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Stan Lee net worth: Marvel Comics creator’s surprising fortune amid news of death

According to TMZ, Stan Lee has reportedly died at the age of 95 – however his cause of death is currently unknown.

The news website claimed his daughter informed them of the death, who reportedly said: “My father loved all of his fans. He was the greatest, most decent man.”

NBC News have said his publicist confirmed the sad news.

Express.co.uk has contacted a representative for Stan Lee for a comment.

The Comics legend amassed a huge fortune for his work during his lifetime – but what was his net worth?

According to the website Celebrity Net Worth, the retired comic writer’s net worth reached an estimated $50 million (£38,900,000) in 2018.

While he was most well-known for his role in creating the Marvel Comics, Stan had a number of professions during his lifetime.

As well as being a writer, he also worked as a film and TV producer, a screenwriter, and an actor.

He created or co-created a number of internationally-known comic characters – including the Fantastic Four, Iron Man, and Black Panther.

The father-of-two’s career began in 1939, when he became an assistant at Timely Comics, which later evolved to Marvel Comics.

He went on to create a number of iconic fictional characters, and took on the role of editor-in-chief of Marvel Comics.

Later, he became the publisher for the brand, and the chairman, before leaving his role to be the chairman emeritus and a member of the editorial board.

Stan previously discussed his fortune, during an interview for the March 2014 issue of Playboy Magazine.

The insight into his wealth came as he was asked about how much money he had earned from his involvement with Marvel – after the company was sold to Disney for an impressive $4 billion (£3.1 million).

Shutting down rumours that he had an estimated fortune of $250 million, he told the publication: “I don’t have $200 million. I don’t have $150 million.

“I don’t have $100 million or anywhere near that.”

From one famous face to another, how much is Microsoft founder Bill Gates worth?

The 62-year-old US business magnate and philanthropist is the main founder of the computer giant Microsoft Corporation.

According to Forbes Magazine, he could be the second-richest person in the world as of 2018.

The publication have estimated he has a staggering net worth of $95.7 billion (£72 billion).

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