Matt Groening Net Worth

Matthew Abram Groening Net Worth

Real Name: Matthew Abram Groening
Date of Birth: 02/15/1954
Place of Birth: Portland, Oregon

2017 Net Worth: $500 Million
2016 Earnings: $15.4 Million

Profession: Cartoonist, Producer, Screenwriter, Animator, Musician, Comedian, Voice Actor, Creator of The Simpsons

Matt Groening Biography


Matt Groening was born in Portland, Oregon, to a filmmaker and cartoonist father. His mother was a teacher. Groening attended Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington. After graduation he moved from Portland to Los Angeles in hopes of finding a writing career.

He worked a series of low end jobs and poured out his frustration into a self-published comic book he entitled “Life in Hell’. This comic strip caught the attention of producer James Brooks, who invited Groening to use his “Life in Hell” characters on television and use them on the “Tracey Ullman Show.” Instead, Groening pitched his new idea of the Simpsons. Brooks loved the idea and the short skits quickly became a hit on the Tracey Ullman Show. The Simpsons have since gone on to be a massive hit and has aired more than 500 episodes over 23 seasons. Groening has also created the show Futurama, which has successfully aired 101 episodes over 6 seasons.

Groening has received 12 Primetime Emmy’s, the National Cartoonist Society Reuben Award for his original comic strip, Life in Hell. In 2004, Groening received a British Comedy Award for his outstanding contribution to comedy. He also received his own star on the infamous Hollywood Walk of Fame. Groening bought a huge mansion in the Santa Monica Mountains of California in 2011 for $11.7 million. With several wings, 5 bedrooms, a tennis court, and swimming pool, this house could fit every character Groening has ever written about and still have room!

Groening is very private but appears to spend less than he earns every single year. Even his recently purchased home is just a drop in his financial bucket. Should Groening continue in this manner, he will be endlessly wealthy, with yearly earnings of $15 million and a net worth of $500 million, making Groening one of the richest cartoonists ever.

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