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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 Name Meadowlark Lemon
Net Worth $2 Million
Date Of Birth 25th April 1932 in Wilmington, North Carolina
Died 27th December 2015 in Scottsdale, Arizona
Place Of Birth Wilmington, North Carolina, United States
Height 1.9 m
Profession American basketball player, Christian minister
Education Williston Industrial School, Florida A&M University, US Army, Vision International University in Ramona
Nationality American
Spouse Cynthia Lemon, Willye Lemon, That’s When I Feel Amazing Grace, Come on Into the House, My Lord’s Been With Me All the Way
Children Robin 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
Parents Meadow Lemon, Jr.
Awards John Bunn Award (2000), Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame
Nominations Grammy nomination
Movies The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh
TV Shows Hello, Larry, The Harlem Globetrotters Popcorn Machine
1 Meadowlark’s body was cremated. His urn was given to his family.
2 An ordained Minister and living in Scottsdale, Arizona [2005]
3 Shares a birthday with fellow Harlem Globetrotter Geese Ausbie.
4 Enshrined in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, 2003.
5 Recipient of the National Basketball Hall of Fame’s John Bunn Award in 2000.
6 Appeared in a Burger King TV spot in the 1970s.
7 Former leader and pro basketball player for the Harlem Globetrotters.


Title Year Status Character
Alice 1983 TV Series Meadowlark Lemon
Crash Island 1981 TV Movie Meadowlark
The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh 1979 Rev. Grady Jackson
Diff’rent Strokes 1979 TV Series Meadowlark Lemon
Harlem Globe Trotters 1970-1971 TV Series


Title Year Status Character
NBA Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony 2014 TV Movie Himself
Late Show with David Letterman 2011 TV Series Himself – ‘Is This Anything?’ Judge
ESPN SportsCentury 2001 TV Series documentary Himself
Praise the Lord 1985-1998 TV Series Himself
Celebrate the Dream: 50 Years of Ebony Magazine 1996 TV Special Himself
Kids Against Crime 1995 TV Movie Himself
Big City Comedy 1986 Video documentary Himself
Here’s Boomer 1981 TV Series Himself
Modern Romance 1981 Himself
Hello, Larry 1979-1980 TV Series Himself
The Hollywood Squares 1979 TV Series Guest Appearance
The Merv Griffin Show 1979 TV Series Himself
The Mike Douglas Show 1975-1979 TV Series Himself – Ex-Harlem Globetrotter / Himself – Harlem Globetrotter
Meadowlark Lemon Presents the World 1979 Short Himself
The Harlem Globetrotters Popcorn Machine 1974 TV Series Himself
Und Ihr Steckenpferd? 1966 TV Series Himself
What’s My Line? 1956 TV Series Himself – Mystery Guest

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Title Year Status Character
Entertainment Tonight 2015 TV Series Himself
Imps* 2009 Willie (segment “Man on the Moon”)