The 5 richest authors in the world
Who would have guessed that writing could be a way to earn billions of dollars? Seriously! All that will be needed is just a pen and a notebook, but tons of precious thoughts. It’s always amazing to think how people have made millions just by writing. Only a few handfuls have indeed achieved the renowned status of earning huge sums of money through writing. You could become the next author to publish a bestselling book and make a fortune out of it, too. Let’s take a look at the richest authors in the world and their net worth.
Elisabeth Badinter (net worth – $ 1.3 billion)
Elisabeth Badinter, a well-known feminist author, is indeed a billionaire due to her legacy of 19 million shares in Publicis Groupe, a global conglomerate of advertising and social affairs. His novel is titled. At the age of thirty-five, she released her first book, “L’Amour en Plus”, a story of shifting ideas about maternal love. Elisabeth Badinter is indeed the renowned author of A Myth of Motherhood, Wrong Turn and Masculine Identity, three seminal writings on feminists that have been transcribed into 15 languages. Badinter lives in Paris and enjoys teaching philosophy. In 2010, her book “The Conflict: How Modern Motherhood Undermines Women’s Status” sparked heated controversy and became a bestseller across Europe.
JK Rowling (net worth – $ 1 billion)
Rowling began volunteering for Amnesty International in London after graduating from the University of Exeter in 1986, where the idea of writing the Harry Potter books struck her mind. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, the first book in the Harry Potter series, was released in 1997. The British Book Award was one of the many honors bestowed on the reader. Then it was followed by a sequence of famous volumes, appreciated all over the world, that is, more than 200 nations and 60 languages. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the seventh and final book in the series, was released in 2007. In 2001-11, film adaptations of the books were released, and they became one of the highest grossing films. of the globe.
James Patterson (net worth – $ 560 million)
James Brendan is indeed an American author and philanthropist. He is best known for his thriller and suspense novels, for which he was a constant presence on bestseller lists in the late 20th and early 21st centuries, thanks to his prodigious productivity and business acumen. The Thomas Berryman Number (1976), his first novel, won the Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best First Novel from the Mystery Authors of America. Alex Cross, Michael Bennett, Women’s Murder Club, Maximum Ride, Daniel X, NYPD Red, Witch and Wizard and Private series and several detective novels, novels and indie novels were among his writings.
Stephen King (net worth – $ 400 million)
Stephen Edwin King is a horror, supernatural fiction, thriller, crime, sci-fi and fantasy novelist from the United States. Over 350 million editions of his books have indeed been sold, and most have been turned into movies, TV shows, mini-series and comics. His works are credited with revitalizing the category of horror fiction at the end of the 20th century. King’s first novel, Carrie, about a tortured teenage girl seeking revenge on her peers, was published in 1973. It was a huge success after the book was published that year, allowing her to devote herself entirely to composition. . The Shining is Stephen King’s best-selling novel. In 1977, the novel was published for the first time.
Nora roberts (Net worth – $ 390 million)
Nora Roberts is indeed an American novelist who has written over 225 books. Nora Roberts is the New York Times number one bestselling author of popular books including Hideaway, UnderCurrents, Come Sundown, The Awakening, Legacy and The Becoming. Nora Roberts was the first author to be inducted into the American Novelists’ Hall of Fame. His books had lasted just 861 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list in 2011, including 176 weeks at the top.
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