George R. R. Martin Biography

Published On Feb 08, 2017
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Date of Birth: 1948 , September-20
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 5 Feet 6 Inch
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George R. R. Martin is married to his wife Parris McBride on February 15, 2011. They are a happily married couple and they are together since their marriage, currently living together in Santa Fe, New Mexico. However, we cannot find them having any children. Before marrying Parris, he was married to Gale Brunick in 1975, but the couple ended in divorce after 4 years of their marriage.

George is famous for his bestselling series, A Song of Ice and Fire, which was later transferred into HBO television series, Game of Thrones of HBO. George R. R. Martin is publishing new storyline this year for Game of Thrones. Finally, the long waited story of Game of Thrones is over and the story will be from an anthology called the Book of Swords, a story that focuses on Maegor Targaryen, Aenys, who are Daenerys and Jon Snow Targaryen's ancestors.

George R. R. Martin is one of the richest writers and he has earned well from his novels, with his current net worth estimated to be around $65 million. 

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Born in Bayonne, New Jersey, United States

September 20 , 1948

George R. R. martin was born in the late 1940s in Bayonne, New Jersey, United States. He is a famous writer who was born to his father Longshoreman Raymond Collins Martin and mother Margaret Body Martin and he also has two young sisters Darleen and Janet.

Graduated from Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois


George R. R. Martin attended Mary Jane Donohoe School and later Transferred to Marist High School and completed his primary schooling from there. After he joined Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois and graduated from there with a B.S. in Journalism in 1970.

Worked at Clark University


After completing his graduation Martin starting finding jobs and his one of the friends George Guthridge, who was an English professor helped him find a job at Clark University. George R. R. martin worked at Clarke University as an English and journalism instructor in 1976 and he works there for 2 years.

Wrote a short story “The Hero”


George R. R. Martin began his professional writing in 1970. In that year he wrote a short story “The Hero” and sold it to Galaxy magazine. His story was published by the magazine in its 1971 February issue. Soon after that, he started writing many short stories and selling it to different magazines.

Published A Song of Ice and Fire


George R. R. Martin is famous for his fantasy series: A Song of Ice and Fire which was published in 1971. This was his bestselling work and this novel was inspired by the Wars of Roses and Ivanhoe. Later the story of this book was transferred into HBO television series Game of Thrones, which is a current big hit in television series.1971

Launched social campaign on Prizeo


George R. R. Martin is also interested in social work. Im 2014, he launched a social campaign on Prizeo for raising funds for two charities Food Depot of Santa Fe and Wild Spirit Wolf Santuary. He also offered those who donates more tha $20,000 will get opportunity to have a character nnamed after them. This campaing gathered a huge media attention and raised a huge sum of $502,549.

Married with Gale Burnick


George R. R. Martin married his first wife Gale Burnick in 1975. He first met her while attending an East Coast science fiction. The couple was together for 4 years, but their marriage ended with divorce, having no such specific issues.

Married with Parris McBride

February 15 , 2011

After his first wife, George R. R. Martin married Parris McBride on February 15, 2011. Before marrying they used to be friends and partners. They are happily married couple and together since their marriage, but there is no any information about couple having children.212

Net worth is $65 million


George R. R. Martin is one of the richest writers in the industry. He is very famous and he has earned a good sum from his writing career. In 2016, his net worth was estimated to be around $65 million, which he earned from his royalties, HBO’s GOT and from his various novels.