Professional for over 24 years, the American-born actor, animator & filmmaker Seth MacFarlane received lots of love, support, and of course, millions of dollars after creating the animated sitcom Family Guy (1999- present). Moreover, MacFarlane's success as the creator of the sci-fi comedy-drama The Orville (2017- present), earned him additional revenue. As of 2019, he owns the net worth of $300 million.
Beginning with a payroll of $5 per week for his comic 'Walter Crouton', the Primetime Emmy Award-winning personality swims in the pool of millions meanwhile & on-going merch sales & syndication earnings are likely to sky-rocket his fortune in the coming days.
Net Worth Rise To Multi-Million: How He Became A Millionaire?
Born & raised in a middle-class family, the Rhode Island School of Design graduate got his first job at Hanna-Barbera & wrote the content of The Life of Larry and its sequel Larry & Steve.
After a successful venture in King of the Hill (1997), Seth got stint to work for Fox & to produce an animated show, that led to the creation of Family Guy in 1999.
Despite the fact that the animated prime time shows had a budget of $1 million at that time, Seth MacFarlane was offered only $50,000 by Fox.
The sitcom Family Guy later proved to be a commercial hit, the value of the franchise being $1 billion in 2008 & is estimated to be $2 billion meanwhile.
Indeed with such success, the creator of Family Guy, Seth MacFarlane, grabbed a handful of fortune. In early 2015, as per The Richest, MacFarlane was worth $194 million.
According to Celebrity Net Worth, the 46-year-old animator owns the net worth of $300 million as of November 2019.
In addition to Family Guy, the American millionaire made chunks of money as the creator of The Orville (2017- present) and as co-creator of American Dad! (2005- present) and The Cleveland Show (2009- 2013).
Without a doubt, Seth has set himself an exemplary figure of Animation business among other personalities like Trey Parker & Matt Stone ('South Park' co-creators) and Matt Groening ('The Simpsons' creator).
How Much Salary Seth MacFarlane Earns From 'Family Guy'?
Reportedly, since the Family Guy began to gather substantial fame & ad revenues by the early 2000s, Seth MacFarlane was paid $2 million between 2005 to 2008.
Later, on May 4, 2008, the American animation creator inked a 5-year deal worth $100 million with Fox to air 'Family Guy,' earning him $20 million per year. It made him the world's highest-paid TV writer.
Moreover, Seth royalties in DVD or merchandise sales allegedly earns him an additional $20 million per year.
In fact, as the voice actor in the Family Guy, MacFarlane get hands in the paycheck of between $175,000- $225,000, alongside other voice contributors including Alex Borstein, Mila Kunis, Seth Green, and Mike Henry.
Did you know? In 2009, MacFarlane stated that a cost to produce each episode of 'Family Guy' costs $2 million.
Other TV Ventures
In 2005, Seth MacFarlane gave voice in the direct-to-DVD movie Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story, based in the Family Guy fictional universe. The film sold about 3.5 million copies & gathered a total of $80 million.
Well, the American actor also wrote & directed the movies:
'Family Guy' Is A Billion Dollars Franchise: Its Revenue
With its debut on January 31, 1999, the 'Family Guy' gathering 22 million views through the pilot, the animated series till now totals 18 seasons & a total of 337 episodes.
Also, the highest-rated show of Cartoon Network with 200% viewership in 2002, the 'Family Guy' apart from syndication, made millions of sales through DVDs, aiding in the growth of the franchise.
Reportedly, Fox's syndicated show made $1 billion in 2008, including $400 million from syndication deals, $400 million from DVD sales, and $200 million in merchandise sales.
Well, Family Guy-related toys and items Wal-Mart and Target make $100 million in revenue per year. Reportedly, a single episode of 'Family Guy' is sold for $2 million.
The new episodes of the series charge $200,000 for a single 30-second commercial & record $500 million a year through ad revenue.
Ownership Of Real Estate Empire: How Lavish Is Seth's Lifestyle?
Currently, the American actor & animator resides in his main residence in the Mediterranean-influenced mansion in Beverly Hills, California, bought in 2008 for $13.5 million.
On November 26, 2019, Seth MacFarlane unloaded $15.7 million to buy a 1980s modern home spread on 6,904 square feet in Malibu, California.
The house featuring five bedrooms & 6 bathrooms was formerly owned by Cindy Landon, the widow of Little House on the Prairie actor Michael Landon; she had paid $7.5 million for the property in late 2015.
Surely, as a multi-millionaire personality, Seth lives a lavish lifestyle & owns a collection of expensive assets.
Sources report that he drives luxurious cars like Bentley, BMW, Maserati, Ford Mustang, Tesla, and Land Rover.
Active Charity Worker
Seth MacFarlane is active in charity works & support causes like cancer, abuse & adoption. An avid gay rights supporter, MacFarlane, has associations with Alliance For Children's Rights, Los Angeles Police Memorial Foundation, A Place Called Home, Ocena, and Stand Up To Cancer.
In 2018, the Family Guy creator donated $2 million to NPR charity and $500,000 o Los Angeles’ NPR membership station, KPCC.
Also, the supporter of the Democratic Party, Seth, has donated over $200,000 to many campaigns, including the 2008 presidential campaign of Barack Obama.