Joe Francis is an entrepreneur and a film producer from the United States of America. Many people know him as the creator and founder of an entertainment brand known as ‘Girls Gone Wild.’ He is also the producer of the film ‘Banned from Television,’ released in 1998. Now let’s have a close look at the net worth of Joe Francis in 2019.
Early Life & Biography
His full names are Joseph R Francis. He was born on the 1st of April 1973 in Atlanta, Georgia. His mother Maria Francis was from Australia, and his father’s name was Raymond Francis. His family moved to Newport Beach, California when Joe was only seven years old.
He attained his early education from Our Lady Queen of Angels Catholic School before joining Laguna Beach High School. He later enrolled for a business administration program at the University of Southern California, and then went for entrepreneurial studies at the Lloyd Grief Centre.
Joe is in a romantic relationship with Abbey Wilson. Abbey won the ‘Search for the Hottest Girl in America’ contest in 2012. The couple has twin daughters Alexandria Claire and Athena Olivia Francis.
Joe was convicted at various times of issues like bribery, tax evasion, assault, false imprisonment, dissuading witnesses among others. He also once was charged with prostitution and child abuse.
Career, Awards, & Nominations
Francis first worked at a video and computer stores before venturing into film production. He got a job as a production assistant in Real Tv after his graduation. It was during his time at Real Tv that he started recording footages of car accidents, attacks, and other extraordinary events, never covered on the news. He got the idea of ‘Banned from Televisions.’
His debut ‘Banned from Television’ film was released in 1998. He also released two sequels in the same year. Some of the footages in his films were; the death of Mary T. Wojtyla, Luis Donaldo assassination, Robert Giron and Pedro Castillo murder among others.
He created ‘Girls Gone Wild’ in 1997. He sold his videos through direct response market like infomercials. His videos featured college girls who acted wild and exposed their bodies willingly on camera. The vides became such big hits and within two years, ‘Girls Gone Wild’ made over $20million. The videos were also airing on all major U.S networks.
Although Francis never won any awards or nominations, his entire career can be termed as a great achievement. We can only hope he will be bagging accolades in the future.
Net Worth & Earnings
The net worth of the famous producer is estimated to be $55 million. He was able to make this fortune from his career in film production. He also used to work for national television, and he made good money. His business ventures also give him an impressive amount.
Joe Francis saw an opportunity while he was working for Real TV and seized it. He made a career out of what others had not thought of. Joe was able to get millions from his creativity as well as hard work. Although there are rumors that he is bankrupt, we hope he gets back on his feet again soon and continues to entertain us.