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Lorne Michaels’ Net Worth 2024, Age, Height, Salary, Wife, Kids

What is Lorne Michaels’ net worth?

Net Worth in 2024$550 Million
Income SourceTV Industry
Real NameLorne Michael Lipowitz
Birthday17 November 1944
Age79 years old (as of 2024)
Birth PlaceToronto, Canada
Height/How tall?1.7 m
Occupation TV producer, Screenwriter
Info UpdatedJune 2024

Who is Lorne Michaels?

Lorne Michaels is a 79-years-old Canadian-American TV producer and screenwriter. He is well known for producing and creating the American late-night live television sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live.

As of 2024, Lorne Michaels’ net worth is $550 million.

He is considered one of the most influential men in the television and film industry.

Lorne began his career as a radio broadcaster in Canada.

However, he later moved to New York City to create an iconic live comedy show, Saturday Night Live (SNL).

He also produced the shows like Late Night series (1993), The Tonight Show (2014), and The Kids in the Hall (from 1989 to 1995).

Moreover, Lorne holds the record of being the most-nominated individual in the award show’s history of his 94 nominations for Primetime Emmy Awards, he has won 20 of them.

What sort of worth does this popular TV producer make?

 So, let’s dive deep to find out Lorne Michaelsnet worth and how much this celebrity made his fortune.

Do you know how old and tall is he?

If you don’t know then you can go through this article about Lorne Michaels‘ height, net worth 2024, age, sibling, income, family, and many more.

Lorne Michaels’ Age & Birthday

Lorne Michaels Birthday:
November 17, 1944

Lorne Michaels was born on 17th November 1944 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, named Lorne David Lipowitz.

According to his date of birth, Lorne Michaels is 79 years old.

Lorne Michaels‘ Parents and Siblings

He was born to Jewish parents Florence and Henry Abraham Lipowitz. Lorne grew up in his hometown with two younger siblings in the family.

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His family emigrated from Israel to Toronto when he was an infant.

Father Henry Abraham Lipowitz,
MotherFlorence Lipowitz
BrotherMark Lipowitz
SisterBarbara Lipowitz


Lorne Michaels attended Forest Hill Collegiate Institute for early education. He later joined University College, Toronto, and graduated in English in 1966.

In 1987, Lorne received his US citizenship.

Lorne Michaels’ Net Worth

Lorne Michaels estimated net worth is $550 million as of January 2024.

He has accumulated all his wealth from his career in the world of entertainment.

He made his money by creating and producing several American live comedy shows like Saturday Night Live, Late Night Series, and The Tonight Show.

Aside from this, Lorne had a film development contract with Paramount for almost three decades.

In 2018, he left Paramount and signed a deal with NBC Universal, earning around $30-40 million per year.

How did Lorne Michaels make millions?

Lorne Michaels' Net Worth 2024 - Celebrity News, Net Worth, Age, Height, Kids & Husband
Lorne Michaels‘ Net Worth 2024? Age, Height, Wife, Children, Earnings & Revenue?

Let’s explore how he started his career journey.

How Does Lorne Michaels’ Net Worth reach $550 Million in 2024?

Lorne Michaels started his career as a radio broadcaster and writer for CBC Radio. In 1968, he planned to move to Los Angeles.

However, Lorne managed to get his early work as a writer for The Beautiful Phyllis Diller Show and Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In.

In the 1970s, he starred alongside Hart Pomerantz for the CBC television series The Hart and Lorne Terrific Hour.

Later with Dick Ebersol and Herb Schlosser, Lorne created the television show named NBC’s Saturday Night in 1975.

The show changed its name to Saturday Night Live in 1977.

The show soon became famous for launching the careers of many successful comedians in the United States.

Initially, he worked as a producer and later became the executive producer and writer of the show.

In 1979, Lorne Michaels founded a production company named Broadway Video.

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Aside from his hiatus from 1980 to 1985, Lorne did shows every season.

The show brought him fame and over 156 nominations for the Emmy Awards.

Lorne also created other sketch comedy shows like NBC’s The New Show in 1984.

Lorne Michaels as a producer

Moreover, he also worked as an executive producer for shows such as 30 Rock (2006-2013), Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (2009-2014), Portlandia (2011-2018), Up All Night (2011-2013), and The Tonight Show.

In addition, Lorne produced many films like Wayne’s World (1992), Black Sheep (1996), Mean Girls (2004), Baby Mama (2008), Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (2016), and Sandy Wexler (2017).

Among accolades, Lorne Michael was inducted into the Television Academy Hall of Fame in 1999.

He was also awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In 2012, he received the Peabody Award.

Recently, Lorne was honored at the Kennedy Center Honors alongside Bery Gordy, Justino Diaz, and Joni Mitchell in December 2021.

How does Real Estate investment contribute to Lorne Michaels’ Net Worth?

Lorne invested in two real estate properties in New York City. He bought an apartment with Central Park views in a building named The Brentmore worth $25 million.

Currently, he lives in Amagansett, New York. His home is over 3 acres and has an enormous lawn with a short private path to a beach.

Lorne Michaels’ Wife & Kids

Lorne Michael got married three times.

Rosie Shuster (m.1971-1980)

In 1971, he married Rosie Shuster, the daughter of his comedy mentor Frank Shuster.

The two divorced in 1980.

Susan Forristal (m.1981-1987)

Later, Lorne got married to model and actress Susan Forristal in 1981. After six years of marriage, he finalized the divorce in 1987.

Alice Barry (m.1991 – Present)

Lorne Michaels married to Alice Barry in 1991.
Lorne Michaels’ wife Alice Barry

In 1991, he married his former assistant Alice Barry. The two have three children named Sophie, Edward, and Henry Michaels.

His eldest son, Henry Michaels, is currently working as a television writer.

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He completed his education by attending Deerfield Academy and Dartmouth College. In 2021, he started working as a staff writer for the television series Miracle Worker.

His second child, Edward Michaels, is currently an associate producer for Broadway Video since 2019.

Edward completed his education at Vanderbilt University and later worked for NBC in 2012.

His daughter, Sophia, is a certified health coach at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition.

Before this, she worked as an influencer marketing associate for a food company, Sakara Life.


Lorne Michaels is a Canadian-American television and film producer.

He is best known for creating and producing a sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live on the NBC network since 1975.

Aside from SNL, Lorne has produced shows including The Tonight Show, Late Night series, and Up All Night.

He is one of the wealthiest men in the television and film industry.

Lorne is an inspiration for the young ones for creating a platform through his show to launch a comedian’s career in the United States.

As of June 2024, Lorne Michaels’ net worth is approximately $550 million.

People also Love to Know

What is Lorne Michaels‘ real name?

Lorne Michaels‘ real name or birth name is Lorne Michael Lipowitz and he was born in Toronto, Canada, on 17 November 1944.

How old is Lorne Michaels?

According to his birthdate, 17 November 1944, Lorne Michaels’ age is 79 years as of 2024.

How much is Lorne Michaels’ worth?

As of 2024, Lorne Michaels’ net worth is $550 Million. The majority of Lorne Michaels’ wealth comes from being a TV producer, & Screenwriter. According to the Forbes list, at the age of 79, Lorne Michaels’ net worth is $500M- $550M.

When did Lorne Michaels get married?

Lorne Michaels get married to Alice Barry in 1991. In Past, he was married to Susan Forristal (m. 1981–1987) & Rosie Shuster (m. 1971–1980).

How tall is Lorne Michaels?

Lorne Michaels’ height is 5′ 6″ or 170 cm.

How many kids does Lorne Michaels have?

Lorne Michaels has been married three times and has one daughter and two sons.

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