Joe Francis Biography

Updated On Feb 22, 2019 Published On Nov 16, 2015
Facts of Joe Francis
Date of Birth: 1973 , April-1
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 6 Feet 2 Inch
Name Joseph Francis
Birth Name Joseph R. Francis
Father Raymond Francis
Mother Maria Francis
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Ethnicity White
Profession American entrepreneur
Net Worth $50 million
Hair Color Black
Face Color White
Girlfriend Abbey Wilson
Married Yes but divorced
Married to Christina McLarty (Divorced)
Children Athena Olivia Francis, Alexandria Claire Francis
Divorce Yes
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Founder and creator of the Girls Gone Wild entertainment brand, Joe Francis is one of the famous entrepreneurs from United States, and he has also established himself as a film producer. He is also popular for his work in Real TV.

Bio: Age, Family, Education

Joe Francis was born as Joseph Raymond Francis,  on April 1, 1973, in a middle class family in Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America, to Raymond Francis and Maria Francis. He is an American and is of Austrian descent.

He along with his family moved to Newport Beach, California, at the age of 7. There he joined Our Lady Queen of Angels Catholic Elementary School. He did his high school from Laguna Beach High School and later earned a degree in Business Administration from the University of Southern California. 

He also studied several courses in film and television, however, in 1995, her achieved his Bachelor's degree from the USC Entrepreneurial Program.

How Old is Joe Francis?

As of 2019, her is 45 years of age.

Joe Francis Dating Girlfriend Abbey Wilson & Children

Girls Gone Wild's Joe is currently in a romantic relationship with his girlfriend Abbey Wilson. The couple began dating in 2012 and are still together in 2019 as well. 

Joe met Abbey on the sets of Girls Gone Wild and eventually began dating. Well, the duo also have child together from their relationship.

Children: They have Two Daughters

They are parent to two adorable children, both daughters, Alexandra Claire and Athena Olivia. Alexandra Claire and Athena Olivia was born on 7th October 2014.

The pregnancy of Abby came out as a shock for many as the couple announced the pregnancy to reveal that they had opted IVF to conceive. 

Previously married to wife Christina McLarty

Prior to Joe's relationship with Abbey, he was married to his ex-wife Christina McLarty, a CBS reporter. The couple were married in November 2010, and the wedding ceremony was held in at Francis' Punta Mita estate in Mexico. The couple reportedly dated for 4 years before they tied the knot.

However, the duo could not sustain their relationship and separated just a few weeks after their wedding. Well, the couple revealed that their split was in a mutual understanding.

Christina is currently married to her husaband named David Arquette, an American actor.

How much is his net worth?

As of 2019, he has a net worth of around $50 million. Well, most of his earning can be contributed to his entrepreneurial skills.

In fact, he started his career at a young age. He began working for Real TV and then finally created his own direct-to-video, film Banned from Television. After its success, he created Girls Gone Wild franchise in 1997. Long before, he founded this brand, he used to work for computer and video store and those days.

Joe Francis facts on timeline

Born in Atlanta, Georgia

April 1 , 1973

Joe Francis was from the middle class family born as Joseph Raymond Francis in Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America to Raymond Francis and Maria Francis. He is an American and is of Austrian descent. He is of six feet and two inch tall. 

Graduated from University of Southern California


He received his formal education from Laguna Beach High School. After graduating from there he began working in computer and video store. Then he joined University of Southern California and majored in Business Administration.

Began dating Abbey Wilson


Model Abbey Wilson who was also one of the model of Girls Gone Wild and the winner of 2012 Hottest Girl in America contest is now his girlfriend. From 2012, he began his romantic love affairs with Abbey Wilson.

Became father of twins

October 7 , 2014

After he began his romantic love life with Abbey Wilson, Abbey became pregnant with a twins and they announced it they were going to welcome it soon. And finally she was able to give birth to twins on 7th of October, 2014. 

Created Girls Gone Wild entertainment


While he was in University of Southern California, he also took several classes related to film and television. He began working for Real TV and then finally created his own direct-to-video, film Banned from Television. After its success, he created Girls Gone Wild franchise in 1997.

Was involved in Legal Issues


Though he earned $20 million in the first two years from Girls Gone Wild entertainment brand, he has been involved in Legal Issues and controversies since the beginning. Former call girl, Ashley Alexandra Dupré once accused him for filming her without her permission but later it was proved wrong. 

Filed for bankruptcy


Though he earned massive profit and success for being the founder and creator of the Girls Gone Wild entertainment brand, this brand and the partner company for this brand suffered the huge loss and with the start of 2013, they filed for bankruptcy.