Marlon Wayans-Net Worth, Money and More

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Net worth – $15 million

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Actor,Model, Producer, Writer,Director,Comedian

Born in the ‘city that never sleeps’,Marlon Wayans is an American actor,producer and comedian  who kick started his acting career in “I’m gonna bite you sucka” in 1988 .Wayans is mainly known for his role as a comedian that fetched him the big bucks.Marlon Wayans usually appears in the films with his brother Shawn Wayans, who is also known to be a successful actor. Together with him, Marlon Wayans has appeared in the sitcom called “The Wayans Bros” on WB as well as in movies, which gained a lot of success and became known on an international scale, such as “White Chicks”, “Scary Movie”, “Scary Movie 2”, “Dance Flick” and “Little Man”. Talking about “Scary Movie” and it second part, the brothers were not only starring in them, but also worked behind the scenes as writers.

Privy life

New York born Marlon Wayans was the youngest of the ten children. Most of his siblings are notable figures in the film industry,Keenen, an actor, director and writer; Damon, an actor and producer; Kim, an actress; and Shawn, an actor and write are some of his family members who made it big in  Holly Wood . He studied at the Fiorello H.La Guardia High School of Music and Art and Performing Arts in New York City followed by a degree at Howard .Wayans married long time girlfriend Angelica Zachary in 2005. They have two children, a son Shawn (named after Wayans’s brother) and a daughter Amai.

 First Footsteps

Although at the age of 16, Wayans role in ‘I’m gonna bite you sucka’ was only that of a pedestrian,it gave him the chance to learn about the industry and the way it works. As his siblings careers started soaring,Wayans grew edgy in school, and in 1992, after only two years of college, he dropped out. Wayans took a role on another Keenen Ivory Wayans production, In Living Colour, the highly acclaimed sketch comedy show that helped launch the careers of such future stars as Jim Carrey and Jamie Foxx. He was also a part of the celebrity death hoax that proclaimed him dead in 2012.

Mainstream success

His conventional success came when he hogged the limelight when he co-starred with his brother Shawn Wayans in the WB sitcom The Wayans Bros, a largely autobiographical show based on the brothers’ real relationship and personalities. The Wayans Bros, which ran from 1995 to ’99, helped transform Marlon Wayans into one of the most prominent members of his decorated family.  Followed by  his most popular film-to-date, the blockbuster horror spoof,Scary Movie, in 2000.It earned a whopping $157 million dollars after its release. He co-wrote and acted in the movie that opened the the lock to his personal money mint.

Marlon Wayans also co-wrote and appeared in the film’s several sequels:Scary Movie 2 (2001), Scary Movie 3 (2003) and Scary Movie 4(2006). In addition to the Scary Movie series, Marlon Wayans and his brother Shawn have starred in the popular spoof films White Chicks (2004), Little Man (2006) and Dance Flick (2009).He earned high critical acclaim for his portrayal of a heroin addict in the dark 2000 film Requiem for a Dream.  His other important film was G.I.JOE-Rise Of The Cobra along side Channing Tatum in 2009 where he played the role of Rip Cord, a fictional Joe character.

Marlon, the millionaire

Wayans made most of his money  through his successful career as a comedian. His recent buy was a  Sherman Oak house which he bought for $1.6 million. His involvement with the real estate is another source for his money.The 40-year-old comedian,  bought the Mediterranean abode  for $1.525M and  has an open floor plan. The 5-bedroom, 5-bath has all the basic fancy features fit for a celebrity crib like high ceilings, French doors, crown mouldings, recessed lights, tumbled marble floors and a spacious patio with pool and spa.And all the comforts of home, including a fireplace in the living room and family-style kitchen with granite centre island, veggie sink, wine rack and Viking appliances.With this property, he also joins the list of celebs who spend a small fortune on their homes and villas.

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As an actor,let us take a list of the movies that fetched him a lot of moolah,

2004-White Chicks

2007-Little Man- $58 million

2000-Scary movie series- $71 million +

1996Don’t be a menace-$20 million

2009-G.I.Joe Rise Of The Cobra- $150 million

Dance flick-#25 million

2013-The Heat- $112 million

2000-Requiem For a Dream-#3.6 million

2004-The Lady Killers-$39 million

His acting in sitcoms too have fetched him quite a good sum of money as well as his ventures in the field of writing, scripting and producing and direction. The numbers at which his movie sell are enough to prove that Marlon Wayans is a millionaire and will be for the next few years if his comedy clicks along with his skill set as a writer and a producer, not to mention acting. Being a writer has helped his cause too, “it’s lucrative:, he claims while doing an interview on the sets of G.I.Joe-Rise Of The Cobra.

Charity

Wayans too falls under the category of celebs charity. He supports some of the organizations like ‘Ante up for Africa,’Keep a child alive’ and the ‘Get schooled foundation’

Awards

Marlon Wayans  received the MTV movie award for his role in Little man in 2007.

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