Seth Woodbury MacFarlane Net WorthReal Name: Seth Woodbury MacFarlane
Date of Birth: 10/26/1973
Place of Birth: Kent, Connecticut
2017 Net Worth: $194 Million
2016 Earnings: $35 Million
Profession: Actor, singer, voice actor, cartoonist, comedian, screen writer
Seth MacFarlane Biography
Seth MacFarlane was born in October of 1973 in Kent, Connecticut. Even as a child, MacFarlane had an interest in illustration and began to draw cartoon characters such as Woody Woodpecker and Fred Flintstone when he was only 2 years old. By the time he was 5, MacFarlane has said that he already knew he wanted to be a cartoonist and began by making flip books. At 9, he was publishing a weekly comic strip called “Walter Crouton” for a local newspaper, earning $5 a week. He graduated from Kent School in 1991 and went on to study film, video, and animation at the Rhode Island School of Design, where he earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.
Although MacFarlane’s original ambition was to work for Disney, he began by writing for Hanna-Barbera, doing several shows including Johnny Bravo, Dexter’s Laboratory, and his Family Guy prequel, Larry and Steve. MacFarlane introduced Family Guy to the Fox network in July of 1998 and the show debuted in January of 1999, with MacFarlane voicing most of the male characters including Peter, Stewie, Brian and Glen. The show went on to have very high DVD sales and a loyal following, earning about $1 billion in franchise sales each year. After more than 2 years of negotiations, MacFarlane reached a $100 million agreement to keep both American Dad! and Family Guy on the air until at least 2012.
His success in comedy led him to do a comedy for the big screen about a talking teddy bear, appropriately called “Ted”, starring Mark Wahlberg and MacFarlane as the voice of the stuffed bear brought to life. This film was very successful and its sequel was released in 2015.
MacFarlane is also the executive producer of Cosmos, an update of the Carl Sagan series that is hosted by Neil deGrasse Tyson. He has a current net worth of $194 million but this young star has many more years of earning potential that should make him one of the richest persons in the entertainment industry.