If you are a fan of comedy, then chances are you know who Marlon Wayans is. According to his website, Wayans is an American actor, comedian, screenwriter and film producer. He is basically the half of The WB or The Wayans Bros., a sitcom which ran in the mid to late 90s. The other half of the sitcom is his brother, Shawn Wayans. He has been in the industry for more than three decades now so surely, he has already built a huge net worth. Let us get to know more about his life and his net worth.
Marlon Wayans’ Personal Life Outside Comedy
Before we get to know more about what he did to establish the career he has now, it is also important that we recognize the people who somehow helped him get to where he is right now. Marlon Wayans started dating Angelica Zackary in 1992. The couple was reported to have gotten married in 2005 but got divorced eight years later in 2013. They have two children named Amaii Zackary Wayans and Shawn Howell Wayans.
Comedy Films and Other Appearances
Marlon Wayans started just like any other artist out there— unknown. He first landed a role as a mere pedestrian in the 1988 film Gonna Git You Sucka. But in 1995, he and his brother, Shawn Wayans, had a regular sitcom on The WB (Warner Brothers) television network named The WB or The Wayans Brothers. Cute coincidence, don’t you think?
Since then, Marlon Wayans continuously appeared in numerous comedy films which meant a more stable income that contributed to his net worth. Here are some of the early 2000s movies that he is known for:
Scary Movie (2000)
Scary Movie 2 (2001)
White Chicks (2004)— probably one of his most famous movies!
Little Man (2006)
Dance Flick (2009)
In 2017, he starred in his own NBC show Marlon which ran for 101 episodes (2 seasons). He also recently appeared in the 2019 Netflix movie Sextuplets and 2020 comedy-drama film On The Rocks.
Present Comedy Tours and Current Net Worth
Since he is already known for being the comedy genius that he is, he started touring the U.S. in 2014 with his brother in “The Wayans Brothers Tour.” He continues to tour the U.S. up until today with multiple improv shows in various states.
We can really say that Wayans has gone a long way. According to his website, the films that he had been in already grossed about $736 million in domestic box-office sales and $1 billion in the global box-office! That is still huge considering the years he has been appearing in films and such.
So, what is Marlon Wayans’ net worth now? Today, his net worth is at an estimated $40 million! Surely, this will continue to rise as he is still actively touring different states in the U.S. for his show. It’s safe to say that the 49-year-old already made a fortune for himself.