Matt Groening is an American cartoonist who has received several awards in his career. He has done several other endeavours like producing, voice acting, and writing. He is an animator and is best known as the creator of ‘The Simpsons’. Groening has voiced for the films ‘Hair High’ and ‘Tales of the Rat Fink’. He is next set to create ‘Disenchantment’ for Netflix. Here is a quick summary of Matt Groening’s net worth in 2018, career and earnings.
Matt Groening Early Life
Matthew Abraham Groening is the son of Margaret Ruth and Philip Groening. He was born on 15 February 1654, in Portland, Oregon. His father was also a cartoonist.
He completed his schooling at Lincoln High School and later attended Olympia, Washington’s Evergreen State College. In there, he served as The Cooper Point Journal’s editor. He was influenced to animation by Charles M. Schulz.
Matt Groening married Deborah Caplan in 1986. The couple is the parents of Abe and Homer. They divorced in 1999. He got married to Agustina Picasso of Argentina in 2011. Together, they have a child named Nathaniel Philip Picasso.
Groening is known to be agnostic. He has done campaigns for many candidates of the Democratic Party. He is the brother-in-law of Craig Bartlett.
Matt Groening Career, Awards & Achievement
Matt Groening was inspired to be a writer. He was the writer of the comic strip ‘Life in Hell’ from 1977 to 2012. He has written several other books or comics like ‘The Book of Hell’, ‘School Is Hell’, ‘Work Is Hell’, ‘Bart Simpson’s Real Father’, Life’ Before Homer’, ‘Life in Hell’, ‘The Comics Journal’, and ‘The Huge Book of Hell.
From 1987 to 1989, he was the animator and writer of ‘The Tracey Ullman Show’, ‘He has served as the producer or the executive producer of the ‘Futurama’ film series. Groening was the producer of ‘The Simpsons Movie’ and ‘The Simpsons Ride’. In 2012, he wrote and produced the short movie ‘The Longest Daycare’.
He has been the creator, executive producer, and writer of ‘The Simpsons’ from 1989 to date. Groening has executive produced, created and written ‘Futurama’. He has lent his voice to many other shows. In 2018, he will be the executive producer, creator, and writer of ‘Disenchantment’.
Matt Groening has voiced for the 2004 movie ‘Hair High’. He has appeared in many documentaries like ‘I Know That Voice’, ‘The Seventh Python’, ‘Comic Book: The Movie’, and ‘The Devil and Daniel Johnston’. He has also voiced Finkster in the movie ‘Tales of the Rat Fink’.
Awards & Achievements
Matt Groening is the winner of Winsor McCay Awards, Annie Awards, Environmental Awards, Primetime Emmy Awards, and People’s Choice Awards. He has received nominations from Golden Globe Awards. Other awards won by him include Genesis Award, Prism Award, Spike Video Game Award, Kid’s Choice Award, AFI Award, and Reuben Award. He has been inducted with a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He is also the Comic-Con Icon Award winner of 2012.
Net Worth of Matt Groening
The estimated net worth of Matt Groening is more than $550 million. By getting interested in animation from a young age, he decided to have a career in the animation industry. With his dedication, he made several comic strips and became the creator of several popular animated shows like ‘The Simpsons’. Groening has also voiced in films and TV series and has produced a number of shows. He has served as the executive producer of a music video and has appeared in ‘The Simpsons’ video game.
Matt Groening is one of the most successful cartoonists in the world. His shows have been popular across the world. The Simpsons today is watched in millions of homes. He has influenced many people in the animation industry and has also created many comic strips. His signature also appears in an animated font.