Jim Davis Net Worth: Jim Davis is an American cartoonist who has a net worth of $800 million dollars. Jim Davis is a cartoonist most widely recognized for his internationally successful comic strip, "Garfield". Jim Davis has also worked on five other strips, and has written numerous "Garfield" television specials. He is currently working on the new CGI series, "The Garfield Show" and continues to produce his strip.
Born James Robert Davis on July 28, 1945, in Marion, Indiana, he is best known as the creator of the highly popular comic strip Garfield. Published since June 19, 1978, the strip chronicles the daily affairs of the cat Garfield, his owner, Jon Arbuckle and Jon's dog, Odie. The strip not only was the world's most widely syndicated comic strip, but it also found its place on the screen becoming audience's favorite. What's more, Davis has penned (or served as a co-writer) all of the Emmy Award-winning or nominated Garfield TV specials, as well as he joined the team of producers behind the Garfield & Friends TV show which aired on CBS from 1988 to 1995. He continues to work on the strip today, as he is the writer and executive producer of a trilogy of C.G.-direct-to-video feature films about Garfield, and one of the executive producers and the creator of the new CGI-animated TV series The Garfield Show. Aside from his cult feline creation, Davis's other comics work includes Tumbleweeds, Gnorm Gnat, U.S. Acres (aka Orson's Farm) and a strip about Mr. Potato Head. His professional duties aside, Jim Davis is the founder of the Professor Garfield Foundation, which supports children's literacy.