Scott Adams is the creator and writer of well known American comic strip Dilbert. Dilbert appeared in around 65 countries and in 25 languages. He is also known as an author of his many realistic works based on commentary and business.
He was also the main subject of the book “The Trouble With Dilbert: How Corporate Culture Gets The Last Laugh”. Adams is known to be best cartoonist of all times. In 1997, he won two Reuben Awards for his comic strip “Dilbert”. Here is a quick summary of Scott Adams’s net worth in 2018, career and earnings.
Scott Adams Early Life
Scott Raymond Adams aka Scott Adams was born on June 8, 1957 in Windham, New York, U.S. He is the son of Virginia and Paul Adams. Scott is English, German, Irish, Dutch and Scottish ancestry. In his early ages, he was a huge fan of Peanuts comics. After being inspired from famous cartoonist Charles M. Schulz, he started creating his own comics at the minor age of six. At the age of eleven, Scott won his first ever drawing competition.
After being rejected from several arts school, he chooses law as his career. In 1975, he was graduated from Windham-Ashland-Jewett Central School. He had also done Bachelors degree in economics from Hartwick College. After graduation, he decided his talent were best suited for becoming an entrepreneur.
Scott Adams married to his long time girlfriend Shelly Miles in 2006. The couple were blessed with two children daughter Savannah and son Justin Miles. In 2014, Scott announced about his separation from his wife. He wrote in a blog that he is not married anymore. Scott is in live-in relationship with model Kristina Basham. She is also a vice president of WhenHub. Kristina has two daughters from her previous relationship.
Scott Adams Career, Awards & Achievement
After his graduation he started working at Crocker National Bank in San Francisco. He worked there for eight years. During his time at management training program he was held twice at gun point. During his working years he worked on different positions like computer programmer, supervisor, commercial lender, budget analyst and product manager. In 1986 he received his Master of Business Administration degree in economics and management from the University of California, Berkeley. During his time at university he created this character called Dilbert whose name was inspired from his ex boss.
In 1986, he starts working at a telephone company Pacific Bell. He got the inspiration for his cartoon character Dilbert from the people around him at his work place. In 1989, his Dilbert was first published by United Media. People loved his work and Dilbert become more popular year by year. In 1994, Dilbert was published by 400 newspapers. After the success of Dilbert, Scott became full time cartoonist. Scott released his first business book named “The Dilbert Principle” in 1996.
Awards & Achievements
Scott Adams is one of the famous and strongest personalities in the world. He has been awarded with many prestigious awards. He was placed constantly on the list of 50 most influential management thinkers by the “European Foundation for Management Development”. He had won American’s most prestigious award National Cartoonist Society Reuben Award in 1997. He was also awarded with the “Newspaper Comic Strip Award” for his terrific work in strip.
Net Worth of Scott Adams
Scott Adams is one of the highest paid cartoonists of all times. Scott Adams net worth is estimated to be $75 million. His comic strip Dilbert was published on April 16, 1989. He mentioned in his blog he earned $368.62 as his first pay check for his cartoon strip. After that Scott rose to success. Dilbert was used in many animated television series, books video games and in dozens of merchandise items which also added to his net worth. His cartoon strip Dilbert is published in around 2,000 newspapers around the word.
Scott Adams initially in his career faced lots of rejections but he never lost the hope. Later he became one of the successful cartoonists of this era. He is the inspiration of many new businessmen. His news letters are followed and admire by many businessmen. People admire his never give up and always stands for truth mantra.