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Todd McFarlane net worth:
$300 Million

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Todd McFarlane Net Worth, Biography, Wiki 2017-2016

Todd McFarlane was born on the 16th March 1961, in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. He is a comic artist and publisher. He broke through to mainstream audiences when in 1988 he was appointed at Marvel Comics as a new permanent cartoonist of “The Amazing Spider-Man”. Since 2006, he has been working in the position of the Art Director of 38 Studios. Moreover, Todd is the co-owner of the Edmonton Oilers team which plays in the National Hockey League.

So just how much is the net worth of Todd McFarlane? It has been estimated by authoritative sources that the wealth of the artist and entrepreneur is as much as $300 Million, as of the data presented in the middle of 2016.

Todd McFarlane Net Worth $300 Million

To begin with, McFarlane grew up in California wanting to become a professional baseball player. When he could no longer play because of injury, he began drawing comics. After graduation from Eastern Washington University, where he studied graphic art, he worked mainly for comic publishers Marvel and DC. In 1985, he married and moved back to Canada, initially working mainly for the series “The Incredible Hulk” and “Daredevil”. In the late 1980s, he created a number of issues of DC Comics “Batman”, and Marvel series “Wolverine”. The enormous success McFarlane experienced came after the comic book series “The Amazing Spider-Man” was released; the first issue appeared in the autumn of 1990 and became the best selling comic book of all time. It was Todd who first imagined the enemy of Spider Man, who is also in the film “Spider Man 3”. In 1991, McFarlane moved to Portland, Oregon, and in 1992 was one of the founders of the comic publisher Image Comics. Under the Image label he published the series “Spawn”, which since the first issue has become one of the best-selling comic books in the USA. His net worth was well estanblished.

Afterwards, Todd McFarlane founded the merchandising company Todd Toys, later renamed to McFarlane Toys – this product division name enjoys cult status among collectors. In addition to detailed miniature sculptures called action figures, they produce cartoon characters and famous US athletes from the fields of hockey, baseball, football and basketball, plus the figures of pop culture are especially popular, among which McFarlane Music Figures include authentic plastic representations of Jimi Hendrix, Elvis Presley, Jimmy Page, Ozzy Osbourne, Slash, Jim Morrison, Alice Cooper as well as the bands Motley Crue, KISS and Metallica. His net worth was rising steadily.

Additionally, McFarlane added sums to his net worth working on other projects; he drew the animated sequences for the film “Lost Heaven” (2002), and also directed music videos including “Freak on a Leash” by Korn, “Land Of Confusion” by Distrubed and “Do The Evolution” by Pearl Jam. He won the Inkpot Award in 1992, the National Cartoonists Society Award for Best Comic Book in 1992, the National Cartoonists Society Award in 1992, as well as the National Football League Award as the Artist of the Year in 2005. Additionally he is the winner of a Grammy Award for the Best Short Form Music Video “Freak on a Leash” in 2000.

Finally, in his personal life Todd McFarlane has been married to Wanda since 1985; they have three children. The family currently lives in Phoenix, Arizona.


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Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Venom 2018 characters announced
Ultimate Spider-Man 2012 TV Series creator
Spawn: Armageddon 2003 Video Game story
Spawn: In the Demon's Hand 2000 Video Game characters / creator
Spawn 1997-1999 TV Series comic book - 18 episodes
Spawn 1997 comic book
Todd McFarlane's Spawn 1997 Video
Spider-Man TV Series character: Eddie Brock/Venom - 4 episodes, 1995 - 1996 character: Eddie Brock - 2 episodes, 1994 - 1995 character: Edward "Eddie" Brock - 2 episodes, 1995
Spider-Man vs. the Kingpin 1991 Video Game comic book & characters
Spider-Man: The Video Game 1991 Video Game comic book & characters

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Evil Prophecy 2004 Video Game executive producer: TMP/TME
The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys 2002 animation producer
Spawn: In the Demon's Hand 2000 Video Game executive producer
Spawn 1997 executive producer
Spawn 1997 TV Series executive producer
Todd McFarlane's Spawn: The Video Game 1995 Video Game executive producer

Animation Department

Animation Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Disturbed: Land of Confusion 2009 Short animator / character designer
Soulcalibur II 2003 Video Game special character designer: "Necrid"
The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys 2002 animation sequences
Korn: Freak on a Leash 1999 Short animator / character designer
Pearl Jam: Do the Evolution 1998 Video short animator

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Disturbed: Land of Confusion 2009 Short
Korn: Deuce 2002 Video documentary music video
Korn: Freak on a Leash 1999 Short
Pearl Jam: Do the Evolution 1998 Video short co-director

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Ultimate Spider-Man 2014 TV Series creator - 3 episodes
Pearl Jam: Touring Band 2000 2001 Video documentary director: video "Do the Evolution"

Art Department

Art Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag 2013 Video Game cover art: designer
The Amazing Spider-Man 1990 Video Game artist: box cover illustration

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Spawn 1997 Bum

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Bird of Steel! special thanks filming
The Making of 'Halo Legends' 2010 Video documentary special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Super-Fan Builds 2016 TV Series Himself
COMIX: Beyond the Comic Book Pages 2016 Documentary Himself
Marvel's Captain America: 75 Heroic Years 2016 TV Movie documentary Himself
Marvel 75 Years: From Pulp to Pop! 2014 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Image Revolution 2014 Documentary Himself
Superheroes: A Never-Ending Battle 2013 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself - Artist & Writer
The Walking Dead: A Decade of Dead 2013 TV Short documentary Himself
Talking Dead 2013 TV Series Himself - Guest
Roadtrip Nation 2011 TV Series documentary Himself
Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope 2011 Documentary Himself
Attack of the Show! 2011 TV Series Himself - McFarlane Toys
With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story 2010 Documentary Himself
Fuse Celebrity Playlist 2006 TV Series Himself - Guest
Monsters in Miniature by Todd McFarlane 2004 Video documentary short Himself
T3: Toys in Action 2003 Video short Himself
Scrolls to Screen: A Brief History of Anime 2003 Video documentary short Himself
Inside 'The Animatrix' 2003 Video documentary short Himself
Player$ 2003 TV Series Himself
Spider-Man: The Mythology of the 21st Century 2002 Video documentary short Himself
Anatomy of a Scene 2002 TV Series documentary Himself
Life and Times 2001 TV Series documentary Himself
The Devil You Know: Inside the Mind of Todd McFarlane 2001 Documentary short Himself
Citizen Todd 2001 TV Movie documentary Himself
Spawn 1997-1998 TV Series Himself - Host
Todd McFarlane: Chapter & Verse 1998 Video documentary short Himself
The Anti Gravity Room 1997 TV Series Himself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1999 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Animated Program (For Programming More Than One Hour) Spawn (1997) · John Leekley (co-executive producer/writer)
· Randall White
· Brad Rader (director)
· Jennifer Yuh Nelson (director)
· Thomas A. Nelson (director)
· Chuck Patton (director)
· Mike Vosburg (director)
· Rebekah Bradford Leekley (writer)
· Frank Paur (supervising director)


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#Fact
1 "Al Simmons" was the name of a roommate of Todd McFarlane.
2 "Cyan" is the name of creator Todd McFarlane's daughter, while "Wanda" is the name of his wife. "Terry Fitzgerald" is the name of a friend of McFarlane. All names are from his comic ''Spawn''.
3 Columbia Pictures showed interest in making a film adaptation of Spawn when the comic book was launched in 1992. Negotiations eventually fell through as Todd McFarlane felt the studio was not giving him enough creative control. McFarlane eventually sold the film rights to New Line Cinema for $1 in exchange for creative input and merchandising rights.
4 Was sued in January 2002 by acclaimed comic book writer and novelist Neil Gaiman for violation of copyright and non-payment of royalties. The case went to court in October 2002, when the seven-person federal jury in Wisconsin took three days to decide in favor of Gaiman, agreeing that McFarlane used Gaiman's created characters without permission or compensation. Gaiman was awarded $45,000 plus court costs which Gaiman then donated to the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund (www.cbldf.org).
5 Was sued by hockey player Anthony Twist in 1997 for misappropriation of his name, because the Spawn comic books featured an extremely violent character named Tony Twist. After the real-life Twist presented extensive evidence at trial that McFarlane had him in mind, a jury returned a verdict against McFarlane and several other defendants for $24.5 million. However, the verdict was overturned in 2003 by the Missouri Supreme Court, which concluded that the jury was improperly instructed and that the use of Mr. Twist's name was probably protected by the First Amendment.
6 Created the Spawn comic book series in 1992, which was made into a successful movie in 1997.
7 In June of 2003, he paid $450,000 for Barry Bond's record 73rd home run ball.
8 Pencilled Amazing Spider-Man #298 - #328, inked ASM #300 - #328, and wrote, pencilled, and inked Spider-Man #1 - #14 and #16. SM #1 sold 2.5 million copies (most of which were sales of alternate covers).
9 Part owner of the Edmonton Oilers. Founded his own toy company called McFarlane Toys. They produced toys for Shrek, Austin Powers the Spy who shagged me, among others.
10 Designed the Edmonton Oiler's third Jersey.
11 Famous for drastically redesigning characters, such as Spider-Man. With Spider-Man, he gave him much larger eyes, a new "spaghetti" webbing, and a more "spidery" appearance when swinging on his webs.
12 In January 1999 he purchased Mark McGwire's 70th home run ball at an auction for $2.7 million.
13 In 1992, he co-founded Image Comics along with Erik Larsen, Jim Lee, Rob Liefeld, Jim Valentino, Marc Silvestri, and Whilce Portacio.

#Quote
1 (on paying $2.7 million for Mark McGwire's 70th home run ball) "Right now I'm the guy who paid $2.7 million for a piece of History. If the record is ever broken I'll be the guy who paid $2.7 million for a $2.70 baseball ball."

#Trademark
1 Extremely detailed artwork
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