Andrew Tate is a British-American four-time kickboxing world champion, entrepreneur, and Internet personality known for his highly conservative and controversial pro-masculine views on gender dynamics.
Here’s his biography.
- Andrew Tate’s net worth is estimated to be around $300 million dollars. He owns 29 cars, among which a Bugatti Veyron.
- Tate earned his money as:
- A four-time kickboxing world champion
- The founder and manager of a camgirl company
- The co-founder (with his brother) of an OnlyFans agency
- The founder of the online education platform Hustlers University (rebranded as The Real World end of 2022)
- The founder of an exclusive club called “The War Room”
- Andrew is 190 cm, or 6 foot 3.
- He was born in December 1986 and is 36 years (he will turn 37 at the end of the 2023).
- Tate has two younger siblings, Tristan (born in 1988), and Janine (born in 1992).
- Tate’s dad was Emory Tate, an American chess Grandmaster.
- Tate announced on social media in October 2022 that he had converted to Islam because it was “the last true religion on earth”, because Muslims “were ready to defend their faith” and because Muslims were “strong and not getting crushed” like the Christians.
- He officially lives in Bucharest, Romania. However, he has been spending a significant part of his time in Dubai, UAE.
- Tate was arrested in December 2022 by the Romanian police on human trafficking grounds. He remains in prison until the 27th of February 2023.
I became interested in Andrew Tate after YouTube banned him in August 2022. What fascinated me wasn’t so much the content of his diatribes, but the confidence he could deliver them with.
I must have listened to 20 podcast episodes before my Tate obsession faded out as quickly as it had arrived.
Find everything I have learned about Andrew Tate below.
NB 1: the content of this article comes from podcast episodes and was told by Andrew Tate himself. I could not corroborate most of Andrew’s sayings.
NB 2: The views expressed in the article do not reflect I or auresnotes.com values, views, or opinions. The article was written based on Andrew Tate’s interviews. The article was written to be as accurate as possible.
Table of Content
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- Childhood in the US
- Luton (UK) and Kickboxing Career
- Making Money
- Andrew Tate in the Media
- Failed Cancelation
Who Is Andrew Tate?
Andrew Tate was born in December 1986 in Washington D.C., USA, to a British mother (Eileen) and to the American international chess Grandmaster Emory Tate. Tate has a younger brother, Tristan (born in 1988), and a younger sister, Janine (born in 1992).
Andrew spent the first ten years of his life in the south side of Chicago. His parents divorced in 1997 when he was 10 years old.
His mum took her three kids back to Luton, England, where Andrew spent the rest of his life until he moved to Romania in 2014 or 2017 (sources are unclear).
1. Childhood in the US
While he didn’t see his dad often (Emory was mostly absent, working for the US army or participating in chess tournaments), Tate has described many times the impact that his dad had on him, vowing him almost a cult-like respect.
Emory was a smart guy. He had learned Russian in a month for the US army and played his way into becoming a chess Grandmaster by just…practicing chess. Andrew told how his dad could beat him without even looking at the board.
Tate raised his sons to be strong and fearless.
When he was five years old, Andrew was bullied on the school bus by two kids. Seeking advice from his dad, Emory told him he needed to solve the situation on his own.
As the bus was bringing the kids home one day, Tate took his lunchbox in his backpack, turned to the back seat, and hit one of the kids with his lunchbox on the eyebrow, just at the moment when the bus made a stop.
Scared, he ran off the bus and went home on foot.
When his dad saw him and understood what had happened, he took young Andrew to the supermarket. They stopped in the lunchbox aisle and Emory said: “son, I’ll buy you as many of these as you need”, indicating the blood-stained, broken lunchbox.
Tate never saw these two kids again.
A couple of years later, Andrew’s mum took him to the hairdresser but was displeased with the result.
Emory went nuts when he learned his wife taught “his boys” to mind about their hair. He took Andrew back to the hairdresser, told him nobody cared about his hair, and demanded that the hairdresser shaves Tate’s head altogether.
A few years later, young Tate was with his father at a gas station when Emory was apparently mogged for no reason.
When the police finally arrived on the scene, they were impressed Emory had managed to fight off his assailants back. He looked at them and declared:
The police let them go. Andrew never forgot the quote which became his mantra.
Shortly before their divorce, Emory Tate was diagnosed with a mental disorder and was offered a generous pension by the US army if he recognized he had this mental disorder.
Emory didn’t think he was crazy, and refused under the principle that his “sanity was not for sale”. He didn’t sign the papers and never got the money.
Towards the end of his life, Emory wondered if he had done well. When he went back to the army to sign the papers, the officer told him: “You’re not crazy, Emory”.
Emory Tate died in 2015 while in a chess tournament, with “16 dollars in his pocket”.
2. Luton (UK) and Kickboxing Career
Luton is a poor working town located in the north of London, UK.
Andrew moved into social housing with his mum and his two siblings.
Life in Luton wasn’t easy, but Andrew was a smart kid.
At 18, he was offered a spot at university for free, which he declined when he refused to fill out a form whose questions he thought were “stupid”.
When his mum asked him what he planned on doing with his life, Andrew answered he was going to be a world kickboxing champion. She didn’t believe him, but that didn’t deter young Andrew.
Tate had started practicing kickboxing a few years earlier. He had gone to see a coach who didn’t think much of him and gave him an assignment.
When Andrew completed the assignment, the coach agreed to train him.
Tate’s first job at 18 was as a computer technician at his former high school. He was quickly fired for sleeping with a 16-year-old girl.
He subsequently did many different jobs during his kickboxing years, including as an advertising salesman. He figured he could increase his customers’ trust by refunding them all of their money and telling them to “order an ad later”.
Tate’s post-high school life consisted in working a full-time job and training five hours a day, six days per week. He won his first title, the ISKA World Full-Contact Heavyweight at the age of 24, in 2011.
His total career record is 76 wins for 9 losses.
Andrew wasn’t the only Tate doing kickboxing. His brother Tristan followed him and became a European champion.
As they were in Deauville, France, for a fight one day, Tate ordered a bottle of water from a restaurant. It cost €9 ($10).
He wondered how some people could afford that. Turning to his brother, Tate told him there was something they weren’t doing right.
Tate wasn’t rich himself, but he wasn’t poor either. His fights could net him 100k-150k per victory, but not nearly as much as in boxing since kickboxing wasn’t as popular.
After winning his third world champion title, Tate needed money. He had invested in a property in Thailand for which he had to pay $100 000 but only had $70 000 in his account.
So he took the $70k, went into a casino…and lost all of the money.
That got him thinking.
He locked himself in his room and decided not to get out before he understood where money came from, and how it was created.
That’s how he understood he needed to create a business and found no better idea but to launch a webcam business.
Tate brought his five different girlfriends to London and told them his idea.
Three left. Two stayed.
3. Making Money
And so Andrew Tate got into the webcam business with his girlfriends and brother. He declared that at the peak, he had “75 girls working for him” and made up to $4 million per month.
All was good until the police paid him a visit.
A few months prior, Andrew had fired one of his employees after she refused to clean the mess she had done in the house. Upon her refusal, he had thrown her stuff out the window.
That girl had gone to complain to the police which had built a case against Tate.
While the investigation did not lead to Tate’s prosecution for the original complaint, it did lead to fines for “a few minor stuff” that the police uncovered.
Tate took this as a sign that the government didn’t like him and would never leave him alone.
So he left England for more welcoming shores.
That’s how he ended up in Romania.
While Tate said he moved to Romania in 2017 already rich, this article wrote that they moved there in 2014 and were so poor they couldn’t afford a car.
We’ll keep the article with Tate’s version of the story.
After the UK imbroglio, Tate paid a visit to a few friends in Bucharest, Romania where he ended up staying for the following reasons:
- It was safer than the UK
- It was more religious and conservative than the UK
- He had some friends there
- Corruption is available to everyone, not only to the rich and powerful.
It’s unclear if Tate kept his webcam business active, or if he winded down the operations (he said in some videos that he still had a few girls working for him, and in other videos that he was out of the business for a very long time).
In anyways, he was rich enough to never work again, so he searched for investment opportunities.
He got the chance to meet two brothers who owned casinos across Europe at an event for the kickboxing league in Romania.
He offered them an investment, but the brothers refused. “We don’t need you”, they told him.
So Andrew came up with a strategy. He went back to see the brothers and offered them an investment to build casinos with his own money next to their competitors’ casinos, under their brand.
They accepted and Tate got to work.
He studied his competitors and decided to give free coffee in his casinos to attract gamblers.
Nothing particularly eventful happened until Tate was “swatted” in April 2022.
There are different accounts of this story.
According to the press, a Romanian and a US citizen were held “hostage” in a house in Romania (Tate’s house) and had called the police as a result. Andrew and Tristan were taken in as witnesses and no charges were filed (yet, at least).
Tate explained the story differently. According to him, one of these girls’ boyfriends got jealous when he saw his girlfriend was at his house, and called the police.
Go figure out what really happened.
Tate was eventually arrested in December 2022 on grounds of human trafficking, which may have potential links to this story.
He remains in prison in Romania until at least the 27th of February 2023.
5. Andrew Tate in the Media
Tate started a Twitter account in 2016 to “say MAGA and annoy people”. He quickly got a following of a few thousand people as a kickboxing world champion and a “toxic masculinity advocate”.
He was invited to participate in Big Brother UK in 2016 but was kicked off the show a few days after starting when a video showing him whipping a woman with a belt on set surfaced. The incident was later explained as being “consensual play”. No charges were pressed.
A month later, Tate was invited on a podcast episode which appears to be the oldest podcast episode he’s done. Surprisingly, he neither really change his message nor the tone is talking with since then.
He slowly built a following over the years, gaining confidence in his skills as a public speaker. His audience grew as he was invited to one podcast episode after the other.
The health crisis that started in 2021 pushed Tate further into the limelight. His anti-elitist discourse (detailed below) found an echo in a certain category of the population disillusioned with the measures that had been taken (IYKYK).
He promised his audience to “take them out of the matrix” and teach them how to make money by themselves so they would “get out of slavery” and “be free”.
He held his promise by starting Hustlers University in 2021. HU is some sort of Udemy where users can access courses from Tate and other people on how to make money online (copywriting, dropshipping, e-commerce, Amazon FBA, etc).
The website has had a high retention rate because Tate prevented people that canceled their membership from ever signing up again, creating extreme FOMO.
To fuel growth, Tate quickly implemented an affiliate program that delivered a 50% commission on each signup. The number of HU members quickly grew.
He subsequently encouraged his followers and affiliate partners to edit videos of him talking on podcasts into a TikTok format and post them on social media with their affiliate link to HU in the description.
This created a mediatic Tsunami. Andrew Tate was everywhere on Twitch, TikTok, and Youtube by July 2022.
He became the 8th most googled person on the planet that year despite the events happening halfway through the year.
Tate discontinued his affiliate marketing program after the mainstream media denounced it as being a pyramid scheme (it wasn’t, unless you call an affiliate program a pyramid scheme).
In any way, HU membership skyrocketed to 110 000 members by November 2022.
It was around that time that Tate rebranded HU into “The real world“, with a much better design.
The price is still $49.99/month and there’s still an affiliate program, from which each member benefits upon signing up.
As of today, The Real World is said to have 200 000 subscribers.
6. Failed Cancelation
It didn’t take long for every Western tech company to cancel Andrew Tate in mid-August 2022.
On the same day, Tate was banned from:
And many others.
The only problem was that…nobody else followed them.
In fact, his failed cancelation only made him bigger.
Tate was subsequently invited everywhere to comment on his cancelation.
His 5-hour interview with Patrick Bet-David was viewed 11 million times – likely a record for such a long interview.
He announced he had moved to the free-speech equivalent of YouTube (Rumble) and got 650 000 subscribers within a week. Rumble stock increased by 20% during that period.
Tate uploaded his “final message” on Rumble in September 2022 in which he details his life and explains his philosophy.
Tate was arrested on the 29th of December 2022 on human trafficking charges.
Andrew Tate’s Political, Religious, and Philosophical Beliefs
Andrew Tate’s Political and Philosophical Positions
Tate has made many comments, some of them contradictive.
In an interview with Piers Morgan, Tate described himself as a libertarian, saying that he didn’t mind people being trans or gay as long as they did not try to convince other people to become so too.
Tate believes that men have an incredibly difficult life. They must work hard, fight and become high-value in order to earn money and have women interested in them.
Tate also believed that a man is responsible for both himself and his partner, and must therefore assume double responsibilities.
He said that the world has become an extremely competitive place, and that it’s “player VS player”. He said that the middle class was getting eaten away by inflation and by “the guys at the top” and that the only way to survive in this world as a man is to become a guy at the top.
While Tate thinks he’s had a difficult life, he also said it was a blessing because it made him strong. He’s complained that most men are weak nowadays and plans to raise his male children in a difficult environment (he once joked he’d love to raise them in the middle of Russia).
Tate has very conservative views of women and dating, which he motivated due to being a “religious man”.
He declared several times that a woman belongs to her father, then to her husband. He once stated that her sister “belonged to her husband”.
He explained this by the fact that a man used to ask the girl’s father permission to marry her, and that the father would walk his daughter down the aisle at her wedding to “giver her to her husband”.
He defended this conception as being “religious”, admitting that he “could not, ultimately, decide what a girlfriend could or could not do”.
He said that as a man, he had the responsibility to ensure his partner’s safety and provide for her.
He also said that while men could have sex with women without getting attached, women could not do so due to the fact that men “penetrate women”, to put it nicely.
The nature of the sexual act hence forces women to naturally get attached to whom they have sex with, according to Tate.
As a result, he said that younger women were better to date than older women, because younger women had likely not had as much sex with as many partners as older women.
He said that women were emotionally impacted by the men they dated, and that this created baggage he didn’t want to carry in the relationship.
Andrew Tate’s Religious Positions
Tate said he grew up Atheist while “still believing in a higher power“. He became Christian after seeing “plenty of the devil” and figuring out that “if one exists, the other must exist too”.
Tate said he gave money to the Romanian church he used to go to in Bucharest.
Tate has praised Islam several times. He said he had immense respect for Islam because Muslims were ready to defend their faith no matter what.
He said that he could walk around London with a t-shirt on which would be written “Jesus is gay” and that nothing would happen to him.
He said he wouldn’t be able to do that with a t-shirt on which the Prophete of Islam would be called gay.
He highlighted that Christianism was “getting crushed” because Christians were no longer willing to defend their faith and ideas.
He said anyone could be called a Christian, that the religion had “no substance” and did not compel its followers to do anything.
Then he announced in October 2022 that he had shifted his religion to Islam after a video of him in a Mosque in Dubai cast some doubt regarding his faith.
Tate said he became Muslim because this is the “last religion on the planet”.
He said God was “strong, should be feared, and should not be mocked”.
FAQ About Andrew Tate
1. What’s Andrew Tate’s net worth?
Andrew Tate is estimated to be worth roughly $300 million. However, a police investigation is currently ongoing to find out the origin of the funds. Several of his cars were seized as a result.
2. How old is Andrew Tate?
Tate was born in December 1986, and is currently 36 years old.
3. What’s Andrew Tate’s kickboxing record?
Tate’s kickboxing record is 76 victories for 9 defeats.
4. Who is Andrew Tate’s dad?
Andrew’s dad was Emory Tate, an African-American chess Grandmaster. Emory Tate died in 2015.
5. Who is Andrew Tate’s sister?
Andrew Tate’s sister is Janine Tate. She’s a lawyer living in Kentucky, USA. Andrew and Tristan have hinted that none of them had any contact with her for several years.
6. Why was Andrew Tate banned?
While there’s no official account for Tate’s ban on social media, it is likely that Tate’s controversial views on women and masculinity have led to the ban.
Elon Musk reinstalled Tate’s Twitter account in December 2022. Twitter is as of today the only mainstream social media platform Tate is allowed on.
7. Is Andrew Tate a trillionaire?
No. Andrew Tate’s estimated net worth is $300 million.
8. Why do people hate Andrew Tate?
Andrew Tate is a very polarizing figure. By all accounts, it seems that people hate him, or love him.
Tate’s hate comes from his ultra-conservative and controversial views on women, dating, and relationships.
Tate has been called by many mainstream media outlets “misogynistic”, a term he does not believe suits him because he never “disrespected any girl”.
Tate is also known as “the king of toxic masculinity” by the mainstream media.
9. What’s Andrew Tate’s race?
Tate is mixed-race. His father is black, and his mother is white. He identifies as a “person of color”.
10. Why does Andrew Tate wear sunglasses?
He got hit so many times in the face due to his kickboxing career that he is easily blinded by the light.
Top Quotes by Andrew Tate
Find below the top 30 quotes from Andrew Tate.
- I am a feminist, I made a bunch of chicks rich.
- When sh*t hits the fan, everyone reverts to their natural gender role.
- Women, once they have enough money, take it and go party. Men want to make more of it and never work anymore.
- Toxic masculinity is a term invented by women nobody wants to f!ck, to describe the men the women do want to f!ck.
- Women f!ck men they respect. They don’t f!ck men they like, they don’t f!ck men they love, they f!ck men they respect.
- The world we live in today tries very hard to refuse a man his natural instincts as a man.
- We’re all temporarily immortal.
- A ho€ without instructions is headed for destruction.
- Being a man is not about not feeling things. It’s about feeling things and still acting like a man.
- The world is not fair or nice.
- Bravery will take you pretty f!cking far.
- If you’re truly brave, you’ll have results in and of itself, but you’ll also have all of the motivation you need to upgrade your character, to have fantastic results.
- If it was easy, everyone would have it, and it wouldn’t have any value.
- You know what pisses me off when I am in my Lambo? Seeing another one.
- Leave the feelings to the girls, that’s what they do. We act. We’re men of action.
- If you live a depressing life, you will be depressed.
- Nothing in this world is promoted unless it’s bad for you.
- You must resist the slave mine.
- Most of you want money because you want power. That’s what you really want.
- Money is just an amplifier.
- If you don’t have money, you can’t have an opinion, you can’t say what you think. You cannot *not* do what you are told to do.
- There were no feminists on the Titanic.
- Nothing good in life happens by accident.
- 99% of problems would be solved if females walked with their body count on their foreheads.
- The men are trying to get laid, and the chicks enjoy attention.
- I am just a broke guy with a bunch of money.
- The most valuable thing on the planet is human capital.
- If someone unsubscribes, I ban them.
- You are going to follow your passion to the food bank.
- As a man, trauma and difficulty are extremely important because they are the building blocks for mental and physical fortitude.
The 41 Tenets of Andrew Tate
For his interview with Patrick Bet-David, Andrew Tate came up with 41 tenets to clarify his philosophy.
Here there are.
- I believe that men have the divine imperative to become as capable, powerful, and competent as possible in this life.
- I reserve my human right to hold my own beliefs and practice them as I see fit and allow other people the same right to believe and act as they wish.
- I prefer loving rewarding consensual relationships with beautiful positive and virtuous women.
- I believe men and women are different and that each has their own unique and important strengths and abilities.
- I believe men have the sacred duty to protect and provide for the important people in their lives.
- I believe men have the sacred duty to protect the innocence and sanctity of their children and reserve the right and responsibility to raise their children as they see best to ensure their long-term happiness and success.
- I believe that men have the sacred duty to raise strong capable and honorable sons.
- I believe that men have the sacred duty to raise kind feminine and virtuous daughters.
- I utterly disprove violence within romantic or familial relationships.
- I support good and honest governments that will obey their laws.
- I prefer to only conduct business dealings with trusted and vetted brothers.
- I believe that a man has a sacred duty to hold true to his word and do exactly what he says he will do.
- I believe that a man’s life is difficult and that he has a sacred duty to become strong to handle such difficulty.
- I believe men are personally responsible for their actions and for the results they achieve in their lives.
- I believe in emotional control and the vital need to become disciplined and professional in all things.
- I believe that men have the sacred duty to approach everything in life from a position of strength.
- I believe that all men have the sacred duty to become men of upright and virtuous character and live above all possible reproach.
- I believe it is incumbent upon me to ruthlessly identify my own weaknesses and limitations and I eagerly work to overcome them and become more capable in all realms.
- I seek to improve my personal freedom to think, act and live to my masculine imperative in all ways.
- I believe each man has a sacred duty to mold the physical body into the strongest and most resilient and most capable version of itself.
- I believe that men have the sacred duty to rigorously train themselves both physically and mentally every day.
- I believe that I have the sacred duty to only eat the highest quality foods possible.
- I reserve the right to protect the sanctity of my bloodstream and make my own decisions about medical care and procedures.
- I affirm the importance of endlessly improving my mental faculties through diligent work, study and practice.
- I believe in acquiring wealth and abundance in order to improve my life and do good for those I care about.
- I believe in the merits of healthy competition and constantly encourage all men to seek out competition to improve themselves.
- I believe that masculine brotherhood is essential to men’s mental health, happiness and success, and I relentlessly encourage men to meet together, train together and work together.
- I maintain the trust of my brothers through reverent silence, regarding our most sacred and shared experiences.
- I believe in honoring my ancestors and living in a way that would make most of them proud of me today.
- I reserve the right to administer difficult rites of passage for our young men to allow them to earn the rank of manhood.
- I affirm the importance and need for travel and adventure as men.
- I seek to help men overcome poor mental health by embracing hard work, physical improvements, and shared masculine brotherhood.
- I reserve the right to make the best choices I can at the time to protect myself and respect my mental health.
- I do good in the world and seek to help those less fortunate.
- I believe all men have the responsibility to lead and guide those they care about for greater health, prosperity, and happiness.
- I choose to only interact with those who are respectful and civil to me in return for my own respectfulness and civility.
- I reserve the freedom to speak and refer to others as I believe is best and most truthful.
- I reserve the right to choose my company and include only those whom I believe are best for my health, happiness, and success.
- I believe I have an imperative to only spend my time in a way that I determine is beneficial, uplifting and empowering to myself and others.
- I choose to only allow myself to be influenced by those who I believe have my best interests in mind.
- Each day I dedicate myself anew to create the greatest possible positive impact in the world and do the work necessary to achieve a greater masculine excellence across all realms of human endeavor.
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