Today, the passing was announced of famous Woverine creator Len Wein. Wein was best known for creating Marvel and DC comics superheroes and characters. Some of his most well known creations were Swamp Thing and Wolverine.
What was Len Wein net worth at the time of his death?
Len Wein was 69 at the time of his passing. He was born in the late 1940s in New York.
Wein was a huge fan of comics, and he spent a lot of his teenage years either reading comics or going to the DC Comics offices for tours. Wein saw a future in art, and created fan work to show the people at DC.
Eventually, he convinced DC to hire him and his friend to write. He started by writing individual stories in DC comics, and he then went on to creating characters and entire comic books.
He spent several years writing different story arcs, many of which were fan favorites, before going over to Marvel Comics, where he became editor-in-chief.
At Marvel, he helped create Wolverine, and he also worked on Spider-Man, Incredible Hulk, and more.
In the 90s and 2000s, Wein went on and did a bunch of other things, including working on The Simpsons, appearing on game shows, and writing Cartoon Network shows.
Len Wein was known throughout the world for his work, but he likely didn’t make that that much money from it. Generally, comic book artists make between $200, and $4000 per book. And manuscripts often pay only a few hundred dollars each.
That being said, Len Wein became an executive in the industry, and his talent commanded top dollar. Also, his wife was an attorney and Jeopardy winner (winning over $70,000).
We estimate Len Wein net worth at the time of his death at $2 to $5 million.