Tate, a controversial social media personality, was allowed a return to Twitter
after he was banned on the platform
for five years. Twitter, now owned by
billionaire Elon Musk, has seen a considerable change in its content moderation
policies over the last few days. Musk, who has taken complete charge of the
organisation, tweeted that Twitter, under him, allows freedom of speech but not
freedom of reach.

Who is
Andrew Tate?

Tate, 35, is a professional boxer-turned-social media sensation. His full name
is Emory Andrew Tate III. Andrew Tate was born on December 14, 1986 in
Washington DC in the United States. He grew up in Goshen, Indiana and Chicago,
and later moved to Luton, UK.

Tate was a
mixed-race child. His father, Emory Tate, an African-American, was an
international chess grandmaster, His mother worked as a catering assistant.

Andrew Tate
started out following the footsteps of his father competing in adult chess tournaments
as a child.

Tate began
kickboxing in 2005 and by November 2008 he was named the 7th best
light-heavyweight kickboxer in Britain by the International Sport Kickboxing
Association (ISKA).

Tate won
the ISKA Full Contact Cruiserweight championship in 2009. In 2011, he won his first
world title.

Andrew Tate
turned controversial in 2016 when he came as a guest on the 17th
season of Big Brother where he came under scrutiny for his allegedly homophobic
and transphobic comments on Twitter. Later on, a video emerged which showed
Tate beating a woman with a belt. He was removed from the show after six days
of participation.

Both Tate
and the woman said they were friends and the actions in the video were

Andrew Tate
currently runs a platform called Hustler’s University where members may a
monthly subscription free to be taught drop-shipping and cryptocurrency
trading. The platform uses an affiliate marketing system where existing members
get paid to get others on the platform.

Tate gained
notoriety on social media after he aired his views on what qualifies as sexual harassment
amid the Harvey Weinstein sexual harassment cases.