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How rich is Scott Adams?

Name: Scott Raymond Adams

Born: June 8, 1957

Occupation: Cartoonist, author and blogger

Scott Adams, fair use
Scott Adams, fair use

Scott Adams was born in Windham, New York on June 8, 1957. He is the son of Paul Adams, a postal clerk, and Virginia Vining, a real estate agent. He has two siblings.

Scott attended Windham-Ashland-Jewett Central School and graduated valedictorian in 1975 – prior to high school he attempted to attend an arts school but was rejected. Upon graduation, Scott attended Hartwick College, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics in 1979. In 1986, Scott garnered an MBA in economics and management from the University of California, Berkeley.

In 2006, Scott had married Shelly Miles. The couple had two children: Justin Miles and Savannah. He revealed in 2014 that he was no longer married. Scott is now in a relationship with Kristina Basham, a model and neighbor.

Between 1979 and 1986, he worked at Crocker National Bank in San Francisco. During his tenure at the bank, Scott worked as a computer programmer, budget analyst, management trainee, product manager, supervisor and commercial lender. From 1986 to 1995, he was employed at Pacific Bell.

Throughout his full-time career, Scott created “Dilbert,” a cartoon strip that consisted of a wide variety of characters that he had come across in his lifetime. After a few failures and persistence, “Dilbert” became a national success and was published in 800 newspapers by 1996 – that number surged to 2,000 newspapers in 57 nations and 19 different languages.

He would go on to win the National Cartoonist Society’s Reuben Award for Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year and Best Newspaper Comic Strip as well as the NCTE George Orwell Award for Distinguished Contribution to Honesty and Clarity in Public Language.

“Dilbert” was adapted into an animation television series, but was canceled after just two seasons. Scott was all over the TV during the 1990s by appearing in shows like “Babylon 5” and “NewsRadio.”

Scott has published several books, including “The Dilbert Principle,” “The Dilbert Future,” “The Joy of Work” and “How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big: Kind of the Story of My Life.” He continues to run, where he posts his comic strips and publishes a blog.

Outside of cartoons and writing, Scott is the CEO of Scott Adams Foods, Inc., co-founder of startup and former co-owner of Stacey’s Café. He is a trained hypnotist, a vegetarian and a member of the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences.

The 2016 United States presidential election was an interesting time for him. After praising Donald Trump for his “talent stack” and persuasion skills, Scott claimed he received direct and indirect threats, which prompted him to endorse Hillary Clinton “for my personal safety.” He predicted that Donald would win the Republican nomination and the presidency. He said that he lost close to half of his income. Scott has supported multiple candidates over the years, such as Bill Clinton, Mitt Romney, Michael Bloomberg and Gary Johnson.

Scott also got into trouble for suggesting that the Syrian chemical attack in April 2017 was perhaps a hoax designed to establish a Western response.

We estimate that Scott Adams’s net worth is $75 million (2017).

So how much is $75 million really?

$75 million could help you purchase every single Dilbert cartoon. $75 million could also help cover the cost of hiring Scott Adams to deliver a presentation for your business.


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