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Sam Simon Net Worth

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Sam Simon net worth is
$100 Million

Sam Simon Wiki/Biography

Samuel Michael Simon was born on 6 June 1955, in Los Angeles, California USA, of Estonian-Jewish ancestry through his father. He and was a television producer and director, actor, cartoonist and professional poker player, as well as a philanthropist, but best known for creating the animated sitcom TV series “The Simpsons”in the late 1980s. He passed away in March 2015 from colorectal cancer.

So just how rich was Sam Simon? Authoritative sources estimate that Sam’s net worth was over $100 million, with an approximate annual salary of $20-30 million in is later years, with the majority of his net worth coming from his career as a television producer, in particular his association with “The Simpsons”.

 

Sam Simon Net Worth $100  Million

Sam Simon was educated at Beverley Hills High School,  and then  attended Stanford University ostensibly on a football scholarship, but quickly dropped that, and graduated in 1977 having concentrated on psychology, even though he was never keen on studying. Simon began his career by working as a cartoonist for newspapers, and then moved on to work as a writer at Filmation Studio, where he created several animated shows, including the popular “Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids”. He then created and wrote a sitcom called “Shaping Up”, in which the main stars were Leslie Nielsen and Jennifer Tilly. However, it wasn’t until 1989 when Fox network premiered his co-created animated show “The Simpsons” that Sam Simon received considerable critical acclaim and public exposure. An instant commercial success, the show was developed by Simon, James L. Brooks and Matt Groening, and the popularity of the series grew immensely so that currently “The Simpsons” has aired 25 seasons and a total of 552 episodes. The longest-running animated sitcom featuring some of the most beloved animated characters, “The Simpsons” has won 27 Primetime Awards, a Peabody Award, as well as 30 Annie Awards, in addition to being given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Subsequently, the film entitled “The Simpsons Movie” was released in 2007, generally to positive reviews and box office takings of $527 million.

Needless to say, it secured Sam Simon an impressive annual salary, but during the making of “The Simpsons”, Sam Simon helped co-create the sitcom entitled “The George Carlin Show” with George Carlin and Alex Rocco in the main roles. Simon then directed an episode of “Friends”, “The Michael Richards Show” and “The Norm Show”, as well as consulted and directed “The Drew Carey Show” starring Drew Carey, Ryan Stiles and Craig Ferguson. All contributed to his net worth.

When Simon left “The Simpsons”, he retired from the television as well. Simon’s only further  project was a comedy series called “Anger Management” with Charlie Sheen and Selma Blair.

Simon’s contributions to the entertainment industry were rewarded with Primetime Emmy Awards, Emmy Outstanding Animated Program award, as well as Writers Guild of America Award.

In his personal life, Sam Simon was married twice, firstly to Jennifer Tilly,(1984-91) and then very briefly to actress and model Jami Ferrell in 200. For the last three years of his life he was partnered by Jenna Stewart. Sam Simon was also an noed philanthropist, founding The Sam Simon Foundation that helps hungry families in Los Angeles on a daily basis. In addition to that, he donated to PETA, as well as Sea Shepard Organization. Sam died in 2015 in Pacific Palisades, California at the age of 59.


Full NameSam Simon
Net Worth$100 Million
Date Of BirthJune 6, 1955, California, United States
DiedMarch 8, 2015, Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles, California, United States
Place Of BirthCalifornia
ProfessionTelevision producer, Screenwriter, Television Director, Storyboard Artist, Actor, Philanthropist, Professional Poker Player, Cartoonist, Manager
EducationStanford University
NationalityUnited States of America
SpouseJami Ferrell (m. 2000–2003), Jennifer Tilly (m. 1984–1991)
ParentsArthur Simon, Joan Simon
NicknamesSamuel Simon , Scarifying Sam Simon , Sort of Frightening Sam Simon , Sortirious Sam Simon , Slithering Sam Simon , [email protected] , Somewhat Shocking Sam Simon , Sam "Sayonara" Simon , 'Supervisin' Sam' Simon , Sam 'Sayonara' Simon
IMDBhttp://www.imdb.com/name/nm0800376
AwardsWriters Guild of America Award - Valentine Davies Award, 27 Primetime Awards, Peabody Award, 30 Annie Awards, Primetime Emmy Awards, Emmy Outstanding Animated Program award, Writers Guild of America AwardHollywood Walk of Fame
NominationsPrimetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series, Writers Guild of America Award for Television: Episodic Comedy, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special
Movies"The Simpsons", “Anger Management”, “The Simpsons Movie” (2007), “Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids”
TV Shows“Friends”, “The Michael Richards Show”, “The Norm Show”, “The Drew Carey Show”
#Fact
1In late 2012, Sam Simon was diagnosed with terminal stage 4 colon cancer, which then metastasized to his kidneys, liver, brain and stomach.
2He is still credited as executive producer on The Simpsons (1989), despite not having worked on the show since 1993. He estimates his severance deal earns him around $10 million a year.
3Manages WBO world heavyweight boxing champion Lamon Brewster.
4Was a "Phone-a-friend" lifeline for both Drew Carey and Norm MacDonald when they appeared on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (1999).
5Former brother-in-law of Meg Tilly, Steve Tilly and Rebecca Tilly.

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Simpsons1989-2017TV Series executive producer - 596 episodes
Z Rock2008-2009TV Series consulting producer - 8 episodes
Sam's Game2009TV Series executive producer
The Drew Carey Show1997-2003TV Series consulting producer - 110 episodes
Rock & Roll Back to School Special2001TV Movie consulting producer
House of Cards2001TV Movie executive producer
American Adventure2000TV Movie executive producer
The George Carlin Show1994-1995TV Series executive producer - 22 episodes
Deep Deep Trouble1991TV Movie executive producer
Do the Bartman1990TV Short executive producer
The Best of the Tracey Ullman Show1990TV Movie executive producer
The Tracey Ullman Show1988-1990TV Series executive producer - 45 episodes
Cheers1984-1985TV Series producer - 25 episodes
Taxi1982-1983TV Series producer - 24 episodes

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The SimpsonsTV Series developed by - 618 episodes, 1989 - 2018 written by - 8 episodes, 1990 - 1992 story by - 1 episode, 1992
The Simpsons Take the Bowl2014Video creator
Sam's Game2009TV Series creator
The Simpsons Movie2007based on the television series "The Simpsons" developed by - uncredited
Rock & Roll Back to School Special2001TV Movie written by
The Drew Carey Show2001TV Series written by - 2 episodes
House of Cards2001TV Movie
The George Carlin ShowTV Series created by - 27 episodes, 1994 - 1995 written by - 3 episodes, 1994 story - 2 episodes, 1994 teleplay - 2 episodes, 1994 writer - 1 episode, 1994
PhenomTV Series created by - 22 episodes, 1993 - 1994 teleplay & story - 1 episode, 1993
Virtual Bart1994Video Game characters - uncredited
The Super1991written by
Sibs1991TV Series
The Tracey Ullman Show1987-1990TV Series written by - 5 episodes
It's Garry Shandling's Show.1987-1988TV Series written by - 3 episodes
Cheers1982-1985TV Series written by - 5 episodes
TaxiTV Series written by - 11 episodes, 1981 - 1983 teleplay by - 2 episodes, 1982 - 1983
Barney Miller1982TV Series written by - 1 episode
Best of the West1981TV Series written by - 1 episode
Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids1979TV Series written by - 1 episode
The New Adventures of Mighty Mouse and Heckle and Jeckle1979TV Series 1979

Animation Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The SimpsonsTV Series character designer - 606 episodes, 1989 - 2017 character design - 2 episodes, 1999 - 2000
The Simpsons Movie2007original character designer - uncredited
Do the Bartman1990TV Short character designer

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Anger Management2012-2014TV Series executive consultant - 75 episodes
The Drew Carey Show1995-1997TV Series creative consultant - 32 episodes
The SimpsonsTV Series creative supervisor - 83 episodes, 1989 - 1993 creative consultant - 2 episodes, 1993
It's Garry Shandling's Show.1986TV Series creative consultant
Taxi1981-1982TV Series executive story editor - 20 episodes
Best of the West1981TV Series story editor - 1 episode

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Anger Management2012TV Series 1 episode
The Drew Carey Show1995-2003TV Series 44 episodes
The Michael Richards Show2000TV Series 1 episode
Norm1999TV Series 4 episodes
Men Behaving Badly1997TV Series 1 episode
Friends1997TV Series 1 episode
The George Carlin Show1994TV Series 6 episodes

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Simpsons1990-2010TV Series writer - 4 episodes

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Miss Dial2013English Caller
Shanghai Noon2000Chief's Sidekick
Mental Engineering1997TV Series 2001

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Egg Cetera2015TV Series in memory of - 1 episode
Some Jerk with a Camera2015TV Series documentary in memory of - 1 episode
The SimpsonsTV Series in memory of - 1 episode, 2015 acknowledgement - 1 episode, 1994
Beer League2006the producers wish to thank
It's the Whiskey Talkin': Artie Lange2004Video documentary special thanks
The Drew Carey Show1998TV Series special thanks - 1 episode

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Flipside with Michael Loftus2014-2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Unity2015DocumentaryNarrator (voice)
Dream Camp California2014TV Mini-Series documentary
Howard Stern on Demand2006-2012TV SeriesHimself
The Simpsons 20th Anniversary Special: In 3-D! On Ice!2010TV Special documentaryHimself
All In: The Poker Movie2009DocumentaryHimself
Sam's Game2009TV SeriesHimself
The Write Environment2008TV SeriesHimself
The Minor Accomplishments of Jackie Woodman2006-2007TV SeriesHimself (fictional) / Himself
60 Minutes2007TV Series documentaryHimself - Producer, The Simpsons (segment "Dog Nut")
Independent Lens2006TV Series documentary
Howard Stern2004TV SeriesHimself
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire2000TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The 67th Primetime Emmy Awards2015TV SpecialHimself - In Memoriam
Some Jerk with a Camera2015TV Series documentaryHimself
60 Minutes2007TV Series documentaryHimself - Producer, The Simpsons (segment "Dog Nut")

Won Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
2014Animation Writers Caucus Animation AwardWriters Guild of America, USA
2014Valentine Davies AwardWriters Guild of America, USA
2001Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Animated Program (For Programming Less Than One Hour)The Simpsons (1989)
2000Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Animated Program (For Programming One Hour or Less)The Simpsons (1989)
1998Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Animated Program (For Programming One Hour or Less)The Simpsons (1989)
1997Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Animated Program (For Programming One Hour or Less)The Simpsons (1989)
1995Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Animated Program (For Programming One Hour or Less)The Simpsons (1989)
1991Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Animated Program (For Programming One Hour or Less)The Simpsons (1989)
1990Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing in a Variety or Music ProgramThe Tracey Ullman Show (1987)
1990Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Animated Program (For Programming One Hour or Less)The Simpsons (1989)
1989Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Variety, Music or Comedy ProgramThe Tracey Ullman Show (1987)

Nominated Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
2002Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Animated Program (For Programming Less Than One Hour)The Simpsons (1989)
1999Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Animated Program (For Programming One Hour or Less)The Simpsons (1989)
1996Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Animated Program (For Programming One Hour or Less)The Simpsons (1989)
1992Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Animated Program (For Programming One Hour or Less)The Simpsons (1989)
1990Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Animated Program (For Programming One Hour or Less)The Simpsons (1989)
1990Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Variety, Music or Comedy SeriesThe Tracey Ullman Show (1987)
1990Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Variety, Music or Comedy SpecialThe Best of the Tracey Ullman Show (1990)
1989Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing in a Variety or Music ProgramThe Tracey Ullman Show (1987)
1988Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing in a Comedy SeriesIt's Garry Shandling's Show. (1986)
1988Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing in a Variety or Music ProgramThe Tracey Ullman Show (1987)
1987Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing in a Variety or Music ProgramThe Tracey Ullman Show (1987)
1986WGA Award (TV)Writers Guild of America, USAEpisodic ComedyCheers (1982)
1985Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Comedy SeriesCheers (1982)
1983Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Comedy SeriesTaxi (1978)

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