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E. L. James Net Worth

E. L. James Net Worth

Net Worth: $60 Million

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  • Source of Wealth Fifty Shades Book Series
  • Birth Place London, England
  • Marital Status Married (Niall Leonard)
  • Full Name Erika Mitchell
  • Nationality British
  • Date of Birth March 7, 1963
  • Ethnicity Chilean, Scottish
  • Occupation Author
  • Education University of Kent
  • Children 2
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About E. L. James

World renown author E.L. James has an estimated net worth of $60 million. She is best recognized as the author of the bestselling erotic romance novels trilogy composed of Fifty Shades Freed, Fifty Shades Darker, and Fifty Shades of Grey. She also comes with another pen name, Snowqueens Icedragon.

Erika Leonard was born as Erika Mitchell on March 7, 1963 in London, England. Since 1987, she has been married to director and screenwriter Niall Leonard. They have two sons together.

Her novel is noted for its explicitly erotic scenes that feature┬ánumerous elements of sexual practices which involved sadism/masochism, bondage/discipline, and dominance/submission. Today, her Fifty Shades trilogy has already sold more than 35 million copies in the United States alone. More than 35 million copies were sold outside of the U.S. With its impressive record sales, her masterpiece is considered as the “fastest selling paperback of all time.” Just last year, E.L. James was named by TIME Magazine as one of “The World’s 100 Most Influential People.”

Earnings & Financial Data

The below financial data is gathered and compiled by TheRichest analysts team to give you a better understanding of E. L. James's net worth by breaking down the most relevant financial events such as yearly salaries, contracts, earn outs, endorsements, stock ownership and much more.

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  • Earnings 2016
  • Earnings 2014
  • Earnings 2013
Earnings 2016 $14 Million
Earnings 2014 $10 Million
Earnings 2013 N/A
Royalties 2013

Earnings from the film rights to Fifty Shades of Grey

$5,000,000
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