Stanley Martin Lieber, who is better known as Stan Lee, is an American comic-book writer for Marvel comics who co-created Spiderman, Doctor Strange, Iron Man, Hulk, Daredevil, Thor, Ant-man and many other Marvel comic character. Stan Lee, who also runs the show Stan Lee Superhumans with Daniel Browning Smith, is 95 years old and has a net worth of over $100 million in 2018. He was the one of the Forbes The Most Influential Celebrities in 2014 and has his own foundation for the promotion of arts and literacy that he started in 2010.
Stan Lee played an important role in the transformation of Marvel into a huge cinematic universe as he worked for over 65 years for the corporation. He was also the president and chairman of Marvel Comics and received the National Medal of Arts in 2008.
In the year 1960, Lee almost left his career in the comic book industry as the sales of comics were going down. But later Martin Goodman who was the publisher gave him a new task of creating a new superhero team and taking his wife's advice of exploring his best comic book characters, he created the Fantastic Four.
Stan Lee's Net Worth
After a decade of gaining success from the creation of the superhero team Fantastic Four, Stan Lee began to create some the most iconic superhero characters like Thor, Hulk, Daredevil, Doctor Strange and much more.
Stan Lee's earnings started increasing astronomically after the creation of the characters. Stanley's net worth was $50 million according to the data of 2016. It has doubled to $100 million in 2018. Lee also owns a contract with Marvel that pays him over $1 million as an annual salary for life.
Stan the Man
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In 2002, Lee got a deal from Marvel stating that he would get 10 percent from all the Spider-Man profits and from the other characters he created as well. However, he was later paid $10 million without any rights to claim as he doesn't have any profit participation for Marvel films.
Back in 2014, Lee was interviewed by Playboy about his income and net worth and he replied,
“My daughter was looking at the internet the other day and read that Stan Lee has an estimated $250 million,” Lee said. “I mean, that’s ridiculous! I don’t have $200 million. I don’t have $150 million. I don’t have $100 million or anywhere near that.”
He mentioned that he was paid the highest among all the writer and was really happy to get a nice paycheck. He also bought a house in Long Island and was satisfied at whatever he was doing and getting in return. Lee seems really versatile as he told that he never dreamt of being a multi-millionaire and the main thing was he enjoyed what he was doing. Although he didn't dream of having a net worth in millions, he has more than he wanted.
Video: Stan Lee's life
Lee's most iconic character Spiderman was one of the most successful creations of his career. From the first Spider-Man movie, released on May 3, 2002, to its most recent iteration, released in July 2017, the franchise has earned a gross amount of more than $4 billion.
Stan Lee meets The Amazing Spiderman