Net Worth: $45 Million
Salary: $12 Million
What is George Lopez’s salary and net worth?
American comedian, actor, and talk show host George Lopez has a net worth of $45 million. He is primarily recognised as a stand-up comedian, actor, and late-night talk show host. George starred on “The George Lopez Show,” which he co-created and executive produced, from 2002 to 2007. The series aired 120 episodes over the course of six seasons and continues to be popular in syndication. Among his many other accomplishments, he is the producer of the critically acclaimed film “Real Women Have Curves,”
George Edward Lopez was born in Los Angeles on April 23, 1961. He was raised in the Los Angeles suburb of Mission Hills by his parents, Frieda and Anatolio Lopez. George and Frieda were abandoned by his migrant worker father when George was just two months old. Mom left when he was 10 years old. Benita and Refugio Gutierrez, his maternal grandmother and stepgrandfather, raised him. Lopez is of Mestizo Mexican descent. In 1979, he graduated from high school.
Lopez performed stand-up comedy around Los Angeles (and the United States) for years prior to hosting a popular morning radio programme on 92.3 FM in Los Angeles in the 1990s. He was the first Latino to host the morning drive slot on a Los Angeles English-language station. In 1996, he released his first comedy album, titled “Alien Nation” Sandra Bullock approached Jennifer Lopez in 2000 about producing and starring in a sitcom. Bullock was concerned about the dearth of Latino-centered sitcoms. In 2002, ABC picked up the series “George Lopez” and he became one of the few Latinos to star in a primetime television sitcom. “George Lopez” aired on television from 2002 to 2007. During the 2007-2008 season, Nick at Night broadcast “George Lopez” The show was cancelled following its sixth season.
Real Women Have Curves, a drama produced by HBO Films, premiered at the 2002 Sundance Film Festival and won the Audience Award.
During the 2003–2004 football season, Lopez appeared on “Inside the NFL.” on HBO.
2005 marked the debut of Lopez’s first stand-up special on Showtime. The title was “George Lopez: Why You Crying.” Following this were additional cable specials, including “America’s Mexican” and “Tall, Dark, and Chicano”
Lopez appeared in “The Spy Next Door.” in 2010. Lopez has also appeared in “Beverly Hills Chihuahua,” and “Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2,” “Rio,” and “Rio 2,” the Smurf films, and a number of other films. During the fifth season of Reno 911! in 2008, he appeared as the mayor of Reno, Nevada. He also appeared on “The Zoo,” “Real Rob,” and “Harley Quinn.”
In November 2009, “Lopez Tonight,” George’s late-night talk show, premiered on TBS. The show was cancelled after its second season in August 2011. In March of 2014, FX debuted “Saint George” In June of that year, the programme was cancelled. In March 2016, TV Land premiered the comedy series “Lopez.” After two seasons, the show was cancelled in the fall of 2017.
Why You Crying, Lopez’s autobiography, was published by a division of Simon & Schuster and became a New York Times bestseller.
He has received widespread recognition from the Latino community, including being named one of the Top 25 Hispanics in America by Time magazine. Lopez has hosted the Latin Grammys and the Emmys once each. Lopez was honoured with a star on the Television section of the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6801 Hollywood Boulevard in 2006. Lopez Tonight won an ALMA Award in 2011.
The 2020 release of his comedy special “We’ll Do It For Half.” on Netflix. In the special, Lopez makes a joke about electing Carlos Slim Helu, the richest man in Mexico, as the first Latino President of the United States. He mentions how conservatives did not believe Barack Obama was born in the United States and says, “You know, if Slim needed a birth certificate, I know some guys not very far from here, in McArthur Park, where you can get the proper documentation.”
In 1993, George Lopez and Ann Serrano were married. Mayan, their daughter, was born in 1996. In November 2010, Lopez announced that he and his wife had separated. The separation was finalised in July 2011.
During an appearance on Howard Stern in early 2014, Lopez stated that he was once worth more than $50 million, but his divorce caused him to lose half of that fortune.
Lopez was informed in April 2004 that he required a kidney transplant due to a genetic condition that caused the deterioration of his kidneys. His wife Ann donated one of her kidneys to him in 2005.
Lopez recounted on July 1, 2020, the time he was visited by Secret Service agents because one of his jokes was perceived as a potential threat against the president. After the United States ordered the death of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani earlier in 2020, it was revealed that an Iranian official was rumoured to have placed a substantial bounty on President Trump. Lopez joked, “We’ll do it for half.” That led to the visit from the Secret Service. Lopez stated that they had printed copies of everything he had ever said about Trump on social media.
During the five-year run of George Lopez, Lopez was paid $12 million per season. As a co-creator and executive producer for the first time, Lopez was entitled to 6.5 percent of royalties when the show was sold into syndication in the fall of 2007. Lopez earned an estimated $20 million from syndication. He earns an additional $8.5 million per year from his stand-up performances.
In September 2014, Lopez purchased a Los Feliz neighbourhood residence for $2.67 million. The 4,100-square-foot Mediterranean-style residence has four bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, and is situated on a gardened quarter-acre lot. The residence has a pool and patio area in the backyard, as well as two-story windows with city views, a wine room, and a private master suite with a balcony.