Jim Davis Net Worth and Salary 2022

Jim Davis Net Worth

Jim Davis is an American cartoonist, screenwriter, and Television Actor. He is also a Film Producer and best known for being the creator of the comic strip Garfield. THe Net worth of Jim Davis is $800 million dollars. He’s best known for his successful comic strip, “Garfield.” Jim Davis has received numerous awards for his work in journalism and comics

The strip has been in syndication since 1978 and covers the daily lives of the cat Garfield, his owner Jon Arbuckle, and Jon’s dog Odie. Davis also produced the CBS series “Garfield & Friends,” which aired from 1988 to 1994. He’s written numerous “Garfield” television specials and several direct-to-video “Garfield” films.

Early Life of Jim Davis

Jim Davis was born on July 28, 1945, in Marion, Indiana. Jim was raised on a cow farm in Fairmount with his mother Anna, father James, and brother Dave. He went to Fairmount High School where he was Art Editor of the school newspaper “The Breeze.” 

Davis first comic was featured in The Breeze as well. He also drew a lot of illustrations for the yearbook during his senior year. After high school, he enrolled at Ball State University to study art and business. Additionally, Jim joined the Theta Xi fraternity while he was there.

Early Career of Jim Davis

Full Name James S Davis
Date Of Birth1943
Source of Wealth Cartoonist
OccupationOwner and Chairman of New Balance
Net Worth$800 Million

Before creating “Garfield,” Davis worked at an advertising agency. From 1969 to 1978, he was the assistant of Tom Ryan, creator of the “Tumbleweeds” comic strip. While working for Ryan, Jim created the comic strip “Gnorm Gnat.” It ran in “The Pendleton Times” from 1973 to 1975. When he tried to sell “Gnorm Gnat” to a national comic strip syndicate, he was told, “nobody can relate to bugs.” He took inspiration from the popularity of Snoopy in the “Peanuts” comic strips and decided to create his own furry scene-stealer.

Jim Davis Garfield

Jim Davis’s “Jon” (later “Garfield”) was published in “The Pendleton Times” from 1976–1978, and in 1978 the comic strip became syndicated and appeared in 41 newspapers.

Jim Davis Garfield
Jim Davis Garfield

“Garfield” was syndicated in more than 2500 newspapers and set a Guinness World Record for a most syndicated comic strip. In the 1980s, Jim created the comic strip “U.S. Acres”, and from 2000–2003 he wrote a “Mr. Potato Head” comic strip with Brett Koth.

“Garfield” has been adapted into two live-action/computer-animated feature films, with Bill Murray voicing the title character. “Garfield: The Movie” (2004) grossed $203.2 million at the box office, while “Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties” (2006) made $143.3 million. 

In addition, there have been several “Garfield” primetime specials, including “Here Comes Garfield” (1982), “Garfield Goes Hollywood” (1987), and “Garfield Gets a Life” (1991), as well as three direct-to-video movies: “Garfield Gets Real” (2007), “Garfield’s Fun Fest” (2008), and “Garfield’s Pet Force” (2009).

Jim Davis’s “Garfield and Friends” aired on CBS from 1988 to 1994, and was followed by “The Garfield Show,” which aired from 2009 to 2012 on Cartoon Network and from 2015 to 2016 on Boomerang.

In 2019, ViacomCBS bought Paws, Inc, with plans to develop a new “Garfield” animated series for Nickelodeon.Paws. Inc was the company owned by Jim Davis.

Davis said of the deal: “I’m delighted that Garfield is going to be placed in the capable hands of the folks at Nick. They know how to entertain and will be great stewards for the franchise.”

Davis has been nominated for 10 Primetime Emmys and has won Outstanding Animated Program for “Garfield in the Rough” (1985) and “Garfield in Disguise” (1986). Jim Won Outstanding Animated Program (For Programming Less Than One Hour) for “Garfield’s Babes and Bullets” (1989).

He received a Golden Plate Award from the American Academy of Achievement in 1983 and a Sagamore of the Wabash from the State of Indiana in 1988.

Jim Davis Awards

Jim Davis has received numerous awards for his work in journalism and comics. In 1991, he received the Indiana Journalism Award from the Ball State University Department of Journalism. 

Jim Davis has been recognized by the National Cartoonist Society with several awards: the Elzie Segar Award for Contributions to Cartooning (1985), Best Strip (1986), and the Reuben Award for Overall Excellence in Cartooning (1989).

The Indiana Division of Natural Resources and Forestry presented Davis with an Indiana Arbor Day Spokesman Award in 1989.

The National Arbor Day Foundation awarded Jim a Good Steward Award in 1990.

The following year, he was named a Distinguished Hoosier by the state of Indiana. In 1995, the National Arbor Day Foundation presented him with a Project Award, and in 1997, he won an LVA Leadership Award from the Literacy Volunteers of America. Most recently, in 2016, Jim was presented with an Inkpot Award at San Diego Comic-Con International.

Jim Davis Personal Life

Jim and his wife, Jill, were married in 2000. THey had a very content life through out.

They had three children together. Previously, he was married to Carolyn Altekruse, with whom he had one son.

Jim Davis and Jon Arbuckle Tv Shows

Jim Davis in his early age met Jon Arbucke the owner of Garfield. SHe was a Cartoonist. THey ahd several Tv Media hsows as well

  • The Fantastic Funnies
  • Garfield THe Movie
  • Garfield A Tale of Two Kittles

Jim Davis Popular Quotes

“The novelty’s not worn off because I’m still trying to get it right. Now and then, if you can do some silly gag that comes out of the left field that delights the readers, that’s worth a lot. That’s what I go for all the time. One day, I’d like to write that gag that makes the whole world laugh.” — Jim Davis

“I would like to do it for as long as I feel I have something to contribute to it, until someone taps me on the shoulder and says, ‘Jim, you’re not funny anymore, stop it. I can’t believe 40 years have gone by. It’s been like a finger snap.” — Jim Davis

“Yes, it’s true we had at least 25 cats. They were all barn cats with a mission to keep mice at bay. I used to hang out in the barn and would observe that they all had distinct personalities. Some were aloof and some loved the attention. Some were playful. Others wouldn’t budge unless the barn were on fire.” — Jim Davis

Frequently Asked Questions

How much is Jim Davis worth?

Jim.Davis has a net worth of $800 billion and is the owner and chairman of New Balance, as well as an early investor in Major League Lacrosse.

How old is Jim Davis?

Jim Davis was born on July 28, 1945, and is currently 77 years old.

How tall is Jim Davis?

Jim Davis’ height is 1.78 m, which is equal to 5 ft 10 in.

Is Jim Davis A Billionaire?

Davis is a billionaire businessman who is the chairman and owner of New Balance, as well as an early investor in Major League Lacrosse.

How Many wives did Jim Davis havs?

Jim had tow wives Jim married Jill in 2000, He married Carolyn Altekruse before.

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