Matt Groening Net Worth 2023: How Much Wealth Has the Originator Amassed?

Matt Groening Net Worth
Matt Groening Net Worth
Matthew “Matt” Abraham Groening, hailing from Portland, is a distinguished American writer, cartoonist, animator, and producer. Groening holds the creative reins behind the renowned comic strip ‘Life in Hell’ as well as the iconic television series ‘The Simpsons,’ ‘Futurama,’ and ‘Disenchantment.’ Notably, ‘The Simpsons’ stands as one of the longest-running TV shows in the annals of television history.

For a comprehensive insight into Matt Groening’s financial standing, including his net worth, per-episode earnings, properties, vehicles, and other investment particulars, peruse the article below.

Matt Groening Net Worth 2023

Matt Groening is a $600 million net-worth American animator, author, television producer, and cartoonist. He is best known as the creator of “The Simpsons,” the longest-running primetime television series in history.

Matt Groening Net Worth
Matt Groening Net Worth

In December 1989, The Simpsons had its official premiere as a half-hour primetime show. It is still in operation. The Simpsons has developed an empire akin to Lego and Star Wars, with limitless licensing arrangements and theme park attractions.

Matt Groening Early Life

Matthew Abraham Groening was born on February 15, 1954, in Portland, Oregon. Groening is the fifth of five children. His Norwegian-American mother was a teacher, while his German-Canadian father was a cartoonist and filmmaker. Matt’s granddad taught at Tabor College. His father, Homer Philip Groening, was born in Main Centre, Canada, and raised in a Mennonite home.

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Matt Groening  Career

Matt Groening began his career in 1977 when he began doing odd jobs in Los Angeles. During this period, he began producing cartoons for his self-published book, ‘Life in Hell,’ which was based on his personal struggles. Groening sold his first comic to ‘Wet’ magazine in 1978.

Groening started working for a newspaper in Los Angeles the same year. He was eventually able to publish ‘Life in Hell’ as his first comic strip. The comic was a big hit, selling over 20,000 copies in its two printings. Following this accomplishment, Deborah Caplan published his second work, ‘Work is Hell’.


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James L. Brooks indicated interest in collaborating with Groening on the creation of an animated series to air on the comedy series “The Tracy Ullman Show.” Groening then created ‘The Simpsons,’ which debuted on the show in 1987. ‘The Simpsons’ became enormously popular, earning an exclusive half-hour spin-off series.

‘The Simpsons’ debuted in 1989 and immediately became the longest-running US primetime TV series. Groening founded the comic book firm ‘Bongo Comics’ in 1994. The company produced TV shows such as ‘The Simpsons’ and ‘Futurama’ under its brand. Matt Groening has also appeared in feature films and documentaries such as ‘Comic Book: The Movie’ (2004), ‘The Devil and Daniel Johnston’ (2005), ‘The Seventh Python’ (2008), and ‘I Know That Voice’ (2013).

Groening was the executive producer and writer of a 3-D short film based on ‘The Simpsons that was released in 2012. Matt Groening has an estimated net worth of $600 million.

Matt Groening  Personal

From 1986 to 1999, Groening was married to Deborah Caplan. Homer and Abe were their two sons. After four years of courting, he married Argentine artist Augustina Picasso in 2011. He became the stepfather to her former relationship’s daughter. Groening and Picasso went on to produce five children of their own, including two pairs of twins!

Matt Groening Real Estate

Groening spent $11.65 million in 2011 on a huge home in Santa Monica, California designed by architect Robert D. Farquhar and built in 1910. Groening renovated and expanded the property extensively. He paid $11.9 million for the house next door in May 2019.

The final property encompasses more than an acre of Santa Monica’s most valuable real estate. Groening also owns a beachfront mansion in Malibu that he purchased for $8.5 million in 2000. That house would probably sell for at least $20 million now.


Here are some of the best highlights of Matt Groening’s career:

  • Life In Hell (Comic Strip, 1977-2012)
  • Wet Magazine (1978)
  • The Tracey Ullman Show (1985)
  • The Simpsons (TV-Show, 1989-present)
  • National Cartoonist Society Reuben Award (2002) – Won
  • Futurama (TV-Show, 1999)
  • Hollywood Walk of Fame (2012)
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