|Celebrated Name:||George R.R. Martin|
|Real Name/Full Name:||George Raymond Richard Martin|
|Age:||72 years old|
|Birth Date:||20 September 1948|
|Birth Place:||Bayonne, New Jersey, United States|
|Wife/Spouse (Name):||Parris McBride (m. 2011), Gale Burnick (m. 1975–1979)|
|Profession:||American novelist and short-story writer|
|Net Worth in 2021:||$90 million|
|Last Updated:||August 2021|
George Richard Raymond Martin is a Popular American novelist and writer of short stories from multiple genres ranging from horror, fiction, fantasy, and more. He is best known as the writer of the series of ‘A Song of Ice and Fire, ’ which was adapted into popular T.V Series ‘Game of Thrones.’
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George R.R. Martin was born on the 20th of September in the year 1948 to parents Raymond Collins Martin and Margaret Brandy Martin. He was born in New Jersey and also had two younger sisters Janet and Darleen. His father had half Italian descent, whereas his mother had half Irish ancestry. His roots go back to German, French, Welsh, and English.
George went to Mary Jane Donohoe School and then to Marist High School. Here he developed a strong interest in comics by reading Marvel Comics. Martin wrote a letter to the Fantastic Four Editor, which got published, and then the readers started writing to him in return. This led him to be a part of the comics Fandom era. He was also the first person to have registered for the comic book convention that was held in New York in the year 1964.
He did his bachelor’s in Journalism from Northwestern University, Illinois, in the year 1970. And also went on to pursue a Masters’s degree in Journalism from the same University in the year 1971. Martin was also an expert chess player and directed chess tournaments.
Martin dated his fellow author Lisa Tuttle during college. He married twice in his life, first to Gale Burnick in 1975, and then to Parris McBride in the year 2011; he is currently married to her.
Age, Height, and Weight
Being born on 20 September 1948, George R.R. Martin is 72 years old as of today’s date 1st August 2021. His height is 1.68 m tall, and his weight is 80 kg.
Martin was into reading and writing from his school days, that was his primary mode of entertainment and led to his vivid imagination. He started writing and selling fiction short stories as a profession only by 1970. He sold ‘The Hero’ to Galaxy Magazine, and soon followed this by many other short stories to different magazines.
The first novel he wrote was ‘Dying of the Light’ that got published in the year 1977. He continued writing and publishing several short stories of multiple genres and also started writing for television. Some of the popular shows he has written for include ‘ The Beauty and the Beast,’ ‘Twilight Zone,’ ‘The Outer Limits,’ and ‘Doorways.’
When writing for T.V could not do justice to his imagination, he again switched to writing novels, and then came ‘The Song of Ice and Fire.’ Which was later adapted to a popular T.V series ‘Game of Thrones.’ George has written a few episodes of the series as well and is also the executive producer of the series.
Awards & Achievements
A large portion of awards to his credit is from the show ‘Game of Thrones, ’ which won a series of Primetime Emmy Awards. He has been nominated and won Hugo Awards, Nebula Awards, Bram Stoker Award, Premier Ignotus for Best Foreign Novel, and several other awards for multiple novels he has written throughout his career. He has also been a part of the annual ‘Time 100’ list. That lists the name of the people who are most influential across the globe.
Net Worth & Salary of George R.R. Martin in 2021
George R.R. Martin has written some truly classic works in his career. He has contributed not just to the readers across the globe but has also written amazing scripts for film and television. His estimated net worth today is $90 million as of August 2021.
George is an inspiration to all of those who feel they do not have enough resources. He also has humble beginnings, but it big for himself through his own talent and effort.