Stan Lee Biography

    Published On Feb 09, 2018
    Facts of Stan Lee
    Date of Birth: 1922 , December-28
    Birth Nation: United States
    Height: 5 Feet 9 Inch
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    In his initial phase of career, Stan Lee first served as an assistant at the New Timely Comics division, based in pulp magazines and comic-book publisher Martin’s Goodman’s company. After 3 decades, he was hired by the Timely editor, Joe Simon.

    Later, he started writing comics along with a backup featured Headline Hunter and a Foreign Correspondent.

    Lee also joined the United States Army, where he served in the Signal Corps, repairing telegraph poles and other communications equipment. He served his country with slogans, writing manuals and training films for the U.S.  He started writing comics in the 40s, working in the shadow of prominent publisher National Periodical. The company later modify its name as DC Comics, feeling that it will be easier to remember.

    In coming years, Stan Lee stood as a figurehead and public face for Marvel Comics. First, he was the editor-in-chief and then came out as publisher and finally as a chairperson, prior to leaving the Marvels Comics to become the company’s chairperson emeritus and a member of the editorial board.

    During his career at Marvel Comics, Lee and Jack Kirby created the Hulk, Fantastic Four, Spider-Man, Daredevil, Doctor Strange, and the X-Men. He also credited Thor, Captain America, and the Silver Surfer.

    In 2012, he wrote a novel "Romeo and Juliet,"  which became New York Times' best-selling graphics of the time. After that, he launched a Youtube channel named "Stan Lee World of Heroes."

    Besides being a writer, he has also appeared in films and TV shows; as well as, in some humanitarian work. In 2010, he started a foundation that works on literacy, education, and the arts; as well as, supports on ideas that enhance access to literacy resources and also to promote diversity, national literacy, culture and the arts.

    Between 1981 and 2001, he has donated parts of his personal effects to the University of Wyoming for several times.

    Lee is a married man. He exchanged the wedding vows with his girlfriend, Joan Clayton Boocock Lee. The pair is blessed with two children: John Celia Lee and Jan Lee.

    Lee as the former head of Marvel Comics, who accept a salary of $1 million for a lifetime. Additionally, he earns royalties for his characters in movies. During 2014, his net worth was around $96 million, which is now above $100 million. Besides, he also earns well from his well-known comics and from films that follows his creations.

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    Born in the United States

    1921

    Stan Lee was born in New York City to mother, Celia, and father, Jack Lieber. His father is a trained dress cutter, used to work occasionally. As Jack faced a great depression his family moved to Fort Washington Avenue, Washington Heights, Manhattan.

    Born in United States

    1921

    Stan Lee was born on New York city to mother Celia and father Jack Lieber, His father, trained as a dress cutter, worked only ocassionallly after the Great Depression, and the family moved further uptown to Fort Washington Avenue, in Washington Heights, Manhattan.

    started work

    1960

    Stan Lee is the creative mind behind some of Marvels greatest publications such as Spider-Man, the Hulk, the Fantastic Four, Thor, X-Men and many other works.

    Got Married

    1947

    Stan Lee tied the wedding knot with his longtime girlfriend, Joan Clayton Boocock Lee. The couple has two children named John Celia Lee and Jan Lee.

    Current Net Worth

    2018

    Lee is estimated to be worth above $100 million dollars as of 2018. His significant source of earning is his professional career. As the recognized co-creator of comics, he has earned well.