Martin Lawrence Net Worth 2017: How Much Is Martin Worth?

Martin was one of the funniest black TV shows of all-time.  From 1992 to 1997, the series was one of Fox's highest-rated shows.  Martin's success is one reason Fox was willing to take a chance on Empire.  The network knows the power of black viewership.  It's been more than 20 years since the last episode of Martin and we still can't get enough of the hilarious series.  The show wouldn't have been possible without it's star, Martin Lawrence.

Martin Lawrence Net Worth As Of 2017: $115 Million

Martin Lawrence's $115 million net worth was earned through his stand-up comedy films, movies and television roles.  Thanks to BET, Lawrence continues to receive a pretty penny from Martin reruns.

1965-1988

Martin Lawrence Net Worth 2017
Martin Lawrence Net Worth 2017

Martin Lawrence was born on April 16, 1965 in West Germany.  His father was in the military and his parents named him after Martin Luther King Jr.  Lawrence grew up in Landover, Maryland where he was always making people laugh.  One of his teachers convinced him to go to an open mic at a comedy club and Martin hasn't looked back since.

1989-1997

Martin Lawrence Spike Lee
Martin Lawrence Spike Lee

Martin knew he wanted to be a comedian so he moved to New York City.  He did shows at The Improv and was eventually discovered by executives from Columbia Pictures Television.  In 1987, Lawrence landed a role on What's Happening Now!!  One year later, he landed a role as Cee in Spike Lee's Do The Right Thing.

1992 was a huge year for Martin Lawrence.  He became the host of Def Comedy Jam and appeared in his hit series on Fox, Martin.  The show took the comedian's career to another level.  In 1995 he appeared in Bad Boys alongside Will Smith and in 1997 he played Darnell Wright in A Thin Line Between Love and Hate.  

 1998-2016

Martin Lawrence Tommy Ford
Martin Lawrence Tommy Ford

After Martin, the comedian's success continued.  In 1999 he appeared in Life alongside Eddie Murphy.  From Blue Streak to Big Momma's House to Runteldat, Martin popularity continued to rise in the 2000s.  Lawrence is one of the hardest working actors in Hollywood.

2017-present

Martin Lawrence Net Worth 2017
Martin Lawrence Net Worth 2017

In September 2017, Martin Lawrence was featured on VH1 Hip-Hop Honors as a "90s Game Changer." We're still waiting for Bad Boys 3 but Lawrence doesn't think it will happen.  Will Smith is a busy man and the November 9, 2018 release date has been cancelled.

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