Facts of George R R Martin
|Full Name||George R. R. Martin|
|Middle Name||R. R.|
|Birth Name||George Raymond Martin|
|Birth City||Bayonne, New Jersey|
|Father Name||Raymond Collins Martin|
|Mother Name||Margaret Brady Martin|
|Awards||Goodreads Choice Awards Best Fantasy,Hugo Award for Best Novel|
|Filmography||Game of Thrones|
|Date of Birth||September 20,1948|
|Married Date||February 15,2011|
How Much Is Game Of Thrones Author George R. R. Martin’s Net Worth?
George R. R. Martin has a net worth of $80 million as of July 2019. He is an author best known for writing the immensely popular A Game Of Thrones and A Song of Ice and Fire. He is one of the highest-selling authors in the world.
After his books were adapted into the Game of Thrones series his earnings skyrocketed making him one of the best-known authors in the world. His creation A Song of Ice and Fire is set to become the most popular fantasy book series in the world.
Net Worth Details- Earnings, Salary, And Income Sources
American author George R. R. Martin has a net worth of $80 million as of July 2019. He amassed this net worth from an incredible career as an author. A huge part of his earnings is also thanks to the series adaptation of his books.
He earns millions of dollars every year, in fact, Celebritynetworth claims that he earns around $25 million per year from royalties, residuals, and TV shows.
The following table lists the author’s earnings from royalties and book sales.
|2016||$10,000,000||Royalties From Publication|
|2015||Total Earnings Of “A Song of Ice and Fire” Sales|
|2013||$1,300,000||“Game of Thrones” Book Sales|
|$2,210,000||“The Healthy E-Book” Sales|
|2011||$845,000||“A Dance with Dragons” Book Sales|
|$10,400,000||“Game of Thrones” Book Sales|
|2005||$11,700||“A Feast for Crows” Book Sales|
George R. R. Martin has earned a lot of money over the years and the adaptation of his book Game of Thrones is worth over $1 billion itself. While each episode cost a staggering $15 million to make, more than 30 million people watched each episode of the show in the US alone.
Game Of Thrones TV Show
Game of Thrones first aired in the US on April 17, 2011. In total it aired over 73 episodes over the course of 8 years and 8 seasons finally concluding the epic T series on May 19, 2019. The producers and studios spent generously on making the show and filmed in locations like Northern Ireland, Croatia, Iceland, Spain, Malta, Morocco, and Canada.
It is also the most viewed TV show of HBO in history. With incredible performances from actors like Peter Dinklage, Kit Harington, Emilia Clarke,Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Lena Headey, Maisie Williams, etc. the series received over 161 Primetime Emmy Award nominations and won 47 of them as of July 2019.
Similarly, in 2019 they set the record for most nominations received by a TV show, getting 32 nominations.
Listed In Forbes Highest Paid Authors
In 2016, Forbes listed Martin 12th in the list of highest paid writers. He reportedly made $9.5 million in the given year.
Charity Works & Philanthropy
Martin has worked for charitable causes and once collaborated with Prizeo to start a donation campaign with two people who donated $20,000 each to the Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary getting a chance to be written into one of his books and then getting killed off.
After the two spots were taken by an undisclosed girl and a Facebook employee, a boy from England wrote to Martin and sent his $250 (£153) savings to the author. Although he declined the boy’s request he pledged $10,000 himself to the wolf sanctuary. In total, he raised $502,549 for the cause.
He also pledged $2.7 million to a new art space in Santa Fe.
Assets, Houses, Cars, Expenses, Taxes, Insurances
Although he has a multimillion-dollar fortune he lives a simple and frugal life. He has a simple house in Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA where the average house price is around $499,000. The house has medieval structural designs and is multiple stories.
He drives around in a first-generation Mazda RX-7 whose price ranges from $2,640 to $4,070.
The water is also one of the highest-earning authors in the world and might have to pay hefty amounts in taxes. The highest federal income tax rate is 37% in the USA.
Similarly, he might also have insurance of his properties, vehicles, and health but the coverage plans are not available in the media.
George R. R. Martin’s Personal Life: Age, Wiki, Height,
George R. R. Martin was born George Raymond Richard Martin on September 20, 1948, in Bayonne, New Jersey, U.S to father Raymond Collins Martin and mother Margaret Brady Martin.
He grew up with 2 sisters named Darleen Martin and Janet Martin.
He belongs to Mixed ethnicity as he has Irish, French, English, Welsh, and German heritage. He is 70 years old as of July 2019 and he is 5 feet 6 inches (168 cm) tall.
He went to Mary Jane Donohoe School and Marist High School. During these years he developed a passion for comic books and cites the late Stan Lee as one of his biggest influences.
Later on, he graduated with a B.S. in journalism Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism and also got an M.S. in Journalism in 1971 from the same place.
Regarding his relationships, he is married to Parris McBride as of July 2011. The couple tied the knot on February 15, 2011, and later had a bigger ceremony on August 19, 2011. Before this, he was married to Gale Burnick, the couple exchanged vows in 1975 and later divorced in 1979.
He does not have any kids.