Inside Andrew Tate’s 'real empire' with £10million fortune & £440k in crypto after boasting he’s a trillionaire | The Sun

ANDREW Tate's "real" empire has been exposed as Romania cops believe he is worth around £10million – despite his own boasts of being a "trillionaire".

Romanian cops listed the disgraced influencer's luxurious assets as they announced Tate and his brother Tristan have been charged as part of the ongoing sex trafficking investigation.

Romania's organised crime-busting police unit – DIICOT – had been probing the brothers since arresting them last December.

Tate faces trial over allegations of trafficking and rape – and they strongly deny all allegations against them.

Sources confirmed to The Sun Online that the assets seized from the Tates are estimated to be worth around £10million.

And there are ongoing investigations into alleged money laundering linked to the Tates as cops continue to probe their finances.

Tate has previously bragged about his wealth – with suggestions of his fortune ranging from £100million to being the self-proclaimed "world's first trillionaire".

But the assessment by the Romanian police puts his finances at a much lower figure.

And to complicate matters further, Tate has previously claimed he doesn't actually "own anything".

"The biggest assets of Tate brothers are their cars – which are estimated to be around £8million," a source told The Sun Online.

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"Their houses and lands are also estimated at more than £2million"

The source added: "As for their accounts, further investigations are to be made, as there is also another file on their names for money laundering, a file which is far from being ended."

Tate's assets listed by the Romania police include 15 luxury cars, 15 properties, 14 watches, two "ingots" and shares in four companies.

The company investments were worth just £84,000.

They also list Tate's crypto assets – which are said to be 21 Bitcoin.

The electronic cash is worth £440,000 now, but was worth less when he was first arrested due to volatile fluctuating crypto markets.

The Tates will also have to pay advanced legal fees of some £52,000 ahead of the trial – which is expected to begin in September.

Tate has often bragged about his wealth – sometimes claiming he is a "trillionaire".

Responding to the new details about his finances,Tate complained: "I'm sure this case has absolutely nothing to do with stealing my wealth."

Tate was quoting a tweet that claimed he had $380million worth of crypto assets – but sources confirmed this appears to be based on a mistranslation from Romanian media.

Tate would often share his lavish lifestyle on social media, with flash cars, expensive properties, cigars and private jets.

But this appears to have all been part of a carefully crafted social media image designed to appeal to his followers and promote his brand.

Tate's lawyers have even claimed he plays a "character" online for the purposes of entertainment.

Pictures showed the Tates' car collection at their £600,000 warehouse-like compound on the outskirts of Bucharest including a Lamborghini, an Aston Martin, a Ferrari, and a Rolls Royce.

It was previously estimated a total value of £6million.

But in a previous podcast interview just before his arrest, Tate actually denied owning any of his cars.

"I don’t own anything. There are cars [that I may have access to]," Tate said on Strike It Big.

He then implied his famous Bugatti was actually owned via a series of companies and trusts that gave him access.

Questions still loom over the Tates finances as part of the ongoing investigation.

Former kickboxer Tate, 36, and his brother Tristan were released from the hellhole jail they had been held in for three months on March 31 on house arrest.

But the pair, who have dual US and British nationality, and two Romanian female suspects have now been formally charged.

The indictment says the four defendants formed an organised criminal group in 2021 for human trafficking in Romania.

Prosecutors allege seven female victims were recruited by Tate through false promises of marriage or a relationship, known as the "loverboy method".

Tate has also been charged with rape and Tristan has been charged with instigating others to violence.

Under Romanian law, trafficking of adults carries a prison sentence of up to 10 years.

The trial will not start immediately and under Romanian law, the case has been sent to a court in Bucharest, where a judge has 60 days to inspect the case files to ensure legality.

A spokesman for the pair said: "The indictment of Andrew and Tristan Tate has been sent to the court, as per the DIICOT's recent press release.

"While this news is undoubtedly predictable, we embrace the opportunity it presents to demonstrate their innocence and vindicate their reputation.

"Our primary focus will be to establish the truth and ensure a fair and impartial examination of the evidence the legal team will submit.

"Tate's legal team are prepared to cooperate fully with the appropriate authorities, presenting all necessary evidence to exonerate the brothers and expose any misinterpretations or false accusations."

It comes as Tate could be sued in the High Court after four British women accused him of rape and sexual assault.

Lawyers representing the alleged victims handed court papers to Tate last week at his compound in Bucharest.

The women say the sex attacks happened between 2013 and 2016 when Tate, aged 36, was still living in the UK.

McCue Jury & Partners is crowdfunding to raise £50,000 to bring the case to a civil court in the hope it will prompt a criminal investigation.

Tate initially gained fame after a short-lived appearance on Big Brother.

He was dumped from the reality show after alleged footage of him beating a woman emerged online.

Tate then built up an image that appealed to teenage boys – creating an online empire that made him one of the most searched people on Google.

Masquerading as lifestyle advice, much of the content is considered highly sexist and is seen as promoting violence against women.

His influence has had a worrying spread amongst young men and boys, with one UK MP saying he is "brainwashing" children.

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