Jim Davis
Jim Davis
Celebrated Name: Jim Davis
Real Name/Full Name: James Robert Davis
Gender: Male
Age: 78 years old
Birth Date: 28 July 1945
Birth Place: Marion, Indiana
Nationality: American
Height: 5’10”
Weight: 69 kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Wife/Spouse (Name): Carolyn Altekruse (divorced), Jill Davis(m 2000)
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): Yes (James Alexander Davis, Ashley Davis, James Davis, Christopher Davis)
Dating/Girlfriend (Name): N/A
Is Jim Davis Gay?: No
Profession: Cartoonist
Salary: N/A
Net Worth in 2024: $850 million
Last Updated: April 2024

Have you ever seen an artist drawing cartoons and earning like monsters league? Today we are going to take a look at one of the evergreen cartoonists who make comics and draw cartoons to live his life. We are talking about James Robert Davis, who is an American cartoonist famous as Jim Davis, best known as the creator of the comic strips Garfield and U.S. Acers… An artist always has some swag.

Maybe you know about Jim Davis 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 Jim Davis’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

James Robert Davis was born on 28 July 1945, in Marion, Indiana. James grew up on a small farm in Fairmount, Indiana, with his family of father’s mother and his brother. His father, James William “Jim” Davis and mother Anna Catherine “Betty” Davis, worked in their own farm where Jim and his brother Dave Davis were raised.

Davis’s childhood was parallel to the life of Garfield’s owner, Jon Arbuckle, who was too raised on a farm with father mother and brother. He attended Ball State University where he studied business and art. While in his university, he became a member of the Theta Xi fraternity.

Personal Life

Davis, in his personal life, has married twice. The first marriage was with Carolyn, who was allergic to cats.  They have a son named “James Alexander Davis.”

On July 16, 2000, David married Jill, who had two children from her previous marriage, respectively, Ashley and Cristopher.

In the fall of 2016, Jim Davis joined the faculty of Ball State University in Muncie as an adjunct professor, lecturing on the creative and business aspects of the comic industry.

Davis currently resides in Albany, Indiana, from where his staff produced Garfield under his paws, Inc, which employs near 50 artists and licensing administrators, who work with agents around the world managing its entertainment empire.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on 28 July 1945, Jim Davis is 78 years old as of today’s date 21st April 2024. His height is 5’9’ tall, and his weight is 69 kg.


Davis is best known as the creator of the highly popular comic strip Garfield. Published since June 1978, the strip shows the daily affairs of the cat Garfield, his owner, Jon Arbuckle, and Jon’s dog. The strip not only was the world’s most widely syndicated comic strip, but it also found its place on the screen becoming the audience’s favorite. What’s more, Davis has also served as a co-writer in some of the work which are, all of the Emmy Award-winning or nominated Garfield TV specials, as well as he joined the team of producers behind the Garfield & Friends TV show which aired on CBS from 1988 to 1995.

He continues to work on the strip today, as he is the writer and executive producer of a trilogy of C.G.-direct-to-video feature films about Garfield, and one of the executive producers and the creator of the new CGI-animated TV series The Garfield Show. Aside from his cult feline creation, Davis’s other comics work includes Tumbleweeds, Gnorm Gnat, U.S. Acres (aka Orson’s Farm), and a strip about Mr. Potato Head. His professional duties aside, Jim Davis is the founder of the Professor Garfield Foundation, which supports children’s literacy.

Davis’s other comics work includes Tumbleweeds, Gnorm Gnat, and Mr. Potato Head.

Awards & Achievements

He has received many awards for his work. Following are the award detail in chronology:

  • Received Emmy Award for the outstanding animated program for Garfield in the rough in 1984-85.
  • Got Elzie Segar award for contributions to cartooning in 1985 from Nation Cartoonist Society
  • In 1986 once again, he bagged the award for the outstanding animated program for Garfield’s Halloween Adventure as well as Best strip award from National Cartoonist Society.
  • In 1988-89 he got his third Emmy Award for his Garfield script.
  • From 1988 to 2016, he got many awards like Sagamore of the Wabash, Reuben Award for overall excellence in cartooning, Indiana Arbor Award Spokesman Award, and many more latest being Inkpot Award by San Diego Comic-Con International.

Net Worth & Salary of Jim Davis in 2024

Jim Davis Net Worth
Jim Davis Net Worth

A farm boy who likes art and drawing cartoons with his skill is the key to Davis’s success. As of April 2024, Davis has a net worth of $850 million, which he has earned from different sources like writing, Co-writing, Producing the cartoon script, and show. He has shown the world his legacy of hard work and artistic ventures.

Like any successful artist, Davis loved his passion for art. Little did he know that he would one day become a star. There is no denying the fact that Davis is a perfect blend of wit and humor. We hope to see more from the man giving the child the reason to enjoy their kid’s life.



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