John Cunliffe was a famous English author mostly known for being the creator of Postman Pat. Sadly, John Cunliffe recently died at the age of 85. So what was John Cunliffe net worth in 2018? What were John Cunliffe’s salary/earnings? Read on…
John Cunliffe was born on June 16th, 1933 in Colne, Lancashire, England. Aside from Postman Pat which was his most famous creation, Cunliffe also created Rosie and Jim which was another British children’s TV show. Cunliffe lived in Kendal, Westmorland which gave him both the idea and background for the setting of the Postman Pat character. Before creating the character in 1981, Cunliffe worked many years as a librarian and a teacher first before that.
After that, in 1981 he created Postman Pat for the BBC. It was originally just going to be a 13-part series, but we know now that many more episodes were to be made in the next few decades due to its huge popularity. The character of Postman Pat and the village setting of Greendale was to reflect something Cunliffe didn’t experience when he was a kid. He wanted Postman Pat to live in a place that did not have any bullying and everyone was kind to one another.
The inspiration came to Cunliffe quite easily and the author became renowned around the world thanks to his creation of Postman Pat. The original series lasted from 1981 up until 1996 until other entertainment properties tried to revive the brand after that.
Even though John Cunliffe created Postman Pat, he chose not to retain the rights to the character in his later years. He actually got disappointed by the other companies’ versions of the character with their tie-in books and other merchandise. That said, he still earned a lot of money over the years from the brand name of Postman Pat. It’s being reported that his net worth prior to his death was 10 million British pounds which equates to around $13 million USD. Sadly, John Cunliffe died due to illness in September 2018. The author may have left Earth, but his legacy will forever be remembered as Postman Pat is still one of the most recognized cartoon British characters ever put on the small screen.
In all, we estimate John Cunliffe net worth in 2018 at $13 million.