Gary Larson
Gary Larson
Celebrated Name: Gary Larson
Real Name/Full Name: Gary  Larson
Gender: Male
Age: 73 years old
Birth Date: August 14, 1950
Birth Place: Tacoma Washington.
Nationality: American
Height: 1.78 meters
Weight: 70kgs
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Wife/Spouse (Name): Toni Carmichael
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): Unknown
Dating/Girlfriend (Name): N/A
Is Gary Larson Gay?: NO
Profession: Cartoonist
Salary: N/A
Net Worth in 2024: $75 million
Last Updated: April 2024

Gary Larson is a Famous American Cartoonist, Author, and environmentalist. He is known for creating the cartoon series, the far side, cartoon series for 15 years till 1995which ran daily in Newspapers from 1980 – 1995. His cartoons have featured in gift Cards and T-shirts. His works have seen him get awarded by the National Cartoonist Society in 1990 and 1994 as Reuben Awards for the Outstanding Cartoonist of the year.

Maybe you know about Gary Larson very well, but do you know how old and tall is he and what is his net worth in 2024? If you do not know, we have prepared this article about details of Gary Larson’s short biography-wiki, career, professional life, personal life, today’s net worth, age, height, weight, and more facts. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.

Early Life & Biography

Gary Larson was born on 14th August 1950 in Tacoma, Washington, united states. His parents were Verner, a car salesman by profession, and Doris, who was as a secretary. He went to Curtis Senior high school in University place, then later enrolled in Washington State University, Pullman,  where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in communications. They are two in his family. His elder brother’s name is Dаn.

Personal Life

Gary Larson was in a relationship with an anthropologist lady named Toni Carmichael, and they later got married in 1987. She became his confidant and also his business manager. He has an older brother named Dan to whom he attributes his humor. He narrated how he would pull pranks on him and play off his fear of monsters under the bed. He was his biggest motivator.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on August 14 1950, Gary Larson is 73 years old as of today’s date 14th April 2024. His height is 1.78m tall, and his weight is 70 kg.


Immediately after graduating with a communication degree from Washington state university, he was employed at a music store. It is here that he would use his free time to draw cartoons, and he realized that he was not passionate about his job, so he quit .in 1976 started out by drawing six cartoons and later submitted them at the pacific search, which is a magazine based in Seattle. In 1979 he also submitted his cartoons in a local Seattle newspaper under the title “Nature’s Way.” His cartoons were published every week.

Then he thought of increasing his income by selling his cartoon nature’s way to another while he was at san Francisco he pitched his cartoon work on san Francisco chronicle and amusingly chronicle bought it and promoted its syndication. They renamed it ‘the far side. It made its first appearance on January 1, 1980. The far side was published for 15 years, the final strip being published on January 1, 1995. Larson’s cartoons were published in many collections like greetings cards, animated versions produced for television and calendars.

In 1994 Larson felt that he does not want to be completely irrelevant by being repetitive in his themes, so he retired when he was 44 years old. Since then, he has engaged in magazine illustration and promotional artwork for his merchandise the far side. He chooses to be anonymous and keeps away from media attention

Awards & Achievements

For the 15 years, Gary Larson has won several awards for his hard work. In 1985 and 1988, he won the newspaper panel cartoon awards from the national cartoonist’s society. In 1990 and 1994, he has also won the Rueben award of the society. He has received honors for several individual strips in 1989-1993 and 1995.

In 1990 Larson received WSU’s highest award of distinction, the regent’s distinguished alumnus award.

Net Worth & Salary of Gary Larson in 2024

Gary Larson Net Worth
Gary Larson Net Worth

Larson’s source of wealth comes from primarily his profession as a cartoonist, ‘the far side’ his cartoon became an international collection and has been published in over 1900 newspapers from its existence of 15 years. He also earned from selling off ‘the far side’ merchandise, Publishing books based on his cartoons and producing films based on his cartoons .his cartoon book collection has earned over $45 million in sales copy. He has an estimated net worth of $75 million as of April 2024.

Gary Larson is an environmentalist; he is very vocal on wildlife protection, which makes it his top priority. This was even evident in his cartoons.

Despite the internet having the lead in today’s generation, he was objected to his cartoons being published online. In 1999 he sent several notices for individuals and websites posting his cartoons. He defended this by saying that his cartoons are too personal for people to take control of it. Because of this, he has received negative backlash for not embracing the internet.


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