3. Estimated Net Worth
If the state of comic books today could be attributed to a single man, it would be Stan Lee. He started writing comics in the 40s, working in the shadow of prominent publisher National Periodical. That company would change its name to the easier to remember DC Comics. With Superman and Batman running the show, Lee put his talents to the likes of Captain America. He toiled almost two decades before the 1960s changed everything. Marvel was ready to plant the first nail in its coffin.
They turned Marvel over to Lee as a last ditch resort. Lee saw no reason to not dive off the cliff. He created a new type of superhero. They were conflicted, wise-cracking, with unique personalities and problems. There was Spider-Man, Silver Surfer, the Hulk and the Fantastic Four. He reintroduced Captain America to the world and made him a member of the Avengers, a comic book that proved putting a bunch of superheroes in the same room didn‰Ûªt always generate harmony. Working with legends like Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko, Lee changed comics forever.Today, Lee is estimated to be worth above $200 million dollars. As the recognized co-creator of some of comics‰Ûª most famous characters, he has executive produced every film that‰Ûªs featured his creations. He still makes $1 million a year from Marvel, though he has no direct involvement in the company. Lee also founded POW! Entertainment, a production company for new characters that will be brought to DVD and other media.
Stan Lee News
07/28/2014: Today at Comic-Con, Key & Peele dropped a Season 4 sneak peek of a Stan Lee sketch performed by Jordan Peele on their hit show. See the clip below.
07/26/2014: Stan Lee reportedly has come down with laryngitis during this Comic-Con this year and has been forced to cancel his appearances. The 91 year old comic legend has been a fixture at Comic-Con since its inception in the 1970’s. He was scheduled to unveil the latest version of his Kids Universe project and sign autographs on Friday and Saturday. Stan’s reps released a statement which stated that he was very disappointed. Get better soon Stan!
How much is Stan Lee’s Net Worth? $200 Million!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q0_NJEPq25wVideo Transcript:The man that people know as Stan Lee was born as Stanley Martin Lieber on December 28th, 1922 in New York City. In 1947, he married his sweetheart, Joan Clayton Boocock Lee. Their two children are John Celia Lee and Jan Lee.At Marvel Comics, during the 1960s, Lee was the creative mind behind some of Marvel‰Ûªs greatest publications, including Spider-Man, the Hulk, the Fantastic Four, Thor, X-Men, the Fantastic Four and other works. At Marvel Comics, Stan Lee oversaw the writing, editing and publishing. Bt the 1970s, Lee became the executive producer for Marvel‰Ûªs movie and television products. While movies based on his characters have earned billions of dollars in profits, Lee does not see any direct profits from that. Lee still makes cameo appearances in numerous television shows and films.As the former head of Marvel Comics, Lee receives a $1 million salary for life. In addition, he earns royalties for the use of his characters. Lee earned $96 million in 2014. He has an estimated net worth of $275 million.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q0_NJEPq25w