Joe Francis Biography & Net Worth
|Popular Name:||Joe Francis|
Joseph R. Francis
|Birth Date:||April 1, 1973|
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
|Profession:||Entrepreneur, Film Producer|
|Net Worth:||$60 Million|
|Last Updated:||December, 2020|
Joe Francis is an American entrepreneur and film producer who became widely popular for founding and creating the Girls Gone Wild entertainment label. He worked as a production assistant on the program ‘Real TV’ before releasing the film ‘Banned from Television’ in 1998. Despite achieving fame through his works, at various times, Francis has been convicted of dissuading a witness, bribery, assault causing great bodily injury, tax evasion, false imprisonment, and record-keeping violations, and has pleaded no contest to pornography and child abuse. After many years of financial and legal ups and downs, he has lived rather an exiled life in Mexico since 2015. He allegedly left the United States to avoid the penalty of several lawsuits and judgment. He reportedly lives in Mexico alongside his girlfriend and children, and could remain there for a long time especially as Mexico and the United States have no extradition agreement for civil contempt warrants.
Joe Francis’ Early Life
Joe Francis was born in Atlanta, Georgia, in the United States on April 1, 1973 to Raymond and Maria Francis. His mother was from Austria. He moved with his family to Newport Beach, California, when he was age seven. He was enrolled in Our Lady Queen of Angels Elementary School in Newport Beach, and then in several boarding schools. He then relocated to Laguna Beach where he attended Laguna Beach High School.
Francis attempted a Business Administration program at the University of Southern California. He also took courses in film and television, and graduated in 1995 with his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Southern California Entrepreneurial Program.
Joe Francis’ Career
Francis initially started working at video and computer store. He then switched his career after he graduated from the University, and started working as a production assistant in the reality television program ‘Real TV’. While working on this program, he started recording footage of car accidents, attacks, and other similar events. With the footage he recorded, Francis had an initiative of his film ‘Banned from Television’. While working for Banned, he got another idea for another new venture named ‘Girls Gone Wild’.
In his newly formed line of entertainment, he displayed videos of girls showcasing their bodies in parties. His company became very popular and soon witnessed immense growth. With the fame achieved by his company, Joe Francis got several charges of assaults on the girls that worked for his company.
In 2015, his Girl Gone Wild Company filed against bankruptcy in the United States District Court, and since then, Joe has disappeared from the country, allegedly living in Mexico with his family.
Awards & Achievements
Joe Francis is best known for his out-of-the-box entertainment company, Girl Gone Wild, which became extremely popular in the years of it peak success. His contribution to the company is irreplaceable. While he has not been awarded or duly recognized for any of his works or productions so far, he has been acclaimed the most for his efforts in the company.
Joe is not yet married, according to the information on ground. He lives with his girlfriend Abbey Wilson, and they have two daughters together.
His career has faced many controversies in recent years, and he has been charged with many offences including bribery, assaults, prostitution, and child abuse.
Joe Francis Net Worth
Notable for being a film producer and entrepreneur, Joe Francis net worth at the time of this writing is $60 million. The bulk of his wealth has come from his film production and entertainment company Girl Gone Wild. He has worked on several film and TV series, including Banned from Television and Real TV.
His company declared bankruptcy in 2015 at a United States court, but Joe has continued to fund his lavish lifestyle through his prominent 40,000 square-foot estate in Mexico named Casa Aramara. It is a popular destination for many wealthy elites and celebrities. It rents for up to $35,000 per night, and the likes of Ashton Kutcher, Demi Moore, Kim Kardashian, Eva Longoria, and Jennifer Aniston have rented the home. Kim and Kanye West honeymooned at the property in 2014 and Mario Lopez got married there December 2012.