Martin Lawrence's net worth revealed as 'Martin' turns 30: The complete breakdown here!
Best known for headlining some of the best 90s shows and flicks like Martin, which has now turned 30, What's Happening Now, Bad Boys, Nothing to Lose, and Blue Streak,Martin Lawrence is rightly regarded as a comedy trailblazer. Lawrence's once burgeoning career may have taken a back seat since the transformation in industry intrinsics, but regardless, Lawrence will always be a generational icon and a pioneer.
Martin Fitzgerald Lawrence was born on April 16, 1965, in Frankfurt, West Germany. He grew up in Washington, D.C., as an ardent boxer and even excelled in the sport at one point before a coinciding penchant for comedy took over young Martin. Lawrence delved into stand-up comedy while juggling many odd jobs to make ends meet. In the first five years of his comedy career, Lawrence became a member of The Improv and appeared in a few shows.
What is Martin Lawrence's Net Worth?
Lawrence's acting career may have somewhat taken a back seat in the last couple of years, but the Martin star nonetheless boasts a net worth as significant as any other A-lister. According to Celebrity Net Worth, the comedian has an estimated net worth of $110 million, which doesn't come as a surprise considering Lawrence was once one of the highest-paid stars in Hollywood.
Lawrence's eponymous show 'Martin' turned 30 in August. Photo Source: Instagram
During the initial years, Martin would frequent the stand-up circuit in his native; on one such gig in Washington DC, Lawrence came across comedian Ritch Snyder, who convinced the aspiring comedian to try his luck in New York. Heeding Synder's advice, Lawrence relocated to New York and landed himself a spot in The Improv. Lawrence was one of the finalists in the talent search tv show Star Search.
Lawrence was one of the highest-paid actors in the 90s. Source: Martin Lawrence
Lawrence's first notable role came in the ABC sitcom What's Happening Now!!, and his breakthrough role as Cee in the comedy-drama film Do the Right Thing, which grossed over $37 million. Lawrence's streak of blockbusters continued with House Party and Boomerang. Martin's stint in the groundbreaking HBO series Def Comedy Jam was a game changer.
Credited for boosting several African-American stand-up comedians, including Chris Tucker, Dave Chappelle, and Mike Epps, Lawrence, too, experienced an upgrade after the show. The comedian would land his own eponymous sitcom Martin on Fox, which ran successfully for five seasons from 1992 to 1997. While starring in the enormously successful sitcom, Lawrence also attracted bad press and rep for his insensitive remarks and a lawsuit from his co-star Tisha Campbell, who accused the comedian of sexual assault on and off the set of Martin.
Lawrence's co-star Tisha Campbell filed a lawsuit against the actor in 1997. Photo Source: Instagram
Despite being a disputed figure, Lawrence's career thrived with fan-favorite comedy-drama like Nothing to Lose, for which he reportedly earned an estimated $6 million. Lawrence's consecutive hits Life, Blue Streak, What's the Worst That Could Happen, and Black Knight, reportedly endowed with striking paychecks of $8.5 million, $20 million, $13 million, and $16.5 million, respectively.
Martin Lawrence's Upcoming!
The Bad Boys alum's career has visibly slowed down in the last decade, but Lawrence persists to star in spontaneous hits. The actor reprised his role as Detective Marcus Burnett in the third installment of the Bad Boys franchises Bad Boys for Life in 2020. Regarded as one of the most successful franchises, the action-comedy legion of fans surely turned up, and the movie grossed a whopping $426.5 million at the box office.
Martin reprised his role as Detective Marcus Burnett in 'Bad Boys for Life.' Photo Source: Instagram
Lawrence also hosted his comedy-tour Lit as F**k in early 2020. "It's where I take out the young superstar comics of tomorrow and take them to arenas and let the crowd see them do their thing, and we just have a great time," the actor said of his tour, which was extended for 19 more days due to popular demand. As promised, the tour starred a lineup of young comedians like DeRay Davis, Rickey Smiley, Deon Cole, and Clayton Thomas.
The Bad Boys star is currently looking forward to starring as a recurring character in the upcoming AMC sci-fi comedy Damascus. While Okieriete Onaodowan stars as the titular character, Lawrence will play Uncle Forty, a relative of the title character. Janet Hubert, Caleb Eberhardt, and Shakira Ja’nai Paye are also starring in the upcoming series.
Lawrence is engaged to entrepreneur Roberta Moradfar. Photo Source: Instagram
Lawrence is set to headline the upcoming thriller film Mindcage. Also starring Melissa Roxburgh and Oscar-nominated John Malkovich, the anticipated thriller was in production last year. Lawrence is currently engaged to entrepreneur Roberta Moradfar and is a father to three daughters, who he shares with his ex-wives Shamicka Gibbs and Patricia Southall.