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How Successful Is American Video Game Designer Scott Cawthon? His Salary, Earnings, & Net Worth

Updated On 18 Jul, 2018 Published On

Scott Cawthon is an American video game designer, developer, animator, and writer. He is recognized as the creator of the media game franchise Five Nights at Freddy's. He has also created other games like Chipper & Son's Lumber Co, The Desolate Hope, and There is No Pause Button!,  A Christmas Journey, and The Pilgrim's Progress.

Scott is known for the use of Autodesk 3ds Max and Clickteam Fusion 2.5 in his game franchise. The game developer has gone too far on the basis of technology in course of developing various aspects of it. Are you curious in knowing how did he choose this field as his career? If yes then stick with us and find out about his career and net worth he has managed to date.

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Net Worth of Scott Cawthon

According to the online sources, the net worth of Scott is $60 million. A majority of his worth is an outcome of his series of video games designed by him.

Scott also sells his games to various entertainment group. Besides, he also made a huge sum through his franchise Five Nights at Freddy’s, which later on was declared to be a film version. He has earned a considerable sum of money from the franchise.

Scott’s net worth has seen a hike ever since he has involved himself in writing novels. He also earns a good amount from his novel which is sold out as an e-book. Further, the video game designer's net worth is likely to increase in the near future. We wish him the best of luck in his future endeavors.

Scott Cawthon Career

It is still a question mark on how Scott shot into game designing and animating. However, in the year 1990, Cawthon revealed his first ever game "Doofus" in the live stream of YouTube personality Lewis Dawkins. 

He released his first official game RPG Max in the year 2002. Later, Scott joined an animation academy Hope Animation where he got indulged in the creation of animations for children holding Christianity values.

CAPTION: Scott Cawthon
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On March 19, 2007, Cawthon uploaded the first part of 8-part series of The Pilgrim's Progress in his YouTube channel. The animation is regarding John Bunyan's novel. After its release, Cawthon developed other games like i Sit N' SurviveChipper and Sons Lumber Co., and The Desolate Hope.

He submitted his games to digital distribution platform Greenlight. On the other hand, his game Chipper and Sons Lumber Co. were criticized by many. After receiving several criticisms, he thought of discarding the game but later on decided to use the game characters in his media franchise Five Nights at Freddy's.

On July 24, 2014, Cawthon submitted his media franchise Five Nights at Freddy's to IndieDB. In the hands of IndieDB, his franchise gained utmost popularity. Later on, he submitted the very franchise to  Desura and Steam Greenlight.

The game further helped to receive positive feedback from the reviewers and helped him gain popularity thoroughly. In July 2015, Cawthon released the fourth game of the franchise Five Nights at Freddy's horror series along with an additional Halloween update.

In April 2015, Warner Bros. Pictures announced that it holds the rights to adapt the series to film. The film was set to be produced by Roy Lee, David Katzenberg, and Seth Grahame-Smith. Later on, Cawthon made his way through the novel. He released his e-book Five Nights at Freddy's: The Silver Eyes on December 17, 2015.

He left the Five Nights at Freddy' on June 2017. On June 27, 2017, Scott Cawthon released his second novel, Five Nights at Freddy's: The Twisted Ones. On August 29, 2017, Cawthon released the first official guidebook of Five Nights at Freddy's, which was entitled as The Freddy Files.

He released the second guidebook for Five Nights at Freddy's called Survival Logbook on December 26, 2017. On June 28, 2018, he released his third novel Five Nights at Freddy's: The Fourth Closet.