Walt Disney was born on December 5, 1901 in Hermosa, Chicago, Illinois. His father was Elias Disney and his mother was Flora Call. He has a total of 4 brothers and sister named Herbert Arthur Disney, Roy O. Disney, Raymond Arnold Disney, and Ruth Flora Disney. At the age of 4, Walt moved to Marceline, Missouri. He went to McKinley High school and the Chicago Institute of Art. At the age of 16, Walt tried out for the army but couldn't get in due to underage. He moved to France for a year where he worked as an ambulance driver.
He moved back to America and got a job at Pesmen- Rubi Commercial Art Studio and went to work at different places too. There he met Ubbe Eert Iwwerks (Ub Iwerks) and became friends. He started his own company with Laugh-O-grams and Alice in Cartoonland but in 1923, had to declare bankruptcy due to large amounts of debt. Walt moved to Hollywood and started Alice cartoons which were contracted at $1,500. From there his company shot up like in 1929 where he won his first oscar for Snow White and the 7 Dwarves. His company is now known worldwide and continuous to grow.