Joe Francis

Born Apr 1, 1973

Joseph R. "Joe" Francis is an American entrepreneur, known as the founder of GGW Brands, which produces the Girls Gone Wild and Guys Gone Wild DVD series. Francis grew up in Laguna Beach, California. Following high school Francis attended and graduated with a degree in business administration from the University of Southern California.… Read More

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1973 Birth Francis was born on April 1, 1973 in Atlanta, Georgia to Raymond Francis, and Maria Francis, who was from Austria. … Read More


1995 22 Years Old Francis graduated from USC in 1995 with a Bachelor’s Degree from the USC Entrepreneurial Program. … Read More
1997 24 Years Old Joe Francis created the Girls Gone Wild franchise in 1997 when he began using direct-response marketing, such as infomercials, to sell videos that he had produced. … Read More
2002 29 Years Old 1 More Event
By 2002, Francis had produced 83 different Girls Gone Wild titles and was airing 30-minute infomercials on all major U.S. networks. … Read More


2007 34 Years Old In June 2007, Ashley Alexandra Dupré alleged that Francis and his company filmed her without permission, but she dropped the suit after Francis released footage showing her consent. In 2008, four women sued Girls Gone Wild for allegedly filming them as minors. … Read More
2012 39 Years Old 1 More Event
In February 2012, Clark County, Nevada judge Mark Denton awarded Steve Wynn $7.5 million for defamatory statements made by Francis.


His corporation, GGW Brands and the parent company for the Girls Gone Wild entertainment brand filed for bankruptcy in February 2013. … Read More
2014 41 Years Old On Oct 7, 2014, Wilson gave birth to two healthy girls.
2015 42 Years Old 1 More Event
In May 2015, a U.S. District Court judge issued an arrest warrant for Francis after he failed to comply with terms of his bankruptcy agreement.
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