Bill Watterson Net Worth

Net Worth: $100 Million
  • Source of Wealth:

    Newspaper and Comics
  • Age:

  • Birth Place:

    Washington, D.C., USA
  • Marital Status:

    Married (Melissa Richmond)
  • Full Name:

    William Boyd Watterson II
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About William Boyd Watterson II

With a net worth of $100 million, Bill Watterson is an American cartoonist. William ‘Bill’ Boyd Watterson was born on 5th July 1958 in Washington, D.C.


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He has made his wealth by creating “Calvin and Hobbes” one of the most popular cartoons ever, which was published from 1985 to 1995. Before doing “Calvin and Hobbes”, Bill designed grocery advertisements for four years. He also served for Target: The Political Cartoon Quarterly. His cartoons were influenced by his belief and values. Watterson’s cat, Sprite was the inspiration for the personality and physical features of Hobbes. He got the “Reuben Award“, for the cartoonist of the year in 1986 and then again in 1988. Bill received many awards for his Calvin and Hobbes such as the Harvey Award, Max and Moritz Prize, Adamson Award and many more. In 1992, he was awarded the Eisner Award for Best Comic Strip Collection.

Watterson was born in Washington, D.C. A patent examiner James G. Watterson was his father. Her mother Kathryn Watterson became a city Council Member when the family shifted to Chagrin Falls, Ohio. During his childhood, he used to spend hours alone making cartoons and drawing. Watterson drew his first cartoon at an early age of eight. By this time, he was spending most of his spare time drawing and cartooning. He also made cartoons for his High School newspaper and yearbook.

Bill was married to Melissa and in the year 2005, they shifted to Cleveland from Chagrin Falls. Bill came out his brief autobiography as well in 1980. After the success of Calvin and Hobbes, he took up painting.


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Earnings 2015

Book Sales Apr. 2015
Sales of the "Calvin and Hobbes" books (approximately 23 million copies sold)

Earnings 2012

Sale of Asset May. 2012
Sale of a copy of Teaching with Calvin and Hobbes on eBay
Sale of Asset May. 2012
Selling price of an original 1986 comic strip by Bill Watterson
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