If you are regular on social media, you certainly have come across at least one video of this guy named Andrew Tate. He is hated, he’s loved, he is criticized, and he has been banned.
This internet sensation and Tiktok star is viral for various reasons but mostly because of his loud, violet, unapologetic Tik Tok videos. But, who is Andrew Tate?
Who is Andrew Tate?
Emory Andrew Tate III, born December 14, 1986, is a 36-year-old American-British internet personality. He is a former kickboxer, social media influencer, and founder of Huster’s University.
Tate was born in Chicago and was raised on an estate in Luton. He is British-American and now resides in Romania. Andrew Take is the son of Emory Tate, the chess champion. He has played chess since he was 5 years old. By 2005, Tate had started practicing boxing and martial arts. And in November 2008, the International Sport Kickboxing Association ranked Andrew Tate the 7th best light-heavyweight kickboxer in Britain. Throughout his 20s he has worked as a TV producer while training alongside a kickboxer at the local gym. He went on to fight professionally and won world titles.
He is a public personality and runs a private online community called Hustler’s University. It teaches the ‘students’ how to quickly get rich by sharing copywriting, affiliate marketing, stocks, and cryptocurrency tips.
But most importantly, he made headlines for his unapologetic remarks on women, mental illness, and “breaking the matrix.”
Andrew Tate’s estimated net worth in 2022 is $355 million.
Why is Andrew Tate famous?
Andrew Tate often is alleged as a threat to the younger male population. He is popularly called and known as the “King of Toxic Masculinity.”
Recently Andrew Tate has been popular for many wrong reasons.
Before becoming an internet personality, he made his name in kickboxing. His website claims he has won the ISKA kickboxing title four times, winning the first in 2009.
In 2016, Andrew Tate was a participant in the 17th season of the UK’s Big Brother. He became famous in Big Brother. However, he was soon removed from the show when his tweets which were offensive in nature, came into the public eye. In addition to that, a video surfaced showing him hitting a woman with a belt. Later both Andrew and the woman in the video said there was no abuse and the video was a part of consensual sex.
Andrew Tare has a huge gift of eloquence. In August 2022, Tate was the most Googled man on earth, way above the likes of Donald J. Trump or Kim Kardashian.
Tate got global attention and has become a topic of discussion because of his verbally violent and controversial take on the subject of masculinity and the spread of hate speech.
Andrew Tate’s influence currently has declined as many social media platforms have banned his accounts due to several policy breaches.
In August 2022, he was permanently banned from Instagram and Facebook for violating their policies on hate speech and dangerous organizations and people. TikTok and Twitter suspended his account too. Soon After that, YouTube also suspended his channel, saying that it had multiple violations, including hate speech and COVID-19 misinformation.
Although he got suspended from the social media giants, his content is still floating on the internet and can be found anywhere quite easily.
After Elon Musk took over Twitter, the controversial internet personality Andrew Tate’s account was reinstated and he gained one million within the first 24 hours.
Although Tate has said that he agrees with the bans and the fact that most of his comments were taken out of context, he takes responsibility for how they were received.
Despite all that, Tate has acquired a massive following (and a steady income) from his Hustler’s University, and as a self-help guru offering advice to young men on how to make money and talk to women. Andrew Tate is among the most famous figures on TikTok, where videos of him have been watched 11.6 billion times.