Norman Lear Net Worth

Net Worth: $50 Million
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  • Source of Wealth:

    Television, Writing
  • Age:

    96
  • Birth Place:

    New Haven, Connecticut, USA
  • Marital Status:

    Married (Lyn Lear)
  • Full Name:

    Norman Milton Lear
  • Nationality:

    American
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About Norman Milton Lear

Norman Lear is a renowned writer and television producer who has a net worth of $50 million. Lear wrote and produced several hit television shows which defined and revolutionized American television. These include the 1970s sitcoms All in the Family, Sanford and Son, One Day at a Time, The Jeffersons, The Good Times, and Maude.

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Norman Milton Lear was born in New Haven, Connecticut on July 27, 1922. While growing up, he never really thought of becoming a big Hollywood writer. Because he has an innate writing skill, he won him a one-year-scholarship to Emerson College in a national high-school writing contest. From there, he went off with all tuition paid by the government for a year. However, he dropped out of college after receiving the news that Pearl Harbor was bombed by the Japanese. He enlisted in the US Army when he was nineteen and worked as a radio operator until he was discharged in 1945.

Eventually, Lear landed a press agent job and received forty dollars a week. This was during the hard times and he was not paid well. He decided to pursue another path and became a writer for the CBS sitcom, Honestly, Celeste! This paved way for his successful career in television.

In addition, he was a business owner coupled with his appearances on TV shows that earned him his net worth. He was also a political activist who founded an advocacy organization in 1981 which was known as People For the American Way.

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Earnings 2018

Asset Aug. 2018
Current value of Norman Lear's website normanlear.com
$1,900

Earnings 2017

Sale of Asset Jun. 2017
Selling price of Norman Lear's 14,000-square-foot mansion in the Brentwood neighborhood of L.A.
$39,950,000
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