Terminally Ill ‘Simpsons’ Co-Creator Vows to Give Away Fortune

By: Gary Baum

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Called both “brilliantly funny” and “mentally unbalanced” by Simpsons co-creator Matt Groening, television writer-producer Sam Simon, 58, has become known throughout Hollywood for his philanthropy since leaving the iconic animated series in 1993 (he retained a highly lucrative executive producer title). A Stanford grad who grew up in Beverly Hills and Malibu — and rose in the industry at a young age to become the showrunner of Taxi at 24 — Simon confesses, “I don’t know,” when it comes to estimating his charitable donations to date.

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