Bill Watterson net worth: Bill Watterson is an American cartoonist who has a net worth of $100 million. Bill Watterson accumulated his wealth by creating one of the most popular cartoons of all time, "Calvin and Hobbes". Bill Watterson was born in Washington, D.C. and moved to Chagrin Fall, Ohio with his family as a child. He attended Kenyon College in Ohio. Unlike many other popular cartoons, Watterson has maintained a strict anti-merchandise policy for Calvin and Hobbes. By refusing to allow his characters to appear on t-shirts, mugs, hats or in commercials, Watterson has likely left hundreds of million of dollars worth of revenue on the table. That also means all of the stickers you see of Calvin peeing on a car logo are unauthorized productions.