Billy Wayne Blanks is an American actor, fitness guru, and martial artist, better known as the creator of the Tae Bo exercise program.
Billy Blanks' early life
He was one of the fifteen children of his parents, born on 1 September 1955 in Erie, Pennsylvania. Billy suffered from dyslexia and tendon problems in childhood.
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When he was eleven, he began to learn martial arts and he eventually achieved his black belts in tae-kwon-do & several other forms of martial arts.
Regarding his nationality, he is African-American and belongs to the black ethnicity.
Billy Blanks' career
In 1988, Billy was hired as a bodyguard by actress Catherine Bach during the filming of her 1988's action/science fiction Driving Force.
Later he got the chance to be featured in the film Manila as he was able to impress the producers and writer of the movie.
His small roles were then followed by King of the Kickboxers, Bloodfist, The Last Boy Scout, Kiss the Girls, etc.
Furthermore, Billy opened his karate studio in Quincy, Massachusetts where he runs Boxing, Taekwondo, and fitness activities.
He also established a fitness center in Los Angeles, where he attracted some celebrities and the popularity of workouts grew quickly.
He also released his mass-marketed videos which sold millions with grossing over $130 million.
Billy Blanks' personal life
Moving towards his personal life, Billy married twice in his life. Firstly, he was married to Gayle Godfrey, and shortly after their wedding, the couple adopted a child: a daughter named Shellie.
They got divorced after years of their marital relationship because of their "irreconcilable differences". Later, he went on to date a new girlfriend, Tomoko Sato and after months of dating, they eventually got married.
They also adopted two daughters, Marietta Peterson, and Erika Peterson.
Billy Blanks' net worth
Regarding her Net worth, Billy earns a tremendous amount of salary from his successful career. The big chunk of his net worth has been estimated at $20 million.
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