Jim Davis is a well-known American Cartoonist who is popular for the creation of comic strips Garfield and U.S. Acres. Davis also wrote other comics include Mr. Potato Head, Gnorm Gnat, and Tumbleweeds. He has written all the specials for CBS Garfield TV and telecasted on 1982. His work in Garfield & Friends also considered in the series of Saturday Morning and appeared in the channel in 1988. He is also famous for producing the series of The Garfield Show. Keep reading to know more about the net worth of Jim Davis in 2018.
Early Life and Biography
James Robert Davis was born on July 28, 1945, in Marion Indiana. He belongs to the small family of farm and worked several hours in the farm at his childhood. His education degree was completed from Ball State University where he studied the business and art. He also joined Theta Xi fraternity while pursuing his degree.
Davis was married to Carolyn who didn’t like cats and having a dog with the name Molly. Later, he married Jill and has two children’s Christopher and Ashley.
Career, Awards, and Achievements
Jim career was started from the advertising agency and pursued his comic strip at the same time. He has made his first comic strip Gnorm Gnat and was mentioned for about five years in Indiana newspaper. After 1978, he has syndicated in 41 newspapers which are increased to 2580 newspapers till now. The comic strip is almost read by 300 million readers in a single day.
In 1980, he started creating the comic strip outside the U.S. Acres. He also made a strip of 2000-03 on Mr. Potato Head toy with Brett Koth. After, he also founded the foundation of Garfield to make children’s literacy support.
Davis has achieved numerous achievements in his entire career. He received Emmy Award, Outstanding Animated Program and CBS Elzie Segar award for National Cartoonist Society. After, he also awards with Emmy Best Strip award for National Cartoonist Society in 1986.
Later, he was nominated with Garfield’s Babes and Bullets, TV special, CBS and Emmy Award for Academy of Television in 1988. He also received Sagamore of the Wabash award for the State of Indiana and also received Indiana Arbor Day Spokesman Award for Indiana Division of Natural Resources and forestry. Moreover, he also received Good Steward Award for National Arbor Day Foundation Ball State University in 1990.
Net Worth and Earnings
Jim Davis is a well-known cartoonist who has an estimated net worth of more than $900 million. His earning has been generated while making different comics strip. He worked in different strips rather than Garfield. Recently, he is contributing for The Garfield show on VGI series. There are some other sources where he is getting huge revenue and which helped him to earn million dollars earning annually.
Davis is a famous cartoonist who has served several years in this field. He belongs to the family of a farm and becomes the inspiration for those who want to rise from the ground. His smart work helped him to reach in this position and still providing services.