Stan Lee the legendary comic book writer, a publisher and a film executive producer18. We all love Marvel movies but the roots of these blockbusters stretch way back to the greatest legend Stan lee who turned” Marvel “to what it is today “Marvelous”.
He is the man who co-created Iron Man, The Hulk, Spider Man, X-Men, Thor, The Fantastic Four and other numerous superheroes’. He even revolutionized the comic industry as he was the influence behind the change in policy of Comics Code Authority let alone turning Marvels comics to a huge multimedia corporation. Now that you know the brains behind Thor how about we find out how Stan lee net worth isn’t running in hundreds of millions and how much money does Stan Lee make. Now let’s have a close look on Stan Lee’s net worth in 2018.
Stan Lee Early Life
Stanley Martin Lieber is the son of Jack Lieber and Celia who gave birth to him in 1922 in the state of New York City. He grew up in Manhattan together his brother Larry Lieber.
Stan attended DeWitt Clinton High School in 1939 and enrolled in WPA Federal Theatre Project. When he was growing up during his high school years he used to do some part-time jobs such as writing press releases and obituaries, being an office boy and a delivery man.
Lee is a Jew since he was raised in a Jewish family. He met Joan Clayton Boocock whom she married in 1947 and had together the couple had one daughter. The wife of 95 years just died recently 2017 from stroke related complications.
Stan Lee Career, Awards & Achievement
Lee started of his career by being an employee at Martin Goodmans company where he was an assistant at new Timely Comics division a subsection of Pulp magazine. He started off by writing Captain America fillers then went ahead to create the first superhero Destroyer in Mystic Comics around 1941. During this time of the Golden age of comic books he created Father Time and Jack Frost. In 1941 due to disagreements with the company he threatened to leave and was offered the position of editor-in-chief till 1972 when he became a publisher.
His marvel revolution kicked started when he was given an opportunity by Martin Goodman the publisher to work with a group of superhero team. His first creation together with artist Jack Kirby was Fantastic Four. Again working with Kirby he created Hulk, Thor, Doctor Strage, X -Men, Spider Man, Iron Man and Dare devil whom they all called The Avengers. He wrote many monthly comic books and last of it before becoming a publisher were Fantastic Four issue 125 dated 1972 august and The Amazing Spider Man issue number 110 dated 1972 July.
Apart from writing Lee has made some cameo appearances in numerous marvel films and television shows such as X-Men: Pryde of the X-Men as a narrator, he produced animated TV series of Spider Man 1990 and Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. on marvel films his voice is used in animation Big Hero 6 2014 as the father of Fred. Other cameo appearances on films are in X-Men 2000, Spider Man 2002, Daredevil 2003, Hulk 2003, Fantastic Four 2005, Iron Man 2008, Thor 2011, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 2017, Spider Man Home Coming 2017, Thor Ragnarok 2017, and he will make a cameo appearance in Deadpool 2 in 2018.
Awards & Achievements
Lee has received a number of awards for his works in the comic industry. Some of these awards are induction in Jack Kirby Hall of Fame, and Will Eisner award Hall of Fame. He is a recipient of National Medal of Arts, Hugo Award, Inkpot Award, Comic Con Icon Award, and a star on Hollywood Walk of Fame. In addition, The County of Los Angeles and City of Long Beach declared October 2 as Stan Lee Day
Net Worth of Stan Lee
Stan Lee net worth is $50 million. He has earned his money through his comic book writing that created the Marvel franchise today. His other net worth boosting income stream is the numerous appearances he makes in all Marvels series and films. Today due to his early contribution in publishing early works of marvels he gets around $1 million from the Company.
Stan lee net worth might not fully capture the legend he is but no one can dispute his contribution to the rise of Marvels franchise. Were it not for his work and his super creativity we would not enjoy Captain America not Spider Man or The Avengers. We owe many thanks to him.