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Norm MacDonald's $4 Million Net Worth - All His Career Earnings and Losses

Published Mon Apr 20 2020 By aisha
Norm MacDonald's $4 Million Net Worth - All His Career Earnings and Losses

The Canadian stand-up comedian, Norman Gene MacDonald professionally known as Norm MacDonald has an estimated net worth of $4 million. He has earned his worth through his career as a Canadian stand-up comedian, writer, and actor.

MacDonald was the cast member of Saturday Night Live (SNL) for five years where he worked as an anchor and used to give a weekend live update. 

Sold His House At $2.2 million

In 2008, MacDonald bought a property in Santa Monica, California for $1.75 million. Then in 2015, he listed the house for sale at $2.2 million by making some profit. The ocean view house was on 2,000-square-foot of land with two bedrooms, two bathrooms, 4-foot ceilings, two terraces, and other features. 

Norm MacDonald house in Santa Monica which he sold in $2.2 million.
Norm MacDonald house in Santa Monica which he sold in $2.2 million.
Image Source: Los Angeles Times

Following the same year he sold his house in 2015, MacDonald bought a pied-à-Terre (a small flat, house, or room kept for occasional use) for $750,000 for public records show.

Earning As Actor

Apart from being a comedian Norman Gene MacDonald has earned his worth through his acting career. He has started his career since 1993, and has appeared in almost fifty movies, television series, mini-series, and short videos. Some of his best and well-recognized movies and series are Dirty Work, Billy Madison, Mike Tyson Mysteries, and Skylanders Academy.

A picture of Norm MacDonald as Mitch in Dirty Work.
A picture of Norm MacDonald as Mitch in Dirty Work.
Image Source: A.V.Club: Film

Earning As Writer and Producer 

MacDonald is a multi-talented personality as he has written and produced various series and movies he has appeared on. He is the writer of the television series Norm, A Minute with Stan Hooper, Saturday Night Live for 20 episodes, Norm Macdonald Has a Show, and so on. Likewise, he has produced 10 episodes of Norm Macdonald Has a Show, 12 of A Minute with Stan Hooper, 31 of Norm, and others.

Saturday Night Live 

MacDonald started anchoring Saturday Night Live (SNL) since 1993 and was in the show for over thirteen years. He has appeared in almost 100 episodes and with an interview with Howard Stern, MacDonald stated that he was able to save a total amount of $200,000 by the end time of the show. 

Norm MacDonald in SNL giving his Weekend Updates.
Norm MacDonald in SNL giving his Weekend Updates.
Image Source: Howard Stern

Lost Money At Gambling

In 2011, Macdonald revealed that he was a gambling addict and has lost about all of his money three times while gambling. He told that he once lost $400,000 which was the largest amount he ever lost. 

World Series of Poker

In 2007, he took part in World Series of Poker where he secured 20th position out of 827 other participants in the $3,000 No-Limit Texas Hold 'em event. He won around $14,608 from that event. Then he made to the round two of the event which was of $5,000 World Championship of Heads-Up No-Limit Hold'em.

Author- Wrote An Memoir

Norman Gene MacDonald is also an author where he has written a book titled 'Based on a True Story: A Memoir'. The book is about Norm MacDonald which is all about comedy, tragedy, love, loss, war, and redemption.

A cover picture of Norm MacDonald book Based on a True Story: A Memoir.
A cover picture of Norm MacDonald book Based on a True Story: A Memoir.
Image Source: Goodreads

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