Controversial internet personality Andrew Tate just claimed to be the ‘world’s first’ trillionaire, even describing Elon Musk as a ‘brokie’.
But as is often the case with so many of his statements, the facts don’t quite add up.
If you’re not on TikTok, you might not have heard of Tate, who has risen to viral fame on the app despite not having an account himself.
The 35-year-old has been mired in controversy due to his misogynistic viewpoints, having made various shocking statements in the past.
And he continued these themes in a recent livestream with YouTuber Adin Ross by suggesting that ‘in general, on average, females are not as good at driving as men’ – which he said while shirtless and smoking a cigar, no less.
Ross then brings a woman named Kazumi onto the stream for an incredibly awkward on-screen ‘date’ between her and Tate, and it’s during their interaction that he brings up the trillionaire claims.
At one point during their chat, he says: “I’ll look after you baby, you’ll never have to work again. I don’t know if you knew this, I don’t want to brag but I’m going to tell you something – I’m a trillionaire… the world’s first.”
Kazumi then says, “Is that more than Adin Ross? That’s like big boy bucks,” to which Tate replies, “F**k him, f**k Elon, all them big… pennies, brokies.”
Later on in the stream, the former athlete tells Ross that he made his first million by the age of 27, and by the time he was 31 he had $100 million.
He goes on to claim that he became a trillionaire – meaning a thousand billion – ’quite recently’.
However, while there’s no denying Tate has a fair bit of cash in the bank, considering this would make him the first trillionaire in history, it seems unlikely that this is the case.
It is unclear what Andrew Tate’s net worth really is, with varying reports on an actual figure.
There’s no knowing which sum is more accurate, but either way the estimates aren’t even close to a billion – let alone a thousand of them.
If you’re wondering how he makes money, the main sources are through his casino businesses in Romania where he lives and through his online school, Hustlers University.
The media personality initially built himself a career in kickboxing before appearing on the 17th season of Big Brother in 2016.
He was kicked off the show after a video emerged of him appearing to beat a woman with a belt, although he maintains that the act was consensual and he was using a felt belt.
Tate shared a statement on Facebook, in which he said: “They cut out all the sound cause she’s LAUGHING in the video.”
In other controversial moments, he said in an old video on his YouTube channel – which has since been deleted – that ‘40 percent’ of the reason he moved to Romania was because it’s easier to get off on sexual assault charges.
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