Mr. T Net Worth Money and More
Net Worth: $1.5 million
Laurence Tureaud is famously known as Mr. T. He was born in Chicago in Illinois on 21st May in the year 1952. He is a multi-talented personality and has been involved in many different professions. Better known as an actor, he has been a professional wrestler too. Apart from working in two different fields, he has also worked as a bodyguard, TV personality and a renowned motivational speaker. He is recognized for his heavy gold chains, hairstyle which resembles the African Mandinka warrior and his image of a tough guy. Though he was known to be a good wrestler, but he became famous through his acting in television series in 1980s, “The A-Team” in which he played the role of B.A. Baracus. He then became world known for his performance as boxer Clubber Lang in the famous film, “Rocky III” in the year 1982.
BEFORE BEING A NAME
Born in a poor household in a family of twelve children, Mr. T. was not as rich as he is today. The neighbourhood he grew up in was very hostile and he witnessed constant horrible crimes like, murders, robbery and rapes. From his school times, Tureaud was interested in sports. He participated in football games, did wrestling and even learnt martial arts. He did his schooling from Dunbar Vocational High School and he won city- wide wrestling champion twice in a row. He was expelled from Prairie View A&M University and then joined United States Army. He was admitted in Military Police Corps and in the year 1975, his drill sergeant awarded him with letter of recommendation. He was promoted as the squad leader and was awarded as the “Top Trainee of the Cycle” among six thousand people in the cycle.
HOW HE BECAME FAMOUS?
Tureaud started his career as a bouncer and participated in a famous and well known show in the year 1980 called as “The World’s Toughest Bouncer Contest”. During his career as a bouncer, Tureaud made his image as Mr. T. He not only maintained the violence in the club, but also kept the drug dealers out of the club. He was indulge in 100s of fights and was sent to court for the, but he managed to get out of the court. He then worked as a bodyguard for many known people which include, Michael Jackson, Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier, Diana Rose, Steve McQueen and Leon Spinks. After Stallone saw him on the TV bouncer competition show, he gave him a role in Rocky III which became the major breakthrough in his career. Since then he has done many TV shows and films which has made him an infamous personality.
Mr. T. started his career in acting in the year from the movie “Rocky III”. After having a successful appearance in the movie he did “Penitentiary 2”, a boxing film. He also did a role in the TV series, “Twilight Theatre” in the same year. In the year 1983 he did TV series like “Mister T”, “Diff’rent Strokes”, “The A-Team” and also made an apperarence in the movie “Alvin and the Chipmunks”. In the year 1984, he did two TV shows which are, “The Toughest Man in the World” and “Dean Martin Celebrity Roast”. some other TV shows, series and movies he did are, “Be Somebody..or Be Somebody’s Foo!!”, “WWF Superstars of Wrestling”, “WrestleMania”, “WrestleMania2”, “Alice Through the Looking Glass”, “Spy Hard”, “Inspector Gadget”, “Magic of the Golden Bear: Goldy III”, “Out of this World”, “Straight Line”, “I Pity the Fool”, “The Footy Show”. He recently did World’s Craziest Fools on BBC Three.
In the year 1985, he started his career in the field of wrestling. He was the tag partner of Hulk Hogan in the first WrestleMania at World Wrestling Federation, which Mr. T. won. He became one of the important and successful WWF boxers. In the year 1989, he also made an appearance at the World Class Championship Wrestling.
Working in different professions, Mr. T. managed to make a net worth of 1.5 million US dollars. He likes to live in a lavish manner, studded with gold jewellery. He has a successful career in many fields which has made him so rich. When he worked as a bodyguard for different personalities he charged them with around 3,000 US dollars to 10,000 US dollars per day. Apart from earning as a bodyguard he also made money through working in different films and also through his career as a wrestler. The gold jewellery the actor owns is worth around $300,000.
PERSONAL LIFE AND HEALTH
During the early 1990s, Mr. T’s name and fame saw a downfall because of health issues. He was diagnosed with cancer during those years. Though he fought it, but he didn’t do films and wrestling and limited his TV appearances to commercials. Soon after recovering completely he started working in the films. He did roles in different TV series including, “Not another Teen Movie, “The Proud Family” and “Inspector Gadget”. He was married to Philys Clark and has three children with her. He continues to work as an actor, but he has left his career in the wrestling field.