Meet Scott Adams, one the world’s famous cartoonist and the owner of Dilbert, an American comic strip. This popular cartoonist in spite studying Economics in college as well as having an MBA in the same course with a number of years experience in a financial institution where he served in various capacities decided to follow what he was passionate about and today he has a well-defined profile in the field with many publications to his credit.
Learn more about this talented cartoonist’s bio, net worth, and his romantic relationships as you read on.
Scott Adams’ Biography
Scott Adams is an American cartoonist and a prolific writer who was born on the 8th of June 1959 on in Windham, New York, United States of America. He was given the full name Scott Raymond Adams at birth and his parents were Paul and Virginia Adams. From a very young age, Scott developed a passion for drawing comics and started drawing his personal comics when he was just six years old. He kept mastering his passion until when he was eleven that he went for a drawing competition and won.
He had his early education at Windham-Ashland-Jewett Central School, where he graduated with the highest grade in 1975, before proceeding to the Hartwick College to study Economics and subsequently graduated in 1979. Upon graduation from college, he went to California to further his education at the University of California, Berkeley where he received an MBA in 1986.
As a well trained Economist, Scott began to work at the Crocker National Bank in San Francisco as a teller in the bank. He was robbed on two occasions within four months as the teller in the bank. Over the years with the bank, Scott Adams has also served in various capacities as the budget analyst, programmer, commercial lender, production manager, and supervisor. He is also said to have worked for Pacific Bells in 1986 where he handled numerous jobs pertaining to finance and technology till 1995.
Life As A Cartoonist
After vast experience in the field of economics and finance, Scott Adams ventured into creating cartoons fulltime and he created a comic strip called Dilbert. The Dilbert was involved in creating cartoons in 800 newspapers in 1996 and subsequently, he published his first business book ‘The Dilbert Principle’ which went viral.
Scott Adams continued to blossom in his field and he has made numerous national contributions as a cartoonist. He won the Best Newspapers Comic Strip of the year 1997 as well as the Reuben Award for Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year that same year given by the National Cartoonists Society. In the following year, he started a television series which was later halted for reasons that were not made public. However, by the year 2000, his comic strip was already in 2,000 Newspapers across 57 countries and has been translated into 19 different languages.
Scott Adams has made a lot of money from his career, with most of it coming from being the creator of Dilbert, having a food company, and having so many books published to his credit. According to sources, Scott has an estimated net worth of a whopping $75 million.
Girlfriend, Wife, and Children
He got married to Shelly Miles in 2006 and the couple two lovely kids Savannah and Justin Miles. However, after 8 years of being together, the marriage ended at the beginning of 2014.
After his first marriage ended, he got into a new relationship in 2016 with Kristina Basham, an American Instagram model, pianist, and violinist, who also has two children from her previous marriage.
Others Facts About Scott Adams
Aside from Scott Adam’s Cartoonist Career, he is also into other ventures and he is known as the founded a food company which he named Scott Adams Foods Inc. as well as a co-founder of the Stacey’s Café in California. Added to that, Scott is a member of the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences.
In annexation, Scott is a prolific writer, and he has published so many books both Dilbert and non-Dilbert publications which include “How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big: Kind of the Story of My Life“, “Win Bigly: Persuasion in a World Where Facts Don’t Matter“, “Don’t Step in the Leadership“, “Random Acts of Management“, “Excuse Me While I Wag“, “When Did Ignorance Become a Point of View?“, “God’s Debris“, and so many other books.
He also has a strong political view and he made several comments on numerous political issues and affairs. He is said to have predicted that Donald Trump will win the Republican Party Presidential nomination and will emerge victorious as America’s President back in 2016.