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George Lopez Net Worth

George Lopez Net Worth
Net Worth$45,000,000
Full NameGeorge Edward Lopez
Date of Birth/AgeApril 23, 1961 (age 58)
Source of wealthComedian, Actor
Height5’10’’
Country of originU.S
State/City of originLos Angeles, California
Last Updated2019

Net Worth

George Lopez net worth is $45 million dollars.

Much of George Lopez’s net worth came from his television show, the George Lopez Show. The show, which aired on ABC for five years starting in 2002, allowed Lopez to stretch his creative talents.

Not only did he act in the show, but he was also given the title of co-creator and executive producer. Lopez also wrote for the show. As a result of his hard work, his ending annual salary per year for the show as $12 million.

Once the show hit syndication, Lopez started to gain even more money from the show, as he raked in an estimated $20 million from syndication alone.

 

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In addition to the money that he has made from his show, Lopez makes an estimated $8 million each year from his stand-up comedy routines.

Lopez began his career as a stand-up comedian and still tours every year. The money that he ends up making from these tours guarantees that he will not be getting ready for retirement any time soon.

While a guest on Howard Stern’s show in 2014, Lopez stated that he had been worth more than $50 at one time. But then his divorce made him lose half of that money.

Since his appearance on the Stern show, Lopez has gone on to add to his fortune considerably with additional touring, business and television ventures.

 

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Introduction

The beloved Mexican American comedian has overcome an unhappy childhood and potentially fatal kidney disease in order to build a multimedia empire consisting of stand-up comedy, television sitcoms, talk shows, books and movies. Lopez has frequently been recognized for his contributions to the Latino community as he continues to build his wealth.

Early Life

Although he would later gain wealth and fame, Lopez’s early childhood was very difficult. Lopez was born in Mission Hills, an area of Los Angeles, California, on April 23, 1961.

His parents, Anatasio and Frieda Lopez, were of Mestizo Mexican heritage. George’s father was a migrant worker when he was born and would abandon his son by the time George was only two months old.

George did not have a relationship that was any better with his mother. His mother told George for years that Anatasio Lopez had died when George was a child, but George would eventually find out that was untrue.

When George became an adult, he would discover that his father had instead left the family. In later interviews, George would say that he believed his father was currently residing in Mexico, but the two of them would never reconnect.

 

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When George was ten, his mother would remarry and decide to move out of state. Instead of taking her son with her, she left George with his grandparents.

Lopez’s grandmother, Benne Gutierrez, was a factory worker and known to be very stern. Her husband, Refugil Gutierrez, was a construction worker.

His grandparents did not celebrate birthdays. He would later describe them as being incapable of expressing love, joy or happiness.

In addition to his family life, Lopez was subject to frequent racism from his classmates from being dark skinned. He would tell the New York Times that he meant that he was “called a lot of names.” 

The difficult childhood that he experienced would later set the foundation for his comedy routine.

 

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Personal Life

Lopez met his future wife Ann Serrano at the Ice House, the factory he had gone to work at before beginning his comedy career.

Lopez’s autobiography would describe their meeting as not having any fireworks at first. But they eventually married in September 1993. A daughter, Mayan, followed in 1996.

The marriage of Ann and George was a very prosperous one for both of them. Ann served as an executive producer for many of George’s creative projects.

In 2004, the Lopez couple discovered that George was suffering from a rare genetic condition that would lead both of his kidneys to fail. Ann provided him with one of her kidneys, and in 2005, George had the kidney surgery that saved his life.

Unfortunately, the marriage did not last. In 2017, George and Ann divorced, citing irreconcilable differences.

Career

Lopez’s early career in entertainment included minor film roles during the first half of the 1990s. By 1999, Lopez was seeking something where he could be more creative, and he ended up as a radio show host in Los Angeles.

The job was very notable for Lopez, because he was the first Latino to serve as a radio host in LA during the morning time spot.

After the radio show, Lopez continued to work on his comedy career as a stand-up. During one career-altering performance, Lopez caught the attention of actress Sandra Bullock.

Sandra had been looking for a Latino comedian to launch her career in producing television, and she found that talent in Lopez. With Sandra’s help, the George Lopez show would go on to air for six seasons.

Following the show’s cancellation, Lopez went on to guest star on show such as Reno 911! and Inside the NFL. In 2009, Lopez began to host his own talk show on TBS, Lopez Tonight. It was cancelled after two seasons. He went on to have a ten episode run of the FX series Saint George.

George Lopez net worth in 2019 is $45 million.

Other career accomplishments include appearing in various films, such as Real Women Have CurvesBread and Roses, and The Adventures of Shark Boy & Lava Girl. He is the author of two books: Why You Crying and I Am Your Father’s Brother.

 

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Interesting Facts

Lopez is well-known for his philanthropy. He and Ann founded The Ann & George Lopez Foundation, which aims to increase the awareness of kidney disease and organ donations. After the divorce, the name of the foundation was changed to The George Lopez Foundation.

He has also been an honorary mayor of Los Angeles for his part in raising money for survivors of earthquakes in Guatemala and El Salvador.

Highlights

George Lopez came from a difficult and financially lacking background. He was able to take the stressful experiences of his childhood and turn them into material for his comedy.

As a result, he became one of the most successful Latino comedians in show business. His multimedia empire has spanned books, television, and movies.

 

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Favorite Quotes from George Lopez

“When things are bad, it’s the best time to reinvent yourself.”

“Y’know, if those pews reclined and the priests gave the Raiders scores, I’d go to church every Sunday.”

“No particular race is the enemy. Ignorance is the enemy.”

“I never went to Chuck E. Cheese! My mom said ‘You wanna see a mouse? Pull the refrigerator out!'”

“And when you don’t have balance, you have comedy.”

 

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Tips for Success from George Lopez

  1. Don’t allow a sudden onset of bad news ruin your plans. Lopez struggled through a genetic disorder that almost took away his kidneys and still came out on top. 
  2. Find humor in anything that you possibly can. Whether it was the racism he endured or the difficult relationships with his parents, George Lopez used all of those early situations as fodder for his comedy act and made millions as a result.