The Wayans Brothers’ Net Worth, Ranked From Highest To Lowest

It should come as no surprise that the Wayans Brothers’ net worth is high. These siblings have been successful in everything they have done, from comedy sketches and sitcoms to funny feature films. Five Wayans brothers are present, along with five sisters, making a total of 10. The most successful members of the clan include Keenan Ivory Wayans and Marlon Wayans. Damon Wayans and Shawn Wayans are the other four. Here’s a look at the net worth of each brother, from highest to lowest.

Keenen Ivory Wayans’ Net Worth


According to, Keenen Ivory Wayans’ net worth is $65 million. He was one of the brothers who made it big by starring in the 1987 comedy Hollywood Shufflewhich he also coauthored. Keenan then directed, starred, and wrote the film that became a hit parody of Blaxploitation. I’m Gonna Git You Sucka,This caught the attention of executives at Fox’s then-new and edgy television network, Fox.

“At that time, Fox wasn’t even a network,” Keenen explained in a 2019 interview with the Hollywood Reporter. “They were a startup. And I really didn’t have an interest in that because I wanted to pursue film. But they said to me, ‘You know if you come here you can pretty much do anything you want to do.’ And I said, ‘Well, let me think about it.’ And then I kind of sat and said, ‘If I am given an opportunity like this, what would I do?’ So I started to put together the show for the idea.”

It was the sketch comedy hit. Living Color a wildly popular show that went on to air for five seasons and produced some of the most iconic characters from the ’90s. It also served as the platform that helped launch the careers of many of Keenen’s siblings, including Damon (who co-created the show), Marlon, and Shawn. Keenen has been writing, directing, and/or producing funny films ever since. Scary Movie, Scary Movie 2, White ChicksAnd Little Man.

Keenen, now 63, clearly spends, saves, and invests wisely. He purchased a 2005 car. Mediterranean-style mansion in Tarzana, California, for $2.5 millionHe recently sold his home in. The 6,300-square-foot home has five bedrooms and seven bathrooms, as well as an estate-sized swimming pool, a spa, sports courts, and a screening room.

Marlon Wayans’ Net Worth

LOS ANGELES - MAY 2: Marlon Wayans at the NBCUniversal Summer Press Day at Universal Studios on May 2, 2018 in Universal City, CA
(Kathy Hutchins/ estimates Marlon Wayans’ fortune to be about $40 million. The 49-year-old actor and comedian got his start appearing in Keenen’s I’m Gonna Git You SuckaContinue reading Living Color For one season. He starred with his brother Shawn from 1995 to 1999 in the sitcom WB. The Wayans Bros.He also co-wrote and starred as an actor in Scary MovieAnd Scary Movie 2. He’s also known for his supporting role in the acclaimed 2000 drama, Requiem for a Dream. That film was a major departure from his comedy work—Marlon played a troubled drug addict and says he did a lot of preparation to get the role right.

“We sat with addicts. We visited a clinic to discuss the effects of heroin. We did a lot of research,” Marlon explained in a 2020 interview with Vulture. “[The director] took my shirt off and made me walk around the streets of New York in February because he wanted me to understand what it was like—what winter in New York was going to feel like even though he was filming in the summer. I was like, ‘Hey bro, I grew up in New York. It is very cold. I don’t have to do this.’”

Marlon had his sitcom. Marlon,The show aired on NBC for one season in 2017. He’s also written, produced, and starred in movies such as White Chicks in Fifty Shades of Black Sextuplets, A Haunted House AndA Haunted House 2. The multi-talented performer made a killing off the latter two films in particular—made with a relatively small budget of $2.5 million, Haunted HouseGlobally, it was close to $60 million.

Marlon is the best real estate agent in the area. owned a two-story, Mediterranean-style mansion for close to a decadeThe property had five bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms and an outdoor pool. It also featured a spa. He sold the property in 2016 and we can only guess that he now lives in a more luxurious estate.

Damon Wayans’ Net Worth

Damon Wayans Jr. at the Paley Center For Media Presents An Evening With 'Happy Endings' held at the Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills on August 29, 2011.

Next is Damon Wayans. reported to be worth $35 million by He is now 61 and has been performing standup since the mid-80s. Saturday Night Live For one season. Although he was fired from SNLIn 1986, he was punished for inappropriately performing during a live sketch. In 1990, he re-entered sketch comedy when he coproduced and starred in the sketch comedy show. Living ColorWith his brother Keenen. Damon believes the show could have launched many more comedy careers had it been on the air in 1994.

“I still believe that it should’ve been an institution like Saturday Night Live,” he told Business Insider in 2016. “If you just think about all the talent that came through Living Color These are the names of celebrities today: Jamie Foxx, Jennifer Lopez, Jim Carrey, an iconic actor/comedian and global icon. But there’s still more talent to be found.”

Damon went on with a successful career in film after his death Living Color, who starred in films such as Major Payne, the Last Boy Scout, Bamboozled. He also starred in the ABC sitcom. My Wife and KidsFrom 2001 to 2005 and in the TV adaptation Lethal WeaponFrom 2016 through 2019. He co-wrote the humor books in 2000 and 2016. Bootleg, which was a New York Times bestseller. Of course, he’s well-known for his role as Coach in New Girl.

Damon bought a 4,876-square foot mansion in Los Angeles’ Hancock Park neighborhood in 2016. He paid $5.4 million for the home,The property has five bedrooms and seven bathrooms, as well as a guest house. In the same year, he also listed his Santa Monica condo with a hefty asking price of $6.5 million.

Shawn Wayans’ Net Worth

Shawn Wayans attends 88th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade Featuring Marine Toys for Tots on Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood, CA on December 1, 2019
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Lastly, there’s Shawn Wayans, who is reported to be worth $30 million by Actor and comedian now 50, he says that his older brothers heavily influenced him. “I came out [to Los Angeles]With my brothers Damon & Keenen [Wayans]They were shooting I’m Gonna Git You Sucka,” Shawn explained in a 2016 interview with the Dallas Observer. “I stayed for the summer with Keenen while they were making that movie, and I always dreamed of being a stand-up comedian.”

After appearing on Living ColorShawn continued to star and co-write for three seasons. The Wayans Bros. Marlon was his brother. Marlon also joined him to star in and write. Scary MovieAnd Scary Movie 2. Shawn has also been featured in other films as an actor, writer and/or producer. White Chicks, Little ManAnd Dance Flick.

Shawn said that despite being one the Wayans Brothers, it took him some time for his career momentum to build. “The offers never came pouring in,” he said in the same interview. “We just constantly kept pushing creatively and building our career and brand. Just because you’ve got a hit, it’s great that you got that moment, but it’s always ‘what’s next?’” 

Shawn seems to be the most dedicated of all the Wayans Brothers to stand-up comedy. While he hasn’t been involved in a film since 2009, he’s spent the latter years of his career on tour performing gigs across the country.

He launched the company in 2017 The Boo CrewYouTube. This animated series was originally created in 2006 and featured the voices of Marlon and Keenen (and his sister, Kim Wayans) as well as his own voices. Shawn says the show, which followed a diverse group of kids growing up in the fictional city of “Book York,” was based on his own experiences growing up in New York City.

“The kids, who are white, black, Asian, and Latino, reflect how I grew up in New York,” Shawn said in a 2017 interview with the Philly Voice. “I played with kids of all races in New York. The show is educational and funny.”

While there are no details about how Shawn spends or invests his fortune, we can only assume he’s living just as well as his wealthy brothers.