What is Mr. T Net Worth in 2019: How much is Mr T’s net worth currently and how did he amass such wealth and fame during his career? Read on to find out information about him you may have never known.
Who is Mr. T?
Mr. T is someone we should all get to know as he started out as a sportsman but ended up doing commercials. In between both, he once served in the military, worked as a bouncer, an actor and then a wrestler.
His career spanned over a period of 35 years and working with names like Sylvester Stallion, Hulk Hogan, Mohammed Ali, and Diana Ross. He is also known for his love for pieces of jewelry and his unique hairstyle.
Mr. T net worth currently stands at $1.5 million. Read on to find out more about his life, career, wealth and success story.
|Net Worth||$1.5 million|
|Profession||Actor, Bouncer, Television personality|
|Date of Birth||May 21, 1952|
Early Life and Education
Full name Laurence Tero Tureaud was born on the 21st of May 1952 in Chicago, Illinois to Nathaniel Tureaud. Tero has seven brothers and four sisters and they together grew up together with their father who was a minister. His father later left them leaving the mother to cater to them.
This resulted in him developing a closer relationship with his mother. He loved football and played regularly even as a student of Dunbar Vocational High School. Apart from football, he also loved wrestling as he loved participating in wrestling competitions.
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His footballing skills gained him a scholarship to study mathematics at Prairie View A&M University but he wasn’t able to obtain a degree as he got expelled on just a year.
A career in the army
Upon his expulsion, he got enlisted in the United States Army. He performed excellently during training and was made a squadron leader but a misunderstanding with some superiors led to him been discharged from the army.
After leaving the army, he tried going back to playing football but his career was cut short by a knee injury so he finally gave up on the chance of becoming a footballer.
As a Bouncer and Bodyguard
With a military background, Tero decided to become a bouncer and used the moniker Mr. T so as to mask his name and gain a bit of respect. During his bouncing days, he had lots of pieces of jewelry which according to him was lost by customers or left after a fight.
As a bouncer, he got into hundreds of fight losing none and was often sued thereafter but was able to prove his innocence as most of the fights were as a result of him preventing violence from escalating.
Bouncer turned Bodyguard
His status as a bouncer grew and he soon turned to a bodyguard. He was contracted to guard prostitutes, actors, preachers, politicians, and musicians. Notable names he has worked as a bodyguard for include Michael Jackson, Steve McQueen, Diana Ross, and Mohammed Ali.
He charged a minimum of $3,000 per day and his name rang among bodyguards as he was one of the best.
His hairstyle was gotten from a National Geographic article about a Mandinka warrior, he loved the Mandinka warrior hairstyle and decided to adopt it.
As an actor and Wrestler
Everything changed for Tero when he met Sylvester Stallone during NBC’s “America’s Toughest Bouncer” competition. Stallone gave him the role of Clubber Lang in his movie Rocky III (1982). The movie grossed over $100 million and made Tero famous.
He adopted the phrase ‘I pity the fool‘ and made an appearance in the movie Penitentiary 2. Tero finally got his biggest role till date in the movie The A-Team where he played as Sergeant Bosco “B. A.” Baracus.
He entered into the world of wrestling and worked with the popular Hulk Hogan as his tag team partner. He also has an album to his name titled Mr. T’s Commandments (Columbia / CBS Records) which he released in 1984.
Mr. T career declined after he was diagnosed with T-cell Lymphoma a form of cancer. He currently engages in commercial, reality shows and devotes time to his family and religion.
Mr. T no longer wears pieces of jewelry as he has given his life to Christ which means he is a Christian to the core. He has a son who is a comedian and two daughters.
He also helps out in charity and assists those who are in need around him as a devoted Christian.
Mr. T Net Worth how did it come about?
Mr. T Net Worth currently stands at $1.5 million dollars as most come from his career days as an actor, bouncer, bodyguard, and wrestler.
He had his own series T and T which earned him $80,000 per week and also engages in commercials with brands. Mr. T also earned $15,000 for his role in The A-List and also made $3,000 an hour as a bodyguard.
He also has a mansion that is on sale for $7.5 million but information about his cars are unavailable but we will keep you updated as soon as possible.