Jean Schulz Biography

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Jean Schulz is President of the Board of Directors at the Charles M. Schulz Museum and she is the one who is keeping alive the legacy of the “Peanuts” comic strip. Jean is the widow of Charles Schulz and gained widespread fame for her work in Peanuts Motion Comics, Stripped, and Samantha Brown’s Places to Love. 

Early Life

Jean Forsyth was born in Manheim, Germany to German parents but was mainly raised in California, United States. Her family owns the Berlitz Language School and not much is known about them. 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 earning her degree in English Literature, Jean worked as a telephone operator in her younger years. Not much is known about her early life but in 1973, she got married to American cartoonist and creator Charles M. Schulz. She worked with her husband, accompanied him to his business dinners, and even visited 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 was the new chief of Creative Associates and managed a carton heritage which was around $35 million worth at that time. Jean also took the lead on the creation of her late husband’s museum which now solely operates to preserve, display, and interpret the art of Charles M. Schulz. She is now the President of the Board of Directors at the Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center.

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Recently she has been a part of the latest animated series The Snoopy Show. In October 2020 Apple TV Plus announced that it would become the exclusive home to three “Peanuts” holiday specials, a six-episode Apple TV+ series, for the same Jean is busy promoting the show. Besides that, Jean is also the president of the board of directors at the Charles M. Schulz Museum in Santa Rosa, California.

Philanthropy

The whole Schulz family was involved in charity work. For the town, the old ice skating shows each Christmas, a baseball field, and other donations. Jean was specifically involved in other civic groups and charity as well including the League of Women Voters and Canine Companions for Independence, which supplies trained dogs to people with disabilities

Social media

Jean doesn’t seem to have a personal verified account on Twitter as of yet but the museum where she is the president of the board of directors has a verified account with the username @SchulzMuseum and has over 61.9k followers.

Jean Schulz Biography

Real Name Jean Schulz
Birth Date 1940
Age (as of 2023) 82 Years
Birth Place Mannheim, Germany
Nationality German
Profession President of the Board of Directors at the Charles M. Schulz Museum
Religion Christianity
Sun sign

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 5’ 4” – in Centimeters – 163 cm
Weight in Kilograms – 54 kg  –  in Pounds – 119 lbs
Shoe Size 6 (US)
Hair Color Brown
Eye Color Brown
Body Type Slim

Family

Father
Mother
Sister
Brother

Qualification/Education

School
College Sonoma State University

Relationship Status

Marital Status Widow
Who was her husband? Charles M. Schulz
Children Five
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Personal life

Jean was a divorcee when she first met Charles Schulz. They met at the Redwood Empire Ice Arena, the rink Schulz built in Santa Rosa, and later they married in 1973. Jean had two children from her previous marriage whereas Charles had 5 children from his first marriage to Joyce Halverson. 

Jean Schulz Net worth

Charles Schulz passed away in 2000 but to date generates $32.5 million US Dollars annually because of his contributions as an artist. As for Jean, she has also made a name for herself by working with his late husband and now runs the Charles M. Schulz Museum. As of 2023, her net worth is estimated to be more than $40 million US Dollars.

Trivia

  • Jean Forsyth Clyde was born in England to German parents.
  • She is the wife of one of the 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 has taken pilot training back in the 1960s and also participated in all-women’s air race as a co-pilot 1960s.

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