George Rr Martin
George Rr Martin

He is an American novelist and short-story writer in the fantasy, horror, and science fiction genres, screenwriter, and television producer. He is best known for his series of epic fantasy novels.

Quick Biography

George R. R. Martin was born on September 20, 1948, in Bayonne, New Jersey.

Quick Summary

Full Name/Real Name: George Raymond Martin
Age: 71 years old
Birth Date: September 20, 1948
Birth Place: Bayonne, New Jersey
Nationality: American
Religion: Christian
Parents: Collins Martin and Margaret Brady
Spouse: Parris McBride (M. 2011), Gale Burnick (M. 1975–1979)
Children: N/A
Height: (1.68 m)
Weight: 82 kilo
Profession: novelist and short story writer
Net Worth in 2020: $90 million

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

He is 71 years old, 1.68 m tall, and his weight is around 80kg.

Education, School/College University

He first enrolled in Mary Jane Donohoe School, then moved to Marist High School. There he played on the chess team and contributed to the school’s newspaper for several years. It was at this time that he developed an interest in Marvel comic-book superheroes. He began writing fan-fiction for comic fanzines, eventually winning the ‘Alley Award’ for best fan-fiction for the superhero story ‘Power man vs. The Blue Barrier.’

Later, he enrolled at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism in Evanston, Illinois. From the school, he graduated summa cum laude with a B.S. degree in journalism in 1970 and later went on to complete his M.S. degree in Journalism from there in the following year.

Parents, Siblings, Nationality, Ethnicity, Religion & Political Views

George is the eldest child of his parents, longshoreman Raymond Collins Martin and Margaret Brady Martin. He has two sisters named Darleen and Janet.

His family moved from his great grandmother’s house in 1953, on Broadway to a federal housing project near the Bayonne docks. The limited world of home and school bored him, and this caused him to begin reading books to know about the outside world, and also often wrote monster stories which he sold to other children in the neighborhood.

Married, Relationship, Dating, Affair, Girlfriend, Wife, Children

George RR Martin With Wife Parris McBride
George RR Martin With Wife Parris McBride

In the early 1970s, George R. R. Martin was involved in a relationship with Lisa Tuttle, a science-fiction/fantasy author. Later, he met Gale Burnick and got married in 1975 after his first relationship [having failed. However, they divorced in 1979.

He stayed single for some good time and later married Parris McBride, his long-time partner, on February 15, 2011. Both of them are supporters of the Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary in New Mexico.

Relationship Statistics

Marital status? (single, married, in relation or divorced): married
When did he get married? (married date): Parris McBride (M. 2011)
Does he have any relationship affair? No
Is George RR martin Gay? No
Wife/Spouse? (name): Parris McBride
Kids: N/A

Professional Life and Career

George R. R. Martin used his chess skills to begin a job as a tournament director for the Continental Chess Association after his chess championship win in 1972. From 1973 to 1976, he ran chess tournaments on the weekends and worked as a writer till the chess craze died down.

In mid-1970, He met English professor George Guthridge who helped him take a job as an instructor for English and journalism at Clarke College in Dubuque, Iowa. From 1976 to 1978, he worked as a teacher at the college and then became a ‘Writer in Residence’ there.

In 1970, his first professionally sold story was ‘The Hero,’ which was bought by ‘Galaxy.’ In 1973, the first of his stories to be nominated for the ‘Hugo Award’ and ‘Nebula Awards’ was ‘With Morning Comes Mistfall.’ It was published in the ‘Analog’ magazine in 1973.

In 1975, he won the ‘Hugo Award for Best Novella’ for ‘A Song for Lya.’ He went on to win both the ‘Hugo Award’ and ‘Nebula Award’ for ‘Best Novelette’ in 1980 for his story ‘Sand kings’. After initial commercial success, His horror novels saw an unexpected commercial failure. His career was, however, saved after Vista bought the screen and TV rights for his 1980 novella ‘Night flyers’ and made a movie in 1987.

He moved to Hollywood to pursue a new career as a show writer after being offered a writing job for the revival of ‘Twilight Zone’ for CBS. Fortune followed him as he was hired as a writer-producer on another CBS series, the fantasy-drama show ‘Beauty and the Beast.’

George did some books as mentioned: The fourth book, which came out in November 2005, while the fifth book, released in July 2011, took him six years to complete.

In 2007, he bought the television rights of the entire series and developed the show ‘Game of Thrones’. The series was first aired in April 2011.

This season was nominated for numerous awards and earned a ‘Hugo Award’ for ‘Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form.’

Awards & Nominations

Among the many awards he has won include:

Gold Derby Awards

2014 Nominee
Gold Derby TV Award
Drama Episode of the Year
Game of Thrones (2011)

Hugo Awards

2013 Winner
Hugo
Best Dramatic Presentation – Short Form
Game of Thrones (2011)
2012 Winner
Hugo
Best Dramatic Presentation – Long Form
Game of Thrones (2011)

Online Film & Television Association

2014 Nominee
OFTA Television Award
Best Writing in a Drama Series
Game of Thrones (2011)
2013 Nominee
OFTA Television Award
Best Writing in a Drama Series
Game of Thrones (2011)
2012 Nominee
OFTA Television Award
Best Writing in a Drama Series
Game of Thrones (2011)
2011 Nominee
OFTA Television Award
Best Writing in a Drama Series
Game of Thrones (2011)

George RR martin Net Worth, Income & Salary In 2020

George RR Martin Net Worth
George RR Martin Net Worth

As of February 2020, he has a net worth of $90 million.

Rumors and Controversy/Scandal

Less has been heard about scandals of George.

Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.

George RR martin’s Facebook page has around 644k fan likes, and his Twitter account has around 131k followers. On the George RR martin Instagram account, he has around 13.9k followers, while on YouTube, George RR Martin has around 43k subscribers.

Seemingly, George has reached the climax of his career, and he is deemed to make so little increase in his net worth.

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