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Stephen Hillenburg Net Worth

Stephen Hillenburg wiki & biography:

Stephen was born on 21st August 1961 in Lawton Oklahoma US. He is also referred to as Steve Hillenburg .He did his education from Savanna High School which is situated in Anaheim, California.

After graduating from this high school, he enrolled himself in Humboldt State University. He graduated from this university in the year 1984 using a diploma in natural resource-planning also it’s interpretation. He also had an emphasis in marine resources. After this the high worked as a marine biologist between 1984 to 1987 in Orange County Ocean Institute.

He made many short films out of which two films, The Green Beret and Wormholes were given. Apart from an animator he’s also known as a writer and director.
Although connected with several animated television series, he is famous for creating the Nickelodeon animated series “SpongeBob SquarePants”. Born in Lawton, Oklahoma, Hillenburg grew up in Anaheim, California and attended Humboldt State University, earning a bachelor’s degree in marine resource preparation and interpretation in 1984. After graduating from college, Hillenburg educated marine biology at the Ocean Institute in Dana Point.

In 1992 he enrolled at the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) to continue a career in animation. After graduating from CalArts and changing careers, Hillenburg met Joe Murray, originator of “Rocko’s Modern Life”, and joined the show as a writer, producer, and storyboard artist. He began developing “SpongeBob SquarePants” in 1996 after “Rocko’s Modern Life” was cancelled, requesting “Rocko’s” coworker Tom Kenny to voice the titular character. “SpongeBob SquarePants” premiered on May 1, 1999 and has since aired 188 episodes. Hillenburg also directed the film adaptation of the show, “The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie”, for which he received an Annie Award nomination in 2005 for Directing in a Feature Production. When the movie was finished, he stepped down from the television show as the showrunner, making staff writer Paul Tibbitt to the position. He is currently working on the sequel film as the executive producer and story writer.

He’s got also received other awards such as the Heal the Bay’s Walk the Talk award for his efforts on elevating marine life consciousness through “SpongeBob SquarePants”, as well as the Television Animation Award in the National Cartoonists Society. In 2002, he received the Statue Award in movie in the Princess Grace Foundation. Hillenburg possesses a production company called United Plankton Pictures whose main productions are “SpongeBob SquarePants” and associated media.

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