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How many Children Billy Blanks has? His Bio, Age, Net Worth 2022, Wife, Height

How many Children Billy Blanks has? His Bio, Age, Net Worth 2022, Wife, Height

Facts of Billy Blanks

Full Name: Billy Blanks
Birth Date: September 1, 1955
Age: 66 years
Gender: Male
Profession: Actor, Fitness Guru, Martial Artist
Country: United States
Horoscope: Virgo
Height: 6 feet 0 inches (1.83m)
WifeTomoko Sato
MarriedTomoko (2009)
DivorceGayle Godfrey (1975-2008)
Net Worth$30 million
Eye ColorDark Brown
Hair ColorDark Brown
Birth PlaceErie, Pennsylvania
FatherIsaac Blanks
MotherMabeline Blanks
SiblingsMichael Blanks, Irene Blanks
KidsBilly Blanks Jr, Shellie Blanks, Angelika, Marriett, Erika Peterson
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Billy Blanks is an American actor, fitness guru, as well as a martial artist who is widely recognized as the creator of the Tae Bo exercise program.

Early Life of Billy Blanks

Billy Blanks entered this world as Billy Wayne Blanks on 1st September 1955 in Erie, Pennsylvania, the United States of America. His horoscope is Virgo.

Siblings & Parents

He is the son of Mabeline Blanks (mother) and Isaac Blanks (father). Billy was one of the fifteen children of his parents. His one brother’s name is Michael Blanks while his sister’s name is Irene Blanks. He suffered from dyslexia and tendon problems in childhood.

When he was eleven, Billy began to learn martial arts and he eventually achieved his black belts in tae-kwon-do and several other forms of martial arts. Billy holds an American nationality and belongs to an African-American ethnical background. He stands at a tall height of 6 feet tall.

How much Net Worth Does Billy Blanks Have?

Billy Blanks has an estimated net worth of around $30 million as of 2022 which he earned as the inventor of the Tae Bo exercise program, in addition to playing roles in movies such as The Last Boy Scout and Expect No Mercy.

If he continues his net career then his net worth will surely rise higher in the upcoming days. He is surely well-paid by the entertainment industry but the exact amount of his annual salary is still missing from the media.

As of now, Billy surely lives a lavish and luxurious lifestyle with his family members in a lavish mansion. Also, he is quite satisfied with his earnings and he drives some expensive cars but the exact information about his house, car collection, and other properties are still missing from the media.

Who is Billy Blanks Wife?

Billy Blanks has married twice in his life. Firstly, he was married to his long-term girlfriend, Gayle Godfrey. They met for the first time on martial arts training. After dating for a certain period of time, they tied the wedding knot in 1975.

Before having their own children, they adopted a baby girl, Shellie Blanks who was born on 13th October 1973. After that, they gave birth to a son, Billy Blanks Jr who is a dancer, singer, and fitness instructor.

After staying together for around 33 years together, they got divorced in the year 2008. Billy left Gayle to marry his new girlfriend Tomoko Sato as they were in a relationship since the year 2007.

How Manu Children Does Billy Blanks have?

The couple finally registered their marriage in January 2009 and tied the wedding knot on 20th June 2009. Before Billy and Tomoko got married, they already had a daughter named Angelika who was born in November 2008. Later, the couple adopted two children; both are daughters, Marriett and Erika Peterson.

As of now, the couple is enjoying each other’s company and there is no rumor or controversy regarding their divorce or separation to the date. Billy has never been part of any rumor or controversy regarding his personal and professional career.

The career of Billy Blanks

  • Billy Blanks was hired as a bodyguard by actress Catherine Bach during the filming of her 1988’s action/science fiction Driving Force in the year 1988.
  • Later, he opened his karate studio in Quincy, Massachusetts where he runs Boxing, Taekwondo, and fitness activities.
  • Also, he established a fitness center in Los Angeles, where he attracted some celebrities and the popularity of workouts grew quickly.


Billy got the chance to be featured in the movie Manila as he was able to impress the producers and writers of the movie. After that, his small roles were then followed by King of the Kickboxers, Bloodfist, The Last Boy Scout, Kiss the Girls, and many more.