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‘I’m a Teenager at the End of the Day’: How Marsai Martin Is Building Her Wealth and Becoming a Hollywood Powerhouse

At the age of 18 with a net worth of $4 million, Marsai Martin is a powerhouse in the making.

Martin is best known for her movie and TV roles, such as the “black-ish” and “mixed-ish” series. She is currently starring in “Fantasy Football” with Omari Hardwick, Kelly Rowland and Rome Flynn, which premieres November 25 on Paramount+. However, one should not be fooled by her supporting roles or her adolescence, Martin is getting paid and putting the money to good use.

ATLANTA, GEORGIA – NOVEMBER 18: Marsai Martin attends the ‘Fantasy Football’ Atlanta Premiere & Event on November 18, 2022 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for Paramount+)

Building Her Empire

It might come as a surprise, but Martin has a production company with Universal Pictures called Genius Productions. Through her company, she became the youngest executive at age 14 to produce a studio film. The film, “Little,” starred Regina Hall and Martin herself and took home nearly $50 million worldwide at the box office after a production budget of $20 million.

“I am so excited for the magic I’ll be able to create and produce with Universal,” said the young movie titan.

Martin is listed as the production company’s founder, but her father and mother, Joshua and Carol, are the co-founder and VP, respectively. Industry veteran Prince Baggett is the Head of Creative, having worked in the TV industry since 2005.

When asked about her accomplishments as a producer and head of a production company at such a young age by BuzzFeed in 2021, she said, “I’m a teenager at the end of the day, just doing what I love. So having such a big title like that is a blessing. I’m so grateful for all of the support and all the love that I get every day. Nothing is better than doing a job that you love, getting paid for it, and having fun while doing it. It’s an amazing feeling. Words can’t express how grateful I am.”

Upcoming Projects

In one of her upcoming films, “Step Monster,” she stars as a teenager learning to cope with her new stepmother. It, too, will be through her production company.

The young star has also landed endorsement deals from well-known brands such as Meineke, Minute Clinic, CVS Health, Regions Bank Personal Pay, Give Me A Second, and Brookshire. In addition, she was listed on Forbes’ list of the 30 under 30 in Hollywood and Entertainment in 2020.

Now, Martin stepped into the real-life role of teenage philanthropist who helps other young philanthropists with her Discovery+ reality series “Remix My Space with Marsai Martin.” Debuting on Jan. 15, in the series, Martin surprises unsuspecting teens who have made positive impacts on their communities and reimagines their bedrooms.

While she is no doubt gearing up for more movies to produce, Martin hasn’t gotten over the acting bug. She told BuzzFeed she looks forward to taking more out-of-the-box roles.

“There are so many things I want to do. That’s the blessing of acting, you get to be whoever you want to be. I would want to do something with action in it. Something where I’m kicking some bad guys or something,” she reveals. “My dream goal is to be an assassin or being in a fantasy world. Also, another comedy film. That would be nice, too. Which I also have on the horizon. I’d like to do and try everything. We’ll see what happens.”

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