Bill Watterson Net Worth is$450 Million
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Profession: Cartoonist
Date of Birth: Jul 5, 1958
Country: United States of America
Bill Watterson is an American cartoonist with a net worth of $450 million. Bill Watterson accumulated his wealth by creating one of the most popular cartoons of all time, "Calvin and Hobbes." He was born in Washington, D.C. and moved to Chagrin Fall, Ohio with his family as a child and attended Kenyon College in Ohio.
William "Bill" Boyd Watterson II (born July 5, 1958) is an American cartoonist and the author of the comic strip Calvin and Hobbes, which was syndicated from 1985 to 1995. Watterson stopped drawing Calvin and Hobbes at the end of 1995 with a short statement to newspaper editors and his readers that he felt he had achieved all he could in the medium. Watterson is known for his views on licensing and comic syndication, as well as for his reclusive nature.
Watterson was born in Washington, D.C., where his father, James G. Watterson (born 1932), worked as a patent examiner while going to George Washington University Law School before becoming a patent attorney in 1960.
In 1964, when Watterson was six years old, the family moved to Chagrin Falls, Ohio, where his mother, Kathryn Watterson, became a city council member. James was elected as a council member in 1997, holding that position for 12 years before retiring on August 31, 2009 to pursue some artistic "projects and goals".
Watterson, who drew his first cartoon at the age of eight, spent a lot of time in childhood alone, occupying his time with drawing and cartooning. This continued throughout his primary and secondary schooling years when he drew cartoons for the school newspaper and yearbook. During this time he discovered comic strips like Pogo, Krazy Kat, and Charles Schulz' Peanuts which subsequently inspired and influenced his desire to become a professional cartoonist. His parents recall him as a very quiet and unassuming child, who would spend hours drawing in his room:
While attending Chagrin Falls High School, he drew a representation of the school mascot, Mortimer the Tiger, for the school newspaper. This tiger was said[by whom?] to be the early inspiration behind Hobbes and the rendering can still be found on school merchandise.
From 1976 to 1980, Watterson attended Kenyon College and completed a degree in political science, all the while developing his artistic skills and contributing cart

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Mark Hollis of Talk Talk: A Life (1955 - 2019)

Like other reclusive geniuses such as JD Salinger, Harper Lee, and Calvin and Hobbes creator Bill Watterson, Hollis created profound work and then, at a relatively young age, completely disappeared.
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