Jeff Kinney’s Net Worth

Author Jeff Kinney is the writer of the best-selling series The Dairy of a Wimpy Kid series. That series has made Kinney a beloved author and his novels have sold millions of copies is no surprise that Kinney has made millions as a result which is why we wanted to know what Jeff Kinney’s net worth is.

How The Dairy of a Wimpy Kid Came About

Jeff Kinney The Dairy of a Wimpy Kid
Jeff Kinney’s Net Worh

The idea for The Dairy of a Wimpy Kid was first brought in January 1998. It wouldn’t be until 2004 when Kinney released an online version. In 2006, Kinney signed with publisher Harry N. Abrams, Inc. to make Dairy of a Wimpy Kid into a print series. That proved to be a good move for Kinney as the book became an instant best seller.

The online version saw around 20 million views in 2007 and fans were asking for physical copies. That was what Kinney did next as the novel was published in April 2007. That has helped Kinney named as one of The World’s Most Influential People by TIME from 2010-2012, and 2014-2015. The series won the Nickelodeon Kids Choice Award for Favorite Book in 2016.

Jeff Kinney’s Net Worth

Jeff Kinney’s net worth is $70 Million and he is making about $23 Million Per Year. He has sold over 150 million book sold and a movie was made of The Dairy of a Wimpy Kid in 2010. Kinney is still selling millions of books every year so expect that net worth to keep going up as well as his annual income.  


The Dairy of a Wimpy Kid has been a major hit and has made Kinney a wealthy man as a result. Even in college, Kinney believed in his idea about a wimpy kid named Gregg and changed majors so he could keep writing. With dedication like that, Kinney has earned everything that he has achieved since then!

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