George Lopez makes $8.5 million every year. He had a net worth of $50 million in 2011 but lost $25 million in the divorce settlement. Now His net worth is estimated at over $45 million.
Let’s talk about his $45 million fortune and how he built it from the beginning.
|Full Name||George Edward Lopez|
|Date of Birth||April 23, 1961 (62 Years)|
|Place of Birth||Mission Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA|
|Height(approx)||5 Ft. 10 Inches (1.78 Meters)|
|Weight(approx.)||167 lbs (76 kg)|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
|Hair Color||Dark Brown|
|Profession(s)||Comedian, Actor, TV & Film Producer, Radio Personality, and Talk Show Host|
|High School||San Fernando Elementary School|
|Education||Graduate (San Fernando High School)|
|Father||Anatasio Lopez (A Migrant Worker)|
|Spouse||Ann Serrano (m. 1993; div. 2011) (Actress & Film Producer)|
|Children||Mayan Lopez (Daughter)|
|Years Active||1983 –|
|Net Worth||$45 Million|
George George Edward Lopez is an American Stand up comedian, actor, and late-night show host.
He was born on April 23, 1961, in Mission Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA.
His father, Anatasio Lopez, was a migrant worker, and his mother was Frieda Lopez.
His father left them when George was a 2 months infant, and his mother also got married and left him when he was 10.
George grew up with his maternal grandmother, Benita Gutierrez (a factory worker), and stepgrandfather, Refugio Gutierrez (a construction worker).
He also worked in a factory where his grandmother was an inspector.
He is of Mexican descent and completed his schooling at San Fernando Elementary School and graduated from San Fernando High School in 1979.
At the beginning of the 1990s, George Lopez had a good time. He had done various TV programs, appeared in movies, and was doing stand-up shows.
He married Ann Serrano in 1993, and they welcomed their daughter, Mayan Lopez, in 1996.
In 2004, Lopez’s kidneys deteriorated due to some genetic condition, and he needed an organ transplant. His wife donated one of his kidneys to him.
In September 2010, Ann and George announced their separation. Ann filed for divorce in November 2010, finalized in July 2011.
In an interview in March 2014, he disclosed that once, he was worth more than $50 million, but he lost half of that for his divorce settlement, which means his divorce was settled for more than $25 million.
He also gave the Toluca Lake home, bought for $2.5 million in 2004, to Ann in the divorce settlement. Ann sold that home in December 2022 for $5.25 million.
George actively shares his life on his social media.
$80 Million Show and Salary
If you ask me, one thing that changed George’s life was ‘The George Lopez Show.’ Let’s see how.
In 2000, Sandra Bullock approached George for producing and starring him in an ABC sitcom.
He starred in the George Lopez Show and co-created, wrote, and co-produced it. The show was aired from 2002 to 2007 for six seasons.
During the five-year run of this ABC sitcom show, George was paid $12 million per season, which means he made more than $60 million in fees from this show.
The George Lopez Show was canceled after the sixth season and entered syndication at the end of 2007.
As an executive producer of the show, George was entitled to 6.5% royalties, which brought him another $20 million from the sale.
Now, he tours the country for his stand-up comedy shows and makes $8.5 million annually from ticket sales.
When his show ran successfully, he made over $20 million yearly.
I am not sure, but some reports declared George Lopez the highest-paid comedian, with an estimated earning of $82 million from December 2021 to December 2022.
He led the list with a $50 million lead over his closest competitor.
Inspired by Latino comic Freddie Prinze, he pursued comedy as a career. His career started in 1983, and during the 1980s, he performed as a stand-up comedian.
He appeared in various programs like Comedy Club (1987) and The Arsenio Hall Show (1989), and his debut movie role was Ski Patrol (1990).
He became famous in Los Angeles when he hosted a morning radio show on 92.3 FM in the 1990s.
He launched his first comedy album, Alien Nation, in 1996.
In 2002, he starred, co-produced, written the George Lopez Show (an American situation comedy), which made him commercially successful.
The show made him one of the few Latinos to headline a television sitcom.
The same year, he produced the HBO film drama ‘Real Women Have Curves’ and won the Audience Award.
For the 2003-04 football season, He was the commentator for HBO’s sports show ‘Inside The NFL.’
In 2009, he hosted his late-night talk show, Topez Tonight, which got canceled after the second season.
He is the first Latino to host a late-night show.
He also appeared in the 2013’s Saint George and the 2015’s Lopez, ending in their first and second seasons.
|2001||Bread and Roses|
|2002||Real Women Have Curves|
|2005||The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3-D|
|2006||Balls of Fury,|
Henry Poole Is Here,
Beverly Hills Chihuahua
The Spy Next Door
|2011||Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2,|
|2012||Beverly Hills Chihuahua 3: Viva Ia Fiesta!|
|2013||Escape From Planet Earth, |
The Smurfs 2
|2016||Meet The Blacks,|
|2018||River Runs Red|
|2020||The Tax Collector,|
Cats & Dogs 3: Paws Unite!
|2021||No Man’s Land,|
Walking With Herb
Major TV Appearances
- The Brothers Garcia (2002)
- Curb Your Enthusiasm (2002)
- George Lopez (2002-07)
- Naughty or Nice (2004)
- Freddie (2006)
- The Naked Brothers Band (2007-08)
- Reno 911! (2008-22)
- Mr. Troop Mom (2009)
- Lopez Tonight (2009-11)
- Take Me Out (2012)
- It’s Not Me; It’s You (2012)
- Shake It Up (2013)
- Saint George (2014)
- Real Bob (2015)
- Lopez (2016-17)
- The Comedy Get Down (2017)
- The Neighborhood (2021)
- Lopez vs. Lopez (2022)
Awards and Achievements
George Lopez has been nominated for and won several awards for his comedy work and contribution to the Latino community.
The following are some of the awards he won:
- Audience Award for the HBO Films drama ‘Real Women Have Curves’ in 2002.
- ALMA Award for Lopez Tonight in 2011.
- A star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2006.
- Named Time magazine’s Top 25 Hispanics in America in 2005.
- Won the ‘Spirit of The Liberty Award’ in 2004.
- His autobiography Why You Crying was placed in the Top 20 of The New York Times bestsellers.
- Hosted Latin Grammy Awards twice and co-hosted the Emmy Awards once.
- Humanitarian Award by the Harvard Foundation At Harvard University in 2004.
In 2001, George and Ann bought a home in Los Angeles’ Toluca Lake for $1.349 million. Lopez’s family lived there for 3 years and sold it in 2004 for $1.85 million.
After selling their first house, He bought another 5 bedroom & 5-bathroom Spanish-style house in Toluca Lake in May 2004 for $2,495,000.
He gave this house to his wife, Ann, in the divorce settlement in 2011, but she sold it in December 2022 for $5.25 million.
The couple reportedly bought another Mediterranean-style 4 bedroom and 5.5 bathroom house in March 2004 near Pebble Beach, CA, for $3 million.
George sold it at a loss in September 2012 for just $2.6 million.
In 2014, he bought a 4,100 sq. ft. 4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms 1920s Mediterranean home in the foothills of Los Angeles’ Feliz area for $2,675,000.
Businesses, Endorsements, and Charities
A less-known fact about George Lopez is that he is a food entrepreneur.
He owns a small chain of fast-casual Mexican-style restaurants, Chingon Kitchen, which he started in 2017. He partnered with virtual restaurant leader Nextbite to roll out his delivery-only taquerias. His tacos are available in 80+ locations in the country.
He started an artisan beer business in 2019 and owns a craft-beer brand, Ta Loco Cerveza.
He is the Principal and founder of a film and television production company, TRAVIESO PRODUCTIONS.
He partnered with Sabet and BLKPRL to launch his Cha Cha Lucha NFTs.
In 2012, George signed a multiyear marketing deal with Mango Financial Inc. to promote their prepaid card.
In 2015, He officially endorsed Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders.
He tied up with Temple Grad to launch a Cannabis-Inspired clothing line. He was not involved financially but was interested in what a cancer survivor’s Sir Cannabis Apparel is about.
He opened his charity, The George Lopez Foundation, with his then-wife Ann Serrano, helping people confront the challenges of chronic kidney conditions.
He made efforts to raise funds for earthquake victims in El Salvador and Guatemala.
When comedy icon Richard Pryor died, he raised funds to build a 9-foot-tall bronze statue of Richard in his hometown Peoria, Illinois.
How much did George Lopez make from his show?
From the George Lopez Show, he made $12 million per season. The show ran for five seasons, which means he made more than $60 million in fees and $20 million in royalties.
What is Geroge Lopez doing now?
He is working on his upcoming movies, like DC’s upcoming superhero movie Blue Beetle and Afterward, which is in post-production.
What is Geroge Lopez’s Net Worth?
George Lopez is an American Stand-up comedian, actor, and late-night talk show host, having an estimated net worth of $45 million as of 2023.
How much does George Lopez make in a year?
George Lopez makes $8.5 million every year. He tours the country for stand-up comedy shows and makes about $8.5 million yearly from ticket sales.
Who was George Lopez’s wife?
George Lopez married Ann Serrano in 1993 and welcomed their daughter, Mayan Lopez, in 1996. Later, They filed for divorce and separated in July 2011.