Jean Schulz (formerly Jean Forsyth Clyde) is the widow of Charles M. “Sparky” Schulz, the creator of the comic strip Peanuts. She is also the President of the Board of Directors at the Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center in Santa Rosa, California.
Jean Schulz was born Jean Forsyth in England to German parents but grew up primarily in California, USA. Her family owns the Berlitz Language School and not much is known about her. After moving to America, Jean earned her bachelor’s degree in English Literature from Sonoma State University in Rohnert Park, California.
Jean Schulz Career
After graduating in English Literature, Jean worked as a telephone operator at a young age. Not much is known about her early life, but in 1973 she married American cartoonist and creator Charles M. Schulz. She worked with her husband, accompanying him to his business dinners and even visiting his studios. She is known for her contributions to Peanuts Motion Comics (2008), Stripped (2014), and Samantha Brown’s Places to Love (2018). In 2000, Charles M. Schulz died and Jean became the new head of Creative Associates, which managed a cardboard legacy then valued at around $35 million.
Jean also took the lead in founding her late husband’s museum, which is now dedicated solely to preserving, displaying, and interpreting the art of Charles M. Schulz. Today she is the chair of the board of directors of the Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center. Recently she was part of the latest animated series The Snoopy Show. In October 2020, Apple TV Plus announced it would be the exclusive home of three “Peanuts” Christmas specials, a six-episode Apple TV+ series, for the same Jean who is busy promoting the show. Aside from that, Jean is also the Chairman of the Board of the Charles M. Schulz Museum in Santa Rosa, California.
The whole Schulz family was involved in charitable causes. The old ice skating shows each Christmas, a baseball field, and other donations are provided for the city. Jean was particularly involved with other civic groups and charities, including the League of Women Voters and Canine Companions for Independence, which provides trained dogs to people with disabilities
Jean doesn’t appear to have a personal verified account on Twitter yet, but the museum where she chairs the Board of Directors does have a verified account with the username @SchulzMuseum and has over 61.9k followers.
Jean Schulz biography
|Real name||Jean Schulz|
|date of birth||October 1941|
|Age (as of 2023)||82 years|
|place of birth||Mannheim, Germany|
|sun sign||Not known|
|height||in feet inches – 5′ 4” – in centimeters – 163 cm|
|Weight||in kilograms – 54kg – in pounds – 119 pounds|
|shoe size||6 (USA)|
Jean Schulz family
|University||Sonoma State University|
|Who was Jean Schulz’s husband?||Charles M. Schulz|
Jean was divorced when she first met Charles Schulz. They met at the Redwood Empire Ice Arena, the rink that Schulz was building in Santa Rosa, and later married each other in 1973. Jean had two children from her previous marriage while Charles had 5 children from his first marriage to Joyce Halverson. The couple wed in a private ceremony at Schulz’s in Santa Rosa and have no children together.
Jean Schulz net worth
Charles Schulz died in 2000 but to date earns $32.5 million annually from his contributions as an artist. Jean also made a name for himself working with his late husband and now directs the Charles M. Schulz Museum. As of 2021, her net worth is estimated to be more than $40 million.
Facts About Jean Schulz
- Jean Forsyth Clyde was born in England to German parents.
- She is the wife of one of the world’s most influential cartoonists, Charles M. Schulz.
- Jean first met her late husband Charles Schulz at the Redwood Empire Ice Arena.
- She has contributed to Peanuts, Stripped, and Samantha Brown’s Places to Love.
- She trained as a pilot in the 1960s and also competed as a co-pilot in women-only air races in the 1960s.