Nickname: Stephen Glenn Martin
Date of birth: the 14th of August, 1945
Profession: actor, comic, producer
Nationality: United States of America
Source of wealth: television, movies
Every person on earth knows his kind smile. Steve Martin saved astonishing $110 million net worth, having appeared in more than 225 movies and TV shows during almost 4 decades of his career.
Probably, most of issues name acting as the main source of Steve Martin wealth, but to our opinion, it’s rather a sense of humor.
The person, who could make laugh everyone, started from miserable earnings, but soon his salary per movie role reached millions of dollars. Steve Martin earned $600, 000 per the play in the comedy “The Jerk”, directed by legendary Carl Reiner.
The first cooperative job of Carl Reiner and Steve Martin made them both famous and their profit reached for the stars. After that Steve Martin appeared in three other Reiner’s films, including the comedy “All of Me”.
Since “Jerk” Steve Martin salary increased significantly. His earnings per “Cheaper by the Dozen” reached $10, 5 million. And Steve Martin salary for “The Pink Panther” was $28 million.
In fact, only through acting Steve Martin could save a whopping net worth. But it was not his only one source of wealth.
The stand-up comedian, Martin released 2 comedy albums, “A Wild and Crazy Guy” and “Let’s Get Small”. Both albums were sold all over the world and in 1979 were awarded with Grammy.
In addition to acting and recording albums, Martin augmented his wealth, serving as a TV host. Twice he hosted Oscar ceremony.
So, Steve Martin is ranked as one of the brightest comedy actors in Hollywood. But how did he start his brilliant career?
If you want to learn Steve Martin bio, then read the lines he wrote himself, “I’m a poor black child”. Thus starts his script to “The Jerk”. Of course, in his real life Steve Martin was not either black or poor.
He comes from quite an affluent family of Mary and Glenn Martin.
His father dreamed to become an actor, and that’s why he moved his family to Hollywood. But his acting ambitions were not realized, that’s why he started to work as a real estate agent. Glenn was not satisfied with his life, that’s why he was in bad mood almost all the time. He criticized his kids – Steve, his brother Fred and sister Melinda.
Steve didn’t feel comfortable at home, that’s why he spent most part of his time out of it. He earned his first money at the age of 10, selling guidebooks at Disneyland.
After school Steve studied philosophy at Long Beach College, but then dropped it out to start career of a standup comedian.
Martin tried his hand as a script writer in 1967. He wrote for “The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour”.
Having become popular as a writer, Steve suddenly decided to become an actor. In 1980s he changed the focus of his career, which irritated his manger, but nothing could stop Steve Martin. He debuted as a big screen actor and writer in “The Absent-Minded Waiter”. The short film, directed by Carl Gottlieb, got an Oscar nomination. That inspired Steve Martin to continue acting, and he gave the world real hits, such as “The Man with Two Brains”, “My Blue Heaven”, “It's Complicated” (with legendary Meryl Streep) and many others.
Steve Martin is busy with his career till now. But he finds the time for his wife Anne Stringfield (his second marriage) and their kid. Steve Martin has become a father for the first time at the age of 67.
The actor Steve Martin spends the major part of his time in his Los Angeles mansion. But it is not the only one house the star has.
Martin was the owner of a huge villa in Santa Barbara. He recently put it on sale. The star wants for his mansion $13 million.
The luxurious villa consists of three comfortable buildings, linked with one another by passages. One of the buildings leads to the beautiful yard area. Of course, there’s a deep swimming pool in the yard of the mansion, where the actor takes a swim to refresh and clean his mind, before creating his next masterpiece.