|Real Name/Full Name||Joe R Francis|
|Nick Name/Celebrated Name:||Joe Francis|
|Birth Place:||Atlanta, Georgia, USA|
|Date Of Birth/Birthday:||1 April 1973|
|Age/How Old:||50 years old|
|Height/How Tall:||In Centimetres – 187 cm
In Feet and Inches – 6′ 2″
|Weight:||In Kilograms – 84 Kg
In Pounds – 185 lbs
|Eye Color:||Dark Brown|
|Parents Name:||Father – Raymond Francis
Mother – Maria Francis
|School:||Our Lady of Angels Catholic Elementary School|
|College:||University of Southern California|
|Marital Status:||In a relationship|
|Kids/Children Name:||Athena Olivia Francis, Alexandria Claire Francis|
|Profession:||Entrepreneur, Film producer|
|Net Worth:||$30 million|
|Last Updated:||May 2023|
When the name Joe Francis is mentioned, to those who know him will start thinking of controversies and what he has done this time. This is because he is one of the most controversial businessmen in the US. Most of his pilot programs have been hit with controversies which include tax evasion and sexual abuse.
With all these controversies, it’s no doubt he is a go-getter who rose from the humble position of a production assistant to the very successful businessman he is today. With controversies following him everywhere he goes, Joe was forced to run from the US and go live in Mexico for fear of conviction and serving jail time.
Well, how well do you know about Joe Francis? If not much, here is what we know about Joe Francis to date.
Biography and Early Life
Joe Francis was born on 1st April 1973 in the state of Georgia. His father Raymond is an American when his mother Maria was from Austria. His father used to work for an advertising company before leaving to start his own company. Besides his parents, nothing is known of his siblings who Joe doesn’t always talk about except his sister. At one point when describing his relationship with his father, he confessed to his father being carefree who let him do whatever he wanted.
Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement
So, how old is Joe Francis in 2023 and what is his height and weight? Well, Joe Francis’s age is 50 years old as of today’s date 31st May 2023 having been born on 1 April 1973. Though, he is 6′ 2″ in feet and inches and 187 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 185 lbs in Pound and 84kg in Kilograms.
When he was seven, his family moved to California where he joined a catholic school for his elementary studies. At school, he was always a troubled kid who found himself always on wrong end which led him to join several boarding schools. He later joined Laguna Beach High School before joining the University of Southern California where he graduated in 1995 with a bachelor’s degree in an entrepreneurial program.
Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids
Most of Joe Francis’s life is full of controversy. He has been in several relationships with different women which have all ended in ugly breakups. Currently, he is dating Abbey Wilson who was a cast member in his television show Girls Gone Wild. In 2014, they were blessed with their twin girls Athena and Alexandria who were conceived through Vitro fertilization. The couple is currently living with their twins in Mexico after running away from prosecution in the US.
Is Joe Francis Gay?
Joe Francis is straight and has never been in a same-sex relationship or marriage. All his previous and current relationship has been with people of the same sex. As mentioned above, his current relationship is with a woman by the name of Abbey Wilson.
Joe started working while in school and his first job was in a computer & video store. After graduating from University he ventured into business and his first work came in 1996 where he was a production assistant in the television show Real TV. The show covered extreme footage that were edited from mainstream news.
Joe licenced this footage and later sold them for profit. These footages were extreme and violent and were not suitable for children. One of is banned from Television videos was the assassination of Mexican politician Luis Donaldo Colosio. He also aired the death of Mary Wojtyla who died when she was hit by a speeding train in Illinois.
While working for his Banned from Television Videos, he came across of one footage of young college girls cutting their breasts during spring break and Mardi Gras festivals. This is where an idea came up for his next project. In 1997, his show Girls Gone Wild started airing. The franchise was an instant hit making more than $20 million in the first two years.
Currently, there are no known awards or nominations, Joe Francis, as received so far though his TV show had a very huge following.
Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Joe Francis in 2023
All Joe’s earnings have all come from proceeds from his business ventures with Girls Gone Wild being one of his most successful franchises. His net worth is estimated to be around $30 million as of 2023. This has been on a downward spiral considering he hasn’t ventured into something new since he runs away to Mexico.
Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know
- His Girls Gone Wild corporation filed for bankruptcy in 2013
- The reason for his bankruptcy was due to his gambling problem
- He was kidnapped at gunpoint and forced to film an indecent film which was used by Riley Perez to blackmail him.
- Joe has been convicted for many charges among them False imprisonment, tax evasion, dissuading a witness among others.
Though a smart businessman, Joe brought his own downfall after courting many controversies and getting himself into gambling. At one time more than four women sued him for either filming them as minors or filming them without them consenting. This has resulted to him losing millions of dollars in legal lawsuits and out-of-court settlements.