George RR Martin net worth is $50 million.
Date of Birth: September 20, 1948
For sure, you know Games of Thrones writer, who became extremely rich after his successful book. A writer and novelist from USA, he created various horror and fantasy short stories, before he started to work on television. In 1996 he managed to create cult series of novels “A Song of Ice and Fire” that later was turned into legendary TV series “The Games of Thrones”.
George Martin Biography
George Raymond Richard Martin was born in 1948, on the 20th of September in Bayonne, NJ. The son of the longshoreman, Raymond Collins Martin, and Margaret Brady Martin, George discovered his writing skills very early. He started to write short stories at school and then sold them to his classmates. Thus he started to earn his leaving since the earliest years.
The boy was extremely clever, but not physically active. He liked to stay at home and never left his room for long. He attended Marist High School and then entered Northwestern University, where got master degree in journalism.
George Martin has two younger sisters, Darleen Martin Lapinski and Janet Martin Patten. George RR Martin books like “Dying of the Light”, “The Armageddon Rag”, “A Game of Thrones”, “A Clash of Kings”, “A Feast for Crows” and some others made him not just popular, but rich too.
George Martin Salary
Per year: $15 million
Per month: $1, 2 million
Per week: $312,500
Per day: $44, 642
George Martin producer and writer has really impressive annual income. He was called the most influential person of the year and the most high paid author. His main source of income is his writing activity. He sells books for $10 million per year. His most successful work is series of epic fantasy novels “A Song of Ice and Fire” that later was turned into HBO TV series.
This TV show, where George Martin serves as a screen writer and executive producer, was started in 2011. Each episode of the series was watched more than 9 million times by people all over the world. It is the other source of income of George Martin that brings him more than $5 million per year.
The first book, that made an author popular, was “The Armageddon Rag”, which he made in 1983. It was the first of his literary works that gave him an opportunity to appear on TV.
The first book of George Martin that became bestseller No 1 (according to New York Times) was “A Feast for Crows”.
George Martin Personal Life
The famous writer is hard to call handsome. He is just 168 cm tall and he is quite chubby. In spite of this fact George RR Martin was married twice and he had long time relationship without official marriage as well.
Thus, in 1970 he met his colleague, Lisa Tuttle. They started dating and even lived together. Lisa and George wrote a book “Windhaven” together, but then they separated. In 1975 he married another woman, Gale Burnick. They lived together during 4 long years but then parted.
Their love story is long and interesting. She met a writer in 1975 at a convention in Nashville. He was not extremely popular then, but Parris had read his stories. She told, how she admired his works and their conversation was ended “in bed, when they both were naked” as Martin used to elaborate.
But then their small affair was over. He married another woman and moved to Santa Fe. He wrote letters to Parris from time to time. In 1979 his marriage was over and he felt a strong desire to see Parris McBride again. But the woman got cautious. She enjoyed their long conversations and calm evenings at a local café, but she preferred to remain friends. Finally, in 1981 Parris moved to Martin’s house.
They married officially on the 15th of February in 2011. The couple has no children. They live in a very simple house.
George Martin Houses
- Small home in Santa Fe – $320,000
George Martin Cars
- Old Mazda – 15,000
The star and millionaire George RR Martin prefers to live a simple life. He used to save his money since his childhood, when 5 members of their family lived in a small apartment in New Jersey and didn’t even own a car.
The most high paid writer in the world and his wife live in a stucco house. It is extremely small, the space here is enough just for two people. George RR Martin is not fond of cars and he drives an old Mazda.
He owns an office across the street from his house that he decorated with large collections of mini pictures according to his taste. “I like the pageantry” – explains the author his choice. He is the lover of Mexican food and he likes small takeaways. You can hardly meet the famous writer in the luxurious restaurant. He hates parties, but sometimes he visits them. If you meet the genius writer at one of them, never ask for autograph. “Just get me a drink and talk a little” George RR Martin asks.