Steve Martin Net Worth
Steve Martin is an American comedian, actor, writer, producer, and musician, who came into the public eye in the 1960’s, after being a writer for The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour. Martin was also a regular guest on the The Tonight Show and was ranked in sixth place on the 100 Greatest Stand-Up Comics. The estimated net worth of Steve Martin is $130 million.
Stephen Glenn Martin was born on August 14, 1945, in Waco, Texas, to Mary Lee and Glen Vernon Martin, a real estate agent and aspiring actor. Steve Martin has stated that his father expressed his affection through buying him bikes and cars and that there were mostly emotions of hatred towards him. He was raised in Inglewood, California and him and his family later moved to Garden Grove, California. He was a cheerleader, while attending Garden Grove High School. While in high school, Martin would work at Disneyland, selling guidebooks on the weekends and in the summertime, he would work full time. After graduating from high school, he attended Santa Ana College, where he took drama and English poetry classes. After spending his freetime in doing comedy productions with his friend Kathy Westmoreland and girlfriend Stormie Sherk, Martin was inspired to enroll in California State University, for philosophy. However, in 1967, he transferred to UCLA and changed majors. After he turned 21, he dropped out of college.
Steve Martin has spent his life entertaining ever since he was a younger, but he did not start professionally entertaining fans, until 1967 when he became a writer for The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour. Afterwards, in 1969 and 1970, he made appearances on the television shows, The Tonight Show, The Steve Allen Show, the Virginia Graham Show, and Saturday Night Live. With his stand up career being on the rise, he released two albums in the 1970’s, Let’s Get Small and A Wild and Crazy Guy. Both albums peaked at No.2 on the U.S. sales charts. After venturing into small film roles, he was cast in his first leading role, in the film, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Band, in 1978. In 1979, he co-wrote and starred in the film, The Jerk. During the 1980’s, Martin’s career took off, with him being cast in films, Planes, Trains, and Automobiles, All of Me, and Three Amigos. In, 1991, he portrayed a role different from his comedic roles that he had grown known for, called, Grand Canyon. He went on to portray a darker role in the film, The Spanish Prisoner, in 1997, where he played Jimmy, a suspicious man who develops interest in the work of a young businessman. Years later, in 2003, he starred in the hit film, Bringing Down the House, with actress and rapper, Queen Latifah. He also starred in the film, Cheaper by the Dozen, that same year. In 2006, he played Inspector Clouseau, in the films The Pink Panther and The Pink Panther 2. Outside of acting, Steve Martin loves to write and has written the novella, Shopgirl, and The Pleasure of My Company, in 2003. He released his memoir, Born Standing Up, in 2007, which was named The Top 10 Nonfiction Books in 2007 by Time Magazine.
Awards and Acknowledgements
Steve Martin has become a favorite for many fans and has therefore won many awards for his hard work over the years. Some of his awards, include, the AFI Life Achievement Award, the Academy Honorary Award, the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, and the Kennedy Center Honors. He has also won awards for his career and talents in music, which include, a Grammy Award for Best Bluegrass Album, a Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album, a Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Music, and a Grammy Award for Best American Roots Song. Steve Martin has accomplished what may comedians and actors can only dream of accomplishing in his career, which is why is talents has earned him the acknowledgements he has earned over the years.
Net Worth of Steve Martin
Steve Martin’s career of making people laugh has paid off, with his name being known around the world. From small roles in films, like, Another Nice Mess, to starring roles, in films, like, Bringing Down the House, Martin has built a name for himself that is household for fans everywhere. The net worth of Steve Martin is $130 million, and he owes much of his success to his acting and stand up comedy career as well as his music career.
The years since Steve Martin started his comedic career, has been one of real success. With him being popular among people who has loved him since his days of being on The Tonight Show his charm has continued to win the hearts of many ever since. Steve Martin will always be known as the light hearted comedian who knew how to win over many different diverse groups of people.