Matt Groening Net Worth 2020, Biography, Education, and Career
Matt Groening Net Worth 2020 – Matthew “Matt” Abraham Groening is an American writer, cartoonist, producer and animator from Portland.
Groening is the creator of the comic strip ‘Life in Hell’ and the famous television series ‘The Simpsons’, ‘Futurama’ and ‘Disenchantment’. The Simpsons are one of the longest-running TV-Shows in history.
Matthew Abraham Groening was born in Portland, Oregon on the 15th of February, 1954. Groening is the middle child of five children. His Norwegian-American mother was once a teacher and his German-Canadian father was a filmmaker and cartoonist.
Matt’s grandfather was a professor at Tabor College. His father Homer Philip Groening was born in Main Centre, Canada where he grew up in a Mennonite speaking family.
Matt Groening began his career in 1977 when he started doing a series of odd jobs in Los Angeles. During this time he began drawing cartoons for his self-published book titled ‘Life in Hell’ which was based on his struggles. Groening sold his first comic to magazine ‘Wet’ in 1978.
The same year, Groening got employed at a newspaper in Los Angeles. He was later able to officially publish ‘Life in Hell’ as his first comic strip.
The comic became a huge success, with over 20 000 copies being sold in its two printings. Following this success, his next work, ‘Work is Hell’, was also published, by Deborah Caplan.
James L Brooks expressed his interest to involve Groening in the creation of an animated series to run on the comedy series ‘The Tracy Ullman Show’.
Groening then created ‘The Simpsons’ which aired on the show for the first time in 1987. ‘The Simpsons’ gained enormous popularity and earned its exclusive half an hour spin-off series.
‘The Simpsons’ premiered in 1989, and the show quickly grew to become the longest-running US primetime TV Series. In 1994, Groening started the comic book company ‘Bongo Comics.
The company released TV-series under its name, such as ‘The Simpsons’ and ‘Futurama’.Matt Groening has also made appearances in movies and documentaries including ‘Comic Book: The Movie’ (2004), ‘The Devil and Daniel Johnston’ (2005), ‘The Seventh Python’ (2008) and ‘I Know That Voice’ (2013).
In 2012, a 3-D short film based on ‘The Simpsons’ was released, and Groening was the executive producer and writer of this project.
Matthew “Matt” Abraham Groening is an American writer, cartoonist, producer and animator from Portland.
Groening is the creator of the comic strip ‘Life in Hell’ and the famous television series ‘The Simpsons’, ‘Futurama’ and ‘Disenchantment’. The Simpsons is one of the longest-running TV-Shows in history.
Matt Groening has a net worth of $500 million.