Lawrence O’Donnell Net Worth

Net Worth:$16 Million
Date of Birth: November 7, 1951 (72 years old)
Profession:Television producer, Actor, Journalist. Commentator, Writer, Screenwriter, Presenter,
Nationality:United States of America

What is Lawrence O’Donnell’s Net Worth and Salary?

Lawrence O’Donnell is an American Television Writer, Journalist, and Television Producer who has a net worth of $16 million. As much as he is a well-known stardom presenter for MSNBC, Lawrence has enjoyed a substantial career as a screenwriter.

He has served “Mister Sterling” as their executive producer and is popularly known as a commentator on political issues. Lawrence first published a book that was later turned into a TV show, and then he went on to create and produce the popular show “The West Wing.”

Young Life

Lawrence On November 7th, 1951, in Boston, Francis O’Donnell Jr. was born. Lawrence was educated at a private, Catholic all-boys school as a young child. He was raised by an office manager and an attorney in a Catholic home.

Lawrence played wide receiver on the football team at this time and led the school’s baseball club. He majored in a degree from Harvard College to study economics after his graduation.

He also began honing his writing skills during his time in college by contributing to the “Harvard Lampoon.” His final graduation was in 1976.


Writing Career

Lawrence’s writing career eventually kickstarted after he left college. He later produced a book that bothers around police brutality and wrongful death lawsuits that his father worked on as an attorney.

After an interval of three years, the book was produced, and it was turned into a movie named “A Case of the Deadly Force.” Lawrence never went back to his writing career for so many years. Since then, he has written only one book, “Playing with Fire: The 1968 Election and the Transformation of American Politics,” which was released in 2017.

Political Ambitions

In 1989, Lawerence kickstarted his career as a politician by eventually becoming an aide to Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan but later got promoted to a senior advisor to this senator.

He subsequently served in the Environment and Public Works Committee of the United States and as United States staff director Senate Committee on Finance during his early 90s.

Television production

Lawrence however ventured into television production like “The West Wing” which he wrote several episodes and other television series. Through this work, he eventually won an Emmy Award.

His business with MSNBC where he worked as a contributor to the show “Morning Joe.” Subsequently, Lawrence started in 2009 and later started anchoring his own show named “The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell.” This show was officially launched in 2011.


In order to create a fund that will provide students in Africa school desks. A total of 100,000 desks may have been donated to classrooms across the continent, according to a 2013 program announcement.

Scholarships were later established by the program to aid young Malawian females in receiving a quality education. The program raised $19 million, it was revealed in 2017.


Due to a number of statements made during anchoring different shows Lawrencehas been involved in a number of controversies over the course of his career.

He famously condemned The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 2007. This has to do with his criticism of LDS Church member Mitt Romney.

According to O’Donnell, the religion was created by a “man in remote New York in 1830 after he got caught having sex with the maid and explained to his wife that God instructed him to do it.”

As members of the LDS Church were among O’Donnell’s most devoted audience members, these comments proved to be extremely contentious and potentially detrimental for MSNBC and O’Donnell.

Lawrence issued an apology and acknowledged that many of his supporters had stopped supporting him as a result of the remarks five years earlier.

He claimed in 2010 that the Republican National Committee was Michael Steele’s “true boss and paycheck supplier.” Because Steele is black, the term “master” was deemed to be offensive.

Following his remarks, Lawrence issued an apology. He spoke with Ron Paul in that particular year.

Even though Lawrence had requested that the interview not focus on any particular candidates within the tea party movement, an MSNBC official later revealed that Ron Paul had been specifically assured of this.

IAgain in 2017, a leaked video  of Lawrence angryly swearing due to noise made on the background during his show went viral. He was coerced to make an apology for his vulger language and the people surrounding the leaked video were sacked.

Unfortunately in 2019, Lawrence received backlash once more for publishing an inaccurate news about Donald Trump having Russian oligarchs sign loan applications. NBC news never actually confirmed the story, which was entirely untrue.

He was obliged to apologize and describe the entire fiasco as a “mistake in judgment” as the true nature of this story was revealed.

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