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Shepard Fairey net worth:
$15 Million

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Shepard Fairey Net Worth, Biography, Wiki 2017-2016

Frank Shepard Fairey was born on 15 February 1970, in Charleston, South Carolina, USA. He is a street artist, illustrator, graphic designer, and activist who first came to prominence for his “Andre the Giant Has a Posse” sticker campaign.

So how rich is Shepard Fairey? He has an estimated net worth of $15 million, which he has amassed from his sticker and poster designs.

Shepard Fairey Net Worth $15 Million

Fairey is the son of Strait, a doctor, and Charlotte, a realtor. He went to Wando High School, which at the time started taking an interest in street art. He then attended Idyllwild Arts Academy in California and eventually the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), where Fairey came up with “Andre the Giant Has a Posse” sticker campaign, in which he drew wrestler and actor Andre the Giant along with titled text. He later modified the message to “OBEY”, which was intended to make people question their surroundings. The “OBEY” campaign gained attention and was displayed on various campuses in the US. Shepard then graduated with a degree in Fine Arts in 1992., and started a printing business named Alternate Graphics which sold t-shirt and sticker art using silkscreens. He was also a co-founder of design studio BLK/MRKT Inc., which listed Pepsi, Hasbro and Netscape among their clients from 1997-2003. In 2003, he and his wife built the Studio Number One design agency, which was responsible for the album artwork of Black Eyed Pea’s Monkey Business as well as the movie poster for “Walk the Line”. His net worth was growing steadily.

In 2008, Fairey designed a series of posters in support of Barack Obama’s presidential campaign, which consisted of a stylized picture of the then-senator with words such as “PROGRESS,” “VOTE,” “CHANGE” and “VOTE” at the bottom. He then released a new version with the word “Hope”, which became Fairey’s most iconic poster. The Obama campaign used this poster along with the two variants “CHANGE” and “VOTE”. Fairey received a letter from Obama himself to thank him for his support and contribution to the campaign. He also created a similar image of Obama which became a cover for Time magazine’s 2008 Person of the Year. His net worth was still growing.

The success of his “HOPE” poster also brought forth several lawsuits from  of the Associated Press. Fairey was charged with using a copyrighted photo of Obama taken by Garcia without a license. Although his legal team built him a good defense, he destroyed evidence on his computer leading his team to cease from representing him. He took the blame for destroying the evidence and was sentenced to 300 hours of community service, two years of probation and a fine of $25,000.

Since then, he has been involved in several political and humanitarian organizations such as RUSH Philanthropic Arts Foundation, David Lynch Foundation for Consciousness-Based Education and World Peace (DLF), and LA Fund for Education to name a few. He has been helping raise funds for these organizations through his artwork. He is currently enjoying a successful career in graphic design, and is also known to DJ in many clubs in LA.

In his personal life, Fairey is married to Amanda and has two daughters. They are currently living in Los Feliz, Los Angeles.


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Art Department

Art Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
This Is the End 2013 artwork: "Obey Giant"
Occupy Los Angeles 2012 Documentary additional art: street & poster
Revolutions 2011 Documentary stencil artist
N.A.S.A.: The Spirit of Apollo 2010 Documentary artist: "Money" sequence
Exit Through the Gift Shop 2010 Documentary art - uncredited
The Henry Rollins Show 2006 TV Series artist
Guitar Hero 2005 Video Game poster artist - as Shep Fairy
Walk the Line 2005 poster artist
Jail Bait 2004 Short graphic designer
Scratch 2001 Documentary web graphic designer

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
This Changes Everything 2015 Documentary executive producer completed
Rebel Music 2014 Documentary executive producer post-production
Rebel Music 2013 TV Series documentary executive producer - 6 episodes

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Forever 2015/II poster artist
22 Jump Street 2014 courtesy of: Obey poster
Led Zeppelin: Celebration Day 2012 Documentary design

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Timebomb: Anti-Propaganda of the Artists at Elysian 2014 Documentary short live music
Revolutions 2011 Documentary as DJ Diabetic

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Portlandia 2015 TV Series Shepard F.

Animation Department

Animation Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Let Fury Have the Hour 2012 Documentary original artwork

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
I'm Still Here 2010/I special thanks
Exit Through the Gift Shop 2010 Documentary thanks
Fast Food Nation 2006 special thanks: Obey Giant Art, Inc.

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Post New Bills: The Story of Green Patriot Posters 2014 Documentary short Himself
A Beautiful Fucking Experience 2013 Documentary Himself
A Stroll Through the Park: An Asbury Symphony 2013 Documentary short As Himself
#Publicworks 2012 Documentary short
Art as a Weapon 2012 Documentary Himself
Let Fury Have the Hour 2012 Documentary Himself
Brand X with Russell Brand 2012 TV Series Himself
All in for the 99% 2012 Short Himself
Kony 2012 2012 Documentary short Himself
The Simpsons 2012 TV Series Himself
Bones Brigade: An Autobiography 2012 Documentary Himself
Life Remote Control 2011 Documentary Himself
Revolutions 2011 Documentary DJ Diabetic
Vigilante Vigilante: The Battle for Expression 2011 Documentary Himself
Outside In: The Story of Art in the Streets 2011 Documentary short Himself - Artist
Art in the Streets 2011 TV Series documentary Himself
Tim Hussey: Running by Sight - A Visual Artist's Journey 2010 Documentary Shepard Fairey
The Colbert Report 2009-2010 TV Series Himself
Tribal Beyond the Four: 20 Years of Music Art and Brotherhood 2010 Video documentary Himself
Exit Through the Gift Shop 2010 Documentary Himself
Installing Love 2010 Short Himself
Manifest Hope: DC 2009 Documentary short
New Brow: Contemporary Underground Art 2009 Documentary Himself
Abraham Obama 2009 Documentary Himself
Allez à L.A.! 2008 TV Series documentary Himself
Dirty Hands: The Art and Crimes of David Choe 2008 Documentary Himself
Spread TV 2008 TV Series Himself
Beautiful Losers 2008 Documentary Himself
Bomb It 2007 Documentary Himself
Silenci? 2006 TV Series Himself
Popaganda: The Art and Crimes of Ron English 2005 Documentary Himself
Public Discourse 2003 Documentary Himself (as obey)
Stoked: The Rise and Fall of Gator 2002 Documentary Himself
André the Giant Has a Posse 1997 Documentary short Himself
The Art of Elysium: Heaven on Earth 2016 Documentary filming Himself
Tipping Point 2013 Documentary short post-production Himself
David Choe: High Risk 2015 Documentary Himself
Brand: A Second Coming 2015 Documentary Himself
Q N' A with Mikki and Shay 2014 TV Series Himself
Stick 'Em Up! Reloaded 2014 Documentary Himself
Obey the Artist 2014 Documentary short Himself
Timebomb: Anti-Propaganda of the Artists at Elysian 2014 Documentary short

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1 Creator of the Obama "Hope" Poster, which had become a popular cultural trend.


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