Andrew Tate

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Andrew Tate
A bald man with a beard and sunglasses smiles at something off-camera.
Tate in 2021
Emory Andrew Tate III

(1986-12-01) December 1, 1986 (age 37)[1]
  • Media personality
  • kickboxer
Years active2006–2022
Height6 ft 3 in (1.9 m)
Weight198 lb (90 kg; 14.1 st)
Fighting out of
TeamStorm Gym
Kickboxing record
By knockout23[a]
Mixed martial arts record
By knockout1
By decision1
By decision1

Emory Andrew Tate III (born December 1, 1986) is an internet personality and former professional kickboxer.[3] He started a website that offers courses on getting rich. He gained popularity on TikTok, YouTube, and other social media for his videos and streams where he shows off his lifestyle, and discusses things including masculinity, manhood, and the sigma male. His views have been described as misogyny by many people.

Early life[change | change source]

Andrew Tate was born on December 1, 1986,[4] in Washington, D.C., United States. He grew up in Luton, Bedfordshire, England. His father, Emory Andrew Tate II, was an International Master (IM) of chess. He first learned to play chess when he was five years old.[5] He learned to play chess at the age of five and competed in adult tournaments as a child.[6][7][8]

Career[change | change source]

Kickboxing[change | change source]

Tate is in martial arts and boxing in 2005. While he was working as a television advertising salesman, he won the 2009 ISKA Full Contact Cruiserweight title in Derby, England. Although he had won 17 of his 19 professional fights, he was regarded as the best fighter in his division in Europe.[8]

Tate won his first ISKA title after defeating Jean-Luc Benoit in a rematch. In 2013, he defended his title against Jean-Luc Benoit in France.[9] He became the second ISKA world champion to hold titles in two different weight divisions.[10] He competed in mixed martial arts for a couple of years before eventually calling it quits due to injuries.[11][12]

  • 2005: He wins the International Sport Karate Association (ISKA) Full Contact Cruiserweight championship.
  • 2009: Tate begins his professional kickboxing career after beating Paul Randall at the International Sport Karate Association.
  • 2010: Tate launches his webcam services business allowing clients to pay to interact with women.
  • 2013: He wins his second ISKA world title in a 12-round match, held in Châteaurenard, France.

Major Championships and Titles Won 46[permanent dead link]

  • British Cruiserweight Championship: This was one of his first big titles. It showed everyone he was a top kickboxer.
  • English Full-Contact Cruiserweight Championship: He won this soon after, proving again his skills in the sport.
  • World Full-Contact Light Heavyweight Championship: This was a big deal because it was a world title. It meant he was one of the best globally.
  • Enfusion Live World Championship: Another big win for Andrew, showing his strength and talent.

Big Brother[change | change source]

In 2016, while he was a guest on Big Brother, he was criticized for his racist and homophobic comments on Twitter.[13] After the release of a video that showed him assaulting a woman with a belt, he was removed from the show.[14] He and the woman in question later said that the actions in the video were consensual.[15] During his time on the show, he had only been there for six days.[16]

Website[change | change source]

Tate's website claims that he used to run a webcam studio using his girlfriend as an employee. In Romania, he and his brother started a business that sells sob stories using webcam girls.

Tate runs a website called Hustler's University, called now The Real World, which provides monthly membership fees to individuals who want to receive education on various subjects, such as cryptocurrency trading and dropshipping.[16][17]

Social media[change | change source]

Tate became known for his tweets about the sexual abuse committed by Harvey Weinstein. He also said that those who suffered from sexual harassment should share the blame for their actions. In 2017, he made a statement about depression that was widely criticized. Tate's accounts were suspended multiple times. In 2021, one of his accounts was mistakenly verified by Twitter, which he had created to avoid his previous ban. The account was then permanently deleted.[16] Twitter said that the mistake was made due to an error,[18] and the account had been promoted with a link.[19]

Tate was first known as a far-right figure online due to his appearances on various right-wing sites including InfoWars and Jack Posobiec.[20] He was described by The Independent's Rabbil Sikdar as a cult-like figure who is known for his anti-feminist views. Tate has called himself a misogynist and a sexist in a satirical sense while also stating that he believes that men must provide for and protect women. A popular counter argument to this claim is a video which resurfaced which depicts Tate saying that he would hit a woman with a machete, however he continually states that the context was of a woman attacking him with a machete and him defending himself. The White Ribbon Campaign, which is an organization that fights against male-on-male violence, considers his statements to be extremely misogynistic.[21] Hope Not Hate, an activist group that fights against fascism and racism, criticized Tate's social media presence,[22] saying it could encourage the far-right audience to follow him. In response, Tate noted that his content mainly focuses on teaching his followers how to avoid being toxic and low-value individuals.[23][24]

Tate has been involved in several controversies on social media, including making controversial comments about women, mental health, and race. Some of his social media posts have been criticized as being misogynistic, racist, and insensitive.


His commentary has resulted in various social media platforms banning him.[26][27][28][29]

Legal issues[change | change source]

As of June 2023, Romanian authorities charged Tate with human trafficking.[30]

On March 11, 2024, he was put into detention (again) by Romanian authorities; A process of extraditing him to British authorities, is going on.[31] Earlier (and as of August 4, 2023) he did not have to stay any longer in house arrest; He will have to show up (or come) to his trial.[32] (Earlier decisions about having to stay in house arrest were made by the court system in March and April 2023.)[33][34] Earlier decisions about having to stay in police detention (or jail) were made by the court on February 1, January 20 and January 10, 2023.[35][36]

Criminal investigation[change | change source]

In a YouTube video, Tate said that he moved to Romania because it was easier to get away with bribery in Eastern Europe. The video was later deleted. In April 2022, his house was raided by the country's DIICOT, an investigative agency that focuses on terrorism and organized crime.[18][24]

In August 2022, the US Embassy in Romania alerted local authorities of an American woman being held at a property owned by Tate and his brother. After a surprise raid, two women, one American and one Romanian, were recovered. According to the authorities, the investigation was still ongoing. The US State Department did not comment on the incident.[37]

On Friday, December 30, 2022, Andrew Tate,[38] along with his brother Tristan and two Romanian nationals, came under investigation by the Directorate for Investigating Organised Crime and Terrorism (DIICOT) for their alleged involvement in an organized crime group. The group stands accused of recruiting and exploiting women, coercing them into creating pornographic content for specialized websites. In light of the investigation, prosecutors have submitted an application to extend Andrew Tate's detention at a detention center for an additional 30 days, pending a ruling from the judge. During the recent detention hearing, both brothers opted to exercise their right to remain silent. The investigation remains ongoing. He was detained by the Romanian Anti-Organized Crime Division for human sex trafficking, rape and forming an organized crime group with the intent of recruiting and housing women to create online pornography. The group is said to span Romania, the United Kingdom and the United States.[38] Officials have said that Tate had been under investigation since April, 2022. The two women found at his property were allegedly being held against their will, with an additional four women also alleging imprisonment. It is believed that they were subjected to mental and physical violence. Allegations say that these women were told they would become married to and live with Tate.

During his arrest, he was held by Romanian police for twenty four hours for questioning. This detainment been extended for thirty days. During the search they found large sums of money and guns. Andrew Tate was detained with his brother, Tristan Tate and two other men.[39][40] On 20 January, 2023, the BBC said that the justice system in Romania decided that Tate will have to stay in police detention (or jail) until 27 February 2023 .[41][42] He was set free (in August 2023) from house arrest, and he will have to show up (or come) to his trial.

On March 11, 2024, he was put into detention again by Romanian authorities.[31]

Notes[change | change source]

  1. The count of wins by knockout is incomplete, based on this report and subsequent documented fights.[2]

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