- Full Name: Stan Lee (born Stanley Martin Lieber)
- Born: 12/28/1922
- Place of Birth: New York City, New York
- Occupation: Writer and Producer
- Marital Status: Married
Stan Lee Net Worth History
Stan Lee is most noted for his work with Marvel. He has created a number of the company’s characters, including the Fantastic Four, the Incredible Hulk, Iron Man, Spider-Man, Thor, and X-Men. At one time, he was the president and chairman of Marvel Comics. He worked with a few other authors to create all of his comic books characters who exist in a world where they all work together. He was responsible for leading the company from its humble beginnings to its current state as a multimedia, multi-million dollar company.
About Stan Lee
Stanley Martin Lieber, better known as Stan Lee, was born in an apartment in New York City, New York in 1922. His parents were Jews who were born in Romania and later immigrated to the United States. As a child, he was influenced by books and movies. He dreamed of being a writer, and got a young start by practicing frequently when he was a child. He wrote obituaries and press releases for various companies.
In 1939, Lee became an assistant at a comic company known as Timely Comics. Years later, this small company would become the now famous Marvel Comics. When Lee first started working for Timely, he had small tasks. He refilled the inkwells for the artists, who at the time had to refill their pens with ink. He also helped erase pencil from completed pages, as well as performing similar small tasks to help with the everyday functioning of the company. In 1941, he had the privilege of writing the text for a comic featuring Captain America. He used the pseudonym Stan Lee, which he later adopted as his legal name.
Later in 1941, the editor of Timely left, following a dispute he had with one of the company’s publisher. Lee was made the company’s interim editor. After showing a knack for the comic business, Lee was granted the position of editor in chief. Later, Lee became the publisher of the company.
Lee served in the military during World War II. After his military service, he returned to the comic company, which was now known as Atlas Comics. A few years later, Lee felt generally dissatisfied with the comic industry. He considered leaving the business, but upon being encouraged by his wife to change the story lines and personalities of some of the heroes. With the rapid success of Fantastic Four, Lee decided to stay in the comic business.
The name of Lee’s business later became Marvel Comics. In recent years, Lee had produced multiple movies featuring Marvel superheroes, such as Captain America, Spider-Man, and the Avengers.
In 2010, the Stan Lee Foundation was started. Its focus is promoting literacy and education. It also encourages participation in the arts. Specifically, the foundation supports programs that encourage diversity and increased literacy. Lee has also donated to the University of Wyoming.