Martin Lawrence Net Worth $110 million
Born in 1965 in Frankfurt, Germany to American parents, Martin Lawrence is renowned in both the film and comedy industry. He is well known in the film industry as a producer, director, screenwriter and actor. In addition to this he is also a renowned comedian. Having risen to fame in the early 1990s for his role as a comedic actor, Martin Fitzgerald Lawrence’s net worth is estimated to be $110 million.
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As a teenager Martin (commonly known with this name) lived in Maryland and had dreams of being a boxer, but his dream was never realized as he went on to become a comedian at the Kings Wood Comedy Club in Denver, Colorado. This is where he was spotted by the executives of Colombia pictures, and was later handed the role of ‘Maurice’ in the show What’s Happening Now! As “fate” would have it, the show later got canceled and Martin ended up hosting the Def Comedy Jam, after being chosen for the role by Russell Simmons.
It was during his tenure at Def Comedy Jam that Martin Lawrence started the famous television series known as, Martin. The show was aired from 1992-1997 (6 seasons) by Fox. He later on starred in many films including television blockbusters like Big Momma’s House, which generated about $170 million, making the movie Lawrence’s best work financially. Another popular hit was Bad boys which generated over $141 million.
Unfortunately, Lawrence’s film career has been stagnant for a while, as the last movie he acted was in 2011. On the bright side, Lawrence announced that he was considering doing a series for Lionsgate TV, alongside Kelsey Grammer. This show which is expected to air in 2014 might be his last hope for attaining financial success through acting.
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Martin Lawrence’s only known property is a farm in Purcellville, Virginia. He had previously owned a mansion in the prestigious Beverly Park, but it was sold in 2012 after his second divorce. Martin Lawrence’s $110 million net worth is largely due to the success he has had in the film and television industry.