Jeff Kinney Net Worth, Books, Age, And Facts

Jeff Kinney Biography

Jeff Kinney is an American cartoonist and author. He is the creator, writer, and illustrator of the children’s book series Diary of a Wimpy Kid. He is also the creator of Poptropica, a child-oriented website that has two islands called “Wimpy Wonderland” and “Wimpy Boardwalk”. Kinney guest-hosted 10 episodes of High School Quiz Show while regular host Billy Costa was away.

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Birthday  February 19, 1971
Birthplace   Fort Washington, Maryland, USA
Age  53
Siblings    3 (Two brothers and a sister)
Height   6 ft 1 in or 1.85m

Family

Jeff Kinney was born to his loving parents in Fort Washington, Maryland, in the United States in February 1971. He holds American nationality and is of Irish descent. He grew up with two brothers an older and younger and a sister. Kinney’s father worked for the government at the Pentagon, while his mother was an educator.

Jeff Kinney Wife

He married his supportive wife Julie Kinney on December 14, 2003. The couple share two sons Will and Grant. Julie and Kinney opened “An Unlikely Story,” a local bookstore and cafe in Plainville, Massachusetts. The family resides in Plainville, Massachusetts.

Jeff Kinney Sons

Kinney and his wife Julie share two sons Will Kinney and Grant Kinney.

Education

He studied at Potomac Landing Elementary School and later Bishop McNamara High School. Kinney graduated from high school in 1989 and later joined the University of Maryland, College Park. During his time in college, he created a popular comic strip, Igdoof, which ran in the school student newspaper, The Diamondback. He graduated in 1993 and initially majored in computer science but later switched to criminal justice. Additionally, he was inducted into Omicron Delta Kappa as an alumnus of the University of Maryland in 2021.

Books

Kinney is the creator, writer, and illustrator of the children’s book series Diary of a Wimpy Kid from April 1, 2007, to October 22, 2025. The book series has 19 book series with each book published after one year. He has also authored:

  • The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary in March 2010.
  • Wimpy Kid Blank Journal in October 2013.
  • The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary in May 2017.
  • Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid in April 2019.
  • Rowley Jefferson’s Awesome Friendly Adventure in August 2020.
  • Rowley Jefferson’s Awesome Friendly Spooky Stories in March 2021.

Author

He is a children’s book author who is known for his book series Diary of a Wimpy Kid. Kinney has also authored several other books under the category Rowley Jefferson and Supplementary books.

Facts About Jeff Kinney

Some of Kinney’s facts include:

  • He is the creator, writer, and illustrator of the children’s book series Diary of a Wimpy Kid.
  • He was born in Fort Washington, Maryland, United States on February 19, 1971.
  • Kinney had his decent drawing of a turtle at the age of 3.
  • His brother Scott has written one of the songs in the movie.
  • He is the Poptropica.com website creator.

New Books

Some of Kinney’s new books include:

  • Cabin Fever in 2023.
  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid in 2023.
  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid in 2022.
  • Awesome Friendly Book in 2022.

Childhood

Kinney was born in Maryland to his parents and then raised in a suburb of Washington, District of Columbia. He had a normal American childhood as one of four siblings having two brothers and one sister. His father worked for the government at the Pentagon, While his mother was an educator.

Series

  • In 2010 – Diary of a Wimpy Kid as Executive.
  • 2011 – Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules as Executive and Actor.
  • 2017 – Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul as a screenwriter.
  • 2021 – Diary of a Wimpy Kid as a screenwriter and producer.
  • 2022 – Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules as screenwriter and producer.
  • 2023 – Diary of a Wimpy Kid Christmas: Cabin Fever as screenwriter and producer.

The Last Straw

The Last Straw is the third book series in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid published on January 13, 2008. The book appears as a journal and mostly follows the adventures of Greg Heffley, the narrator of the book, who is in the second half of his seventh-grade year.

The Ugly Truth

The Ugly Truth is the fifth book in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series published on November 9, 2010. In the book, Greg explains that since his and Rowley’s fight in the previous book, their friendship is history. Moreover, Greg’s mother Susan goes back to college to stimulate her mind and the Heffley men must take care of themselves. During the initial week of publication, The Ugly Truth book had sold 548,000 copies.

Dog Days

Dog Days is the fourth book under Kenny’s books series the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series published on October 12, 2009. The book follows the life of the narrator Greg Heffley, during his summer break between seventh and eighth grade.

Poptropica

Kinney created the child-oriented website Poptropica. The website is an online role-playing game developed in 2007 by Pearson Education’s Family Education Network. He remains in the company as the Creative Director as of 2015.

House

He resides in Plainville, Massachusetts along with his family.

Quotes

Kenny has shared several quotes some of which include:

  • “Cartoons and comics are not exclusively for children in my opinion.”
  • “My talent as a writer lies in creating humorous gags.”
  • “I approach comedy with a high level of seriousness and competitiveness.”
  • “I have not met anyone who longs for their middle school years.”

Net Worth

Kinney has worked as a game designer, cartoonist, producer, actor, and children’s book author for over a decade and earned a net worth of $80 Million.

How Old Is Jeff Kinney?

Kinney is 53 years old born in Fort Washington, Maryland, in the United States on February 19, 1971.

Who Is Jeff Kinney?

Kinney is a 53-year-old cartoonist and author. He is the creator, writer, and illustrator of the children’s book series Diary of a Wimpy Kid. He is also the creator of Poptropica.

Where Does Jeff Kinney Live?

Kinney and his family reside in Plainville, Massachusetts.

Who Is Jeff Kinney Book?

Kinney is the creator, writer, and illustrator of the children’s book series Diary of a Wimpy Kid.

Is Jeff Kinney Still Alive?

Kinney is alive as he celebrated his 53rd birthday on February 19, 2024.

Where Was Jeff Kinney Born?

He was born in Fort Washington, Maryland.

When Was Jeff Kinney Born?

Kinney was born on February 19, 1971.

What Is Jeff Kinney’s Net Worth?

Kinney has a net worth of $80 Million.

Is Jeff Kinney Still Making Books?

He is set to release Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hot Mess on October 22, 2025.

What Books Did Jeff Kinney Write?

He has authored several books including Diary of a Wimpy Kid which he is famous for.

Who Is Jeff Kinney’s Wife?

Kinney’s wife is Julie Kinney.

Is Jeff Kinney Married?

Kinney has been married to Julie Kinney since December 14, 2003, and they share two sons.

Social Media Account

Twitter – @wimpykid

Instagram – jeffkinney