General Facts and Figures
- Name: Stanley Martin Lieber
- Net Worth: $50 Million
- Occupation: Comic book writer, Editor, Publisher, Producer
- Date of Birth: December 28, 1922 – November 12, 2018
- Place of Birth: Manhattan, New York
- Zodiac: Capricorn
- Spouse: Joan Boocock Lee
- Social: Instagram
Early Life and Education
Stan Martin Lieber, also known as Stan Lee, was famous for creating superhero/comic characters featured on big screen films such as Superman, Batman, and Spiderman.
He founded iconic comic book characters like Fantastic Four, Thor, The Hulk, and Iron Man.
To add on, Stan was a renowned publisher, editor, producer, and entrepreneur with a $50 million net worth.
His inspiration came from reading books and “heroic” movies done by Errol Flynn.
Stan Lee grew passionate about writing when he was a youth. He aspired to one day write “A Great American Novel” that would significantly impact the world.
After completing his high school education at Dewitt Clinton high school, he became part of the WPA Federal Theatre Project.
Career and Net Worth
In his youthful years, Stan did several contract jobs as a youth to make ends meet.
He wrote for obituaries and news presses, sold Newspapers’ subscriptions, and did sandwich deliveries.
His career began progressing after his uncle, Robbie Solomon, helped him land a job at Martin Goodman’s publishing company. He got hired as an assistant in the Timely Comics division.
In the 1960s, The Timely Comics changed to Marvel Comics, and Stan Lee became an editor of the company.
Through Stan Lee’s hard work and persistent efforts, Marvel Comics revived the Superhero brand in the film industry.
Movies produced from characters created by Lee began to earn over $25 billion in box office revenue globally.
Walt Disney later bought the company for $4 billion. He agreed with the latter to pay him a $1 million salary.
For his stunning contribution to Marvel Comics, Stan was awarded The Jack Kirby (1995) and The Will Eisner Hall of Fames (1994).
Stan also contributed to charity works through the Stan Lee Foundation he established in 2010. The foundation supports Arts, Education, and Literacy.
10 Expensive Things That Stan Lee Owned Before They Were Sol
10. House in Hollywood Hills
This large mansion is over 5,285 square feet and is in the prestigious Hollywood Hills. It is in a gated area and has its own movie theater.
Stan Lee bought this property in 2015, right after selling his previous Los Angeles home for $2.8 million.
The house has four bedrooms, seven bathrooms, and a kitchen that has been remodeled. The bright red doors lead to a large entry, wide hallways, and a formal dining room.
The home is right above the famous Sunset Strip area of Los Angeles and has a pool, spa, and patio outside.
9. Audi S8
This was Stan Lee’s everyday car in his later years before he died in November 2018. It is new, fast, and costs about $127,000.
This car has a small 4.0-liter V-8 engine with two turbochargers that make 605 horsepower and 517 pound-feet of torque.
It only takes 3.8 seconds to go from 0 to 60 mph (100 km/h), and its top speed is 190 mph (305 km/h). It also has 8-speed transmission.
Inside is a three-spoke steering wheel, a center console with ambient lighting in the side pockets, and LED lighting in the front cup holders.
The center console also has a large infotainment screen with built-in navigation controls.
8. A group of comic books
Stan Lee’s collection is now considered one of the most extensive and expensive in the world. It could almost be called “priceless.”
Some of the star’s works went on sale recently. One comic, The Amazing Fantasy #15 Spider-Man, published in August 1962 and signed and written by Stan Lee, is thought to be worth $50,000.
Many of the other comic books in the collection, which is thought to have between 32,000 and 34,000 books, are each worth between $3,000 and $4,000.
Some are first editions, and some are limited editions. Collectors think that hardback copies are worth more.
7. Mercedes SEL WI26
Stan Lee liked classic cars a lot, and Mercedes-Benz, between 1979 and 1992, made his Mercedes SEL WI26.
When it came out in September 1979 to replace the W116 line, the W126 was the second generation to be called “special class,” which is a very prestigious name.
The car has a straight-six, 5.5-liter V8 engine and many safety features, such as airbags, traction control, and seat belts, that were new at the time.
Courtesy lights are installed on the bottom of the doors. A fully automatic climate control system can be added as an option, and the eight-way powered, two-stage heated front seats made this one of Stan Lee’s most technologically advanced cars when he bought it.
The car could go from 0 to 100 km/h (0 to 62 mph) in 7.6 seconds. Its top speed was 228 km/h (142 mph).
6. Ferrari 308 GTS
The Italian company Ferrari made this two-seater sports car from 1975 to 1985. It has a 2.9 L Tipo F106 AB V8 engine.
His version of the car had alloy wheels with five spokes and a diameter of 16 inches. It also had a sports exhaust system, high compression pistons, and a high lift camshaft.
You can expect to pay anywhere from $60,000 to $150,000 for one of these cars today, depending on how good it is.
For those who are interested in history, the 308 became famous because of the T.V. show Magnum, P.I., and it was also in the 1981 movie Cannonball Run.
5. Chevrolet Camerro 1967
We’ve already talked about the fastest cars in Stan Lee’s collection. Now, we’ll talk about one of the most well-known, which is the 1967 Chevrolet Camero.
When it came out on September 29, 1966, for the 1967 model year, this car could be bought with either a straight-6 or V8 engine that was 5 liters in size.
From 1967 to 1969, almost all Camaros were made in Ohio and California, but a few were also made in the Philippines, Belgium, Switzerland, Venezuela, and Peru.
The Camarro line of cars became well-known because of movies like “The Gumball Rally” in 1976 and “Charlie’s Angels” in 2000.
More recently, the near cars have been in movies like the Transformers series and 2 Fast 2 Furious. The 1967 cars are thought to be worth about $167,000 today.
4. Dodge Challenger
The Challenger was one of two Chrysler E-body cars. The other was the Plymouth Barracuda, which came out in the fall of 1969 for the 1970 model year.
The car was a late response to the Ford Mustang, which came out in April 1964 and is now known as one of the best classic American muscle cars.
One 2012 Dodge Challenger was changed to look like Stan Lee’s character “The Punisher.” Lee, Tim Duncan, and Mike Choi all signed it with a big “punisher” symbol on the front.
Stan Lee’s version can go as fast as 211 km/h (131 mph), takes 5.1 seconds from 0 to 100 km/h, and has a 4-speed manual transmission and rear-wheel drive.
3. Los Angeles Mansion
Stan Lee sold this big house on the west coast in 2016 for about $3.23 million. It was the second of his vast homes on the west coast.
This house was 5,000 square feet and had 5 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, a family room, and a kitchen with lots of natural light.
The house also had a garden patio, a butler’s pantry, vaulted ceilings in the dining room, a large living room, and a guest suite with its own bathroom.
Outside, there is a place to relax with a big heated swimming pool. You can get to this area through the large bay windows, which are separated from the rest of the house by several large green hedges.
2. BMW 507
From 1956 to 1959, BMW made them. Only 252 BMW 507s were made, making it one of the rarest cars Stan Lee owned.
Max Hoffman, an American car importer, came up with the idea for these cars. Behind the back seats, there was a 110-liter aluminum fuel tank.
The car could go from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 11.1, and it could go as fast as 122 mph. At the time, it cost about $10,500.
On the market today, a BMW 507 costs an average of $900,000 because there are only 202 left. One BMW 507 sold at an auction in London in October 2007 for $904,000.
1. Pow! Fun and Games
Gill Champion, Arthur Lieberman, and Stan Lee started the company in 2001, and its headquarters were at the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer building in Santa Monica, California.
The company was involved in many different things, like a superhero show with Ringo Starr and a villain who fought Hugh Hefner and his friends.
The Walt Disney Company’s Catalyst Investments bought a 10% stake in POW! for $2.5 million on December 31, 2009. This was the same day that it bought all of Marvel Entertainment.
Stan Lee’s Lucky Man was picked up by Sky1 in March 2015 to be turned into a one-hour, 10-episode show. This would be his first U.K. drama series and a POW! Co-production with Carnival Films.
Camsing International Holding bought POW! in May of this year. Shane Duffy, who was the vice president of Camsing USA, was named CEO. Gill Champion stayed on as president.
Stan Lee married Joan Clayton Boocock in December 1947 and had two daughters.
He sadly passed on on November 12, 2018, following respiratory complications caused by aspiration pneumonia. His wife had died earlier on July 6, 2017, due to a stroke.