Lorne Michaels whose birth name is Lorne Lipowitz is a renowned entertainer who holds two nationalities being a Canadian and an America. Lorne is a television producer, an actor, writer and is the initiator and producer of Saturday Night Live among other famous episodes. Keep reading to know more about Lorne Michaels’s net worth in 2018.
Lorne Michaels Early Life
Lorne Michaels was born in 1944, 17th November. His mother’s name is Florence, and his father is Henry Abraham Lipowitz. His birthplace is Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He grew up in Toronto together with two other siblings who were younger than him.
Lorne enrolled in Forest Hill Collegiate Institute based in Toronto. Michaels went to the University of Toronto where he studied English and graduated from n 1966. In 1987 Lorne applied for American citizenship and was granted only to receive the order of Canada n 2002.
Michael is a father of three siblings. He has married three different wives in his lifetime although he is not polygamous. His first wife was Rosie Shuster with whom he started love affairs in the 1960s. Shuster is a daughter of Frank Shuster who was a comedian of Wayne and Shuster team.
Shuster later joined Michael on Saturday Night Live as a writer. Michael and Shuster exchanged their vows in 1971 and disengaged in 1980.
After four years Michael went for Susan Forristal who was a model to be his wife. In 1987 a divorce was claimed and granted to leave Michael single again. Michael did not despair in the side of marriage where he found his destiny in Alice Barry in 1991. She is today’s wife of Lorne.
Lorne Michaels Career
Lorne got into his writing career and broadcasting in CBC Radio Station. He shifted to Los Angeles from Toronto in 1968. In Los Angeles, Lorne worked as a writer for Laugh in and also The beautiful Phyllis Show. He was also featured together with Hart Pomerantz in The Hart and Lorne Terrific Hour.
Saturday Night Live formerly known as NBC’s Saturday Night was launched in 1975. Michael, Dick Ebersol, and Herb designed the show. This show conflicted with an ABC Show with its name Saturday Night Live with Howard Cosell which was initiated, and in 1975, 26th November was canceled. The show served as the initial point of the success of United States Comedian.
Michael was the producer of the show first, and also the writer and afterwards became an executive producer. In most scenes, he was known for his deadpan character.
Awards & Achievements
Michael has won in his Saturday Night Live thirty Emmy Awards and had been nominated for more than a hundred and fifty-six times. Other awards include a Costume Designers Guild Awards, three Gemini Awards, and a Gold Derby Award. Also, 5 PGA Awards, a Television Critics Association Award, The Webby Awards as well as six Writers Guild of America Awards. In 1996, Lorne’s won a star on the Walk of Fame.
Net Worth of Lorne Michaels
Lorne Michaels has an estimated net worth of about $550 million. He has earned for portraying various characters in different television shows. Lorne has also made money as a writer and a producer of various television series. His other source of income is his performance as a stand-up comedian. All that has greatly helped him to amass his current net worth.
Lorne Michaels is a Jack of many trades, especially in the film industry. He is a writer, actor, television producer as well as a comedian. Michaels is best known as both the creator and producer of Saturday Night Live, The Tonight Show and Late Night series among others.