Michael Dante DiMartino Bio - American Animation Director

BY EWON Updated on 12 February, 2021

Michael Dante DiMartino is a well-known animated director and author. Image Source: Wikimedia Commons.

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Birth Name Michael Dante DiMartino
Birth Day 07/18/1974
Birth place Shelburne, Vermont, USA
Zodiac Sign Cancer
Nationality American
Profession Animation Director, Author
Husband/Wife Shoshana Stolove
Net Worth $2 million
College/University Rhode Island School of Design
Personal Website http://michaeldantedimartino.com/

Michael Dante DiMartino is one of the talented animation directors and authors who made an impressive and resilient career. He is widely known as the co-creator, executive producer, and story editor of the popular animated TV series, Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra.

DiMartino has succeeded in gathering a sumptuous net worth of $2 million, serving as the executive producer and story editor from 2002 to 2014. Well, there are lots of things you might know about him. So, let's dive into the article and know more about Michael Dante DiMartino.

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Early Life

DiMartino was born in Shelburne, Vermont, on July 18, 1974. Not much is know about his childhood. But he began his training at the Rhode Island School of Design. Then he graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Film and Animation Department in 1996.

Michael Dante DiMartino's Net Worth And Career

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Michael Dante DiMartino made a considerable fortune from his career to stack a net worth of $2 million. He made his majority of earnings from animation and books. Let's get into more detail about Michael Dante's career.

Earnings As Animation Director

Before Michael became famous for Avatar, he worked for twelve years, helping to direct King of the Hill, Family Guy, and Mission Hill at Film Roman. He perhaps made promising money working there. Plus, his own animated short, Atomic Love was screened at a number of film festivals.

Michael Dante DiMartino's career

Then, DiMartino created the animated TV series, Avatar: The Last Airbender that he also wrote, edited, produced, and worked as a storyboard artist from 2005 to 2008. The series was a super-hit and gained massive attention in the public. It is also the Emmy-winning Nickelodeon series on the streaming platform.

In 2012, the Nickelodeon president, Cyma Zarghami had announced that DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko were developing new series called The Legend of Korra for the network. It premiered on Apr 14, 2012.

It was also announced that DiMartino and Konietzko would serve as executive producers and showrunners for Netflix's upcoming live-action adaptation of the series, Avatar: The Last Airbender.

Similarly, Avatar: The Last Airbender was finally released on May 15, 2020, on Netflix. DiMartino probably received a huge paycheck from Netflix as well. After the series dropped on Netflix, fans of the franchise have a question of whether The Legend of Korra would be on Netflix or not.

Earnings As An Author

On Oct 4, 2016, Michael Dante DiMartino's first original novel, Rebel Genius was released. It costs you $15.62 for Hardcover on Amazon. Perhaps many fans bought the books and he probably had amazing sales as well.

Along with that, DiMartino's animated series, Avatar and The Legend of Korra's books are the sources of his earnings. Some of the books with its respective prices are down below:

Kindle-Edition Price
Avatar: The Last Airbender--The Promise Omnibus $6.99
Avatar: The Last Airbender--The Search Part 2 $2.99
The Legend of Korra Turf Wars Part One $6.99
The Legend of Korra Turf Wars Part Two $6.99

So, in all, Michael Dante DiMartino seems to have substantial earnings as an author. 

Family, Wife and Children

The animation director, Michael Dante DiMartino is a married man and his wife is Shoshana Stolove. The married couple is also parents to their two children.

Michael Dante DiMartino's family

It looks like he is very private when it comes to his family. Going through Michael Dante's Instagram, he barely shares about his wife and children's photos as well. But the small and lovely family is probably living a happy life.

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Published on 02 August, 2020

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