Billy Blanks

Billy Wayne Blanks is a fitness guru, martial artist, and actor from the United States. He is the creator of the Tae Bo training regimen.

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What is the Billy Blanks’ Net Worth and Salary in 2021?

Billy Blanks has a net worth of  $20 million dollar as fitness guru, martial artist, and actor from the United States. Blanks is most known for establishing the Tae Bo training regimen, which has become a significant fitness trend in the United States. Tae Bo grossed $80 million in its first year of distribution, selling more than 1.5 million VHS cassettes. Tae Bo has made well over $150 million in total income to far.

Commercial Real Estate

Blanks was able to cash in on his Tae Bo legacy by investing in real estate. Blanks signed the paperwork to sell his Hidden Hills, California, home in 2001, which sold for $7,300,000 to an undisclosed buyer.

On January 31, 2000, Blanks and his then-wife made a joint purchase for only $1,400,000. Blanks eventually finished his vast mansion to his satisfaction, attempting to sell it for $11.5 million at first but ultimately settling for $7,300,000.

Early Years of Billy Blanks

Billy Blanks was born in Erie, Pennsylvania, in the United States of America, on September 1, 1955. His parents had fifteen children, and he was the fourth of them. Billy began his desire to master combat methods in 1966, when he participated in Karate and Taekwondo classes at the age of eleven. However, things were not easy for him because he was born with a hip joint imperfection that limited his activities. People and siblings alike teased him for his clumsiness, prompting everyone around him to fear he wouldn’t be able to achieve anything in life. Billy discovered karate as a means of dealing with his problems, and he became increasingly inspired by Bruce Lee. Both of these interests eventually assisted him in overcoming the oddity.

Billy Blanks is a passionate follower of Jesus Christ. His values have been reflected in his work, particularly the Tae Bo technique, which incorporates religious motivational aspects.

In 1974, Billy Blanks married Gayle H. Godfrey, a karate classmate. Gayle’s little princess, Shellie, was born in 1973, and she was adopted soon after the wedding. Shellie Blanks Cimarosti is now a skilled martial artist who appears in several of Billy’s Tae Bo DVDs. Billy Blanks, Jr., Gayle and Billy Blanks’ first biological child, was born a few years after their marriage, and is now a successful dancer, performer, and personal trainer. After 33 years of marriage, Billy Blanks and his wife Gayle decided to divorce in 2008.

In 2008, Billy Blanks gave birth to a daughter named Angelika. She was born to Tomoko Sato, who was Billy’s interpreter in Japan during his 2007 visit.

Age, height, and weight of Billy Blanks

Billy Blanks, who was born on September 1, 1955, is 65 years old today, August 11, 2021. He stands 1.82 meters tall and weighs 70 kilograms.

Career of Billy Blanks

Billy Blanks began his profession at the age of 14, despite having a handicap that limited his mobility. At the youthful age of 16, he won his first world event.

Billy Blanks rose to prominence after landing the job of bodyguard for famed actress Catherine Bach, which allowed him to meet a slew of directors and producers. Following this, Billy established himself as a martial arts legend, starring in films such as “King of the Kickboxers,” “Kiss the Girls,” and “Driving Force,” to mention a few.

Billy Blanks is fitness guru he is doing tranning  (SOURCE :USA TODAY)

Along with his cinematic career, Billy Blanks kept his enthusiasm for martial arts alive by owning many karate schools in areas such as Massachusetts and Los Angeles, where he developed his famous Tae Bo system.

Private Life of Billy Blanks

In his twenties, Blanks married Gayle H. Godfrey, whom he met in karate practice in 1974. Shellie, Godfrey’s daughter, was adopted by Blanks. Shellie Blanks Cimarosti, a martial artist herself, appears significantly in many of Blanks’ Tae Bo videos. Shellie also went on to produce her own Tae Bo Postnatal Power films in addition to hosting Blanks’ “Tae Bo T3” Total Transformation Training videos. Blanks and Godfrey had a son, Billy Blanks, Jr., who they named after him.

Billy Blanks with Gayle H. Godfrey (SOURCE:pinterest)

Blanks and Godfrey had been married for 33 years until getting divorced in 2008. The couple would blame their divorce on “irreconcilable differences.” Blanks and his Japanese interpreter had another daughter, Angelika. Blanks and Tomoko Sato married in 2009, and Blanks adopted her two kids, Marriett and Erika Peterson, at the time.

Blanks identifies as a Christian and has his own line of workouts called the “Believer’s” series, which is an extension of his Tae Bo routines and includes supplemental motivational prayers as well as additional Christian elements.

Achievements and Awards

Among the most notable accomplishments are:

• Since 1975, he has become a five-time Amateur Athletic Union Champion.
• World karate champion seven times.
• Won 36 gold medals across a variety of international contests.
• In 1982, he was inducted into the Karate Hall of Fame.
• In 1984, he was the Massachusetts Golden Gloves light-heavyweight champion.

Quick facts of Billy Blanks

Celebrated Name: Billy Blanks
Real Name/Full Name: Billy Wayne Blanks
Gender: Male
Age: 65 years old
Birth Date: 1 September 1955
Birth Place: Erie, Pennsylvania, United States
Nationality: American
Height: 1.82 m
Weight: 70 kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Wife/Spouse (Name): Tomoko Sato (m. 2009), Gayle Godfrey (m. 1974–2008)
Children: Yes (Shellie Blanks Cimarosti, Billy Blanks Jr., Angelika Blanks, Marriett Peterson, Erika Peterson)
Profession: American fitness guru, martial artist, actor, and the creator
Net Worth in 2021: $20 million
Last Updated: August 2021