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Martin Handford Net Worth

Martin Handford Net Worth

Net Worth: $20 Million

Statistics
  • Source of Wealth Books
  • Birth Place Hampstead, United Kingdom
  • Marital Status Single
  • Full Name Martin Handford
  • Nationality English
  • Date of Birth September 27, 1956
  • Ethnicity English
  • Occupation Author, Illustrator
  • Education University for the Creative Arts
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About Martin Handford

Martin Handford’s net worth is estimated to be $20 million. He is a writer and illustrator of children’s books whose wealth has been attributed to his writing career. He is renowned for his success in the classic Where’s Wally? books. The books are known as Where’s Waldo in the US and Canada.

As a child, Martin has always had the  interest to draw pictures and he would be seen doing so while other children were out playing games. After graduating from Art College, Martin worked as a freelance illustrator specializing in drawing crowd scenes for clients.

Martin is known to have created the album Magnets cover for The Vapors in 1981. In 1986, Handford came up with an idea of Wally after being asked by his director to draw a character with peculiar features so that his picture of crowds could have a focal point. His Where’s Wally? led Handford to achieve a great success in his writing career. However, in 2007 Handford sold the rights to Where’s Wally? to the Entertainment Rights Group.

 

Earnings & Financial Data

The below financial data is gathered and compiled by TheRichest analysts team to give you a better understanding of Martin Handford's net worth by breaking down the most relevant financial events such as yearly salaries, contracts, earn outs, endorsements, stock ownership and much more.

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  • Earnings 2007
  • Earnings 1987
Earnings 2007 N/A
Royalties 2007

Estimated value for global rights to Where's Wally (£2.5m)

$3,200,000
Royalties 2007

Estimated earnings when he sold the rights for Where's Wally to media group Entertainment Rights

$3,200,000
Earnings 1987 N/A
Royalties 1987

Estimated value of book franchise of Where's Wally (£80m)

$104,900,000
Royalties 1987

Estimated earnings from Where's Wally book sales (55 million copies)

$5,500,000