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.
He is born on February 19, 1971, in Fort Washington, Maryland, and spent his early childhood days there. Currently his age 50 years, with a height of 1.85m, a weight of 213 lbs, and holds an American nationality. He completed his elementary education at Bishop McNamara High school and the University of Maryland.
A profoundly dynamic kid amongst his three other siblings a younger brother, an 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 eight long years to finish the book ‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid.’
A full-time writer, an illustrator, a 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 a 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. A publisher's decision 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 the website Poptropica which is a learning platform for kids with loads of fun.
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.