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Walt Disney Net Worth was $5 Billion

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Nicknames: Walter Elias Disney, Uncle Walt, Mr. Disney

Date of birth: the 5th of December, 1901

Date of death: the 16th of December, 1966

Profession: animator, film director, film producer, voice actor

Nationality: United States of America

Source of wealth: The Walt Disney Co. 

Walt Disney used to say that the main export of America is laughter. Probably, that was the main secret of his incredible success. He sold laughter and it made him the owner of $5 billion net worth.

Mr. Disney died at a quite young age of 65 from lung cancer. Still the company, which he co-founded together with his brother Roy, remains one of the most profitable in the world. According to Forbes, the company has 185, 000 workers now and its sales are estimated as $53, 9 billion annually. Walt Disney was an incredibly talented entrepreneur, who continues making money many years after his death.

Walter Elias Disney was born in a big family. He grew up together with three brothers and a sister. From the primary school age Walt was interested in drawing. Later he earned his first money, selling his pictures to his neighbors.

After graduation from school Walt went to France, where he served as an ambulance driver. Having come back to USA, Walt started to work at City Film Ad Company. He managed to get that job with the support of his brother, Roy.

In 1923 Roy and Walt Disney created their own company, which till now remains one of the best production companies in the world. During the years of his activity Walt created new animation heroes. The most popular of them is Mickey Mouse. He also produced many incredibly famous animation films and even designed the park. Till now there are numerous Disneylands (children resort centers) in many big cities all over the world.

The enormous talent of Walt Disney was awarded not just with money, but also with many prestigious awards. Thus he received 22 Academy Awards, which is considered as record amount of honors. 

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