Berkeley Breathed Net Worth

Berkeley Breathed Net Worth 2024: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Berkeley Breathed net worth is
$5 Million

Berkeley Breathed Wiki Biography

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.

Full NameBerkeley Breathed
Net Worth$5 Million
Date Of BirthJune 21, 1957
Place Of BirthEncino, California, USA
ProfessionAmerican cartoonist
EducationWestchester Academy for International Studies, University of Texas at Austin
SpouseHeather Standish Wright (m. 2015), Jody Boyman (m. 1986–2012)
ChildrenMilo Breathed, Sophie Breathed
AwardsPulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartooning
MoviesMars Needs Moms, Edwurd Fudwupper Fibbed Big
1Depicting cultural icons as money grubbing maniacs, ie company spokespeople and Santa Claus.
1Still drawing one panel strips of "Opus 'n Bill" for Calendars and promotional purposes. [January 2000]
2Has returned to cartooning with the Sunday-only comic strip "Opus," which features the penguin from Breathed's previous two comic strips. [November 2003]
3Was condemned by his readers in the early 1980s for producing so many cartoons making fun of Princess Diana.
4Hurt his back once in an ultralight plane accident.
5Early in his cartooning career he was accused of imitating G.B. Trudeau's series, Doonesbury.
6Pulitzer Prize, editorial cartoons (1987)
7Daughter Sophie; son Milo.
8A vegetarian.
9"Bloom County" eventually appeared in over 1,200 newspapers around the world. He retired the comic on 6 August 1989.
10Was 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).
11The 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.


Mars Needs Moms2011book
Opus 'n Bill: On the Road Again!1994Video Game based on characters by
Opus 'n Bill Brain Saver1993Video Game based on characters by
A Wish for Wings That Work1991TV Short book / written by


A Wish for Wings That Work1991TV Short executive producer


Edwurd Fudwupper Fibbed Big2000Short

Art Department

Secondhand Lions2003artist: Walter's cartoons


Bird of Steel!2016special thanks filming
Life, the Universe and Douglas Adams2005Video documentary special thanks


Dear Mr. Watterson2013DocumentaryHimself
Life, the Universe and Douglas Adams2005Video documentaryHimself
Tim Warner: A Life in the Clouds2004Video shortHimself

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