Who Is George Foreman? Wiki, Age, Height, Wife, Net Worth, Ethnicity

George Foreman

George Foreman is a former professional boxer from the United States who has been involved in the sport for nearly eighteen years. He is most likely well-known throughout the world as an Olympic gold medalist. He is also a famous entrepreneur, author, and ordained minister.

Quick Facts

Celebrated Name: George Foreman
Real Name/Full Name: George Edward Foreman
Gender: Male
Age: 73 years old
Birth Date: 10 January 1949
Birth Place: Marshall, Texas, United States
Nationality: American
Height: 1.92 m
Weight: 118 kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Wife/Spouse (Name): Mary Joan Martelly (m. 1985), Andrea Skeete (m. 1982–1985), Sharon Goodson (m. 1981–1982), Cynthia Lewis (m. 1977–1979), Adrienne Calhoun (m. 1971–1974)
Children: Yes (Freeda Foreman, George Foreman III, Natalie Foreman, Georgetta Foreman, Leola Foreman, Courtney Isaac Foreman, Michi Foreman, George Foreman Jr., George Foreman IV, George Foreman V, George Foreman VI, Isabella Brenda Lilja Foreman)
Profession: Boxer
Net Worth in 2022: $330 million

George Foreman Biography

George Edward Foreman, better known as “Big George,” was born on January 10, 1949, in Marshall, Texas. He was born to parents Leroy Moorehead and Nancy Foreman. When Foreman was a child, his mother married another man named JD Foreman. After marrying JD, his mother relocated to Houston, Texas, with her new husband and Foreman.

Foreman grew up in Houston’s Fifth Ward with six other siblings. His stepfather was very kind to him and cared for him equally with his children and Foreman. There is little information available about Foreman’s biological father, who was never present in his life.

Foreman was a troubled kid who was frequently involved in school fights and was suspended on multiple occasions. So, at the age of fifteen, he dropped out of high school and later joined the Job Corps.

After dropping out of school, Foreman relocated to Pasadena, California, where he developed a strong interest in football. It had always been his dream to play football in the country’s top league, but he had to give up the dream due to boxing. His boxing skills were exceptional, and his supervisor advised him to concentrate on boxing because it would help him achieve glory and fame.

Foreman was a ladies’ man with a history of affairs. He was involved with several women and had a few extramarital affairs. He has been married five times in total. Adrienne Calhoun was his first wife, and they were married for almost three years. He married his second wife, Cynthia Lewis, three years after the divorce, but the marriage lasted only two years.

George Foreman Age, Height, Weight

George Foreman was born on January 10, 1949, and is 73 years old as of 2022. His height is 1.92 meters and his weight is 118 kilograms.

George Foreman
George Foreman


During the riots in the United States over civil rights and Vietnam, Foreman won the gold medal in the Heavyweight Boxing Championship at the Olympics in Mexico City. Following that, he decided to pursue boxing as a professional career and underwent various dynamic training sessions. He had a glorious year in 1969 and 1970, winning all of the fights he took part in.

In 1973, Foreman defeated the champion and became the new boxing king, and his success continued to rise over the next few years. His first defeat came at the hands of the legendary Mohammad Ali, so he took a break before coming back in Las Vegas after two years by winning the match. After the game, he became ill and claimed to have had a near-death experience, so he changed his career and stopped fighting in 1977.

Foreman later became an ordained minister, opened a few youth centers, and shared his Christian journey on various television networks. At the age of forty, he returned to boxing after a nearly ten-year absence. Surprisingly, he had a very good season and defeated some well-known players on the road.

At the age of 48, Foreman’s last match was against Shannon Briggs.

George Foreman Achievements and Awards

Apart from winning the Olympic Gold Medal and several Heavyweight Championships, Foreman received the ESPY Award for ‘Best Boxer’ for his contribution and success in boxing. He was also named Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year in 1994.

George Foreman’s Net Worth in 2023

In 1999, Foreman agreed to a five-year endorsement deal with Salton worth approximately $138 million. George Foreman’s net worth is estimated to be $330 million as of April 2023. Boxing has been his primary source of income. He also makes a good living from his other professional endeavors.

George Edward Foreman began his life on the streets in poverty before training to become a world-renowned boxer. His hard work and dedication have led to his current success. His story is an inspiration to all of the young people who are going through a difficult time in their lives.

George Foreman Wife, Marriage

Sharon Goodson, Foreman’s third wife, couldn’t feel the chemistry between the two, and their marriage ended in divorce within a year. Due to personal differences, he and his fourth wife, Andrea Skeete, divorced after three years of marriage. He has been married to Mary Joan Martelly for nearly thirty-three years.