Who is Lorne Michaels and what is his net worth?

Who is Lorne Michaels and what is his net worth?

February 15, 2022

SINCE the 1970s, Lorne Michaels has dominated the entertainment industry from behind the screen.

With producer credits on over 70 films and television shows, Michaels has established quite a successful career for himself.

Who is Lorne Michaels?

Born on November 17, 1944, Lorne Michaels is a television screenwriter and producer.

Michaels has kept his personal life out of the public eye for the most part.

Even his birthplace is unknown – some have it listed as Ontario, while others say his parents immigrated to Canada after he was born in what was once considered Palestine.

In 1966, Michaels graduated as an English major from University College, Toronto.

Michaels began working as a writer and broadcaster for CBC Radio before moving to Los Angeles.

He went on to start writing for various programs, including Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In and The Beautiful Phyllis Diller Show.

He earned his United States citizenship in 1987 and was inducted into the Order of Canada in 2002.

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What is his net worth?

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Lorne Michaels has an estimated net worth of around $500million.

The outlet lists his annual salary at around $30million.

Alongside Dick Ebersol and Herb Schlosser, Michaels created the television series formerly known as NBC's Saturday Night in 1975.

Two years later, the show changed its name to Saturday Night Live.

In 1979, Michaels founded the Broadway Video production company, which has produced SNL since 1981.

He's also the executive producer of Late Night and The Tonight Show.

With 94 Emmy nominations and 20 wins, Michaels holds the record of the most-nominated individual.

What else has Lorne Michaels worked on?

Throughout his lengthy career, Michaels has served as a producer on a multitude of films and television shows.

The films he has worked on include:

  • Mr. Mike's Mondo Video
  • Gilda Live
  • Nothing Lasts Forever
  • Three Amigos
  • Wayne's World
  • Coneheads
  • Wayne's World 2
  • Lassie
  • Tommy Boy
  • Stuart Saves His Family
  • Black Sheep
  • Kids in the Hall: Brain Candy
  • A Night at the Roxbury
  • Superstar
  • Man on the Moon
  • The Ladies Man
  • Enigma
  • Mean Girls
  • Hot Rod
  • Baby Mama
  • MacGruber
  • The Guilt Trip
  • Staten Island Summer
  • Whiskey Tango Foxtrot
  • Brother Nature
  • Masterminds
  • Sandy Wexler

As far as television goes, Michaels has produced over 40 shows.

He is listed as the executive producer on 30 Rock, Sons and Daughters, Portlandia, Mulaney, Documentary Now!, Shrill, Kenan, and That D**n Michael Che – to name a few.

Michaels has also produced multiple on-stage performances, including Gilda Radner: Live From New York, Colin Quinn: An Irish Wake, and Mean Girls.

Is Lorne Michaels married?

Lorne Michaels has been married a total of three times.

He married his first wife, Rosie Shuster, in 1971; the couple divorced in 1980.

The following year, Michaels married the model Susan Forristal.

They divorced in 1987.

In 1991, Michaels married his former assistant, Alice Barry.

Together, they share three children: Edward, Sophie, and Henry.

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