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Jim Davis – £643 million

Jim Davis – Top ten earning authors
Jim Davis – Top ten earning authors

Jim Davis is a much loved American cartoonist who has created a number of famous comic strips but his most famous by far is the lovable character Garfield.

The Garfield strip made its debut on June 19, 1978 in an impressive 41 U.S. newspapers!

Garfield is now “The Most Widely Syndicated Comic Strip in the World.” according to the Guinness World Records™. Jim Davis has received many awards for both his comic strips and the cartoons that resulted.