Stephen Hillenburg Net Worth
Stephen Hillenburg net worth: Stephen Hillenburg is an American director, animator, writer, producer, voice artist, and marine biologist who has a net worth of $100 million. Stephen McDannell Hillenburg was born in Lawton, Oklahoma in August 1961. He is best known for creating the series SpongeBob SquarePants. He taught marine biology in Dana Point, California. He started his animation career in 1992 at CalArts. He joined on with Rocko's Modern Life and started to develop SpongeBob. The show premiered in 1999 and is going into its 10th season in 2014. The SponeBob SquarePants Movie was also directed by Hillenburg and he is working on the sequel The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie: Sponge Out of Water. He has won an Emmy and six Annie Awards for SpongeBob. He has been recognized for brining awareness to marine life through the show. He owns the production company United Plankton Pictures. Before SpongeBob Hillenburg worked on The Green Beret and Mother Goose and Grimm in 1991 and Wormholes in 1992. Stephen is married to chef Karen and has a son Clay. In 2011 United Plankton started publishing SpongeBob Comics which is distributed by Bongo Comics Group. He is currently working on a short film called Hollywood Blvd., USA.