- Full Name: George Lopez
- Born: 04/23/1961
- Place of Birth: Mission Hills, California USA
- Occupation: Comedian, Actor, Screenwriter,
Television producer, Voice Actor, Radio personality,
Talk show host, Film Producer, Television Director
- Marital Status: Divorced
George Lopez Net Worth History:
George made his millions doing what he loves – comedy. He got his start by performing stand-up comedy to sold out crowds. In 1990, George Lopez landed a lucrative job as an online radio host for Clair Channel Communications. This job made him the first Latin American to work on an English-language radio station in Los Angeles. He was a cast member and commentator for HBO’s football based sports show, entitled “Inside the NFL” for years 2003 to 2004. He was host of the popular late night talk show – “Lopez Tonight” on TBS; he produced, wrote, and was co-creator, writer, producer, and actor of the hugely popular “George Lopez Show” with Sandra Bullock, that ran from 2002 to 2007. The show was loosely based on his childhood and his relationship with his absentee parents and his grandmother, whose nickname was “Bennie” like his mother’s character on the TV program. During its five year run, George was paid around $12 million each season. He was also smart enough to make up a contract that gives him 6.5% of its royalties when the show went into syndication. George has written two books, but only one gave him millions – “I’m Not Going To Lie.” He is also earns a lot from his personal endorsements for Carnival Cruise Lines and other deals. Mr. Lopez lends his voice to many Disney films and movie characters. He has also appeared in different movies, since 1990.
About George Lopez:
George Lopez was born in California of Mexican decent. George was raised by his maternal grandmother, Benita Gutierrez and his step-grandfather, Refugio Gutierrez. His grandparents were blue color workers, with both of them working at local factory jobs and construction jobs, respectfully. His parents were migrant farmers, named Frieda and Anatasio Lopez. At age 2 months, his father left the home and at age 10, his mother abandoned him. George attended and graduated from San Fernando High School in 1979. He said that his grandparents worked so hard, that they did not have time for hugs and kisses, however, today she is George’s biggest fan. Mr. Lopez includes jokes in his stand-up routines about his large head, which got him teased throughout school. Comedy was George’s way out of his troubles and helped make him popular enough that he would not be picked on. George knew comedy was his career path when he saw Freddie Prinze on TV. After graduating high school, he attended junior college taking a course in computer science, which lasted one day. He began working at his grandmother’s factory in the middle of the 1980’s when he decided to pursue stand-up comedy and he has never looked back with regret, just humor. He makes regular appearances on daytime and nighttime talk shows.
George Lopez has been married three times with his last wife, Anna Serrano, giving him a baby girl and a kidney. George Lopez had a genetic condition that caused his kidneys to deteriorate. His transplant operation was very successful. Mr. Lopez is a great philanthropist who devotes much his charity work in the Latin community where he grew up. He heads his charity “The Ann and George Lopez Foundation and he has receive numerous awards for his charitable works, such as: Manny Mota Foundation Community Spirit Award; he was named Honorary Mayor of Los Angeles for his extensive fund raising work for the earthquake victims in El Salvador and Guatemala. In 2004 he received the Artist of the Year and Humanitarian Award by Harvard University; Spirit of Liberty Award; Time magazine’s 24 Most Influential Hispanics in America; and in 2011, his elementary school, the San Fernando Elementary School named their auditorium after him. He also earned accolades for his performance in HBO Films drama “Real Women Have Curves,” which he received the 2002 Audience Award for. Presently, George Lopez can be found touring around the country in his many stand-up acts.