Matthew Abram Groening is an American cartoonist, writer, producer, and animator.
He is the creator of the comic strip Life in Hell and the television series The Simpsons, Futurama, and Disenchantment.
Matt Groening’s net worth is roughly $600 million. The Simpsons franchise is estimated to be over $750 million.
Matthew Abraham Groening was born in Portland, Oregon on the 15th of February, 1954.
Matt Groening began his career in 1977 when he started doing a series of odd jobs in Los Angeles. During this time he began drawing cartoons for his self-published book titled ‘Life in Hell’ which was based on his struggles. Groening sold his first comic to magazine ‘Wet’ in 1978.
The same year, Groening got employed at a newspaper in Los Angeles. He was later able to officially publish ‘Life in Hell’ as his first comic strip.
The comic became a huge success, with over 20 000 copies being sold in its two printings. Following this success, his next work, ‘Work is Hell’, was also published, by Deborah Caplan.
Best Highlights of Matt Groening’s career:
– Life In Hell (Comic Strip, 1977-2012)
– Wet Magazine (1978)
– The Tracey Ullman Show (1985)
– The Simpsons (TV-Show, 1989-present)
– National Cartoonist Society Reuben Award (2002) – Won
– Futurama (TV-Show, 1999)
– Hollywood Walk of Fame (2012)