Meadowlark Lemon Net Worth

Meadowlark Lemon Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Meadow Lemon net worth is
$2 Million

Meadow Lemon Wiki Biography

George Meadow Lemon III was born on the 25th April 1932 in Wilmington, North Carolina and passed away on the 27th December 2015 in Scottsdale, Arizona. He was a professional basketball player, best remembered by the nickname “Clown Prince of Basketball” earned while playing with the Harlem Globetrotters. He was also known for being a Christian minister. Beside that, Lemon was recognized for his television appearances.

Have you ever wondered how rich was Meadowlark Lemon? It was estimated from sources that the Lemon’s net worth was over $2 million, earned through his career in the sports industry. Another source came from the film industry, as he appeared in several television projects.

Meadowlark Lemon Net Worth $2 Million

Meadowlark Lemon was raised in his hometown, where he attended Williston Industrial School, from which he graduated in. Later, he enrolled at Florida A&M University 1952 , but he was drafted into the US Army, where he served two years. Lemon’s basketball career then began in 1955, although he had first applied for the Harlem Globetrotters in 1954. Anyway, he was chosen for the first team, and soon began to perform various basketball stunts, playing in numerous games. This was the main source of his net worth until 1980, when he decided to leave the Harlem Globetrotters, and form his own team called “The Bucketeers”, which were an imitation of the Globetrotters. Three years later, he quit the team and joined the Shooting Stars, which became Lemon’s main source of wealth until 1987, after which he decided to form another basketball squad of his own, “Meadowlark Lemon’s Harlem All Stars”. He also rejoined with Harlem Globetrotters later that year, which also added to his net worth.

During his career, Lemon participated in over 16000 games for Globetrotters, and for that he has won several awards, including the John Bunn Award in 2000, and three years later, he was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

Apart from his successful basketball career, Lemon appeared in several film and TV roles as a Globetrotter, and also as himself. Some of the appearances included the TV series “ The Harlem Globetrotters Popcorn Machine”, “Hello, Larry”, “Meadowlark Lemon Presents The World”, and “The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh”, among others, which also added to his net worth. Additionally, Lemon was also featured in the 1982 video entitled “Fun & Games”, which received a Grammy nomination.

Meadowlark grew up in a Christian family, and in 1986 he became an ordained minister, and two years later he earned a Doctor of Divinity degree from Vision International University in Ramona, California. In his last years, he moved to Scottsdale, Arizona, and continued to work as a minister, which is where his Meadowlark Lemon Ministries, Inc is located.

When it comes to his personal life, Meadowlark Lemon firstly married Willye Maultsby, but their marriage was short after she attacked him with a knife. In 1994 he married Dr. Cynthia Lemon, and they had 10 children. He passed away from natural causes at the age of 83.

Full NameMeadowlark Lemon
Net Worth$2 Million
Date Of Birth25th April 1932 in Wilmington, North Carolina
Died27th December 2015 in Scottsdale, Arizona
Place Of BirthWilmington, North Carolina, United States
Height1.9 m
ProfessionAmerican basketball player, Christian minister
EducationWilliston Industrial School, Florida A&M University, US Army, Vision International University in Ramona
SpouseCynthia Lemon, Willye Lemon, That's When I Feel Amazing Grace, Come on Into the House, My Lord's Been With Me All the Way
ChildrenRobin Lemon, Jamison Lemon, Beverly Lemon, Richard Lemon, Angela Lemon, Crystal Lemon, Caleb Lemon, George Lemon, Jonathan Lemon, Donna Lemon, That's When I Feel Amazing Grace, Come on Into the House, My Lord's Been With Me All the Way
ParentsMeadow Lemon, Jr.
AwardsJohn Bunn Award (2000), Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame
NominationsGrammy nomination
MoviesThe Fish That Saved Pittsburgh
TV ShowsHello, Larry, The Harlem Globetrotters Popcorn Machine
1Meadowlark's body was cremated. His urn was given to his family.
2An ordained Minister and living in Scottsdale, Arizona [2005]
3Shares a birthday with fellow Harlem Globetrotter Geese Ausbie.
4Enshrined in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, 2003.
5Recipient of the National Basketball Hall of Fame's John Bunn Award in 2000.
6Appeared in a Burger King TV spot in the 1970s.
7Former leader and pro basketball player for the Harlem Globetrotters.


Alice1983TV SeriesMeadowlark Lemon
Crash Island1981TV MovieMeadowlark
The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh1979Rev. Grady Jackson
Diff'rent Strokes1979TV SeriesMeadowlark Lemon
Harlem Globe Trotters1970-1971TV Series


NBA Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony2014TV MovieHimself
Late Show with David Letterman2011TV SeriesHimself - 'Is This Anything?' Judge
ESPN SportsCentury2001TV Series documentaryHimself
Praise the Lord1985-1998TV SeriesHimself
Celebrate the Dream: 50 Years of Ebony Magazine1996TV SpecialHimself
Kids Against Crime1995TV MovieHimself
Big City Comedy1986Video documentaryHimself
Here's Boomer1981TV SeriesHimself
Modern Romance1981Himself
Hello, Larry1979-1980TV SeriesHimself
The Hollywood Squares1979TV SeriesGuest Appearance
The Merv Griffin Show1979TV SeriesHimself
The Mike Douglas Show1975-1979TV SeriesHimself - Ex-Harlem Globetrotter / Himself - Harlem Globetrotter
Meadowlark Lemon Presents the World1979ShortHimself
The Harlem Globetrotters Popcorn Machine1974TV SeriesHimself
Und Ihr Steckenpferd?1966TV SeriesHimself
What's My Line?1956TV SeriesHimself - Mystery Guest

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Entertainment Tonight2015TV SeriesHimself
Imps*2009Willie (segment "Man on the Moon")

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