Todd McFarlane Net Worth
Todd McFarlane net worth: Todd McFarlane is a Canadian graphic artist who has a net worth of $300 million. He is probably most well-known as the artist on The Amazing Spider Man and as the creator of the Span franchise of films, merchandise and comics.
Todd McFarlane was born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada on March 16, 1961. He began drawing as a hobby at an early age but initially wanted to be a baseball player. He attended Eastern Washington University on a baseball scholarship, while also studying graphics and art. An injury forced him to put his baseball aspirations aside, so he began focusing fully on graphics. But, as we learned later, he never gave up his passion for baseball as a fan.
Todd began selling his superhero drawings while working at a local comic book store, and in 1984, his first professional work was published by Epic Comics. He went on to draw for DC Comics and Marvel, and by the late 80s, he was serving as illustrator for Batman and the Incredible Hulk. However, it was his work with writer David Michelinie on "The Amazing Spider-Man" that shot him to stardom. At his peak in the 1990s, Todd was earning over $1 million per year in salary.
He subsequently left Marvel and created the umbrella company, Image Comics, with a group of colleagues. He launched his own company, Todd McFarlane Productions, and released "Spawn". The debut issue still holds the record for the highest selling independent comic book of all time. He launched an independent own film and animation studio which also develops video games, among other projects. His independently financed and relased 1997 film version of "Spawn" earned $90 million on a budget of $45 million.
Sports Collecting: Todd never gave up his passion for baseball. After becoming extremely wealthy, he began putting together what has become one of the most admired baseball memorabilia collections in the world. In 1998 he paid $2.6 million, roughly $4 million in today's dollars, for Mark McGuire's then-record-breaking 70th home run ball. That same year he paid $175,000 for Sammy Sosa's 66th home run ball. In 2003 he paid $517,500 for Barry Bonds' record breaking 73rd home run ball (hit in 2001).
|Net Worth:||$300 Million|
|Date of Birth:||Mar 16, 1961 (59 years old)|
|Profession:||Writer, Cartoonist, Artist, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Visual Artist|
|Nationality:||United States of America|