He is the “Grand Father of Comics” and has been entertaining people for three generations. He revolutionized the comic character’s scene by rendering them to near-human characters. He is an editor, producer, comic book writer and above all a down to earth human being. It is his mind behind the creation of “Hulk” and “Spiderman.” What you got is right. He is Stan Lee. Stan Lee is quite a familiar face in the Comic convention. Let’s try to explore the career and net worth of Stan Lee in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
Stanley Martin Leiber or more popularly known as Stan Lee was born on 28th of December, 1922 to Celia Leiber and Jack Leiber in Manhattan. He was enrolled at DeWitt Clinton High School in the Bronx. He grew up in a Jewish household having a very modest background along with his brother Larry Leiber. To sustain himself, he did a variety of odd jobs like writing obituaries and delivering sandwiches.
Stan Lee vowed to Joan Clayton Boocock in the year 1997. They remained together until she died from a stroke. Stan Lee has a daughter Joan Celia Lee. He suffered the loss of girl child who died just three days after birth.
Career, Awards, & Nominations
Stan Lee was hired as an assistant in the publishing house of Martin Goodman where his did odd duties like filling inkwells of writers, bringing them their lunch, proofreading the drafts and erasing the pencil marks. His dream of working on comics was realized when he worked with text filler on “Captain America Foils the Traitor’s Revenge.” Stan Lee went on to co-create a good many characters like “Destroyer” and “Father Time.” Luck came when the Simon and Jack left due to some issues, and he was appointed as the editor when he was still 19.
Stan Lee’s performance was quite remarkable; eventually leading him to the positions of editor-in-chief and art director. He joined the U.S. Army in WWII and got the opportunity to work in the Training Film Division. After the army, he collaborated with Jack Kirby creating comics like “The Fantastic Four,” Thor,” “Iron Man” and many more for Marvel Comics. In ’72 he became the publisher of Goodman and retired from writing monthly comics.
In his long career, he collected a lot of accolades such as “National Medal of Arts” and “Jack Kirby Hall of Fame.”
Net Worth & Earning
Stan Lee’s estimated net worth is $55 million. He receives $1 million annually as the former Head of Marvel Comics. He also owns a house in Los Angeles worth $4.4 million. A large sum of money comes from the royalties for using the characters created by him. He received $300,000 as compensation in the capacity of Chairman of the Board and Chief Creative Officer at POW! Entertainment Inc. In 2014 alone, he got $96 million, and he has stocks in Stan Lee Media whose worth is at $90 million. Despite much speculation, Stan Lee is content with the $1 million that he receives.
Stan Lee’s humble upbringing had a long-lasting impression upon him. He was never behind the money making race; instead preferred to live a less complicated life. Stan Lee followed his ambition of writing comic books quite rigorously. He believed that entertainment played an enormous role in people’s lives. He likes working a lot, and even now he never misses a chance to contribute in whatever fashion possible. Stan Lee’s life might look like a film story, but it is a real one.