Jim Davis Net Worth

Jim Davis Net Worth is
$800 Million

Jim Davis Bio/Wiki, Net Worth, Married 2018

James Robert “Jim” Davis (born July 28, 1945) is an American cartoonist, best known as the originator of the highly successful comic strip “Garfield”, that continues to be released since 1978 and grew to become the planet ‘s most extensively syndicated comic strip. Davis’s other comics work contains “Tumbleweeds”, “Gnorm Gnat”, “U.S. Acres” (aka “Orson’s Farm”) and a strip about Mr. Potato Head.

Jim Davis continues to work on the strip. Before creating Garfield, Davis worked for an advertising agency, as well as in 1969, he started helping Tom Ryan’s comic strip, Tumbleweeds. Then he created a comic strip, Gnorm Gnat, that ran for five years in The Pendleton Times, an Indiana paper. When Davis tried to sell it to some national comic strip syndicate, an editor told him: “Your artwork is good, your gags are excellent, but bugs—nobody can link to bugs!” On June 19, 1978, Garfield began syndication in 41 papers. Today it’s syndicated in 2,580 papers and is read by around 300 million readers each day. Outside the U.S., the strip was known as Orson’s Farm. Davis, as well as Brett Koth, additionally made a 2000–03 strip on the basis of the Mr. Potato Head toy. Davis founded the Professor Garfield Foundation to support children’s literacy.

Jim Davis Net Worth $800 Million Dollars

Net Worth$800 Million
Date Of BirthJuly 28, 1945
Place Of BirthMarion, Indiana, USA
EducationBall State University
SpouseJill Davis (m. 2000)
ChildrenAshley Davis, James Alexander Davis, James Davis, Christopher Davis
ParentsJames William "Jim" Davis, Anna Catherine "Betty" (née Carter) Davis
SiblingsDave Davis
AwardsEmmy Award, Outstanding Animated Program, Good Steward Award, Indiana Journalism Award, Project Award, Inkpot Award, Indiana Arbor Day Spokesman Award, Reuben Award for Overall Excellence in Cartooning
TV ShowsGarfield & Friends (1988-1994), The Garfield Show
Star SignLeo
1The creator of Garfield the cantankerous, overweight, orange cat that hates Mondays and loves lasagna
1[on why people can identify with Garfield] Garfield is the one who makes you feel better about polishing off the leftover pizza at 3 in the morning.
2[on whether he owned a cat like Garfield] Lord no, I don't make THAT much money.
3I always tell people Garfield is a human in a cat suit.
4[on the huge worldwide "Garfield" phenomenon] I get to draw cartoons. That for me is the biggest thrill.
5[on the PAWS, Inc. studio dedicated to the craft of Garfield] If we take care of the cat, the cat will take care of us.
6[on the 'diet week' Garfield strips] When I go on a diet, Garfield goes on one too.
7When I write the comic strip, it's like watching TV in my head. I put Garfield in a situation--on a diet, camping, something--and I watch him and ask myself, 'What would he do? Where would he go? What would the other characters do and say?' I watch Garfield until he does soething funny, back up three frames and cut it off.
1On advice from "Peanuts" cartoonist Charles M. Schulz, changed Garfield's walk from one on four feet to two feet.
2His first strip before Garfield was Gnorm Nat.
3Has two children Ashley and Christopher with current wife Jill.
4Has one son James with ex-wife Carolyn.
5Parents are James and Betty Davis.
6Has one younger brother Dave "Doc".
7Despite growing up with cats and drawing the comic strip Garfield, Davis owns no cats today. His wife is desperately allergic.
8He had breathing problems when he was younger.
9Favorite song is "Shout!" by Lulu
10Favorite movie is Airplane! (1980)
11Was a gymnast until he ruptured a spinal disc.
12Winner of the Outstanding Young Men of America Award, 1972; National Cartoonists Society, Reuben Award for best humor strip, 1982, 1986, and 1990, Segar Award, 1985, Cartoonist of the Year, 1990; Golden Plate, American Academy of Achievement, 1983; Marketing Hall of Fame award, American Marketing Association (southern California chapter), 1983; Sagamore of the Wabash Award, State of Indiana, 1984; National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences ("Emmy") Award for outstanding animated program, 1984, for Garfield on the Town, 1985, for Garfield in the Rough, 1986, for Garfield's Hallowe'en Adventure; named Volunteer of the Year by Indiana Council of Fund Raising Executives, 1985; Forest Conservationist of the Year, Indiana Wildlife Federation, 1990; Hoosier Pride Award, 1990; Arbor Day Award, National Arbor Day Foundation, 1990; Distinguished Alumnus Award, American Association of State Colleges and Universities. Honorary doctorates from Ball State University and Purdue University, both 1991.
13Beat the legendary Charles M. Schulz's "Peanuts" as the most widely read and financially successful strip in history.
14His favorite licensed product of the "Garfield" strip is the Garfield telephone.
15Also created the cartoon strip "U.S. Acres," based on his childhood and life growing up on a farm in Indiana.
16He is in the record books of Ball State University as having accumulated the lowest GPA in the university's history. The other student who achieved this feat was David Letterman.
17The inspiration for Garfield was his grandfather, Jame A. Garfield Davis; cynical, cantankerous and lovable. As well as the 25 cats Jim Davis grew up with on his Montana farm.
18Both he and James Dean are born in the same town (Marion, Indiana).
19Garfield's weight is 27 pounds. This is revealed in the 21 January 1986 strip, in a series of Ripley's parodies, when it says "A Jon Arbuckle claims to own a cat", which is Garfield, "who can eat 10 times its body weight. To verify this claim, we offered the cat 270 pounds of lasagna". (The strip ended, saying "The cat only ate 219 pounds of lasagna" and Garfield saying "Things went so well in rehearsal!")
20On the 22 August 1980 strip, Jon and Garfield are sitting on a hill on Jon's parents' farm. Jon says "You're really getting into this farm thing, aren't you, Garfield?" Garfield says "Yup. Wanna swap dirt jokes?" The original copy of the strip says "Sheep jokes". It was caught after the proofs came out. The correction was sent, but some papers ran the original. The Garfield book it's in (#4) also printed the original.
21First Garfield comic strip appeared on 19 June 1978
22Graduated from Fairmount High School in 1962


The Garfield ShowTV Series 1 episode, 2010 characters - 28 episodes, 2009 - 2013
Garfielf2013Short comic strip
Garfield's Pet Force2009Video
Garfield's Fun Fest2008Video
Garfield Gets Real2007Video
Garfield: The Bound for Home2006Video Game creator
Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties2006comic strip "Garfield"
Garfield and His Nine Lives2006Video Game creator
Garfield: The Search for Pooky2004Video Game characters
Garfield2004comic strip "Garfield"
Garfield2004Video Game characters
Garfield: Caught in the Act1995Video Game characters
Garfield and Friends1988-1994TV Series creator - 121 episodes
Garfield Gets a Life1991TV Movie creator / written by
Garfield's Feline Fantasies1990TV Short creator / written by
Garfield's Thanksgiving1989TV Short creator / written by
Garfield's Babes and Bullets1989TV Short creator / written by
Garfield: His 9 Lives1988TV Movie book / written and created by
Happy Birthday, Garfield1988TV Movie documentary
Garfield: Winter's Tail1988Video Game characters
A Garfield Christmas Special1987TV Short comic strip Garfield
Garfield Goes Hollywood1987TV Short creator / written by
Garfield: Big, Fat, Hairy Deal1987Video Game characters
Garfield in Paradise1986TV Short creator / written by
Garfield in Disguise1985TV Short creator / written and created by
Garfield in the Rough1984TV Short creator / written and created by
Garfield on the Town1983TV Short creator / written by
Here Comes Garfield1982TV Short creator / written by
The Fantastic Funnies1980TV Movie documentary comic strip: "Garfield"


The Garfield Show2009-2013TV Series executive producer - 29 episodes
Garfield's Fun Fest2008Video executive producer
Garfield Gets Real2007Video executive producer
Garfield and Friends1991-1994TV Series executive producer - 64 episodes
Garfield Gets a Life1991TV Movie executive producer
Happy Birthday, Garfield1988TV Movie documentary producer


Garfield2004Drunken Conventioner (uncredited)
Garfield and Friends1990-1993TV SeriesJ.D. / Police Chief


Happy Birthday, Garfield1988TV Movie documentary


Mauricio de Sousa2009TV MovieHimself
Garfield Gets Real: Animating from the Seoul2007Video documentary shortHimself
Garfield Gets Real: Jim Davis, Raw and Un-Cat2007Video documentary shortHimself
Garfield Gets Real: Legends Working Together2007Video documentary shortHimself
Garfield Gets Real: The Animation Process2007Video documentary shortHimself
The Birth of Garfield2004Video documentary shortHimself
Today2003TV SeriesHimself
I Love 1980's2001TV Series documentaryHimself - 'Garfield' Creator
Good Grief, Charlie Brown: A Tribute to Charles Schulz2000TV SpecialHimself
The Daily Show Summer Spectacular1999TV SpecialHimself
The Daily Show1999TV SeriesHimself
Troldspejlet1997TV SeriesHimself - Garfield creator
The Pat Sajak Show1989TV SeriesHimself
Happy Birthday, Garfield1988TV Movie documentaryHost
Too Close for Comfort1986TV SeriesHimself
Bitte umblättern1986TV Series documentaryHimself
Late Night with David Letterman1982TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Troldspejlet1998-2014TV SeriesHimself - Comic book artist / Himself / Himself - Garfield creator

Won Awards

1989Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Animated Program (For Programming Less Than One Hour)Garfield's Babes and Bullets (1989)
1986Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Animated ProgramGarfield in Disguise (1985)
1985Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Animated ProgramGarfield in the Rough (1984)

Nominated Awards

1991Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Animated Program (For Programming One Hour or Less)Garfield Gets a Life (1991)
1990Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Animated Program (For Programming One Hour or Less)Garfield's Feline Fantasies (1990)
1990Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Animated Program (For Programming One Hour or Less)Garfield's Thanksgiving (1989)
1989Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Animated Program (For Programming Less Than One Hour)Garfield: His 9 Lives (1988)
1988Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Animated ProgramA Garfield Christmas Special (1987)
1987Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Animated ProgramGarfield Goes Hollywood (1987)
1986Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Animated ProgramGarfield in Paradise (1986)

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