Jeff Kinney
Jeff Kinney

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Name: Jeff Kinney
Occupation: Children's Author
Gender: Male
Birth Day: February 19, 1971
Age: 51
Birth Place: Fort Washington, United States
Zodiac Sign: Pisces

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Jeff Kinney

Jeff Kinney was born on February 19, 1971 in Fort Washington, United States (51 years old). Jeff Kinney is a Children's Author, zodiac sign: Pisces. Find out Jeff Kinneynet worth 2020, salary 2020 detail bellow.


His Diary of a Wimpy Kid series has sold over 50 million copies worldwide. 

Net Worth

Net Worth 2020

$70 Million

Salary 2020

$23 Million Per Year

Before Fame

He created Igdoof, a comic strip that ran in a college newspaper, while he was attending the University of Maryland in the 1990s. He' also worked throughout his adulthood as an online game writer and designer.

Biography Timeline


Kinney was born and raised in Fort Washington, Maryland. Kinney attended Potomac Landing Elementary School and later Bishop McNamara High School, where he graduated from in 1989. He has an older brother and sister, and a younger brother. He attended the University of Maryland, College Park in the early 1990s. It was in college that Kinney created a popular comic strip, Igdoof, which ran in the school newspaper, The Diamondback.


In January 1998, Kinney brought up the idea of a middle-school weakling named Greg Heffley, who writes illustrated stories about his personal life. In May 2004, FunBrain and Jeff Kinney released an online version of the story, titled Diary of a Wimpy Kid. The website made daily entries until June 2005. He worked on his book for almost eight years, before showing it to a publisher in New York.


On December 14, 2003, Jeff Kinney married Julie Kinney. They have two sons together, Will and Grant. Kinney attended Bishop McNamara High School in Forestville, Maryland. Kinney graduated from the University of Maryland in 1993, originally majoring in computer science but switched to criminal justice in order to have more time to work on his comic, Igdoof. He currently lives in Plainville, Massachusetts.


In February 2006, during the New York Comic Con, Jeff signed a multi-book deal with publisher Harry N. Abrams, Inc., to turn Diary of a Wimpy Kid into a print series.


The book became an instant hit, with the online version receiving about 20 million views as of 2007. When many online readers requested a printed version, Kinney agreed, and in April 2007, Diary of a Wimpy Kid was published. To date, eighteen Wimpy Kid books have been released, including 2 movie diaries and 2 Do-It-Yourself Books, and even a biography that Gregory's best friend wrote. In April 2009, TIME named Kinney one of The World's Most Influential People. In 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, and 2016 the series won a Nickelodeon Kids Choice Award for Favorite Book.


A film based on the first book was released on March 19, 2010. It was produced by 20th Century Fox and directed by Thor Freudenthal. The film starred Zachary Gordon as Greg Heffley, Robert Capron as Rowley Jefferson, Rachael Harris as Susan Heffley, Steve Zahn as Frank Heffley, Devon Bostick as Rodrick Heffley, Connor and Owen Fielding as Manny Heffley, Chloë Grace Moretz as a new character named Angie Steadman, Grayson Russell as Fregley, Laine MacNeil as Patty Farrell, and Karan Brar as Chirag Gupta.


A second film, based on Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules, was released on March 25, 2011. Zachary Gordon returned as Greg Heffley. Steve Zahn (Frank Heffley) and Rachael Harris (Susan Heffley) also returned. The film was directed by David Bowers and the screenplay was written by Gabe Sachs and Jeff Judah. Some new cast members who appeared in the film included Peyton List as Holly Hills among others. Kinney himself appeared in the film in a cameo role as, Holly's father. He would later reprise the role in the third film, Dog Days, which was released in 2012 and combines The Last Straw and Dog Days.


In May 2015, Kinney and his wife Julie opened "An Unlikely Story," a local bookstore and cafe in Plainville, Massachusetts. Kinney advocates that kids should spend time reading as an alternative to screen time.


A fourth film, based on The Long Haul, was announced by Kinney via Twitter in April 2016. It was released on May 19, 2017, featuring an entirely new cast. Jeff Kinney also cameos in the film as the owner of a booth at a convention.

Family Life

Jeff grew up in Fort Washington, Maryland with two brothers and one sister. Jeff and his wife, Julie Kinney, became parents to two sons: Will and Grant.

🎂 Upcoming Birthday

Currently, Jeff Kinney is 51 years, 9 months and 15 days old. Jeff Kinney will celebrate 52nd birthday on a Sunday 19th of February 2023. Below we countdown to Jeff Kinney upcoming birthday.


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