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Lorne Michaels Net Worth

Updated January 2, 2020
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How much is Lorne Michael worth? $500 million

How did Lorne Michaels earn his money and wealth?

Lorne Michaels was born on November 17, 1944. He is a Canadian-American television producer, comedian, writer, and actor, best remembered for creating and producing hit late-night show Saturday Night Live, and producing other shows like the Late Night series (1993), and The Tonight Show (2014). He has won many awards for SNL. Michaels started his career as a broadcaster and writer for CBC Radio. In 1968 He shifted to Los Angeles from Toronto to work as a writer for the show Laugh-In and The Beautiful Phyllis Diller Show. In a comedy series of Canada, he featured with Hart Pomerantz in The Hart and Lorne Terrific Hour. It ran for a short period in the early 1970s.

In 1975 Michaels created the TV show NBC’s Saturday Night, which later changed to Saturday Night Live. The show, which is performed live in front of a studio audience, instantly built an image for being unique and unpredictable. It became a platform for building the careers of some of the most popular and successful comedians in the United States. Lorne was the producer, writer, and executive producer of the show. He rarely appears on-screen as well, where he is known for his straight-faced humor. Throughout the history of the show, SNL has been nominated for more than 157 Emmy Awards and has won 36 awards in total. It has steadily been one of the highest-rated late-night television programs. Michaels has been with Saturday Nights Live for all seasons except for his break in the early 1980s.

Michael’s daughter Sophie has also appeared in Saturday Nights Live episodes, one of which was during the 30th season of the show anchored by Johnny Knoxville during the speech when Lorne introduces Johnny Knoxville to his daughter and Sophie surprises Knoxville with a taser. Michaels’s best-known performance appeared in the first season when he offered $3,000 to the Beatles to rejoin on the show.

He later raised his offer to $3,200, but the money was never demanded. According to an interview in Playboy magazine, John Lennon and Paul McCartney supposed to be in New York City that night and wanted to see the show. They almost reached, but altered their minds as it was getting too late to get to the show on time, and they were both tired.

In November 20, 1976 show, musical guest George Harrison appeared, but Michaels informed him the offer was applicable for all four members of the group showing up, not for only just any Beatle.

What are the highest grossing movies of Lorne Michaels?

  1. Man on the Moon (1999): $47.4 million
  2. Lassie (1994) : $9,979,683
  3. Tommy Boy (1995) : $32.7 million
  4. Stuart Saves His Family (1995)
  5. Black Sheep (1996): $32.4 million
  6. Kids in the Hall: Brain Candy (1996) : $2,654,308
  7. A Night at the Roxbury (1998): $30.3 million
  8. Superstar (1999): $30.6 million

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