What is Scott Cawthon's net worth? Animator donated over $14K to Trump, GOP in 2020
With his successful video game franchise and published books, Cawthon has made $20 million by selling the games
Famous animator Scott Cawthon, known as the creator of video games and media series 'Five Nights at Freddy's', recently came under fire for alleged donations to Donald Trump and the Republican Party. On June 10, 2021, an internet user shared screenshots that indicated his liberal donations to Donald Trump's campaign.
He also donated to other GOP politicians like Mitch McConnell, Tommy Tuberville, Kevin McCarthy and Ben Carson. An Internet user, who identified themself as the 'Chief Imagineering Officer of Antifa' shared a screenshot of his public filing and wrote, "Turns out scott cawthon, well-known as the creator of five nights at freddy's and less known as being a christian fundie, maxed out his political donations to republican candidates and PACs in 2020." Read on to find out more about Scott Cawthon's personal life, career, and net worth.
What is Scott Cawthon's net worth?
Cawthon was interested in game creation after his mother purchased a program called Klik and Play. He is an American video-game developer, writer, and animator. Cawthon started his career as a YouTuber, uploading his first series 'The Pilgrim's Progress' in eight parts. He rose to popularity in the early 2010s as an animator and video game developer. His success story as a game developer started in 2014. He released a total of seven video games till 2020, the last one titled 'Five Nights at Freddy’s: Security Breach'.
His games franchise 'Five Nights at Freddy's' have sold across the world for millions and even made it to the Guinness Book of Records Gamers Edition. In addition, his name can be attributed to games like 'Chipper & Son's Lumber Co.', 'The Desolate Hope', and 'There is No Pause Button!.'
A devout Christian by faith, Cawthon was previously a part of Hope Animation, which was dedicated to making animated films about Christianity. He has also authored 8 books till now and two are set to be released later this year. He has 2 children. They are named lan Cawthon and Braden Cawthon. lan's hobby is speedcubing. It is the art of solving the puzzles as quickly as possible.
According to Wealthy Genius, Cawthon's net worth in 2020 stood at a staggering $60 million approximately. With his successful video game franchise and published books, Cawthon has made $20 million by selling the games. In 2015, he was nominated for an iHorror Award. It was in the category of the best horror video game. He was nominated for the award because of his work in 'Five Nights at Freddy'. The creator and developer of video games had announced that he is stepping away from the games to focus on his family.
It is now believed that the father-of-two donated a substantial amount of his riches to the GOP party.
turns out scott cawthon, well-known as the creator of five nights at freddy's and less known as being a christian fundie, maxed out his political donations to republican candidates and PACs in 2020. pic.twitter.com/pwgrjqx6xS— chief imagineering officer of antifa (@IAmGryphoneer) June 10, 2021
The donations, several in number, ranged in amount from $5 to $5,000, between 2015 to 2020. On August 19, 2020, Cawthon reportedly made a series of hefty donations to politicians like Devin Nunes, Joe Collins, Cory Gardner, Mitch McConnell as well as the National Republican Senatorial Committee. While the lowest donation of $933 was made to Nunes, the highest amount of $5,000 went to McConnell. In total, on that day, he donated a whopping $14,033 to the Republican party.
The only Democrat Cawthon has ever donated to appears to be Tulsi Gabbard. But, the Twitter user who exposed his contributions argue, "Some people might be tripped up by the lone dem on that list, tulsi gabbard, but if you look at her politics the picture becomes clear. she's a crypto-fash who's allied with hindutva militias, pushes anti-trans bills and appeared on PragerU..." adding, "Scott is notch minus the candy wall."