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Lawrence O’Donnell was born on the 7th November 1951, in Boston, Massachusetts USA, of part-Irish ancestry, and is a writer, journalist, actor, producer, and political analyst probably best known as a host of “The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell”, an MSNBC opinion and news program that has aired from Monday through Thursday evening since 2010. Being a successful journalist with his program has significantly increased his net worth. O’Donnell’s career started in 1977.
Have you ever wondered how rich Lawrence O’Donnell is, as of mid-2016? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Lawrence O’Donnell’s net worth is as high as $16 million, with his current annual salary at $4 million; TV. writing and producing all help improve his wealth.
Lawrence O’Donnell Net Worth $16 Million
Lawrence Francis O’Donnell, Jr. was the son of Lawrence Francis O’Donnell, Sr., an attorney, and Frances Marie, an office manager. Lawrence went to St. Sebastian’s School and matriculated in 1970, and during his time there he was the captain of the baseball team. He later studied at Harvard, from where he graduated in 1976 with a major in economics.
O’Donnell started as a writer in 1977, and six years later he published his first book named “Deadly Force”, a story about police brutality and wrongful death. The book made it to film in 1986 called “A Case of Deadly Force” starring Richard Crenna and Tate Donovan, both contributing to his net worth.
Lawrence was politically active from 1989 to 1995, when he was firstly personal assistant to New York Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan from 1989 to 1991, he served as his senior advisor, then from 1992 to 1993 a staff director of the United States Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, and his last job at the Congress was from 1993 to 1995 when he was a staff director of the United States Senate Committee on Finance.
Lawrence wrote 16 episodes for the television drama “The West Wing” from 1999 to 2006. He was also a producer and executive story editor in the series, and in 2001, O’Donnell won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series for the drama, and was nominated for the same award in 2006. In the meantime, he worked as a supervising producer and writer for the TV series “First Monday” (2002) starring Joe Mantegna and James Garner, and a year later, Lawrence was a creator, executive producer, and writer of “Mister Sterling” with Josh Brolin in a leading role.
O’Donnell’s acting career started in 2001 with an appearance in “The West Wing”, and he also had roles in “The Practice” (2003), “Monk” (2006-2008), “Big Love” (2006-2011), “Homeland” (2011), and “True Blood” (2013), all of which contributed to his net worth.
He first worked on MSNBC as a regular contributor in 2009 on the weekday morning talk show “Morning Joe”, and also worked as a substitute host of “Countdown with Keith Olbermann” in 2009 and 2010. In September 2010, O’Donnell started to host “The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell”, and the series is still running.
Regarding his personal life, Lawrence O’Donnell was married to actress Kathryn Harrold but later divorced, and the pair has a daughter, Elizabeth Buckley Harrold O’Donnell. In April 2014, Lawrence and his brother Michael suffered injuries in a traffic accident while on vacation in the British Virgin Islands..
Lawrence is a known philanthropist, and in 2010 he helped MSNBC and UNICEF to create the K.I.N.D. fund – Kids in Need of Desks – and the program raised over $6.5 million.