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Shepard Fairey Net Worth

Shepard Fairey Net Worth is
$15 Million

Shepard Fairey Biography

Frank Shepard Fairey was born on 15 February 1970, in Charleston, South Carolina, USA. He is a street artist, illustrator, graphic designer, and activist who first came to prominence for his “Andre the Giant Has a Posse” sticker campaign.

So how rich is Shepard Fairey? He has an estimated net worth of $15 million, which he has amassed from his sticker and poster designs.

Shepard Fairey Net Worth $15 Million

Fairey is the son of Strait, a doctor, and Charlotte, a realtor. He went to Wando High School, which at the time started taking an interest in street art. He then attended Idyllwild Arts Academy in California and eventually the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), where Fairey came up with “Andre the Giant Has a Posse” sticker campaign, in which he drew wrestler and actor Andre the Giant along with titled text. He later modified the message to “OBEY”, which was intended to make people question their surroundings. The “OBEY” campaign gained attention and was displayed on various campuses in the US. Shepard then graduated with a degree in Fine Arts in 1992., and started a printing business named Alternate Graphics which sold t-shirt and sticker art using silkscreens. He was also a co-founder of design studio BLK/MRKT Inc., which listed Pepsi, Hasbro and Netscape among their clients from 1997-2003. In 2003, he and his wife built the Studio Number One design agency, which was responsible for the album artwork of Black Eyed Pea’s Monkey Business as well as the movie poster for “Walk the Line”. His net worth was growing steadily.

In 2008, Fairey designed a series of posters in support of Barack Obama’s presidential campaign, which consisted of a stylized picture of the then-senator with words such as “PROGRESS,” “VOTE,” “CHANGE” and “VOTE” at the bottom. He then released a new version with the word “Hope”, which became Fairey’s most iconic poster. The Obama campaign used this poster along with the two variants “CHANGE” and “VOTE”. Fairey received a letter from Obama himself to thank him for his support and contribution to the campaign. He also created a similar image of Obama which became a cover for Time magazine’s 2008 Person of the Year. His net worth was still growing.

The success of his “HOPE” poster also brought forth several lawsuits from  of the Associated Press. Fairey was charged with using a copyrighted photo of Obama taken by Garcia without a license. Although his legal team built him a good defense, he destroyed evidence on his computer leading his team to cease from representing him. He took the blame for destroying the evidence and was sentenced to 300 hours of community service, two years of probation and a fine of $25,000.

Since then, he has been involved in several political and humanitarian organizations such as RUSH Philanthropic Arts Foundation, David Lynch Foundation for Consciousness-Based Education and World Peace (DLF), and LA Fund for Education to name a few. He has been helping raise funds for these organizations through his artwork. He is currently enjoying a successful career in graphic design, and is also known to DJ in many clubs in LA.

In his personal life, Fairey is married to Amanda and has two daughters. They are currently living in Los Feliz, Los Angeles.

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Quick Facts

Full NameShepard Fairey
Net Worth$15 Million
Date Of BirthFebruary 15, 1970
Place Of BirthCharleston, South Carolina, United States
ProfessionGraphic Designer, Artist, Designer, Contemporary artist, Illustrator, Visual Artist
EducationRhode Island School of Design, Porter-Gaud School, Idyllwild Arts Foundation, Wando High School
NationalityUnited States of America
SpouseAmanda Fairey
ChildrenVivienne Fairey, Madeline Fairey
ParentsStrait Fairey, Charlotte Fairey
NicknamesFrank Shepard Fairey , DJ Diabetic , Shep Fairy
Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/ObeyGiant
Twitterhttp://www.twitter.com/obeygiant
Google+http://plus.google.com/+ShepardFairey
Instagramhttp://www.instagram.com/obeygiant
Wikipediahttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shepard_Fairey
MoviesBeautiful Losers, POPaganda


Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Creator of the Obama "Hope" Poster, which had become a popular cultural trend.


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Filmography

Art Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
This Is the End2013artwork: "Obey Giant"
Occupy Los Angeles2012Documentary additional art: street & poster
Revolutions2011Documentary stencil artist
N.A.S.A.: The Spirit of Apollo2010Documentary artist: "Money" sequence
Exit Through the Gift Shop2010Documentary art - uncredited
The Henry Rollins Show2006TV Series artist
Guitar Hero2005Video Game poster artist - as Shep Fairy
Walk the Line2005poster artist
Jail Bait2004Short graphic designer
Scratch2001Documentary web graphic designer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Rebel Music2014Documentary executive producer post-production
This Changes Everything2015Documentary executive producer
Rebel MusicTV Series documentary executive producer - 7 episodes, 2013 - 2015 associate producer - 1 episode, 2015

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Forever2015/IIposter artist
22 Jump Street2014courtesy of: Obey poster
Led Zeppelin: Celebration Day2012Documentary design
Superheavy2012Documentary superheavy album artwork and design

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Timebomb: Anti-Propaganda of the Artists at Elysian2014Documentary short live music
Revolutions2011Documentary as DJ Diabetic

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Portlandia2015TV SeriesShepard F.

Animation Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Let Fury Have the Hour2012Documentary original artwork

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
I'm Still Here2010/Ispecial thanks
Exit Through the Gift Shop2010Documentary thanks
Fast Food Nation2006special thanks: Obey Giant Art, Inc.

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Untitled Moby Documentary2017Documentary filming
Carlos in Wonderland2017Documentary post-productionHimself
Tipping Point2013Documentary short post-productionHimself
The Art of Elysium: Heaven on EarthDocumentary filmingHimself
The Colossus of Destiny: A Melvins Tale2016Documentary
PoliticKING with Larry King2016TV SeriesHimself - guest
Le petit journal2016TV SeriesHimself
73 Questions2016TV Series documentary shortHimself
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert2015TV SeriesHimself - Artist
David Choe: High Risk2015DocumentaryHimself
The Deepest Depths of the Burrow2015DocumentaryHimself
Brand: A Second Coming2015DocumentaryHimself
Q N' A with Mikki and Shay2014TV SeriesHimself
Stick 'Em Up! Reloaded2014DocumentaryHimself
Obey the Artist2014Documentary shortHimself
Timebomb: Anti-Propaganda of the Artists at Elysian2014Documentary short
Post New Bills: The Story of Green Patriot Posters2014Documentary shortHimself
A Beautiful Fucking Experience2013DocumentaryHimself
A Stroll Through the Park: An Asbury Symphony2013Documentary shortAs Himself
#Publicworks2012Documentary short
Art as a Weapon2012DocumentaryHimself
Let Fury Have the Hour2012DocumentaryHimself
Brand X with Russell Brand2012TV SeriesHimself
All in for the 99%2012ShortHimself
Kony 20122012Documentary shortHimself
The Simpsons2012TV SeriesHimself
Bones Brigade: An Autobiography2012DocumentaryHimself
Superheavy2012DocumentaryHimself
Life Remote Control2011DocumentaryHimself
Revolutions2011DocumentaryDJ Diabetic
Vigilante Vigilante: The Battle for Expression2011DocumentaryHimself
Outside In: The Story of Art in the Streets2011Documentary shortHimself - Artist
Art in the Streets2011TV Series documentaryHimself
Tim Hussey: Running by Sight - A Visual Artist's Journey2010DocumentaryShepardsFairey
The Colbert Report2009-2010TV SeriesHimself
Tribal Beyond the Four: 20 Years of Music Art and Brotherhood2010Video documentaryHimself
Exit Through the Gift Shop2010DocumentaryHimself
Teenage Paparazzo2010DocumentaryHimself / Contributer
Installing Love2010ShortHimself
Manifest Hope: DC2009Documentary short
New Brow: Contemporary Underground Art2009DocumentaryHimself
Abraham Obama2009DocumentaryHimself
Allez à L.A.!2008TV Series documentaryHimself
Dirty Hands: The Art and Crimes of David Choe2008DocumentaryHimself
Spread TV2008TV SeriesHimself
Beautiful Losers2008DocumentaryHimself
Bomb It2007DocumentaryHimself
Silenci?2006TV SeriesHimself
Popaganda: The Art and Crimes of Ron English2005DocumentaryHimself
Public Discourse2003DocumentaryHimself (as obey)
Stoked: The Rise and Fall of Gator2002DocumentaryHimself
André the Giant Has a Posse1997Documentary shortHimself
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