When former two-time World Heavyweight Champion George Foreman finally decided to leave the professional boxing limelight, the extra pounds he’d gained decided to hang around for a while longer.
But when the retired champion did lose the weight, he credited his success with eating healthy. This made him a perfect fit to be the spokesperson for a fat-reducing grill, which was appropriately named the George Foreman grill. The George Foreman Grill has resulted in sales of over 100 million units since it was first launched, a feat achieved in a little over 15 years. Although Foreman has never confirmed exactly how much he has earned from the endorsement, it is known that the company producing the product paid him $137 million in 1999, in order to buy out the right to use his name. Previous to that he was being paid about 40% of the profits on each grill sold (earning him $4.5 million a month in payouts at its peak) so it is estimated he has made a total of over $200 million from the endorsement, substantially more than he earned as a boxer.
Below are some delicious recipes that will help you knock out the fat…just like George!