What is J. R. Martinez's Net Worth?
J. R. Martinez is an American motivational speaker, actor, and former U.S. Army soldier. He has a net worth of $1.2 million.
Martinez was born on June 14, 1983, in Shreveport, Louisiana. In 2003, he sustained severe burns to over 34 percent of his body while serving as an Army infantryman in Iraq.
Since recovering from his injuries, Martinez has become well-known for speaking about his experiences. He has traveled across the country, sharing his story with corporations, veterans groups, schools, and various organizations.
In 2008, Martinez made his debut as an actor on the ABC daytime drama All My Children, where he played the role of Brot Monroe.
What Accomplishments Has J. R. Martinez Achieved?
J. R. Martinez gained significant recognition in 2011 when he won the 13th season of ABC's Dancing with the Stars. His victory also marked the first win for his partner, Karina Smirnoff.
In addition to his success on the show, Martinez served as the Grand Marshal of the 2012 Rose Parade. He is also currently costarring on the syndicated action series SAF3.
How Has J. R. Martinez Contributed to Burn Survivors and Veterans?
While being treated for his own burn injuries at Brooke Army Medical Center, Martinez began providing support to fellow burn survivors. He has since become a member of the Board of Directors of The Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors.
In addition to his work with burn survivors, Martinez is active in Operation Finally Home, an organization that builds mortgage-free housing for American veterans and their families.
Martinez's inspiring story has led him to pursue a career as a motivational speaker. In 2008, he was honored as a "Shining Star of Perseverance" by the WillReturn Council of Assurant Employee Benefits. The following year, the nonprofit Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) presented him with the Veterans Leadership Award.
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