Martin Lawrence net worth

Martin Lawrence is worth as much as $110 million, as of 2019.

This large fortune has left Martin Lawrence in a very comfortable financial situation.

His net worth is largely thanks to his overall successful acting career and helpful connections that he’s made along his career.

Net Worth: $110 Million (USD)
Source of Wealth: Professional Comedian, Actor, TV Personality
Full Name: Martin Fitzgerald Lawrence
Also known as: Martin Lawrence
Date of Birth: April 16, 1965
Age: 54
Country of Origin: United States of America
Gender: Male
Height: 5’7”
Years Active: 1987 to present
Recent Update: September, 2019

 

Source of Wealth

Famous American actor, comedian and producer Martin Lawrence has made quite a name for himself, not just in his stand-up routines, but his film career.

His film career really boosted him into the public eye, ever since he starred in “What’s Happening Now?”, his debut role in film.

His wealth is mostly thanks to his prosperous acting career in film, in such movies as Big Momma’s House and Bad Boys, 2 very well-known (and successful in the box office) movies.

On top of this, Martin Lawrence had his very own TV series, named Martin, which unfortunately ended in 1997.

He has also made a lot of money from as various stand-up routines that he continues to earn from.

He also seems to be making money from Real Estate, thanks to his large Beverly Hills mansion that he leased at $200,000 a month until he sold it for as much as $17.2 million.

He has also bought other properties that he makes money from.

 

Early Life

Born in Frankfurt, Germany on April 16th, 1965, Lawrence was the fourth of six children.

The family went from Germany to Landover, Maryland, and eventually, in 1973, Lawrence’s parents divorced, leaving Martin with his mother, Chlora.

During this time, his mother worked several jobs to keep their family afloat, and supported Martin throughout his childhood in any way that she could.

During his teenage life, Lawrence found a passion in boxing when he lived in Queens New York, and pursued it until an accident occurred in which Lawrence’s eye was broken.

After this, Martin Lawrence decided to pursue acting at the Thomas G. Pullen School of Creative and Performing Arts.

 

Career

After moving to New York, Martin Lawrence ended up having a part in The Improv, as very well-known comedy club.

This was where he eventually earned a performance spot on Star Search, a popular Reality Television show at the time that gave publicity to rising stars such as Lawrence at the time.

While he didn’t win the show, he did make it to the final round, and, in the process, made a name for himself as a comedian.

Thanks to this, executives over at Columbia Pictures Television saw potential in young Lawrence, and gave him his first acting role as Maurice Warfield in “What’s Happening Now!!”.

After that, Lawrence began working with greats such as Eddie Murphy and Will Smith, and is currently working on a role as Detective Marcus Burnett in the 2nd sequel of Bad Boys, which is planned to release January 127th, 2020.

 

Personal Life

Martin Lawrence’s personal life has definitely been one of trials and tribulations.

In July of 1995, while filming A Thin Line Between Love and Hate, Larence allegedly went into a blind rage and needed to be hospitalized.

This erratic behavior, unfortunately, didn’t stop with that, as less than a year later in May of 1996, he was arrested for pulling out a gun in the middle of a Los Angeles intersection.

He has been married a couple times. In 1995 he was married to Patricia Southall, a Miss Virginia USA. The marriage resulted in a daughter, Jasmine Page. They got divorced in 1997.

He got married again in 2010 to Shamicka Gibbs. The 120-guest marriage ceremony attracted the big guns of Hollywood including Denzel Washington and Eddie Murphy.

They had two daughters, Iyanna Faith (born in 2000) and Amara Trinity (born in 2002) before they got divorced in 2012.

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