Matt Abraham Groening is an American producer and cartoonist who also is a voice actor and an animator. He is popularly known for his creation of a popularly known television series, ‘The Simpsons’ from 1989 up to 2017. This series (The Simpsons) is the longest animated series in the United States. Keep on reading to learn more on the net worth and earnings of Matt Groening in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
Matt Abraham was born on 15th February 1954 in Portland in Oregon to Margret Ruth and Philip Groening. Matt has an older brother by the name Mark and younger sisters by the name Lisa and Maggie respectively. His father was also a filmmaker, writer, and cartoonist.
Matt was brought up in Portland where he attended both his elementary school (Ainsworth Elementary School) and high school (Lincoln high school). In 1972, he went for his college studies at The Evergreen State College in Washington for five years. During his college years, he was appointed and served as The Cooper Point journal’s editor. He was influenced by Charles M. Schulz into doing animation.
In 1986, Matt Groening tied the knot to his longtime girlfriend, and co-worker Deborah Caplan and the couple were blessed with two children by the name Abe and Homer. Their marriage lasted for twelve years whereby their divorce was finalized in 1999. Matt later married his Argentinian girlfriend Agustina Picasso in 2011, and the couple got blessed with a child by the name Nathaniel Phillip Picasso.
Career, Awards, & Nominations
Since his childhood, Matt Groening has always inspired to become a writer. He wrote the comic strip by the name Life in Hell from the year 1977 to the year 2012. He has also written many different books and comics such as ‘The Book of Hell’, ‘School is Hell’, ‘ Work Is Hell’, ‘Bart Simpson’s Real father’, ‘ Life of Homer’, ‘life in Hell’, ‘the Comics Journal’ and also ‘The Huge Book of Hell’.
He became the animator and also the writer of ‘The Tracey Ullman Show,’ from 1987 to the year 1989, he worked as the executive producer of the film ‘Futurama.’ His debut as a producer came when he created, produced and wrote the animated TV series ‘The Simpsons’ from the year 1989 to date. He is expected to produce a new animated film by the name Disenchantment later in 2018.
Throughout his entire career, Matt has won various awards such as Winsor McCay Awards, Annie Awards, Primetime Emmy Awards, Environmental Awards, and People Choice awards. At the Golden Globe Awards, he was nominated in the various categories. He has also won Kids choice awards, Spike Video Game Awards, Prism Awards and also the Genesis Awards. On the Hollywood walk of fame, Matt has been inducted with a star. His latest award was in 2012 where he was awarded the Comic-Con Icon Award.
Net Worth & Earnings
Matt Groening has an estimated net worth of over $550 million. Since his childhood, got interested in animation, and with his dedication to animation, he was able to create many comic strips and much-animated shows such as The Simpsons. He has also lent his voice to many other animated films and TV shows. Also, he has also appeared in The Simpsons’ video game and also been serving as an executive music video producer.
Matt has become one of the most successful cartoonists in the whole world. He has been able to produce the most popular shows around the world such as the Simpsons which is watched in millions of houses in the world. Matt has inspired very many people into joining the animation industry.