Two cartoonists among the 50 richest celebrities, or not


Two cartoonists, Jim Davis and Matt Groening, are among the 50 richest celebrities in the art world.

At least that’s what they say in another one of those thousand lists of billionaires in which no data is ever provided other than bare, round figures, usually speculative and with fewer sources than a desert

But we’re here to play, and you know how much people like lists, especially because they’re a bait that always works for the desired clicks.

With these mimbres, I’m seriously considering writing a list of the 50, or 5000, poorest Spanish cartoonists because I don’t think it would even give me enough money for 2 muchomillionaires.

Be that as it may, this is what they say about Davis and Groening’s heritage in a blog (which is a heap of clickbait on different subjects) where they publish the list in question.

In 21st place is Jim Davis with 800 million dollars of wealth.

Two cartoonists among the 50 richest celebrities, or not

Jim Davis and Garfield at the Belgian Comic Strip Centre, 2010 Author: Andrew Childs. License CC BY 2.0

James Robert Davis was born July 28, 1945 and is best known as the creator of the comic strips Garfield and U.S. Acres (also known as Orson’s Farm). Garfield became one of the most syndicated comic strips in the world and this is what his website looked like in 1996. Davis’ other works include Tumbleweeds, Gnorm Gnat and Mr. Potato Head.

Jim Davis wrote and co-wrote all the Garfield TV specials for CBS, broadcast between 1982 and 1991 and also produced Garfield & Friends, a series that also ran on CBS from 1988 to 1994

In 34th position is Matt Groening, with a net worth of $600 million.

Two cartoonists among the 50 richest celebrities, or not

Matt Groening signing at the 2013 Comic-Con International. Photo: Rob. License CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

Matthew Abram Groening, born February 15, 1954, is a cartoonist, writer, and producer best known for being the creator of The Simpsons, the longest-running American television series in history, from 1989 to the present. The Simpsons website looked like this in 2000.

Groening is also the creator of the comic strip Life in Hell (1977-2012) and other famous series such as Futurama (1999-2003, 2008-2013) and Disenchantment (2018-present)

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