Who is George Foreman?
George Edward Foreman (born January 10, 1949) is a former professional boxer, entrepreneur, minister, and author from the United States.
George was known as “Big George” in boxing and competed between 1967 and 1997. He has two world heavyweight titles and an Olympic gold medal. Foreman is best known as the inventor of the George Foreman Grill.
George Edward Foreman was born in Marshall, Texas on January 10, 1949. His mother and stepfather J.D. Foreman, whom his mother married after he was born, raised him.
He had numerous run-ins with the law as a child and was expelled from school at the age of 15. He was frequently involved in street fights and gang wars.
George Foreman was born on January 10, 1949, in Marshall, Texas. He is currently 74 years old.
Foreman has been married to Mary Joan Martelly since 1985. He previously married Adrienne Calhoun from 1971 to 1974, Cynthia Lewis from 1977 to 1979, Sharon Goodson from 1981 to 1982, and Andrea Skeete from 1982 to 1985.
Foreman has twelve children, five boys and seven girls. His five sons are George Jr., George III (“Monk”), George IV (“Big Wheel”), George V (“Red”), and George VI (“Little Joey”). According to Foreman’s website, “I named all my sons George Edward Foreman so they would always have something in common.”
His seven daughters are Natalia, Leola, Freeda, Michi, Georgetta, Isabella, and Courtney. Natalia and Leola are his children from his marriage to Mary Joan Martelly. His daughters from previous relationships were Freeda, Michi, and Georgetta. He adopted Isabella Brandie Lilja (Foreman) in 2009 and Courtney Isaac (Foreman) in 2012.
As of 2023, Famous American former professional boxer, “George Foreman” has an estimated net worth of $300 million.
Foreman began his career on a high note, taking the world by storm and winning a gold medal in the boxing/heavyweight event at the 1968 Mexico City Olympic Games. In the years that followed, he broke even with a stunning winning streak.
But things changed when he met and was defeated by Muhammed Ali in the much-touted Zaire match “The Rumble in the Jungle.” Regrettably, Foreman retired in 1977 following a dismal match with Jimmy Young in Puerto Rico.
Ten years later, at the age of 40, Foreman took the bull by the horns and staged an astonishing comeback to the ring. He defeated Steve Zouski in Sacramento and had several memorable victories. The legendary boxer retired in 1997 with 76 wins (68 knockouts) and only roughly five losses.
To cap off his career in boxing, Foreman was inducted into both the World Boxing Hall of Fame and the International Boxing Hall of Fame. This explains why he is regarded as the ninth greatest heavyweight boxer in history.
Nonetheless, George Foreman Grill was born when he joined Salton, Inc., which was looking for a spokesperson for its fat-reducing grill. Foreman took advantage of the chance and has made millions from it, all while balancing his ministerial duties in Christendom.