George Raymond Richard Martin, popularly known as GRRM, is an American novelist. He writes novels and stories in genres like fantasy, horror, science fiction and much more. He is a screenwriter as well as TV producer. He became popular when his fantasy series A Song of Ice and Fire was adapted by HBO as A Game Of Thrones. Today, let’s learn more about the career, biography, and net worth of George RR Martin in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
George RR Martin was born on 20th September 1948 in New Jersey. From his childhood days, he was a voracious read. He started writing stories and used to sell them to neighbour children. He did his schooling from Jane Donohoe School, and later from Marist High School. From those days, he grew a strong interest in comic and fantasy based stories and novels.
Martin fell in love with the co-writer of Windhaven Lisa Tuttle. But their relationship did not translate into marriage. In 1975, he married Gale Burnick, but they divorced in 1979. At the age of 63, he got married again to his long-term girlfriend, Parris McBride. They held a reception in the World Science Fiction Convention.
Career, Awards, & Nomination
Martin pursued a career in writing, but he was not able to meet all ends with his earnings. Therefore, he started playing chess tournaments and became an instructor in English and Journalism at Clarke University. But after the death of his fellow author Tom Reamy, he decided to become a full-time writer and resigned from his job. He started writing sci-fi short stories and selling them. He started publishing stories in magazines and started writing novelettes to make it big in his life.
In 2000, he started writing A Song of Ice and Fire which got adapted in HBO’s Games of Thrones. He is continuing to write the series of the novel to date, and in the next year, two more volumes are scheduled to be released. In the meantime, he is regularly releasing novella and short stories collections. He has been the screenwriter for TV series The Twilight Zone, Beauty and the Beast, Games of Thrones, Wild Cards, and much more.
There is a long list of awards Martin has won throughout his career. There are multiple times when he won Nebula Award and Hugo Award for best novella and short story. He is also multiple-winner of Primetime Emmy Award and World Fantasy Award for his different volumes of A Game of Thrones. He won Achievement Award from Northwestern University Medill Hall.
Net Worth & Earnings
How much net worth can you expect from the most popular screenwriter at present? He is estimated to have a net worth of over $80 million. He made his fortune through the volumes of his popular novel A Song of Ice and Fire which is popularly known as A Game of Thrones. He is also the executive producer of the TV show which is the most popular by far in the current scenario. The rest of his income comes from his other short stories and novella.
George RR Martin is a philanthropic person and raises fund for various noble causes. He closes interacts with his fans via his blog, conventions, and fan clubs. Even at the age of 69, he is getting better than his best version by producing unmatched screenplays for the TV series A Game Of Thrones. Everyone is waiting for his next two volumes of A Game of Thrones which he promised to release sooner.