Jeffery Patrick Kinney renowned as Jeff Kinney is a well-known cartoonist and an American author. His work Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Poptropica is famous amongst American children. Born in 1971 the author had started his journey in 2003 and still going strong.
Jeff Kinney early life
He is born on February 19, 1971, in Fort Washington, Maryland; and spent his early childhood days there. He completed his elementary education from Bishop McNamara High school and the University of Maryland. A profoundly dynamic kid amongst his three other siblings a younger brother and elder brother and a sister. A talented lad in 1995 he set out from Maryland to Massachusetts with an aspiration to become a cartoonist. Intelligent enough to make the right move in his career, he started working on his first book. Unsurprisingly it took long eight years to finish the book ‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid’.
|Net worth||$110 million|
|Salary pr year||$23 million|
|Birthday||19 February 1971|
|Height||6 feet 1 inches|
Jeff Kinney Professional work
A full-time writer, an illustrator, top cartoonist, and an online game designer what else you can think of. The first professional work of Jeff Kinney came as a revelation. Publishing an online version of ‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid’ and print version in 2006 received an overwhelming response from the audience. The book was released by Funbrain.com and became an instant hit. It received more than 80 million visitors in a flash. It is on the tips of every second American kid. The decision of a publisher to publish the book ‘Diary of the Wimpy Kid’ sets the tone for the entire series. He started writing the series and in no time he came up with a series of books.
Till now this successful American author has 14 books published under his belt. He even took it forward and became a designer for online games that kids would love to play. He rose to fame quickly. One can imagine the impact of the fact that a film is produced in his book. And the man himself worked as the executive producer. He designed a website Poptropica which is a learning platform for kids with loads of fun.
Jeff Kinney Personal life
He completed his college from the University of Maryland majoring in computer science. Since his marriage in 2003, he lives with his wife and two sons in Plainville, Massachusetts.
Jeff Kinney Wife
Coming on to his love life he is happily married to Julie Kinney in 2003 and lives with their two sons. She is a perfect mate for him and works to run the book store they opened in 2015. She shares a similar passion for books as her husband.
Jeff Kinney Kids
Will and grant are the two handsome sons the couple has. The two sons are the binding pillar for them and make them a happy family.
Jeff Kinney Salary
It is surprising to know the salary of an author. But with a whopping $23 million a year as an income, Jeff Kinney breaks into top-earning authors. His estimated net worth in 2020 is around $110 million.
Jeff Kinney House and residence
Even though he was born and brought up in Maryland but now he lives and works from Plainville, Massachusetts, US.