Stan Lee Net Worth
Stan Lee Net Worth: Stan Lee is an American comic book writer, actor and entrepreneur who has a net worth of $50 million dollars. Stan Lee is probably most famous for being the former head of Marvel Comics. He is the creator or co-creator of dozens of iconic comic characters including "Spider-Man", the "Fantastic Four", "Iron Man", and "The Hulk". He was inducted into the Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame in 1994. In an March 2014 Playboy interview, Stan Lee was asked how much he has financially gained from his involvement in Marvel over the years, especially after the company was sold to Disney for $4 billion. Lee's response was: "I don't have $200 million. I don't have $150 million. I don't have $100 million or anywhere near that." When asked if he thought that was fair considering George Lucas, who is similarly prolific, is worth $7.3 billion, Stan replied: "George Lucas did it all by himself. He came up with the ideas. He produced the movies. He wrote and directed them and held the rights to the merchandising. It was all his. In my case I worked for the publisher. If the books didn't sell, the publisher went broke—and a lot of publishers did go broke."
Born Stanley Martin Lieber on December 28, 1922, in New York City, New York, he is mostly revered by comic book fans for creating Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four, and other comic superheroes beginning in the 1960s. At a very early age, Stan dreamed of writing the Great American Novel. This passion eventually led to becoming an editor of Marvel Comics by the 1960s. Even though his duties there were humble at first, he had eventually rose to the positions of Marvel President and Chairman. During his time running Marvel, he successfully led the company from a small publishing house to a major multimedia Corporation. Under Lee's guidance, Marvel Comics is often credited with revitalizing the superhero genre in general. In collaboration with several notable artists, like Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko, he was the co-creator of Spider-Man, the Hulk, the Fantastic Four, Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, as well as the melancholy Silver Surfer among numerous other fictional characters. In his highly-prolific career, Lee has received two coveted awards; The Will Eisner Award Hall of Fame and Jack Kirby Hall of Fame in 1994 and 1995, respectively. Outside of the comic world, he has been also involved in charity works. He founded the Stan Lee Foundation in 2010 which focuses on Arts, Literacy and education. He is married to Joan B. Lee, with whom he has two children, Joan Celia Lee and Jan Lee.