Norman Lear Net Worth

Net Worth: $50 Million
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  • Age:

  • Birth Place:

    New Haven, Connecticut, United States
  • Marital Status:

    Married (Lyn Lear)
  • Full Name:

    Norman Milton Lear
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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.

Norman Milton Lear was born in New Haven, Connecticut in the U.S.A. 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.

Lear landed a press agent job eventually 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 to 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 2001

Asset 2001
Purchase value of a Dunlap broadside he and his wife bought

Earnings 1985

Sale of Asset 1985
Estimated amount he earned after splitting the net proceeds when they sold Embassy Communications to Columbia Pictures

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