Meet Scott Adams, one of the world-famous caricaturists and owner of the American comic strip Dilbert. This popular cartoonist, despite having studied economics in college and an MBA degree in the same field, with several years of experience in a financial institution, where he held various positions, decided to follow what he was passionate about, and today he has a clearly defined profile in this field with many publications.
Learn more about the biography, fortune, and romantic relationships of this talented cartoonist as you read on.
Scott Adams’ Biography
Scott Adams is an American caricaturist and prolific writer born on June 8, 1959, in Windham, New York, United States of America. At his birth he was given the full name Scott Raymond Adams, his parents were Paul and Virginia Adams. Scott developed a passion for drawing comics at a very young age and began drawing his personal comics at the age of six. He mastered his passion until he went to a drawing contest at the age of eleven and won it.
He received his early education at Windham-Ashland-Jewett Central School, graduating with the highest grade in 1975, before studying economics at Hartwick College and graduating in 1979. After graduating college, he went to California to continue his education at the University of California, Berkeley, where he received an MBA in 1986.
A highly educated economist, Scott began working as a bank teller at Crocker National Bank in San Francisco. Within four months, he was robbed twice in four months as a teller at the bank. Over the years at the bank, Scott Adams has also served in various capacities as a budget analyst, programmer, commercial lender, production manager, and supervisor. He is also said to have worked for Pacific Bells in 1986, where he held numerous financial and technology roles until 1995.
After extensive experience in business and finance, Scott Adams became a full-time cartoonist and created a comic strip called Dilbert. The Dilbert was involved in the creation of cartoons in 800 newspapers in 1996, and subsequently published his first business book, “The Dilbert Principle”, which spread across the Internet.
Scott Adams continued to flourish in his field, and he made numerous national contributions as a cartoonist. He won the 1997 Comic Strip of the Year for Best Newspaper Cartoonist and the Reuben Award for Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year, presented the same year by the National Cartoonists Society. The following year he started a television series, which was later discontinued for reasons that were not published. By 2000, however, his comic strip had been published in 2,000 newspapers in 57 countries and translated into 19 different languages.
Scott Adams has made a lot of money with his career, most of it as the creator of Dilbert, with a food company, and with so many published books thanks to him. According to sources, Scott Adams has an estimated net worth of a whopping $75 million.
Girlfriend, Wife, and Children
He married Shelly Miles in 2006 and their two lovely children Savannah and Justin Miles. However, after 8 years of living together, the marriage ended in early 2014.
After the end of his first marriage, he entered 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
In addition to Scott Adams’ career as a cartoonist, he is also involved in other ventures and is known as the founder of a food company named Scott Adams Foods Inc. and co-founder of Stacey’s Café in California. Scott is also a member of the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences.
Scott is also a prolific writer and has published many books by both Dilbert and other authors, including “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 into leadership”, “Random acts of management”, “Excuse me while I wiggle”, “When did ignorance become a point of view”, “God’s Debris” and so many other books.
He also has a strong political opinion and made several remarks on numerous political issues and matters. He is said to have predicted that Donald Trump would win the Republican Party’s presidential candidacy and retire victoriously as President of the United States in 2016.