|Net Worth:||$8 Million|
|Birthday:||Feb 16, 1957|
|Age:||64 years old|
|Height:||5.6 feet (170cm)|
|Occupation:||Actor, TV-host, Director|
|Last Updated:||January, 2022|
LeVar Burton is mainly known as an actor, director, and television host for kids’ shows. His net worth is around 8,000,000 USD. He was supposed to become a priest but left the faith and started his acting career. Because of his performance, he got the chance to act in many other series and movies. He earned a lot of money, brought luxurious houses and cars and became a really rich and successful person. He won a lot of rewards.
How Did LeVar Burton Become Rich?
LeVar Burton was born on 16th February 1957. He was born in Landstuhl, West Germany. His mother’s name is Erma Gene. She was a teacher and an administrator. She also was a social worker. On the other hand, his father whose name is also LeVar was a photographer for the US Army Signal Corps. His mother raised both him and his two sisters alone. He earned his graduate degree from the University of Southern California.
LeVar Burton’s career started when he did his first acting in 1976. He acted in a short story named “The man who was almost a man”. This was his first acting. His career actually boosted up when he acted as the young Kunta Kinte in the miniseries of ABC named Root in 1977. It was based on a novel where he earned 124,990 US dollars. This is where his professional career started as he was nominated for an Emmy in the Outstanding Lead Actor for a Single Appearance in a comedy & drama series because of his performance.
After that, his next project was Reading Rainbow of 1983. Here, Burton was not an actor but became an executive producer and host. He earned a lot from this series and it ran for 23 years. His estimated earning was around 2 million US dollars. After that in 1986, he was also granted a role in Star Trek: The Next Generation.
As for the other sources, Burton was invited as a guest star on The Love Boat. He also was invited as a star guest on other programs such as Network Stars, Muppet Show, Fantasy Island. He also participated in music videos, one time roles.
LeVar Burton was not only a producer, an actor but also a director in his career. His directing career started in 1990 when he directed some episodes of Star Trek. As a director, he earned huge revenue from this series. He earned a total of 1.5 million US dollars. Burton also directed many episodes of other programs such as Charmed, Soul Food, Las Vegas, The Tiger Woods Story and many more.
One of the significant movies that he directed was the Disney Channel original movie Smart House. The most significant success of his directing career was “Blizzard” in 2003. It was his first theatrical film. He earned exponential revenue from this movie that is estimated to be 4 million US dollars. LeVar Burton also gets 87,000 US dollars yearly as a member of the board of Directors Guild of America.
What Is LeVar Burton Net Worth?
According to the research, LeVar Burton’s net worth is 8,000,000 US dollars. You must be wondering how is it this much. Well, now we will show you how.
During his early career, he earned 124, 990 US dollars. After that LeVar Burton earned a total of 2 million US dollars from Root. He also earned a total of 1.5 million US dollars from Star Trek and he got around 500,000 US dollars by directing other shows. It is also found that he earned 1.6 million US dollars from his award-winning movie Blizzard. In his Disney channel original movie Smart House he earned 600,560 US dollars and it is also found that Burton earned a total of 900,000 US dollars from other sources.
His properties are worth an exponential amount of money. It made an impact in the media when he bought his house in Sherman Oaks, California which is worth 1.85 million US dollars. This is one of his largest purchases and at that time it cost a major part of his fortune. He has a Shelby GT 500 Mustang which is worth 70,000 US dollars. LeVar Burton also has some other cars worth 300,000 USD.
LeVar Burton has a total liability of 1.2 million US dollars. So, his net worth is $8,000,000.
How LeVar Burton Spends His Money?
Now, we will find out where LeVar Burton spends this much money. He spends a lot of money on his family, the education of his children, and other family expenses. He spent a major portion of his money in buying his house in California. He also spent around 370,000 US dollars on his cars. He bought around 5 cars. He also spends money on producing films as a producer. But despite that, his net worth is increasing every year.
- LeVar Burton was being raised as a Catholic. At the age of 17, he started to doubt the faith and left the ST. Pius X Minor Seminary. He gave up on being a priest and at the age of 19 entered into the acting industry.
- LeVar Burton does not believe in Catholicism as according to him, he has far more to explore in the world. This determination is what changed his life and made him who he is today.
- The starring role in the TV miniseries Roots of 1977 changed his life forever and made him rich.
- He is married to Stephaine Cozart. She is a professional make-up artist. They tied their life with each other on 3rd October 1992. They have two children and they appear to be loyal to each other. They do not have any extramarital affairs and living happily as a family.