Garry Trudeau Net Worth

Whether it’s books, articles, blogs, movie scripts or pieces in magazines, these authors sure earn a lot. Famous for their work and impact to various communities and demographics globally, authors are usually very respected and have huge followings. Garry Trudeau, the American Cartoonist, Screenwriter, Television producer is no exception from this rule. This person was born in unknown on the July 21, 1948. As a kid and throughout his teenage years, attending Yale University, St. Paul’s School helped develop a love for creating content and writing pieces. Garry Trudeau has a family of Francis Berger Trudeau, Jean Douglas unknown Rachel Trudeau, Thomas Trudeau, Ross Trudeau. Standing at unknown tall, Garry Trudeau has a huge fanbase throughout every continent. So, do you want to know how much this person is worth? Well, the total estimated net worth of Garry Trudeau is said to be $40 Million.

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  • Full Name: Garry Trudeau
  • Net Worth: $40 Million
  • Date Of Birth: July 21, 1948
  • Place Of Birth: New York City, New York, United States
  • Profession: Cartoonist, Screenwriter, Television producer
  • Education: Yale University, St. Paul’s School
  • Nationality: American
  • Spouse: Jane Pauley (m. 1980)
  • Children: Rachel Trudeau, Thomas Trudeau, Ross Trudeau
  • Parents: Francis Berger Trudeau, Jean Douglas
  • Siblings: Jeanne Fenn, Michelle Trudeau
  • Nicknames: Garretson Beekman Trudeau , Garretson Beekman “Garry” Trudeau , G.B. Trudeau , G. B. Trudeau , Gary Trudeau
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  • Awards: Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartooning, Reuben Award for Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year
  • Nominations: Academy Award for Best Short Film (Animated), Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Lyrics, Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Book of a Musical
  • Movies: A Doonesbury Special, Rap Master Ronnie: A Report Card, Doonesbury: A Broadway Musical
  • TV Shows: Alpha House, Tanner ’88


  • “I think he is smart but willfully ignorant, and he uses his ignorance for strategic advantage, which is appalling. He substitutes belief for thought. It protects you from self-doubt” — Trudeau’s opinion of President George W. Bush.
  • When I talk to wounded veterans, I usually don’t ask them what they think the mission was. I don’t presume, because their lives are wrenching enough without the suggestion that their sacrifices may have been without meaning. Moreover, if that is so, it will become apparent to them soon enough . . . The young men and women who we’ve repeatedly put in harm’s way are paying the price for this misbegotten mission, and as long as it continues, I, like so many of our countrymen, must walk this strange line between hating the war but honoring the warrior. I don’t know how long we can keep it up. . .
  • Having a successful daily comic strip is the closest thing to tenure that popular culture offers. But it doesn’t seem to have freed up creativity any more than tenure for professors has. It’s been an open invitation for complacency.
  • America is the only country in the world where failing to publicize yourself is considered arrogant.
  • The most difficult character for me is Zonker. He’s much more of a free spirit than I am.


  • Brother-in-law of Ann Pauley.
  • Unwinds by watching bad movies with several friends in the style of MST3K.
  • Trudeau’s great-great-grandfather, James de Berty Trudeau, was a friend of John James Audubon, for whom he shot birds.
  • The walls of his studio are covered with original classic comic art — Saul Steinberg, Jeff MacNelly, George Herriman’s “Krazy Kat” and Winsor McCay’s “Little Nemo in Slumberland”.
  • He has made the cover of nine major magazines, including Time, Newsweek, Rolling Stone, and Mother Jones. In some cases his art has been on the cover itself.
  • Has an artist’s studio in the East 70’s in Manhattan.
  • Once produced a series of strips mocking the anti-abortion movement, but was pressured not to run them due to their inflammatory nature. They were later printed in The New Republic magazine.
  • Wrote the introduction to Bill Watterson’s first collection of “Calvin & Hobbes” cartoons.
  • Was once thought to be the author of the book, Primary Colors.
  • His “Doonesbury” comic strip character “Lacey Davenport” was modeled after New Jersey Congresswoman Millicent Fenwick.
  • Modeled his “Doonesbury” comic strip character “Duke” after journalist Hunter S. Thompson.
  • Was the subject of controversy over his reference to U.S. National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice as “brown sugar,” a derogatory term aimed at African American women, in the April 7, 2004 edition of his comic strip.
  • In the late 1960s, he attended Yale University along with future U.S. President George W. Bush and both served on the same dormitory social committee together. Another fellow student was ‘Lanny J. Davis (I)’.
  • Children with wife Jane Pauley: twins Ross and Rachel (born in 1983), and Thomas (born in 1986).
  • Distantly related to former Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau through a common ascendant exiled from France a few centuries ago. He made a reference to his distant cousin in his October 16, 1974 cartoon strip (the week’s theme was President Gerald Ford’s pardon for draft dodgers in Canada).
  • His comic strip “Doonesbury” was the first daily comic strip ever to win a Pulitzer Prize for Best Editorial Cartoon (1975) [Before then, the prize was given only to “single panel” editorial cartoonists].
  • He is the first major comic strip artist to put his strip on hiatus for a period of time before returning.
  • Creator, writer and artist of the comic strip “Doonesbury”.
  • Brother of journalist Michelle Trudeau.


  • Drawing prominent politicians represented by icons


Title Year Status Character
Killer App 2015 TV Movie
Alpha House TV Series written by – 21 episodes, 2013 – 2014 creator – 11 episodes, 2013 – 2014 created by – 10 episodes, 2014
Tanner on Tanner 2004 TV Series writer – 4 episodes
Tanner ’88 1988 TV Mini-Series written by – 11 episodes
Rap Master Ronnie: A Report Card 1988 TV Movie
A Doonesbury Special 1977 Short comic strip Doonesbury / screenplay
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Alpha House 2013-2014 TV Series executive producer – 21 episodes
Tanner ’88 1988 TV Mini-Series executive producer – 11 episodes
A Doonesbury Special 1977 Short producer
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A Doonesbury Special 1977 Short
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Frasier 1994 TV Series Louis
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Rap Master Ronnie: A Report Card 1988 TV Movie writer: “Rap Master Ronnie”
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Harvard Beats Yale 29-29 2008 Documentary courtesy of: Bull Tales comic stripes precursor to Doonesbury
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Harvard Beats Yale 29-29 2008 Documentary special thanks
Tall Time Tales 1992 Short thanks
We Are The World: The Story Behind The Song 1985 TV Movie documentary special thanks
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Meet the Press 2015 TV Series Himself
IMDb: What to Watch 2014 TV Series documentary Himself
The Colbert Report 2010-2013 TV Series Himself – Guest
Charlie Rose 2011 TV Series Himself – Guest
The Hour 2010 TV Series Himself
The Jane Pauley Show 2005 TV Series Himself – Audience Member
Behind the Scenes: Tanner on Tanner 2004 Video short Himself
Nightline Up Close 2002 TV Series Himself


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