Jim Lee is a comic book artist, editor, writer, publisher and an editor with a Korean American Nationality. He joined the industry in the year 1987 as the artist working for the Marvel Comics including titles such as Alpha Flight and also the Punisher War Journal. His popularity would come in the year 1991 with ‘Uncanny X Men’ that he was able to pencil and also co-wrote with Claremont Chris. Keep on reading to learn more on the net worth and earnings of Jim Lee in the year 2019.
Early Life & Biography
Jim Lee was born in the year 1964 on August 11th in Seoul, South Korea. He was able to grow up in St. Louis Missouri, and this was where he lived. He was able to school at the River Bend Elementary School that is located in Chesterfield before he proceeded on to join St. Louis Country Day School. This was where he was drawing posters for the school plays. When he came to the United States, he had to learn English, and he always put a certain degree of the comic.
Lee is a family man who has been married to Carla Michelle, and the family has been living in Italy for some time now. In the year 2012, just when Carla was pregnant again, he got to include a tribute to her in Justice League #5 writing dubbed ‘I Love Carla.’
Career, Awards & Nominations
His career began when he got hired by the Marvel Comics in 1987. In the beginning, while working as a comic artist, he worked on the various projects including Alpha Fight and the Punisher War Journal. Over time, his art has been able to speak volumes, and he got assigned to aid on X Men Vol 2 issue, and this happened together with a writer by the name Claremont. Within a limited period, the sales rose, and he had sold over seven million copies. In the year 1992, Jim together with the six friends went on to create Image Comics and went on to come up with the production company by the name Wildstorm Productions. Later on, he would sell his company to DC Comics.
Net Worth & Earnings
The net worth of Jim Lee is estimated to be over $4 million. This wealth has been generated from his career as a comic book artist, editor, writer, publisher, and editor. He has managed to sell very many copies which saw him enter the Guinness World Records that was announced in the year 2010. This was after the sales of X men Vol 2 was able to hit $7 million regarding sales.
Lee is an excellent marvel when it comes to the comic world and has made a lot of contribution to this industry. In one of the interviews, he said that using the F Lead pencils for the work drawings made it quite easy and fast for him. He has made childhood very interesting for very many kids.