George Foreman has earned substantially more from the George Foreman Grill than he ever did from his boxing career. At the peak of sales he earned $4.5 million a month in payouts. In 1999, he was paid $138 million for the full rights to use his name.

George Foreman

For other people named George Foreman, see George Foreman (disambiguation).

George Edward Foreman (born January 10, 1949) is an American former professional boxer, entrepreneur, minister and author. As a professional boxer, he was nicknamed “Big George” and competed between 1969 and 1997. He is a two-time world heavyweight champion and an Olympic gold medalist. As an entrepreneur, he is known for the George Foreman Grill.

After a troubled childhood, Foreman took up amateur boxing and won a gold medal in the heavyweight division at the 1968 Summer Olympics. Having turned professional the next year, he won the world heavyweight title with a stunning second-round knockout of then-undefeated Joe Frazier in 1973. He defended the belt twi… Continue Reading (27 minute read)

6 thoughts on “George Foreman has earned substantially more from the George Foreman Grill than he ever did from his boxing career. At the peak of sales he earned $4.5 million a month in payouts. In 1999, he was paid $138 million for the full rights to use his name.”

  1. Adminshatekittens

    George Foreman sold tf outta them grills in the infomercials. And he always looked so happy and gentle, it was hard to believe he was a human wrecking ball.

  2. bhaggith

    I work in a thrift store, and we get more George Foreman grills donated than any other small kitchen appliance, by far. Oddly enough, while many people are getting rid of them, they also sell very well, which shows there is still very high demand for them.

  3. TheSouthsideSlacker

    It was a key part of my college experience and I didn’t burn my foot once.

  4. PurplishPlatypus

    It’s a good little machine. We had one. I should get another…

  5. bolanrox

    And to think the hulkster passed on that in favor of a meat ball maker

  6. chapter11hammer

    Not gonna lie I got one as a gift for college, I still use it 10yrs later.

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