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Jean-Michel Basquiat's Net Worth as of 2024
$10 Million

Jean-Michel Basquiat was born on the 22nd December 1960, in Brooklyn, New York City USA, of Puerto Rican and Haitian ancestry, and was an artist who gained popularity first as a graffiti artist and then as a neo – expressionist. Basquiat’s paintings are still influential for various artists and often hit high prices at art auctions. He passed away in August 1988.

So just how rich was the artist? It has been estimated that the overall size of Jean-Michel Basquiat’s net worth was as much as $10 million, converted to the present day, made from his artistic endeavours during a career spanning less than 12 years.

 

Jean-Michel Basquiat Net Worth $10 Million

To begin with, Basquiat showed an uncommon interest for art from an early age, and was influenced by his mother, Matilde, to draw, paint and participate in activities related to the artistic world. In 1977, Basquiat and a friend, Al Diaz started doing graffiti on abandoned buildings in Manhattan. His signature was always the same: SAMO or SAMO shit, which generated curiosity in people, mainly by the content of his graffiti messages. In the end of 1978, the Village Voice published an article about the artist, which ended with SAMO IS DEAD, the epitaph written on the walls of buildings in SoHo, New York.

In 1978, Basquiat dropped out of school and moved to the city, earning a living by selling shirts and postcards on the street. A year later, however, Basquiat became popular within the art scene of East Village in Manhattan for his appearances on a television show. At the end of the 1970s, Basquiat formed a band called Gray, with Vincent Gallo, then and unknown musician and actor. With the set, they played in clubs like Max’s Kansas City, CBGB and the Mudd Club. Basquiat and Gallo would work on a film called “New York Beat Movie”; the film career of Basquiat also included an appearance in the video “Rapture” of the band Blondie.

Basquiat gained wider recognition in 1980 when he participated in The Times Square Show, an exhibition of various artists. In 1981, Rene Ricard – poet, cultural provocateur and art critic published an article in which he commented on the artist, which helped to catapult Basquiat’s career internationally. In consecutive years, Basquiat continued to exhibit his work in New York alongside artists such as Keith Haring and Barbara Kruger. He also held international exhibitions with the help of famous gallery owners. In 1982, Basquiat was often seen in the company of Julian Schnabel, David Salle and other curators, collectors and art experts that would later become known as the neo-expressionists. However, within a couple of years many of his friends became concerned about his drug addiction and paranoid behaviour. His net worth was well established, though.

In 1985, Basquiat was on the cover of the magazine The New York Times in an article devoted entirely to him: several international exhibitions were held all in major European capitals.
Prophetically, Basquiat died of a drug cocktail (a combination of cocaine and heroin known popularly as speedball) in his studio. After his death, a film that bore his name was released relating his biography.

Finally, in the personal life of the artist, he dated an unknown singer at the time, Madonna. Later, he met Andy Warhol, with whom he collaborated openly, and cultivated close friendship. He died on the 12th August 1988 in Manhattan, New York City.

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Dante Daniel Bonaduce was born on 13 August 1959, in Broomall, Pennsylvania USA, of Italian (father) and English (mother) descent. Danny Bonaduce is a well-known actor, TV and radio personality, wrestler and producer, perhaps still best known for his role of Danny in the popular ’70s TV series “The Partridge Family”.

So just how rich is Danny Bonaduce? Danny’s estimated net worth is now over $2.5 million dollars, accumulated over more than 40 years in various elements of the entertainment industry.

Danny Bonaduce Net Worth $2.5 Million

Danny Bonaduce rose to fame early in his life, when cast in “The Partridge Family”, in which Bonaduce, who was 11 at the time, played a bass-playing member of the family. The show was a huge success and brought the whole cast international fame. At that time, however, his personal life was far from glamorous; his co-workers noticed that Danny would often show up covered in bruises, and he confessed that he was abused by his father, script-writer and producer Joe Bonaduce. Members of the cast did their best to secure Bonaduce from his abusive family environment, but his difficult childhood and early fame eventually took its toll. The show ended in 1974 and the young actor was left with enormous amounts of money, a great start to his net worth, but no emotional stability. In the late 1980’s and early 1990’s the actor struggled with drug abuse which led to several arrests. His later addiction to alcohol was documented in the reality TV series “Breaking Bonaduce”. The cameras captured one of the most difficult period of his life, as he struggled with both alcohol and drug abuse and tried to save his marriage at the same time. Bonaduce also told his life story in his autobiography “Random Acts of Badness”, which also added to his net worth.

Luckily, the former child star managed to put his life back together, and continued to have a successful career in Hollywood. After appearing in numerous TV shows, such as “The Soup”, “I Know My Kid’s a Star” and “The Adam Carolla Show”, and then he started his own radio show. Thanks to his great sense of humour and distinct voice, he was successful on radio career in the 80’s. From 1994 to 1996 he hosted his own radio show “The Danny Bonaduce Show” on The Loop WLUP AM/FM. Later he became a host of a morning show on WKQI. Since November  2011.Bonaduce has hosted a morning talk/music show on radio station KZOK-FM in Seattle.  Radio has been the most consistent source of income for Danny, managing to maintain a reasonable net worth.

In addition to being an actor and a radio host, Bonaduce is also a semi-professional wrestler, which has also helped to increase his popularity and net worth. He has wrestled many other public personalities and professional athletes in numerous charity events, the majority of which ended in Bonaduce’s triumph. He was also a part of the “Hulk Hogan’s Celebrity Championship Wrestling” show.

In his persoanl life, Danny Bonaduce has been married three times, firstly to Setsuko Hattori(1985-88) and then to  Gretchen Hillmer(1990-2007) with whom he has two children. Their complicated marriage was well documented on “Breaking Bonaduce”. He started dating his third wife Amy Railsback in 2007, and the couple married in November 2010. Bonaduce has admitted more than once that marriage has helped him to quit booze, and completely changed his life.

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Robert Kirkman was born on 30 November 1978, in Richmond, Kentucky USA. He is perhaps most widely recognized as the creator of “The Walking Dead”, both the comic series and some of the episodes of the famous horror TV series adaptation.

So how rich exactly is Robert Kirkman? Sources estimate his current net worth to be $20 million, most of his wealth being accumulated through his work as a comic book author, plus being one of the writers of the episodes of TV series “The Walking Dead” has also significantly raised his net worth.

Robert Kirkman Net Worth $20 Million

Robert Kirkman wrote his first successful comic book entitled “Battle Pope” in 2000 with the help of artist Tony Moore. It was a parody of the superhero genre mixed with Biblical symbolism and dark humor. Despite its controversial themes, the comic book ran successfully and in 2005 was reprinted by “Image Comics” in color and in 2008 “Battle Pope” became an animated series on “Spike” TV channel.

The second successful Kirkman’s project was a story about a superhero entitled “Invincible” which he created in 2003 with artist Cory Walker. In the same year he released another comic which raised Kirkman’s success and net worth to a whole new level. There were some problems when Kirkman tried to publish the first issues of “The Walking Dead” as zombies weren’t seen as something that audiences might enjoy. However, Robert managed to sell the first issue and the comic gained instant popularity. In 2010, “The Walking Dead” won the Eisner Award in the category of “Best Continuing series”. In the same year, the first episode of “The Walking Dead” apocalyptic horror TV series adaptation was released on AMC. Not surprisingly, Kirkman was chosen to work as one of the writers for the episodes of this show. In addition, as show gained increasing popularity, Kirkman has published three non-graphic novels of “The Walking Dead”, which were entitled “The Walking Dead: Rise of the Governor” (in 2011), “The Walking Dead: The Road to Woodbury” (in 2012) and “The Walking Dead: The Fall of the Governor” (in 2013). Currently, Kirkman is one of the co-authors to the spin-off horror TV show “Fear The Walking Dead” which should be released in the summer of 2015.

In 2004, Kirkman started working for one of the biggest comic book publishing companies Marvel Comics, which also boosted Kirkman’s already impressive net worth. Kirkman is known for working on such popular comic book titles as “Avengers Disassembled”, “Jubilee”, “Fantastic Four”, “Ultimate X-Men”, “Marvel Team-Up” and “Irredeemable Ant-Man”. However, in 2008, Kirkman ended his associations with Marvel Comics and became one of the partners of Image Comics. Currently, Kirkman is working on a science fiction feature film entitled “AIR”, which is scheduled to be released in 2015 and will be the first film produced by Robert Kirkman.

In his personal life, Robert Kirkman is married and has two children, one of whom is named Peter Parker, after the famous superhero Spider-Man.

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