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Born Guy Berkeley Breathed on the 21st June 1957 in Encino, Los Angeles, California USA, Berkeley is a cartoonist, children’s book writer and illustrator, best known to the world for his comic strip “Bloom County” (1980-1989), among many other creations. His career started in the 1970s.
Have you ever wondered how rich Berkeley Breathed is, as of mid- 2017? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Breathed’s net worth is as high as $5 million, an amount earned through his varied career, during which he won the Pulitzer Prize in the category for editorial cartooning, in 1987.
Berkeley Breathed Net Worth $5 Million
Although born in Encino, California, Berkeley grew up in Houston, Texas. He went to Westchester High School where he discovered his talents. His first known creation was the drawing named “Gesundheit”, in which a spaceman is outside his ship, and instead of the head, the spot was red painted, making it look like an explosion had happened. After high school matriculation, Berkeley found work in local newspapers, drawing “Filler” cartoons. Once in college, his connections broadened and he started creating “Bloom County”, a political satire, firstly published in college newspapers. Little by little his comic was becoming more and more popular, and his characters became real in a way of dolls, cartoons, and action heroes. Even more success came his way by the end of the ‘80s, when he created two most notable characters from the strip, Bill the Cat, and Opus the Penguin. His comic ended in 1989, but not before it earned Berkeley’s his first and so far only Pulitzer Prize.
He then used Opus the Penguin in the spin-off strip “Outland”, and then “Opus” (2003-2008). He revived “Bloom County” in 2015, and since then has been publishing on a regular basis.
Apart from comics, Berkeley has written and illustrated several children’s book, including “Edwurd Fudwupper Fibbed Bi”, which was made into a short film that Berkeley directed, and “Mars Needs Moms” (2007), which was also made into a film in 2011. For the book “Mars Needs Moms”, Berkeley won the Golden Duck Award for Excellence in Children’s Science Fiction. Then he has published “A Wish for Wings That Work: An Opus Christmas Story” (1991), and “Pete & Pickles” (2008), among others, the sales of which have only increased his wealth.
Regarding his personal life, Berkeley has been married to Heather Standish Wright since 2015. Previously, he was married to Jody Boyman from 1986 until 2013 – the couple has two children together.
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|Birth date:||June 21, 1957|
|Birth place:||Encino, California, USA|
|Education:||Westchester Academy for International Studies, University of Texas at Austin|
|Spouse:||Heather Standish Wright (m. 2015), Jody Boyman (m. 1986–2012)|
|Children:||Milo Breathed, Sophie Breathed|
|Movies:||Mars Needs Moms, Edwurd Fudwupper Fibbed Big|
More about Berkeley Breathed:
|Mars Needs Moms||2011||book|
|Opus 'n Bill: On the Road Again!||1994||Video Game based on characters by|
|Opus 'n Bill Brain Saver||1993||Video Game based on characters by|
|A Wish for Wings That Work||1991||TV Short book / written by|
|A Wish for Wings That Work||1991||TV Short executive producer|
|Edwurd Fudwupper Fibbed Big||2000||Short|
|Secondhand Lions||2003||artist: Walter's cartoons|
|Bird of Steel!||2016||special thanks filming|
|Life, the Universe and Douglas Adams||2005||Video documentary special thanks|
|Dear Mr. Watterson||2013||Documentary||Himself|
|Life, the Universe and Douglas Adams||2005||Video documentary||Himself|
|Tim Warner: A Life in the Clouds||2004||Video short||Himself|
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|1||Still drawing one panel strips of "Opus 'n Bill" for Calendars and promotional purposes. [January 2000]|
|2||Has returned to cartooning with the Sunday-only comic strip "Opus," which features the penguin from Breathed's previous two comic strips. [November 2003]|
|3||Was condemned by his readers in the early 1980s for producing so many cartoons making fun of Princess Diana.|
|4||Hurt his back once in an ultralight plane accident.|
|5||Early in his cartooning career he was accused of imitating G.B. Trudeau's series, Doonesbury.|
|6||Pulitzer Prize, editorial cartoons (1987)|
|7||Daughter Sophie; son Milo.|
|9||"Bloom County" eventually appeared in over 1,200 newspapers around the world. He retired the comic on 6 August 1989.|
|10||Was close friends with sci-fi comedy author Douglas Adams (1952-2001), as Berke's wife and Douglas both were involved in the same wild life fund (Diana Fossey's Gorilla Fund).|
|11||The frequent subject of criticism by Donald Trump, he got revenge on the billionaire by depicting him in Bloom County as a half-cat-half-man who was obsessed with large objects.|
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|1||Depicting cultural icons as money grubbing maniacs, ie company spokespeople and Santa Claus.|