Celebrated Name:  Kaws
Real Name/Full Name: Brian Donnelly
Gender: Male
Age: 49 years old
Birth Date:  November 4, 1974
Birth Place: Jersey City, New Jersey
Nationality: American
Height: 1.72 m
Weight: 68 Kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Single
Wife/Spouse (Name): N/A
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): No
Dating/Girlfriend (Name): N/A
Is Kaws Gay?: No
Profession: Artist and graphic designer
Salary: N/A
Net Worth in 2024: $20 million
Last Updated: July 2024

Brian Donnelly, popularly known by his professional name Kaws is an American artist and also a designer. He creates his own work and also reworks on existing versions. His sculptures are made from different materials such as fiberglass, aluminum, wood, bronze, and steel. His work has been exhibited in galleries and museums and also used by individuals, including musicians. He has collaborated with several bodies, and several books illustrating his works have been published.

Maybe you know about Kaws 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 Kaws ’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

Brian Donnelly was born on 4th November 1974 in Jersey City in New Jersey. Since he was young, he was inspired by traditional painters like Gerhard Richter. During his teenage years, while he was attending St. Anthony High School, he painted a tag, KAWS, on the roof of a building near his class so that he could see it while in class.

After high school, he attended the School of Visual Arts, where he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts. He worked at Jumbo Pictures as a freelance painter after his graduation. He later moved to New York and started various artworks, and in 1999, he made his first toy called Companion.

Personal Life

Kaws has not given much of his personal information to the public. He is currently single and has no child as he has not shared such information as about having a family. He is lucky not to have been rumored to be gay, as is most of the cases of those celebrities who do not share their relation life.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on 4th November 1974, Kaws is 54 years old as of today’s date 12th July 2024. His height is 1.72 m tall, and his weight is 68 kg.


Kaws began his professional career in 1999 when he created Companion Toy, which made him very popular. During this time, he also reworked on other characters, Micky Mouse, Michelin Man, Smurfs, and Snoopy. Since then, he started showing various paintings and other art products from Paris, the US, and also Europe. In 2012, he exhibited one of the largest museum shows in Atlanta, Georgia, called the High Museum of Art. Since he made the toy, he collaborated with various Japanese companies such as Nigo, Medicom Toy, and together ran OriginalFake Company from 2006 to 2013.

Kaws has collaborated with others such as Undefeated Brand in 2004 on making a billboard project. In 2008, he made guitar picks with John Mayer, and the same year, he created the cover art for various musicians as Towa Tei and Kanye West and also designed Hike Air Force 1. He has collaborated with many from different organizations and countries for his artworks. In April 2019, The Kaws Album, which is a painting by Kaws, was commissioned by Nigo and sold Bout $14.7 million of the artwork.

Awards & Achievements

Kaws participated in the MTV Video Music Award, where he also designed MTV Moonman trophy. He has also been illustrating various magazine covers such as The New Yorker, Clark Magazine, and Sneeze Magazine, which is a great achievement to him. From his artworks, many have come to collaborate with him in his dealing, which has made him successful over the years he has been in his career.

Net Worth & Salary of  Kaws  in 2024

Kaws Net Worth
Kaws Net Worth

As of July 2024, Kaws has an estimated net worth of $20 million. He has acquired his wealth from his artworks, which he has done for some years now. He has also made his income from the various collaborations and sale of his artworks. He has made several covers of magazines and also covers arts for musicians. His work has been held in a couple of public collections such as Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Brooklyn Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, and One Campus Martius, which have helped to promote his artwork and earn his income.

Kaws is a very successful artist who has earned his name from his artwork and various designs. He not only makes his own sculptures, but he also re-designs the existing ones, thus ensuring that past versions of existing icons are not forgotten. The use of readily available materials, and also local ones makes his artwork to be very attractive and loved by many.


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