Jim Henson Net worth $105 million
Jim Henson Net Worth: Jim Henson was an American puppeteer, screenwriter, film director, and producer who had a net worth of $100 million at the time of his death in 1990. Henson is perhaps best known as the creator of “The Muppets” and “Fraggle Rock.” He also directed notable films such as “The Dark Crystal” and “Labyrinth.”
Henson began his journey as a puppeteer during his high school years, and by the time he was in college, he was creating his first TV programs. After graduating, Henson started producing advertisements and experimental films before founding Muppets, Inc. (later renamed The Jim Henson Company).
By the late 60s, Jim was closely involved with the production of the legendary childrens’ series “Sesame Street.” Eager to branch out, Henson also collaborated with “Saturday Night Live.” Striking a balance between children’s programming and more mature comedy, Henson also started producing “The Muppet Show” in the mid-70s. Many of the characters in this series remain some of the most enduring pop-culture icons to this day.
Over the course of his career, Henson became well-known for his philanthropic activities, and he also won a number of awards – including two Emmys. In 1990, Jim passed away at the relatively young age of 53. Next year, he was posthumously given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.