Update (August 21, 2022): Looks like he’s been banned from TikTok now.
Let’s not get ahead of ourselves here. We all know Andrew Tate has been dominating headlines recently and has become the world’s most Googled celebrity at the moment. Most notably, he’s been banned from Instagram and Meta, and there are petitions to try and get him off TikTok, which would supposedly be a huge blow to his source of income.
You’ve got questions. We do too.
- What’s made him controversial?
- Is he the first trillionaire ever?
- Does his ban from Instagram and Meta affect him financially?
- Will he be banned from TikTok?
- What’s truly his net worth?
Let’s dive into all that and more below.
Who is Andrew Tate?
Andrew Tate was born on December 1, 1986. His father, Emory Tate, was an internationally renowned chess master. He has a brother named Tristan Tate and a sister named Janine Tate. By his accounts, he grew up quite poor and had to move back to England due to financial struggles while in the US. He’s a British-American dude who eventually got into kickboxing was quite widely known for his successful kickboxing career. Despite the income he’s made in that career, he decided it wasn’t enough, and made the leap to social media and other business ventures.
Is Andrew Tate related to Miesha Tate?
Before we move on, it would be good to clarify that Andrew Tate and Miesha Tate are not related, even though they share the same last name. It’s easy to see why people would think that, as both are UFC fighters, and both happened to be born in the same year and in Washington D.C.
Andrew Tate’s first dollars
Andrew’s first real income came from his kickboxing wins. He kicked off his career in 2009 when he scored victories against former champions Mo Karbo and Ollie Green. He’s won three ISKA championships, one Enfusion championship, and one IKF championship. It’s safe to say that prize winnings generally fall between $70K to $100K for first place. The championships alone earned him probably close to around $425K, and that’s not even including any non-first place wins he’s had that paid out a lesser amount. He did state that his largest kickboxing paycheck for a single event was $100K, presumably from one of the championship wins.
After his career in kickboxing, he switched over to MMA, though his career in MMA was short-lived. Surprisingly, after he gave up his MMA career, he only became more and more famous on social media as an influencer.
Andrew Tate’s rise to stardom on social media
Along with his brother Tristan Tate, Andrew decided to start a couple of YouTube channels in 2018 by the name of TateSpeech and Tate Confidential. Under these channels, he talks about guns, women, and making money.
He also promotes his main business, Hustlers University, in which he charges customers $49 a month to get access to information on how to make money. Most of the methods taught by Andrew involve selling his Hustlers University course as an affiliate. It can be argued that Andrew’s money-making strategy very closely resembles that of a pyramid scheme. Certainly, many people seem to think so.
Of note, his videos rarely go viral initially, but since he’s become notorious online after getting banned from Meta and Instagram, he’s been getting tons of views on his YouTube channel. It can be argued that his ban from Meta and Instagram may have helped his YouTube views go up due to people’s curiosity getting the better of them.
Is Andrew Tate a trillionaire?
Some of you may be asking why this question is being asked. Well, it involves a video in which he makes the claim that he became a millionaire when he was 27 years of age, had a net worth of $100 million by the age of 31, and has just recently become a trillionaire.
While there’s no way to prove one way or another, you have to think about the claim he’s making. He’s saying that he’s richer than Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and Bill Gates combined. And all by the age of 35? Plus, he just totally skipped being a billionaire, going straight from millionaire status to trillionaire status in four short years (we’re being sarcastic here).
Either way, we’re calling BS on this one.
What is Andrew Tate’s net worth?
Now we’re getting into Andrew Tate’s true net worth. Is he a trillionaire? No. But that doesn’t mean he isn’t truly rich. After all, he did go into business and amass a huge following.
Andrew Tate’s more likely net worth is roughly around the $250M mark.
And this is before his ban from Meta and Instagram. Those two platforms were huge drivers of his revenue, and having lost all those followers, he’s lost a lot of his overall voice and influence. However, don’t forget that despite all the notoriety supposedly having a negative impact on his income, it’s probably boosting his current YouTube income. Perhaps not enough to offset the loss from Meta and Instagram, but it’s sure to be a significant amount.
Will Andrew Tate get banned from YouTube?
Currently, Andrew Tate is still on the YouTube platform, and given the recent bans from various platforms, it’s legitimate to wonder whether YouTube could follow suit. YouTube does have policies against hate speech, so my guess is that he will eventually get booted off the platform. Time will tell.
What is Andrew Tate’s main source of income?
Andrew has stated himself that his main source of income comes from his sales of his Hustlers University course. Supposedly, he has made hundreds of millions in revenue in that venture alone, and we believe that to be possible, despite his outrageous claim that he’s a trillionaire. As of recent, he has 80,000 students enrolled in his course, each paying him $49 each month. That translates to almost $4M a month in revenue.
List of platforms Andrew Tate has been banned from
- 2016: Big Brother (Following a video in which he attacked a woman)
- 2017: Twitter (For a tweet that stated sexually assaulted women should bear some responsibility)
- 2022: Meta (For hate speech)
- 2022: Instagram (For hate speech)
- 2022: TikTok (For misogynistic content)
Andrew Tate’s other business ventures
- He started a webcam business in 2015 (nets him around $4K per day)
- He’s invested in a few European casinos over the years
- He’s been a cryptocurrency investor
How does Andrew Tate spend his money?
Andrew isn’t shy about flaunting his wealth, so we know he spends a lot of money on cars, watches, and even a plane!
Here’s a list of some of the things he’s spent his money on:
- Embraer Phenom 300 Private Plane ($10,000,000)
- Bugatti Chiron Pur Sport ($3,600,000)
- Bugatti Chiron Tourbillon Watch with a mini W16 Engine in it ($1,500,000)
- Aston Martin Vanguish S Ultimate ($500,000)
- Ferrari 812 Superfast ($401,500)
- McLaren 765LT ($358,000)
- Aston Martin DBS Superleggera ($316,300)
- Rolls Royce Wraith ($306,000)
- Porsche 911 Techart GTstreet R ($300,000)
- Mercedes B63 Brabus ($249,900)
- Ferrari 458 Italia ($245,000)
- Lamborghini Huracan Evo Spyder ($215,000)
- BMW M5 Competition ($110,000)
Total cost of all of the above? Around $18M. And that’s just a fraction of the things he’s spent his money on!