Matt Groening Net Worth
Matt Groening net worth: Matt Groening is an American animator, author, TV producer and cartoonist who has a net worth of $600 million. Matt Groening earned his impressive fortune by creating The Simpsons. When Groening first moved to LA from Portland, he worked a series of less than desirable day jobs. When he wasn't at one of those jobs, he was pouring all his frustrations into a self-published animated book called "Life in Hell". The comic strip grew a following and even managed to catch the eye of Hollywood heavy weight James L Brooks. Brooks invited Groening to bring his "Life in Hell" characters to the small screen for "Tracey Ullman Show". Fearing that he would have to give up ownership to the comic, Matt instead thought of another idea in the lobby of Brooks' office. That idea was "The Simpsons". The idea was simple: The life of the Simpson family, Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, and Maggie, as we watch the trials and tribulation of their family dysfunction. Groening named the characters after members of his own family. Brooks loved the idea and the shorts became a hit on the Tracey Ullman Show. The Simpsons went on to became it's own prime time television show that to date has aired more than 600 episodes over 29+ seasons. Groening also created the show Futurama which aired 140 episodes over 7 seasons. He created the television series Disenchantment which debuted for Netflix in 2018.
Groening has won a dozen Primetime Emmy Awards for The Simpsons and Futurama. In 2012 he was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Television at 7021 Hollywood Blvd. He has also won a British Comedy Award and a National Cartoonist Society Reuben Award. Groening has been married twice and has three children. He studied at The Evergreen State College and makes appearances at events like Comic-Con.
Matt was married to Deborah Caplan from 1986 to 1999. They had two sons together, Homer and Abe. Matt married Argentinian artist Augustina Picasso in 2011 after dating for four years. He became stepfather to her daughter from a previous relationship. Matt and Augustina would eventually have five children of their own, including two separate sets of twins!
Matt Groening Real Estate: In 2011 Matt spent $11.65 million on a large home in Santa Monica, California that was built in 1910 by architect Robert D. Farquhar. Groening did extensive renovations and expansions on the property. In May 2019 he spent $11.9 million to buy the house next door. The resulting compound is more than an acre of the most-desirable land in Santa Monica. Matt also owns a beachfront home in Malibu that he bought in 2000 for $8.5 million. That house today would likely sell for at least $20 million.
|Net Worth:||$600 Million|
|Date of Birth:||Feb 15, 1954 (65 years old)|
|Profession:||Cartoonist, Film Producer, Television producer, Screenwriter, Voice Actor, Animator, Author, Musician, Comedian|
|Nationality:||United States of America|