Emory Andrew Tate III is an American-British media personality, businessman, and former professional kickboxer. He began practicing kickboxing in 2005 and gained his first championship in 2009.
Andrew Tate Early and Career Life
Emory Andrew Tate III was born on 1 December 1986, in Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C. He is mixed-race. His African American father Emory Tate (1958–2015) was a chess international master and his English mother worked as a catering assistant. He has a younger brother, Tristan and a younger sister Janine. He was raised in Chicago, Illinois and Goshen, Indiana. After his parents divorced, his mother took both brothers to England. He was educated at Halyard High School and Luton Sixth Form College. Tate was raised in the Christian faith.
Andrew attracted wider attention in 2016 when he appeared on the British reality show Big Brother. He was removed from the show after a video emerged of Tate repeatedly striking a woman with a belt; the two later stated the act was consensual. He began operating a camgirl business and selling online courses, and rose to fame as an internet celebrity, promoting an “ultra-masculine, ultra-luxurious lifestyle”. Tate’s misogynistic commentary has resulted in his suspension from various social media platforms.
In 2017, Tate moved from the United Kingdom to Romania with his brother, Tristan Tate, with whom he runs multiple businesses. He said that he moved because he liked “living in countries where corruption is accessible for everybody” and believed that it would be less likely to face rape charges in Romania, stating that Romanian police would ask women reporting rapes for “evidence” or “CCTV proof”, whereas in the Western world, amid the MeToo movement, Tate said that any woman “at any point in the future can destroy your life.”
Tate was raised Christian, and later became an atheist. By early 2022, he identified as a Christian again, and said that he tithed £16,000 to the Romanian Orthodox Church on a monthly basis. After a video of him praying at a mosque in Dubai went viral in October 2022, he announced on his Gettraccount that he had converted to Islam.
On 4 March 2023, while incarcerated in Romania, Tate’s legal team stated “he has a dark spot on his lung, most likely a tumor” following a medical consultation in Dubai, sparking online rumours related to whether he has lung cancer. On March 5, Tate denied on Twitter that he had cancer.