About Eric Carle
It has been reported that the current estimate of Eric Carle net worth is as much as 60 million dollars, which he has accumulated mostly because of his career as an author. He has written a lot of books for kids, which have become popular everywhere in the world. In addition to being a writer, Eric Carle is an illustrator and designer. Therefore, these occupations have also added up a lot of revenues to the current amount of Eric Carle net worth.
His most famous book is considered to be “The Very Hungry Caterpillar”, which is composed mostly of pictures and only a few words. The book has been translated in more than 60 languages. In addition, more than 44 million copies of it have been sold in the whole world and thus, these sales have also increased the current size of Eric Carle net worth. The book was published in 1969.
Since that time, Eric Carle has illustrated over 70 books. He also wrote a bigger part of these books. More than 138 million copies of these books have been sold. Thus, Eric Carle is considered as one of the highest-selling children books authors. In 2003, because of his contribution to children’s literature, he was awarded the biennial Laura Ingalls Wilder Award.
In 2010, because of his work as a children’s books illustrator, he was nominated for the biennial, international Hans Christian Andersen Award. Thus, his writing career has been acknowledged and awarded, as well, in addition to increasing the current sum of Eric Carle net worth.
He was born in 1929 in Syracuse, New York. When he was six years old, he moved to Germany with his family. There, he attended the State Academy of Fine Arts in Stuttgart. In 1952, Eric Carle moved back to New York. There, he found a job as a graphic designer for The New York Times. Before he focused on his career as a writer, Eric Carle joined the US Army during the Korean War. When his service was finished, he came back to his work at The New York Times. After some time, Eric Carle was hired as the art director of an advertising agency.
Eric Carle was noticed by author Bill Martin, Jr., who saw his illustration of a red lobster and asked him to work on a new book. Eric Carle’s career began with the release of the book called “Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?”, which was published in 1967 by Henry Holt & Co. Then, Eric Carle began to write and illustrate his own books. The first two books, on which he worked as both an author and illustrator, became the previously mentioned “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” and “1, 2, 3 to the Zoo”. Thus, this career has made him recognized in the whole world and also added up to the total estimate of Eric Carle net worth, which today makes him one of the wealthiest children books authors and illustrators.