Bill Lawrence Net Worth
Bill Lawrence Net Worth: Bill Lawrence is an American screenwriter, producer and director who has a net worth of $200 million. Lawrence is best known as the creator of the sitcom Scrubs, co-creator of Cougar Town and co-creator of Spin City.
Early Life and Career Beginnings: William Van Duzer Lawrence IV was born on December 26, 1968 in Ridgefield, Connecticut. His production company, Doozer, is a wordplay on his middle name. His great-great grandparents Sarah and William Van Duzer Lawrence I are the namesakes of Sarah Lawrence College in Yonkers, New York.
After graduating from the College of William & Mary, where he studied English, his first writing job was as a staff writer on the short-lived ABC sitcom Billy. He then briefly wrote for Boy Meets World and The Nanny. In 1996, he wrote for the short-lived sitcom Champs.
Success: Lawrence's first show as creator was the ABC multi-camera sitcom Spin City, co-created with Champs creator Gary David Goldberg. The series originally starred Michael J. Fox as a deputy mayor of New York City. The show lasted for six seasons, 145 episodes, and won a Primetime Emmy Award and four Golden Globes.
In 2001 he created the hit single-camera sitcom Scrubs. The show premiered in 2001 and ran for 9 seasons in total, 7 on NBC and 2 on ABC and received critical acclaim as well as 17 Emmy nominations. Scrubs produced 182 episodes and has been highly successful in syndication.
Lawrence's next project was co-creating the 2002 animated sitcom Clone High for MTV with Phil Lord and Chris Miller. In 2005, Lawrence co-created the failed WB pilot Nobody's Watching with Neil Goldman and Garrett Donovan. Lawrence co-created the single-camera sitcom Cougar Town with Kevin Biegel. The show ran from 2009-2012 on ABC then moved to TBS in 2013. In 2013, Lawrence was involved with three shows which were made into series: Ground Floor, Surviving Jack and Undateable. Additionally, Lawrence went on the road with four cast members from Undateable with a standup tour to promote the show.
Personal Life: Bill has been married to Scrubs actress Christa Miller since 1999. They have three children together and Christa has appeared in many of his shows.
Real Estate: Bill and Christa preside over a very impressive real estate portfolio.
In 2003 they paid $4.5 million for an incredible mansion high up on a Malibu cliff in the Point Dume area. They bought the home from Pat Benatar. They sold the home in 2017 for$21 million.
In 2007 they paid $12.6 million for a six-bedroom home in Los Angeles. The seller was Dallas actress/entrepreneur Victoria Principal. They have tried to sell this home (so far unsuccessfully) a number of times over the years. They last listed in 2013 for $11 million.
In April 2018 they paid $7.6 million for a 2,700 square-foot home in New York City.
|Net Worth:||$200 Million|
|Date of Birth:||Dec 26, 1968 (53 years old)|
|Profession:||Screenwriter, Television producer, Television Director, Writer, Actor|
|Nationality:||United States of America|