Laurence Tureaud, professionally known as Mr. T is an American actor, bodyguard, and retired professional wrestler. He is vibrantly known for his appearance in the 1980s TV series, The A-Team. Besides that, Mr. T has released several albums, which motivated children to stay in school and avoid drugs. To know more about Mr. T, read ahead on what this article has to offer. We shall be looking into Mr. T’s Net Worth and his wife.
His career Details.
Laurence began his career in High School where he played football, studied martial arts, and wrestled. While in Dunbar Vocational High School, Mr. T became the citywide wrestling Champion two years in a row. He then joined the United States Military Police Corps.
By 1975, his drill sergeant rewarded him with a recommendation letter leading to his promotion. After being relieved of his duties in the military, Tureaud tried out for the Green Bay Packers of NFL but failed to make it due to a knee injury.
Laurence ventured to work as a bouncer. In this line of career, he got into more than 200 fights some of which he was sued. His main role as a bouncer was to prevent drug dealers and control violence. After several appearances as a bouncer, he switched his career to being a bodyguard. This one lasted for almost ten years after which he joined acting.
In his career, Mr. T has protected 16 prostitutes, five preachers, nine welfare recipients, ten school teachers, eight bankers, and 42 millionaires. This job paid him some very good income. He protected some renowned personalities like Michael Jackson, Joe Frazier, and Diana Rose.
Per day, he charged a minimum of $3000 and a maximum of $10,000 depending on traveling costs and other related expenses. At one point, he almost became a private investigator and a Hitman. He was offered a contract worth $75,000 to assassinate a target. Laurence refused the offer even after receiving an advance of $5000.
Mr. T enrolled in professional wrestling in 1985. He began as the tag-team partner of Hulk Hogan at the WWF, which he won. In this venture, other wrestlers hated him because he failed to pay his dues as a professional wrestler. On 21 July 6, 1989, Laurence made an appearance on World Class Championship Wrestling where he seconded Kerry Von Erich.
He would next appear as a special referee for the Hogan-Flair rematch in October 1994. After seven years, he appeared in the Front Row of 19 November 2001, an episode under WWF Raw. On 5 April 2004, Mr. T was inducted in the WWE Hall of Fame’s celebrity wing. Unfortunately, his diagnoses with T-Cell Lymphoma in 1995 lead him to quit his career in wrestling.
Apart from wrestling, he released a self-titled album urging children to stay away from drugs. He followed it up on the same year by releasing another album, be somebody… or Somebody’s Fool! .Besides this, he appeared in several shows like DC Cab, Mr. T cartoon where he played the lead role. Currently, Mr. T is a motivational speaker on the reality TV show I pity the fool.
Mr. T net worth: $1.5 Million.
Recently, Mr. T put his North Shore home in the market for a whopping $7.5 million. When it comes to cars, there are no details about them.
All these ventures mentioned have helped him gained a huge net worth. He earned $10,000 salary per week from his appearances in The A-Team. On top of that, Laurence gained some money from being a Bodyguard and wrestling. In 2021, Mr. T’s net worth is $1.5 million.
Mr. T Married to Wife?
Mr. T was previously married to Phyllis Clark. The two got married in 1971. Clark and Laurence have children, two daughters named Lisa and Erika and one boy named Laurence Jr. One of his daughters, Erika is a comedian. She walked away from her ten-year job in teaching. Details of his other children are unknown.
Phyllis Clark is currently 45 years old. Other info about her is unknown to the public.
Mr. T Age, Birthdate
Laurence Tureaud was born on 21 May 1952 in Chicago, Illinois. Currently, he is 69 years old.
Mr. T was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. T is the youngest son in a family of 12 children. His father, Nathaniel Tureaud served as a minister. Mr. T grew up in a three-room apartment with his four sisters and seven brothers in the Robert Taylor homes.
Laurence gained his professional name Mr. T due to his childhood impressions regarding the lack of respect from white people for his family.
Real Name: Lawrence Tureaud
Birthday: 21 May 1952
Age: 69 years old
Place of Birth: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Zodiac sign: Gemini
Occupation: TV personality, Actor, Wrestler, singer
Years Active: 1980-Present
Net worth: $1.5 million