George Foreman is one of the greatest boxers of all time. Foreman is an American former professional boxer. Fondly known as ‘Big George’, George Foreman’s height is just over 6 ft 3. Foreman was a two-time world heavyweight champion and an Olympic gold medalist. At his peak in the ’70s, Foreman was one of the most ferocious boxers the world had ever seen. People often ask, “What is George Foreman’s net worth?”
George Foreman’s net worth is an astounding $250.0 million and growing, since he is a businessman now.
People are also wondering, “How old is George Foreman?” and “How many kids does George Foreman have?” Don’t worry, we will give you all the info you need right here!
A Troubled Youth
George Foreman was born in Marshall, Texas on January 10, 1949. He was raised by his mother and step-father. Foreman had a troubled childhood and put all his energy into boxing. His youth was also troubled and only boxing kept him in line. He won the gold medal in the heavyweight category boxing event in the 1968 Mexico City Olympic Games. Foreman had a very good record in amateur boxing before turning professional in 1969.
The Killer in the Ring
Foreman was a terrifying opponent in the ring. He started decimating other boxers by knockout, as he marched towards his dream of becoming the world heavyweight champion. Some of the boxers who had the misfortune of coming in contact with Foreman’s fists were Donald Walheim, Gregorio Peralta, George Chuvalo and Charlie Polite. Finally, in 1972 Foreman won the title by beating Jimmy Ellis. He then defended his title four times before fighting one of the greatest boxers ever, Joe Frazier.
The Sunshine Showdown
The match with Joe Frazier was called the “Sunshine Showdown” and Foreman was not expected to beat Frazier. However, Foreman opened the bout with a flurry of punches and knocked down Frazier six times within the first two rounds! When Frazier was barely able to stand on his feet, the referee stopped the one sided fight.
The Caracas Caper
In 1974, Foreman defended his title successfully against another ferocious opponent, Ken Norton. Norton was known for his heavy punches, crossed-arm boxing style and his crab-like defense, but when the fight began, Foreman did not allow Norton to gain any momentum and the first round remained even. When the second round began, Foreman hit Norton in the jaw with an uppercut, nearly knocking him to the floor of the ring. Though his legs became unsteady, Norton did not fall down, but as he held on to the ropes, it was clear the fight was over. The referee stopped the fight after Norton went down two more times.
Rumble in the Jungle
Then came one of the greatest and most controversial boxing matches of all time. George Foreman vs. Muhammad Ali. Ali hung back against the ropes in all the rounds as Foreman kept punching Ali in his stomach. Protecting his head, Ali waited for Foreman to get tired. This was called the ‘rope-a-dope’ tactic that Ali devised to get Foreman to waste his energy. When Foreman was tired, Ali swung in with a flurry of punches and finally knocked down Foreman.
Still the Adventurer
Today George Foreman’s age is 67 and he his boxing days have come to an end. He appears on TV in the hit NBC American reality-travel show, Better Late Than Never. The Better Late Than Never cast includes Foreman, William Shatner, Henry Winkler and Terry Bradshaw. The camera follows these four gentlemen as they backpack through Asia, experiencing new cultures and making their wishes come true.
A Busy Man
Otherwise Foreman is a busy father. After all, he is a dad to five sons and seven daughters, a total of 12 children! Foreman is also an entrepreneur and spends a lot of time promoting the George Foreman Grill, which is an indoor, electrically heated grill. It has sold over 100 million units since it’s launch. With God as his guide and with his hard working ethic, Foreman is finally at peace with himself. George of the jungle is now George, the man with the plan!