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George Foreman, American Professional Boxer
Not many people can brag they've made as a big a contribution to consumer product culture as heavyweight boxing champion Foreman. In addition to selling hundreds of millions of his signature George Foreman Lean Mean Fat-Reducing Grilling Machines, Foreman has made hundreds of millions of dollars lending his face and name to products ranging from cleaning solutions to men's clothing. In 2005, he owned a 35 percent stake in a George Foreman Enterprises, whose sole asset was George Foreman's face and name. GFE ceased trading in March due to escalating losses.