Walt Disney

By: Ronnie Mayer

Who was he and what is he famous for?

Walt Disney started The Walt Disney Company. Producing motion pictures, movies, TV shows, toys, and more. Disney was a cartoon artist, and he creates the cartoon character, Mickey Mouse.

The history of his life...

Walt Disney was born on December 5th 1901 to Elias and Flora Call Disney. Disney had many jobs. Some of them are: Selling snacks to travelers on a train, being a handyman in his dad's shop, drawing for a commercial art studio,working at the Kansas City Slide Company, and with his brother, starting the Disney Brothers Cartoon Studio (later Walt Disney Company).

His net worth

When Walt Disney died, his net worth was approximately $5 billion.If he was alive today, his net worth would be approximately $38 billion.

What is his company doing now?

The Walt Disney Company is in charge of Disney World, Disney Land, all of Walt Disney's movies, all Walt Disney products (toys, clothes...), and more.

Philanthropy

The Walt Disney Foundation made a $1 million donation to UNICEF.

Fun Facts

  • Walt Disney started his cartoon career drawing on his neighbor's horses.
  • Mickey Mouse's original name is "Mortimer"
  • Walt Disney's first cartoon character was Oswald the Lucky Rabbit.
  • Walt Disney never went to college, nor receive a degree.