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 Fournier moved to Hounslow with his mother. At school Fournier took up basketball and was selected for the England Basketball team. He captained the national team 43 times and played in France, Italy and the Middle East.
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. He subsequently moved into the nightclub industry and invested in nightclubs, opening and owning Whisky Mist, The Rose Club, Bonbonniere London and Streaky Gin. Most recently he opened Bonbonniere Mykonos.
Joe started boxing professionally in 2015 and is signed to Hayemaker Promotions, he continues to train, more for his boxing, from David Haye’s gym in central London or from his home in Miami. Key boxing facts to note:
Joe has had 8 professional fights, he is light heavyweight, he is targeting a World Title within the next 18 months. 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.
Joe is one of the stars of Channel 5’s new primetime show ‘Do the Right Thing With Eamonn & Ruth.’ A brand new weekly consumer entertainment show, in front of a live studio audience, Joe joins Eamonn and Ruth to tell extraordinary stories of ordinary people.
Recently Joe Fournier was made a Global Citizen, visiting Montenegro with other high profile Citizens including Robert De Niro and Cherie Blair, and identifies with being part of an emerging world community whose actions contribute to building community’s values and practices.