Walt Disney Biography

Published On Feb 26, 2017
Facts of Walt Disney
Date of Birth: 1901 , December-5
Birth Nation: United States
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This iconic personality was married to Ink and paint artist Lillian Marie Bounds in Idaho. He remained loyal to his wife and remained married with her until his death at the age of 65.

Walt had a net worth of $ 5 billion US dollar. He earned his net worth during his life along with his brother Roy O.Disney,  who was the co-founder of Walt Disney Productions. Even after his death, The Walt Disney Company has annual revenues of approximately $ 35 billion US dollar.

Although Walt is physically no more in the earth, he is still regarded as the central figure in the history of animation. Several commentators have described him as a culture icon.

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Born on 5th December , 1901

December 5 , 1901

Walt Disney was born in the year of 1901, on December  5, in Chicago, the USA as Walter Elias Disney. He is regarded as a pioneer of the American animation industry. He was  an American entrepreneur, a voice actor, and  film producer

Got married in the year of 1925

1925

He got married Ink and paint artist Lillian Marie Bounds in the year of 1925. He remained married to her until his death in the year of 1965.he  had two daughters, Diane, and Sharon. Sharon was his adopted daughter.

Commercial success from 1929

1929

In the year of 1929, he created  Silly Symphonies, which featured Mickey’s newly created friends, including Minne Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofy, and Pluto. This became  one of the most popular cartoons of the Disney which became commercially success.

First full animated film in 1937

1937

He created a first full animated film in the year if 1937. The film was named SnowWite. It was premiered in December 1937 and it got highly praise from critics and audiences. The film became the most successful motion picture of 1938.

Opened Disneyland on 17th July, 1955

1955

He opened a Disneyland park in the year of 1955, on July 17 in Anaheim, California. He invested  total of $17 million for this Disneyland theme park. Former president of USA, Ronald Reagan was his investment partner in his business.

Died on 15th December 1966

December 15 , 1966

Within a few years of opening, he began plans for a new theme park and Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow In Florida but was diagnosed with lung cancer and died at the age if 65. He was cremated, and his ashes interred at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Los Angeles, California.

Net Worth of $5 billion dollar

2017

Walt had a net worth of $5 billion US dollar. He earned his net worth during his life along with his brother Roy O.Disney. After a death of Walt, The Walt Disney Company has annual revenues of approximately $35 billion US dollar.