Quick Facts of

  • First NameScott
  • Last NameCawthon
  • Net Worth$ 70 million
  • CareerAmerican video game designer & animator

Scott Cawthon, an American video game designer & animator is considered among the wealthiest video-game creator; created the popular point-and-click survival horror Five Nights at Freddy’s.

Before turning professional, he already made a game named Doofas during the 90s, but turned professional since 2002, after the official release of the game RPG Max.

The Texas-native so far has released 7 series of Five Nights at Freddy’s (FNaF), & also wrote 4 books based on his famous video game FNaF.

How Much Is Game-Designer Scott Cawthon’s Net Worth In 2020?

According to online sources, 48-year-old Cawthon has an estimated net worth of $70 million as of February 2020. Indeed, the video game-designing gig got him showers of millions of dollars.

In fact, Scott earns a handsome of money through his YouTube Channel (1.94 million subscribers) and Twitch streaming, aided through writing credits, wrote the Five Nights at Freddy’s- based novels and guide books.

With game-designing career of over 17 years, the 2015 iHorror Award nominee Scott Cawthon names himself among the video-game designing moguls.

In comparison, his worth accumulation is more than that of Todd Howard ($5 million)- the creator of The Terminator: Future Shock (1995) and Jeff Kaplan ($10 million)- the World of Warcraft and Overwatch designer.

Revenue From Game Sales & YouTube Channel

Since 2002, the video game designer, with the release of the 7 series of horror game Five Nights at Freddy’s (2014- 2019), collected a huge sum throughout millions of sales of the game online, notably through Steam, a video game digital distribution service.

Reportedly, his 1st edition of Five Nights at Freddy’s was released on the Steam for $4.99.

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Check of the price of the game listing on Steam as of February 2020:

Video GamesPrice
Five Nights at Freddy’s: Help Wanted (2019)$10.49
Freddy Fazbear’s Pizzeria Simulator (2018)Free
Five Nights at Freddy’s: Sister Location (2016)$4.49
Five Nights at Freddy’s 4 (2015)$4.49
Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 (2015)$4.49
Five Nights at Freddy’s 2 (2014)$4.49
Five Nights at Freddy’s (2014)$2.99

Some of his other notable game releases include Desura (2014), Sit ‘N Survive (2014), There Is No Pause Button! (2014) and The Desolate Hope (2012)

YouTube & Twitch Streaming Earnings

Scott created his eponymous YouTube channel on August 14, 2006, where the subscription counts 1.94 million and has a total view of 105.534 million views meanwhile in early 2020.

Despite the fact that he doesn’t post often & has only 28 videos, the channel, as per Social Blade, generates the sum in the range of $1.4K – $22.4K per year.

Moreover, Cawthon’s Twitch account (goes by the handle animdude), has 7,053 followers & has an alleged potential to earn $17,632 per month.

Wrote 4 Books Based On Friday Night at Freddy’s: Any Update On Book Releases?

Aside from video game-designing & animation, the Friday Night at Freddy’s creator also got handful success through writing too. So far, he has released 4 novels as an e-book on Amazon– all based on his famous video game FNaF:

  • Five Nights at Freddy’s: The Silver Eyes (2015) 
  • Five Nights at Freddy’s: The Twisted Ones (2017)
  • Five Nights at Freddy’s: The Fourth Closet (2018)
  • Five Nights at Freddy’s: Fazbear Frights. Into the Pit (2019)

Cawthon is set for further releases of 3 books in 2020, which include Five Nights at Freddy’s: Fazbear Frights, Fetch, Five Nights at Freddy’s: Fazbear Frights 1:35 AM and Five Nights at Freddy’s: Fazbear Frights Step Closer.

Took Inspiration From Critics: Way To Fame & Prominence

In the early 90s, when Scott designed a game named Doofas, but was yet to turn professional until the official release of RPG game (role-playing game) RPG Max in 2002.

Thereafter, with the group Hope Animation, he went to create for-children animation Christmas Journey and The Pilgrim’s Progress that were based on Christian values.

Later on, he got gigs in video-game designing, though, initially received critics for characters’ interaction, stating it like animatronic machines, for games: Metroid: Ripped Worlds (2005), Weird Colony (2007), The Powermon Adventure! (2011), The Desolate Hope (2012) & Chipper and Sons Lumber Co. (2013).

Created Indie Point-And-Click Game ‘Five Nights at Freddy’s’

Using inspiration from animatronic-like characters (initially was criticized for it), Scott Cawthon got his career breakthrough after the release of Five Nights at Freddy’s in August 2014.

He would later release further 6 installments of the game:

Video GamesRelease Date
Five Nights at Freddy’s 2November 11, 2014
Five Nights at Freddy’s 3March 3, 2015
Five Nights at Freddy’s 42015
Five Nights at Freddy’s: Sister LocationOctober 7, 2016 (free custom night update was made on December 2)
Freddy Fazbear’s Pizzeria SimulatorDecember 4, 2017
Five Nights at Freddy’s: Help Wanted2019

On December 17, 2015, Cawthon wrote the first book for the game of the same name, Five Nights at Freddy’s: The Untold Story- later renamed ‘Five Nights at Freddy’s: The Silver Eyes.’

The game designer then signed a 3-book deal with Scholastic Corporation on June 24, 2016, including a reprint of the first novel.

His 2nd book Five Nights at Freddy’s: The Twisted Ones was released on June 27, 2017, while his 3rd book Five Nights at Freddy’s: The Fourth Closet was released on June 26, 2018.

Moreover, Scott also released 2 guide books for the FNaF game: The Freddy Files (August 29, 2017) and Survival Logbook (December 26, 2017).

Reportedly, his upcoming games Five Nights at Freddy’s: Into Madness and Untitled Multiplayer Five Nights at Freddy’s Game are on hold.

Where Does Scott Cawthon Live Currently?

Born on July 26, 1971, in Houston, Texas, Cawthon currently lives in Salado, Texas, with his wife & 3 children.

The American millionaire video-game designer is quite low-key about his relationship detail disclosure; sources report 2 of his children’s name is Ian and Braden.

Active-Participant In Charities

On December 3, 2019, Scott released a game for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital fundraising event. The charity event held by MatPat, Dawko, and Markiplier, aimed to collect a fund of $500,000.

However, the game features for 2-hour slot managed to grab around $100,000 in donation, with a due $451,200 to reach the goal & reportedly, Cawthon fulfilled the amount later.