Dav Pilkey Net Worth, Biography, Wiki, Awards (Updated)

Dav Pilkey (born David Murray Pilkey Jr.) is a children’s author and illustrator best known for his Captain Underpants series. 

A Caldecott Honor was awarded to Pilkey’s picture book, “The Paperboy.”

Full NameDav Pilkey
NicknamesDav Pilkey, David Pilkey Jr., Pilkey, Dav, David Pilkey, Jr., Pilkey, David, Jr.
Date Of BirthMarch 4, 1966
Age56 (as of 2022)
Star SignPisces
Birth PlaceCleveland, Ohio, USA
ProfessionActor, Author, Illustrator
EducationKent State University
Marital StatusMarried
WifeSayuri Pilkey
ParentsDavid Pilkey, Sr., Barbara Pilkey
MoviesCaptain Underpants
AwardsCaldecott Medal
NominationsKids’ Choice Award for Favorite Book
Dav Pilkey Net Worth$50 million (Last Updated 2022)

Dav Pilkey Net Worth

As of 2022, Dav Pilkey’s net worth is estimated at $50 million.

Dav Pilkey Source of income

The net worth of David Pilkey is due to several children’s books he has published. For example, Captain Underpants, a children’s favorite, sold more than 80 million copies around the globe, with more still being sold.

He has published a number of other books as well. He hasn’t yet revealed his income, which depends on sales of his books. 

Dav Pilkey is a prime example of someone who has made a living off their creative talents. Despite being diagnosed with ADHD, he did not let that stop him from pursuing a career as an illustrator.

With his work he is able to find satisfaction as he knows that it is serving the purpose for which it is intended.

Dav Pilkey Biography/Wiki

The 56-year-old Cleveland native Dav Pilkey is a best-selling children’s book author. He grew up in Cleveland, Ohio.

One of his most famous works is Captain Underpants, which he created in 1997. It was even made into a movie called Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie.

After the first book, several spin-offs followed, the most notable of which were The Adventures of Super Diaper Baby and The Adventures of Ook and Gluk.

He worked at Pizza Hut before becoming famous. Dave is his real name, but his name tag at Pizza Hut lacked the ‘e’. That is when he decided that Dav would become his pen name.

Dav Pilkey Awards & Achievements

When he was a student, Dav won the student completion award for his book “World War Won”. He also won the following awards:

  • In 2016, the Milner Award was presented to Dav for his best children’s book
  • He wrote a book called Dog Breath!: The Horrible Trouble with Hally Tosis, which got the California Young Reader Medal in 1998
  • His Captain Underpants series won Disney Adventures Kid’s Choice Award in 2007
  • He won the Caldecott Honor Award in 1997 for his book The Paperboy.