Walt Disney

By: Cami Skop and Mya Kirkman

Who is Walt Disney?

Walt Disney is an entrepreneur, cartoonist, animator, voice actor, and film producer. He was also a newspaper artist.

History

Walt Disney was born on December 5,1901 in Chicago. His full name is Walter Elias Disney. His parents are Mr. Elias and Mrs. Flora Call Disney. His four siblings are Roy, Herbert, Raymond, and Ruth. Walt attended Kansas Art Institute. When he was in high school, he attended art classes after school. Then at age 16 Disney dropped out of school to join the army, but was rejected and went to France to become an ambulance driver. He then signed with a TV company who loved his work so much they started giving him airtime for full length films.

Networth

Disney's net worth is $5 billion.

What are They Doing Now?

Disney died from lung cancer on December 15, 1966, but his company is still in business.

Philanthropy

Disney donated 1 million dollars to UNCF and 1 million to the Hispanic Scholarship Fund.

Fun Facts

He has his own producing company called DreamWorks.

Some of Disney’s most popular films include: Finding Nemo, The Incredibles, The Little Mermaid, The Lion King, Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, Mary Poppins, Mulan, Pinocchio, Tarzan, 101 Dalmatians, Dumbo, Peter Pan, and Cinderella.

Disney also has parks across the globe.

Quote

"Laughter is timeless, imagination has no end, and dreams are forever"

"All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them"

"Growing old is mandatory, but growing up is optional"

"If you can dream it you can do it"