out1995TV MovieHimself - Co-Host
Saturday Night Live1994TV SeriesHimself - Host
Charlie Rose1994TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Wonderful World of Disney: 40 Years of Television Magic1994TV Movie documentaryHimself
The 16th Annual CableACE Awards1994TV SpecialHimself
Comic Relief V1992TV SpecialHimself
American Bandstand's 40th Anniversary Special1992TV MovieHimself
Muhammad Ali's 50th Birthday Celebration1992TV SpecialHimself
Home Improvement1992TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1972-1991TV SeriesHimself
Good Sports1991TV SeriesHimself
Evander Holyfield vs. George Foreman1991TV MovieHimself
Tuesday Night Fights1990TV SeriesHimself
Wogan1989TV SeriesHimself
Champions Forever1989DocumentaryHimself
Good Morning America1978TV SeriesHimself
Van Dyke and Company1976TV SeriesHimself / Boxer
Sanford and Son1976TV SeriesHimself
Celebrity Bowling1975TV SeriesHimself
Muhammad Ali vs. Ron Lyle1975TV MovieHimself - Guest
The Hollywood Squares1973-1975TV SeriesGuest Appearance
Dinah!1975TV SeriesHimself
ABC's Wide World of Sports1974TV SeriesHimself
Soul Train1974TV Series documentaryHimself / Guest
The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour1974TV SeriesHimself
The Bob Hope Show1973TV SeriesHimself
World's Heavyweight Championship Bout: Joe Frazier vs. George Foreman1973TV MovieHimself
George Foreman vs. Gregorio Peralta1970TV MovieHimself
Float Like a Butterfly, Sting Like a Bee1969DocumentaryHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
ESPN Friday Night Fights2010-2012TV SeriesHimself
HBO Boxing2011TV Series documentaryHimself
HBO Boxing After Dark2011TV SeriesHimself
30 for 302009TV Series documentaryHimself - Boxer
A Question of Sport2008TV SeriesHimself
Tyson2008DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
The 80th Annual Academy Awards2008TV SpecialHimself (uncredited)
The Fight2004TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Kings of the Ring: Four Legends of Heavyweight Boxing2000TV Movie documentaryHimself
ABC's Wide World of Sports 30th Anniversary Special1991TV MovieHimself
The Greatest1977George Foreman (uncredited)
The Rumble in the Jungle1974DocumentaryHimself - Champion
The Dick Cavett Show1973TV SeriesHimself

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#Fact
1Release of his book, "God in My Corner: A Spiritual Memoir" by George with Ken Abraham.
2Release of his book, "The Knockout Entrepreneur" by George with Ken Abraham. [September 2009]
3Release of his book, "Going the Extra Smile".
4Release of his book, "Let George Do It!" by George with Fran Manushkin.
5Release 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.
6Purchased 20% ownership interest of racing horse "Future Destiny" with New York Jet great Wayne Chrebet. [March 2006]
7Release 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.
8Release of his book, "Knock-Out-the-Fat Barbecue and Grilling Cookbook" by George with Cherie Calbom.
9Release 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.
10Release of his book, "By George: The Autobiography of George Foreman" by George with Joel Engel.
11Performed sports columnist George Kimball's 4th marriage.
12He was never knocked down during his" second career" (31-3 1987-1997) . Amazingly, in each fight. he remained standing between rounds.
13He 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.
14His son, George Foreman III, is his manager.
15Father 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.
16Won his first 40 fights, 37 by knockout.
17Won 24 straight fights by knockout prior to fighting Muhammad Ali.
18Knocked out heavyweight champions Joe Frazier, Ken Norton and Michael Moorer.
19Fought 5 heavyweight boxers in one night in Canada in 1975, knocking out 3.
20Climbed off the canvas three times to knockout Ron Lyle in 1976.
21The greatest knockout boxer of all-time with 68 of his 76 wins coming by KO.
22Works as a priest. He was called "World's coolest priest" by the Norwegian magazine "Vi Menn".
23Inducted into the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame, 1990.
24Inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame, 2003.
25At age 45, George regained the world heavyweight title by knocking out Michael Moorer in the 10th round in 1994.
26Inducted into World Boxing Hall of Fame. [October 2002]
27Daughter, Freeda George, is a professional on the US women's boxing circuit.
28Son George VI born on 15 August 1999 at 10:45 pm.
29Won a gold medal at the 1968 Olympics.
30Undefeated 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.
31Promotes the George Foreman Jumbo Fat Reducing Grilling Machine for shopping channel QVC.
32Retired from boxing in 1977 after a loss to Jimmy Young, then returned to the ring in 1987.
33Won the heavyweight boxing title in January of 1973 by knocking out Joe Frazier. Lost the title in October of 1974 to Muhammad Ali.
34Heavyweight boxing champion
35He 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
1Missing is part of winning.
2[on his match with Ron Lyle in January 1976] It was definitely the toughest fight I've ever had.
3I 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.
4I grew up in the Fifth Ward of Houston -- the Bloody Fifth, we called it. Every weekend someone got killed.
5We 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.
6When there was no lunch to take to school, I blew up a brown paper sack to make it look full.
7Sometimes 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.
8In 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.
9When I won the title against Joe Frazier, it was everything I ever worked for.
10You 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.
11Most of us are just kids.
12Sandy 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.
13I 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.
14The 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.
15Imagine losing everything you think matters to you in ten seconds.
16I'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.
17Evil lurks where disappointment lodges.
18As 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.
19All my sons are named George Foreman. They all know where they came from.
20Changing your nature is the hardest thing to do. But I discovered that you can be who you choose to be.
21Winning 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.
22Preaching is the most original thing I've ever done. There's nothing familiar about it. You have to be brave.
23Losing 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.
24The 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.
25I 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?
26Joe 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.
27Can't retire from exercising.
28After 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?
29I 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.
30The seventies are the best years. That's when you're wise.
31My mother used to tell me, "You live and learn. Then you die and forget it all."
32I 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.
33As a child I was sometimes so hungry that I used to dream that one day I'd get locked in a grocery store.
34I 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.
35On his boxing comeback, "I didn't come back for the money. I just got sick of beating people up for free."
36Food 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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