Marlon Wayans poses at The Apollo Theater in New York City
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Marlon Wayans Is a Top-Rated Comedy Icon With the Net Worth to Prove It

Marlon Wayans is an OG in the comedy game, and his work speaks for itself. Here's all we know about his net worth, kids, and more!


Mar. 29 2024, Published 12:07 p.m. ET

Marlon Wayans’ name has become synonymous with good vibes, laughter, and entertainment. The funnyman has a vast repertoire spanning sitcoms, stand-up comedy, and film.

Unsurprisingly, this has helped him to amass an impressive and considerable fortune along the way. Read on to discover his net worth and aspects of his personal life that fans are curious about.

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Marlon Wayans speaks onstage during the BET Awards at Microsoft Theater.

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How did Marlon Wayans make his money? Fans want to know more about his net worth.

When it comes to entertainers who have put the time into their craft, Marlon’s name tops the chart. With a career that spans well over 30 years, Marlon is one of the most recognized and respected entertainers of all time.

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Marlon is worth a staggering $40 million, which is a direct reflection of his accomplishments as an actor and entrepreneur.

Marlon became famous after he appeared as a cast member in the sketch comedy series In Living Color in the early 1990s with his siblings. His comedic talent and infectious personality on screen quickly endeared him to fans, which sowed the seed for a flourishing career in film and television.

Since then, he has been a part of notable projects like the Scary Movie franchise, smash hit White Chicks, and The Wayans Bros.

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Marlon Wayans

Actor, comedian, writer and producer

Net worth: $40 million

Marlon Wayans is one of the most respected comedians of this century. Over the years, he has successfully made a name for himself in film and television.

Birth name: Marlon Wayans

Birthday: July 23, 1972

Birthplace: New York, New York

Partner: Angela Zackery (1992–2013)

Kids: 3

Father: Howell Stouten Wayans

Mother: Elvira Alethia (Green)

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Keenen Ivory Wayans, Marlon Wayans, and Damon Wayans after winning the BET Comedy Icon award.

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Is Marlon the richest Wayans brother?

Although Marlon may arguably be the most famous Wayans brother, according to reports, Keenan Wayans — the oldest of the Wayans clan — is the wealthiest Wayans brother. Shortly after his breakthrough role in the 1987 film Hollywood Shuffle, Keenan began to build his legacy and helped to pave the way for the other Wayans brothers, including Marlon. The rest, as they say, is history.

What is Marlon’s romantic life like?

Beyond the glitz and glamor of Hollywood, Marlon’s personal life has attracted a lot of speculation and public scrutiny, particularly regarding his relationships and family ties behind the scenes. The comedian and his ex-wife, Angelica Zachary, share two kids. Despite their separation, Marlon and Angelica get along well as co-parents for the sake of their children.

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Most recently, Marlon was embroiled in controversy after news broke that he had fathered a secret child with a woman named Brittany Moreland. Brittany filed for full custody and, according to reports, is getting over $18,000 a month in child support from the comedian.

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Actor Marlon Wayans appears on an episode of 'The IMDb Show'.

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Fans were surprised about the news, especially because it was the first time that Marlon had been caught in any serious scandal during his career. In a conversation with The Shade Room, Marlon said that he had decided to keep the child’s identity a secret because social media can seem unsafe and invasive sometimes.

“Ain't nobody's business. Social media is toxic and dangerous, and I'd like to keep her peace,” he said.

Marlon also went on to share his dissatisfaction with the entire situation.

“Do you pay all that money per month and be called a ‘visitor?’ Do the math. This is delusional. I will let the lawyers and God do what they do,” he told the outlet. "I'll be creating art from a broken heart. I got nothing but love. Even when it's bad, it's good —it's God.”

As the situation unravels, fans have more speculations about the paternity drama, but there have been no updates on the situation as of this writing.

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