Joe Fournier was born in Hammersmith, London but later moved with his parents to Monaco where he spent his first few formative years. After his parents’ divorce Joe moved to Hounslow with his mother. A gifted athlete, at school Joe took up basketball and was selected for the England Basketball team. He captained England 43 times and played all over the world before injury cut his career short.
Joe is one of the stars of Channel 5’s new primetime show ‘Do the Right Thing With Eamonn & Ruth’ and was recently made a Global Citizen, alongside Robert De Niro and Cherie Blair to recognise his work identifying being part of an emerging world community whose actions contribute to building community’s values and practices.
As gifted in business as he is in sport Joe set up his own fitness business and spent many successful years as a personal trainer, working both in the UK and from his Miami home – Gwyneth Paltrow and Paris Hilton were long term clients – before selling to a FTSE100 company in 2012. His next move was into the nightclub industry which saw him create brands including Whisky Mist, The Rose Club, Bonbonniere London and Streaky Gin. Most recently he opened Bonbonniere Mykonos.
Joe started boxing professionally in 2015 and signed to Hayemaker Promotions. He has had eight professional fights at light heavyweight, and according to the WBA, Joe Fournier is the 10th best light-heavyweight in the world.
Joe spends his personal time supporting a number of charities, including the Caudwell Children and runs the Joe Fournier Foundation.