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Born Garretson Beekman Trudeau on the 21st July 1948, in New York City USA, Garry is a Pulitzer Prize- winning cartoonist, best known to the world for creating the comic strip Doonesbury, and the political comedy series “Alpha House” (2013-2014), among other differing accomplishments.
Have you ever wondered how rich Garry Trudeau is, as of mid- 2017? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Trudeau’s net worth is as high as $40 million, an amount earned through his successful career, which started in 1970.
Garry Trudeau Net Worth $40 Million
Garry is the son of Jean Douglas and Francis Berger Trudeau, a descendant of Dr. Edward Livingston Trudeau who started the Adirondrack Cottage Sanitarium facility for the treatment of pulmonary tuberculosis, located at Saranac Lake, New York, kept in the family, and Francis Jr. Trudeau opened the Trudeau Institute at Saranac Lake, and Gary has also retained a connection. To speak further of his roots, Garry has French Canadian, English, German, Dutch, and Swedish ancestry.
Garry went to St. Paul’s School, Concord, New Hampshire, and after matriculation enrolled at Yale University, majoring in arts and becoming interested in graphic design. He was a cartoonist and writer for the Yale’s humor magazine The Yale Record, and reached the position of chief editor. Also, he was a contributor to the Yale Daily News, which published his first comic Bull Tales, a parody of quarterback Brian Dowling, who was also a student at Yale. He took a step upward before graduation, as Yale Record and Yale Daily News published his two creations “Bull Tales: Bull Tales” In 1969, and “Michael J. in 1970.
After graduation he earned a master of fine arts degree in graphic design from the Yale School of Art.
After the initial success of “Bull Tales”, the comic brought the attention of the editor James F. Andrews from the newly formed Universal Press Syndicate. Soon he hired Garry, and the Bull Tales received a new name “Doonesbury”. Since then, the publication has been syndicated through more than 1000 newspapers, and has won Garry numerous awards and also fame. He won a Pulitzer Prize in 1975, while in 1994 he received a National Cartoonist Society Newspaper Comic Strip Award, and in 1995 was the recipient of the Reuben Award. Two years later, he wrote and directed the short film “A Doonesbury Special”, for which he received Oscar Award- nomination in the category Best Short Film, Animated, and the same year at Cannes Festival he won the Jury Prize for Best Short Film, all helping his net worth.
Aside from “Doonesbury”, Garry has created other publications, including “Hitler Moves East: A Graphic Chronicle” with David Levinthal, about the German invasion of the Soviet Union, and “Finding Your Religion: When the Faith You Grew Up With Has Lost Its Meaning”, with Rev Scotty McLennan.
Garry has a long history working for television and theater; he wrote the book and the lyrics for the Broadway musical “Doonesbury” (1984), in collaboration with composer Elizabeth Swados, who wrote the music, and the two also worked together on the satire presentation of Reagan Administration “Rap Master Ronnie” (1984). Four years later, he teamed up with Robert Altman to write and produce the TV comedy series “Tanner ‘88”, and the two again worked together on the sequel “Tanner on Tanner” in 2004. His most recent venture was the TV comedy drama series “Alpha House” (2013-2014), starring John Goodman, Clark Johnson, and Matt Malloy.
Garry has also showcased his talents in several successful magazines, including Rolling Stone, Harper’s, The New Yorker, and Time, among others, which also added to his net worth.
He also devoted himself to writing about military issues, with the start of the Gulf War in 1991. He used his influence and talents to support wounded soldiers, and fought to improve their rights and status in the USA, and for that he received Commander’s Award for Public Service by the Department of the Army, President’s Award for Excellence in the Arts from Vietnam Veterans of America, and the Commander’s Award from Disabled American Veterans, among other awards.
Regarding his personal life, Garry keeps his personal life at low profile; however, it is known that he has been married to Jane Pauley since 1980. The couple has three children together.