What is Matt Stone’s Net Worth?
Matt Stone is an actor, writer, producer, and animator from the United States. Matt Stone has a $700 million net worth. In 1997, Stone and college friend and classmate Trey Parker co-created the popular Comedy Central series “South Park.”
“Cannibal! The Musical” (1993), “Orgazmo” (1997), “BASEketball” (1998), “South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut” (1999), and “Team America: World Police” (2004), as well as the 2001 Comedy Central series “That’s My Bush!” and the 2020 web series “Sassy Justice,” have all featured the duo.
Matt and Trey co-wrote the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical “Book of Mormon,” which has made over $500 million in ticket sales, merchandising, and other revenue.
Stone played Kyle Broflovski, Kenny McCormick, and Butters Stotch on “South Park,” and he also voiced multiple characters in “Team America: World Police.” He also appeared in the films “Run Ronnie Run!” (2002) and “Electric Apricot: Quest for Festeroo,” playing James Humphrey in “Cannibal! The Musical,” Dave the Lighting Guy in “Orgazmo,” and Doug Remer in “BASEketball.” He also played James Humphrey in “Cannibal!
The Musical,” Dave the Lighting Guy in “Orgazmo,” and Doug Remer in “BASEketball” (2007). Matt has worked as a producer on a number of Parker-Stone productions, including “Kenny vs. Spenny” (2007–2008) on Canadian television and MTV’s “How’s Your News?” (2009).
Matt Stone was born in Houston, Texas, on May 26, 1971, as Matthew Richard Stone. He grew up with his mother Sheila, father Gerald (an economics professor), and younger sister Rachel in Littleton, Colorado. Kyle Broflovski’s parents’ names would subsequently be Sheila and Gerald in “South Park.”
Matt went to Heritage High School and then to the University of Colorado Boulder following graduation. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1993 with a major in mathematics and a minor in film. Following a chance encounter with Trey Parker in a film class, the two began collaborating on short films such as “Man on Mars” and “First Date.”
Matt and Trey created the Avenging Conscience production company with Jason McHugh and Ian Hardin in 1992, and they used construction paper cutouts to make the short film “Jesus vs. Frosty.” Along with their 1995 short “Jesus vs. Santa,” the short is known as “The Spirit of Christmas,” and it marks the first appearance of the lads who would go on to become Stan Marsh, Kyle Broflovski, Kenny McCormick, and Eric Cartman.
Parker, Stone, McHugh, and Hardin created a trailer for “Alferd Packer: The Musical,” a film about “The Colorado Cannibal,” which was so well received by their fellow University of Colorado Boulder students that the film department’s head persuaded them to turn it into a feature film. After being sold to Troma Entertainment in 1996, the picture was renamed “Cannibal! The Musical,” and Matt worked on it as a writer, actor, and producer. The film has become something of a cult classic, and a live stage adaptation has been staged by a number of companies.
Despite having an agent, lawyer, and a script agreement, Parker and Stone moved to Hollywood and struggled for the next three years. Matt created and produced “Orgazmo” with Trey, who directed it, and October Films bought the rights for $1 million after it played at the Toronto International Film Festival in 1997.
After seeing “Jesus vs. Frosty,” producer Brian Graden commissioned the team to make a video greeting card for him to send to his friends; the result was “Jesus vs. Santa,” which Comedy Central executive Doug Herzog enjoyed so much that he asked them to turn it into a series. Parker and Stone spent $300,000 on the pilot, and Comedy Central’s promotion of the show netted the network $30 million in t-shirt sales before it even aired.
As of this writing, “South Park” has aired over 300 episodes across 23 seasons, spawning the film “South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut,” the albums “Chef Aid: The South Park Album” (1998) and “Mr. Hankey’s Christmas Classics” (1999), and several video games, including “South Park: The Stick of Truth” (2014) and “South Park: The Fractured but Whole” (2015). (2017).