Who is Matt Groening and what is his net worth 2018? Matt Groening is a cartoonist who created the cartoon strip called ‘Life in Hell’. He is also an animator, voice actor, writer, and producer. He has successfully created the animated TV series ‘The Simpsons’. In 2018, he will be creating ‘Disenchantment’. In 1999, Groening created ‘Futurama’. He is also the writer and executive producer of ‘The Simpsons’, ‘Futurama’, and ‘Disenchantment’. In 1990, he became the executive producer of the music video “Do the Batman” by Nancy Cartwright. He has also lent his voice to the 2004 film ‘Hair High’ and in the 2006 film ‘Tales of the Rat Fink’.
Matthew Abraham “Matt” Groening was born in Portland, Oregon on February 15, 1954. He was born to parents Homer Philip Groening, a cartoonist, writer, advertiser, and filmmaker and Margaret Ruth a former teacher. His mother is Norwegian American and his father is a German Canadian. He has four siblings named Mark, Patty, Lisa, and Maggie. His grandfather was a professor of a college in Kansas.
Groening was raised in Portland and went to the Ainsworth Elementary School. He also attended Lincoln High School and in 1972, he went to The Evergreen State College located in Olympia, Washington. He was the editor of ‘The Cooper Point Journal’ which was the campus newspaper. In the newspaper, he used to create drawings and write articles. He became interested in cartoons after he saw Disney’s ‘One Hundred and One Dalmatians’. He was inspired by Charles M. Schulz, creator of ‘Peanuts’.
In 1986, Matt Groening got married to Deborah Caplan. The couple has two sons named Homer and Abe. The couple got separated in 1999. In 2011, he married Agustina Picasso who is an artist from Argentina. In 2013, they welcomed their child Nathaniel Philip Picasso Groening.
In 1977, he moved to Lose Angeles and became an extra in a made-for-TV film. He then made a strip called “Forbidden Words” for the Wet magazine in 1978. In April 1980, Matt Groening created the comic strip ‘Life in Hell’ in the Reader. It became popular and went on continue till 2012. With the success of ‘Life in Hell’, Groening was contacted by producer James L. Brooks. In 1989, he created ‘The Simpsons’ on Fox Broadcasting Company.
It has become one of the most popular animated television series and is currently in its 28th season. ‘The Simpsons’ has also received a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In 1994, he formed ‘Bongo Comics’ along with Bill Morrison, Cindy Vance, and Steve Vance. A year later, he formed ‘Zongo Comics’. In 1999, Groening created another animated series called ‘Futurama’.
The comedy series based on science fiction continued till 2013. In 2003, he became the curator of US All Tomorrow’s Parties. He has also illustrated the posthumous album of Frank Zappa. He then curated All Tomorrow’s Parties in Minehead, England in 2010. In 2013, he became one of the co-authors of ‘Hard Listening’. Another animated series called ‘Disenchantment’ has been created by Groening and it will be released in 2018.
Matt Groening has been nominated twice for the Golden Globe Awards. He has won 12 Primetime Emmy Awards and 5 Teen Choice Awards. He has also won 8 People’s Choice Awards, 11 Environmental Media Awards, and 24 Annie Awards. He has won numerous other awards including Peabody Award.
Matt Groening Net Worth
Matt Groening has successfully created many television series. He has appeared in many documentaries including ‘The Devil and Daniel Johnston’, ‘The Seventh Python’, and ‘I Know That Voice’. He has also appeared in TV series like ‘The Pitts’, ‘Portlandia’, ‘Space Ghost Coast to Coast’, and ‘Family Guy’. Matt Groening’s net worth is an estimated $540 million.
This wealth comes from the success of his comic strip and also by Futurama and The Simpsons. He has also appeared as himself in ‘Comic Book: The Movie’. Groening has also lent his voice to the video games ‘The Simpsons Game’ and ‘The Simpsons: Tapped Out’ in 2007 and 2014 respectively.
Groening is also the stepfather of Camille, who is the daughter of Agustina Picasso from her previous relationship. He is an agnostic and has campaigned for the candidates of Democratic Party.