George R. R. Martin Net Worth, Biography, Career, Wife and Kids

admin June 22, 2020
Updated 2020/06/22 at 4:22 PM
George R. R. Martin Net Worth

George R. R. Martin Net Worth   $80 million

Popular Name:George R. R. Martin
Real Name:George Raymond Richard Martin
Birth Date:20 September 1948
Birth Place:New Jersey, United States
Marital Status:Married
Gale Burnick
(m. 1975; div. 1979)
Parris McBride (m. 2011)
Profession:Novelist, Film Producer
Years active:1970 Till Date
Net Worth:$80 Million
Last Updated:2022

George R. R. Martin is an American novelist and writer most famous for his epic fantasy novel series, ”A Song of Ice and Fire” which was adapted into the massively successful HBO series, “Game of Thrones”.

The author who primarily writes in the science fiction fantasy, and horror genres, has been named “the American Tolkien” by Lev Grossman, a ‘Time’ journalist. He was once included in Time’s list of 100 most influential people in the world.

George R. R. Martin’s net worth has sprung up through the success of his profession, not just as a writer but also as a screenwriter and film producer who previously worked on the series “Beauty and the Beast” and “Twilight Zone”, and was also actively involved in the development of “Game of Thrones”.

Like most of his works, the HBO series showcases perfect pacing, great dialogue, fascinating characters, and complex storylines.

It can be said that George is a successful and accomplished man after looking at all he has contributed to different industries through his books and films, so here’s George R. R. Martin’s net worth, biography, career highlights, and other interesting facts.

George R. R. Martin’s Early Life

George R.R. Martin was born in New Jersey, United States, on 20 September 1948 to Margaret Brandy Martin and Raymond Collins Martin.

He was raised in the midst of his two younger sisters Darleen and Janet. While his mother had half Irish ancestry, his father had half Italian descent.

He enrolled at Mary Jane Donohoe School and attended Marist High School where he developed a strong love for comics by reading Marvel Comics.

wrote a letter to the Editor of the Fantastic Four, which got published, and the readers started writing back to him. This made him a part of the comics Fandom era. He was the first person to be registered for the comic book convention that took place in New York in the year 1964.

George graduated from Northwestern University, Illinois with a bachelor’s degree in Journalism and also bagged a Masters’s degree in the same field from the same University.

George R. R. Martin’s Career

From his days in school, George’s primary mode of entertainment was reading and writing, and this led to his vivid imagination. By 1970 he started writing and selling short stories as a profession.

He sold ‘‘The Hero” to Galaxy Magazine, and followed this with several other short stories to different magazines.

His first novel, titled, ‘Dying of the Light’ was published in the year 1977. He continued writing and publishing short stories of many different genres and eventually started writing for television.

Some of the popular shows George has written for include “Doorways”, “The Outer Limits”, “Twilight Zone”, and “The Beauty and the Beast’’.

When writing for television could not do what he wanted, he again switched to writing novels. He then wrote ‘The Song of Ice and Fire’, which was later adapted to the popular television series “Game of Thrones”.

The series is the most viewed televised show on HBO in history, featuring incredible performances from actors like Emilia Clarke, Peter Dinklage, Kit Harington, Lena Headey, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, and Maisie Williams. George wrote a few episodes of the series and is also credited as the executive producer of the series.

Awards & Achievements

George Martin has collected scores of awards over the course of his career. The hit series “Game of Thrones” won several awards. As of July 2019, the series has won 47 Primetime Emmy Awards from 161 nominations.

He is the winner of Nebula Awards, Hugo Awards, Premier Ignotus for Best Foreign Novel, Bram Stoker Award, and many other awards for several novels he has written in his career.

Personal Life & Family

George R. R. Martin and Lisa Tuttle, writers of the sci-fi fix-up novel ‘Windhaven’, were involved in a relationship in the early 1970s. He later married Gale Burnick who he met at an East Coast science fiction convention. They divorced in 1979 after four years.

In 2011, he married again, this time to his long-time partner Parris McBride, and they have been together since then.

There are no records of children associated with the famous Novelist.

Age & Physical Features

George R.R. Martin is currently 74 years old. He is about 168cm in height and weighs 80kg.

George R. R. Martin Net Worth

An author by profession, George R. R. Martin is best known for writing the widely popular novel “A Song of Ice and Fire”. He is recognized as one of the highest-selling authors in the world.

After his popular novel “A Song of Ice and Fire” was adapted into the Game of Thrones film series, his earnings skyrocketed alongside his popularity, establishing the now 71-year-old as one of the best-known and most successful authors in the world. His work “A Song of Ice and Fire” is now the most popular fantasy book in the world.

Salary & Earnings

The American novelist has had an incredible career as an author and film producer. A huge part of his wealth is the result of his books being adapted into highly successful films and television shows.

He earns many millions of dollars yearly. In fact, various online sources claim that he receives over $20 million annually from television shows, residuals, and royalties. He has earned handsomely in the last decade.

The film “Game of Thrones” is worth over $1 billion. While each episode cost $15 million to make, over 40 million people watched each episode of the HBO series in the United States alone. This brings a big chunk of profits to the show and all its staff including Martin, an executive producer of the series.

In 2016, George R. R. Martin was listed by Forbes as the 12th highest-paid writer on earth. He made $9.5 million in that year. Others listed include J.K Rowling, Stephen King, John Green, Paula Hawkins, and many other celebrated writers.

Assets, Houses, Cars, Lifestyle

Although the writer has a multimillion-dollar fortune, he maintains a simple and frugal lifestyle. He has a simple house in New Mexico, United States which is worth less than $500,000. The house has medieval structural designs and houses his first-generation Mazda RX-7 which is worth $4,000.

George R. R. Martin’s net worth is $80 million.

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