Burnie Burns Net Worth

Burnie Burns net worth and salary in 2019. How much is Burnie Burns worth today and how did a part-time actor and co-founder of the entertainment company Rooster teeth attain such wealth? Read on to find out telling secret behind Burnie Burns successful career and net worth.

Burnie Burns net worth

The award-winning digital star, Burnie Burns is a Texas-based actor, writer, producer, host and head of the creative department at Rooster teeth.

He was one of the founders of the entertainment company Rooster teeth a company with over 400 employees.

Burnie Burns currently serves as the chief creative officer and has a net worth of $5 million.

Net Worth $5 million
Profession Actor, Writer, Director
Date of Birth January 18, 1973
Age 46
Citizenship United States
Residence Austin, Texas

Early Life

Michael Justin Burnie Burns was born into this world on the 18th of January 1973 in Rochester, New York to a French-Canadian family. Due to the nature of his parent’s job, he moved with his family to Houston, Texas.

He got the name Burnie due to many people bearing the name Michael in his class. He attended Alief Elsik High School but was passionate about becoming a medical doctor which made him attend some clinical classes at the Southwest Memorial Hospital.

After completion of his high school education, he gained admission to study at the University of Notre Dame but due to financial difficulties decided to change career path and finally obtained a bachelor of science degree in computer science from the University of Texas.

During the period he studied at the University of Texas, he worked on video production at the university’s television station. He also created some shows and was also a television host.


During his final, in partnership with his friends Joel Heyman and Matt Hullum created a movie titled Schedule(1997) at the cost of $9000.

The movie wasn’t properly distributed which incurred losses for them leading to them going on to different paths. Burnie upon graduation was able to get a job at a tech company. While working at the tech firm met Geoff Ramsey and Gus Sorola who were workers at the firm.

He partnered with them in 2002 to create Mac Gamer Switch a video that trended around the United States. He also partnered with them in drunkgamers.com a website that reviewed video games when they were drunk but they received lots of attack from a game developer who believes that their activities were illegal.

In 2003, Red vs Blue used in the game Halo which led to the creation of the company Rooster teeth. He went on to produce episodes of comedy series.

In 2004, he created the web series The Strangerhood which was similar to the Red vs Blue. Then In 2008, he ventured into production and podcast hosting on sports, games and news. In 2014, he produced the movie Lazer Team which he got funds from the public.

Burnie has continued to perform comedy shows, acts, produce and currently serves as the chief creative officer for Rooster teeth.

How did he amass such wealth?

Burnie Burns amassed his $5 million net worth from his salaries which is paid by Rooster teeth. He also engages in advertisements, comedy shows, acts and also reportedly has some endorsements deals.

He is also said to own a Tesla Model S. According to Edmunds the cars price range from $75,000 – $133,000

Burnie Burns car

Personal Life

In 2000, he married Jordan burns but they got divorced in 2001. He entered into his second marriage in 2019 when he got married to TV host Ashley Jenkins. He isn’t known to have any child at the moment.

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