Internet personality and ex-kickboxer Emory Andrew Tate III went viral in 2022 after clips of some of his controversial opinionated takes began circulating on TikTok. He has also been featured in Twitch debates with notable names like Hasan "Hasanabi" Piker and Félix “xQc” Lengyel, the latter of which saw him in a heated argument regarding his “anti-women” remarks and claims that females are terrible drivers.
The now meme-worthy internet icon is also the founder of Hustler's University, where he sells courses on how to get rich and attract women. He is a multi-millionaire, whose riches and apparent alpha-male status have many asking: Who is Andrew Tate? This article details everything you need to know about him, including his rise to fame, business dealings, net worth, and more.
Who Is Andrew Tate?
Andrew Tate is a British-American influencer and ex-kickboxing champion who rose to popularity through hard work, training, and a slew of controversial opinions, typically about women and society.
Here are a few quick facts about Andrew Tate:
- Full Name: Emory Andrew Tate III
- Date of Birth: 14th December 1986
- Age (at writing): 35 years
- Place of Birth: United States
- Citizenships: American, British
- Place of Residence: Romania
- Height: 185.4 cm (6 ft 1 in)
- Weight: 89.8 kg (198 lb)
Andrew Tate's business
Andrew Tate is the founder of Hustler's University, a social network based on Discord where he connects successful, hyper-ambitious men; it's also where he sells training courses about how to make money, get women, and achieve the ultimate male physique.
According to Andrew Tate's business page, success is learned. "I grew up broke, and now I am a multi-millionaire. I teach the deserving the secrets to modern wealth creation." In addition to his courses, Andrew Tate owns online webcam studios and casinos as offshoot business endeavors.
Andrew Tate Net Worth
In a podcast with Adin Ross, Andrew Tate claimed he was a trillionaire when asked what his net worth was. "I was broke for a long time. I made my first million when I was 27 [years old], and then I had a 100 million by the time I was 31 [or] 32, and I became a trillionaire quite recently," he said. However, this claim is far-fetched.
In 2022, Andrew Tate’s net worth was estimated to be roughly $250 million. This figure is more believably considering the above-mentioned revenue streams. Notably, Andrew Tate also acquires some revenue from his YouTube channel, with over half a million subscribers.
Why Has Andrew Tate Recently Gone Viral?
Andrew Tate recently went viral for his controversial takes and “anti-women” rants on Adin Ross’s Twitch podcast on 15th July 2022. He’s also been quoted stating that women should be treated like “Lambos” and that females are terrible drivers.
In the Andrew Tate vs. xQc debate, he objectified his girlfriends as “his property” and claimed to feel safer if a man drove a car for him rather than a female. Most of the debating was a rally of heated argumentative statements between Andrew Tate and xQc, so it’s not surprising his remarks didn’t catch fire.
Besides these uproaring takes, on 20th July 2022, the Andrew Tate vs. HasanAbi debate that followed the initial dumpster fire stream with xQc also received massive attention. Both internet icons were at each other’s throats and discussed several interesting topics, including Andrew Tate’s online businesses, which HasanAbi claimed was a “scam.”
In this debate, rather than amplifying opinions, Andrew Tate chose to dodge the scandalous remarks HasanAbi threw at the ex-kickboxer, who later furiously exited the podcast. At the time, conversations got pretty heated, with both influencers sarcastically talking about whether Earth was flat or not, to which Andrew Tate responded that he’s been to space and seen the planet’s “round” surface.
Circling back to topics about women again, during another Andrew Tate vs. xQc debate on 21st July 2022 with Adin Ross and Kai Cenat, the ex-kickboxing champion gave his two cents about whether females ran the world or not. Tate answered by asking them if they believed “a girl deserves the world and everything from a guy because she has a p*ssy.” The Twitch stars seemed to agree, which was a surprise given their series of rallying disagreements.
However, there are many other reasons why Andrew Tate has trended on the internet. In 2017, Andrew Tate got kicked from Big Brother after a video of him beating a woman surfaced online. Additionally, his Tweets about women who’ve been r*ped should “bear some responsibility” have also thrown him in the hot seat that same year.
Andrew Tate left the UK and moved to Romania after police charged him with eleven cases of sexual assault. A video emerged the same year on Twitter where Andrew Tate was quoted saying it's easier to get off on r*pe charges in Eastern European countries. He said it was “probably forty percent of the reason” he moved to Romania.
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Lastly, in the most recent headlining controversy, Romanian police investigated Andrew Tate for human trafficking in 2022. The investigation was brought up after a woman was reported to be held at Andrew Tate’s abode against her will. However, as of 27th April 2022, Romanian police officials stated nobody had been charged yet.
Andrew Tate's Early Life And Kickboxing Career
Before all his current success and controversy, Andrew Tate was a professional kickboxer. Pre-kickboxing era, Andrew Tate reportedly worked in selling television advertising around 2009. However, he’s been practicing boxing and martial arts since 2005.
It was only until 2009 that Andrew Tate won his first title at the International Sport Karate Association (ISKA) Full Contact Cruiserweight Championship in Derby, England.
In 2013, Andrew Tate won his second (ISKA) Championship and took home the World Full-Contact Light Cruiserweight Championship belt through a split decision. Since then, Andrew Tate’s won seventy-eight times and only lost nine matches. In total, Andrew Tate has won four championships in kickboxing.
The former kickboxer retired in September 2017 after a Twitter post stated, “I’ve basically retired from professional combat, and I have never enjoyed exercise.” Andrew Tate retired from kickboxing because he had already achieved so much in the sports scene and wanted to accomplish other goals, including getting filthy rich.
Feel free to follow Andrew Tate’s ever-unfolding controversial takes and incidents on YouTube or watch one of his recent viral debates with xQc below.
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