NEW YORK • Mr Keith Chapman is on the receiving end of a multi-billion-dollar empire fuelled by shows on screen and stage, backpacks and bathing suits, cereal boxes and plastic toys.
The 59-year-old lives in Monaco, the affluent principality on the Riviera. He drives Aston Martin sports cars while collecting millions in royalties each year from a group of cartoon puppies that he drew in 2011 and who now appear on television in more than 160 countries speaking more than 30 languages.
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