Stephen McDannell Hillenburg is a renowned American Cartoonist, an animator, and a former marine biologist. He created the series ‘SpongeBob SquarePants’ that he was able to direct, write and also produce. It has become of the longest running series on television in the United States as well as a highly rated show that airs on Nickelodeon. Keep on reading to learn more on the net worth and earnings of Stephen Hillenburg in the year 2018.
Early Life & Biography
Stephen was born in the year 1961 on August 21 at the Fort Sill in Lawton, Oklahoma where the father, Kelly N Hillenburg worked for the United States military. The mother was known as Nancy, and the father was Kelly Hillenburg and worked for the United States military.
His mother was a teacher for the visually impaired students. When he was one year old, the family would move to the Orange County. This was where his father started his career as a draftsman and a designer of the aerospace industry. The younger brother, Bryan, went on and became a designer as well. He has no much recollection of his life in Oklahoma.
Hillenburg got married to Karen, who is a chef and teachers at New School of cooking, located in Culver City, in California. He deems her to be the funniest person that he has ever met. This couple has been blessed with a daughter by the name Clay and resides in San Marino California.
Career, Awards & Nominations
Stephen Hillenburg began his career as a professional in 1984, and he began as a teacher who was teaching marine biology at Orange County Marine Institute. Here, he has been able to write Intertidal Zone, which is known as an educational comic book regarding tide pool animals, which he usually applied to be able to train his students. In 1989, after two years of quitting teaching, he went on and registered at California Institute of Arts to follow his career path in the field of animation.
Later on, he went on and presented a Nickelodeon animated TV series known as Rocko’s modern life, from the year 1993 to 1996. It has been known that this was after his success through a short film that was titled The Green Beret and the Wormholes which he had a chance of creating when he was studying animation. He has created various animated films and TV series that has performed very well.
Net Worth & Earnings
The net worth of Stephen Hillenburg is estimated to be over $120 million. This wealth has been generated from his career as an animator, producer, writer, voice artist, and a marine biologist. He was able to earn well by being able to create SpongeBob SquarePants.
Stephen owned a production company that was named United Plankton Pictures. Before this, he had served on The Green Beret as well as the Mother Goose and the Grimm in 1991 and Wormholes in 1992. He has been serving on a short film that has been named Hollywood Blvd, United States.