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James Patterson Net Worth

James Patterson Net Worth

Net Worth: $560 Million

  • Source of Wealth Publishing
  • Birth Place Newburgh, New York, United States
  • Marital Status Married (Susan Patterson)
  • Full Name James Brendan Patterson
  • Nationality American
  • Date of Birth March 22, 1947
  • Occupation Author
  • Education Vanderbilt University, Manhattan College
  • Children 1 (Jack Patterson)
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About James Patterson

American author of thriller novels, James Patterson has an estimated net worth of $570 million in 2016. A former advertising executive who rose to become chairman of J. Walter Thompson, he knows exactly what will fly off shelves, as his 20 bestsellers in 2010 attest.

In September 2009, Forbes estimated his net worth at $150 million. He is largely known for his series about American psychologist Alex Cross. Born in Newburgh, New York, on March 22, 1947, Patterson left his life as an advertising executive in 1996 in order to focus on becoming a serious novelist. Patterson published his first novel, The Thomas Berryman Number, in 1976. His best-selling detective novel, Along Came A Spider (1993), introduced FBI Agent Alex Cross who he featured in several later books, including Kiss The Girls (1995), Pop Goes the Weasel (1999), Violets are Blue (2001), Mary, Mary (2005), and Cross (2006).

Earnings & Financial Data

The below financial data is gathered and compiled by TheRichest analysts team to give you a better understanding of James Patterson'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 $95 Million
Earning Turned Donation Jan. 2016

Amount donated to two flooded bookshops in England (£10,000)

Earning Turned Donation 2016

Amount donated to school libraries in the U.S.

Earnings 2015 $89 Million
Earning Turned Donation 2015

Amount donated to the school libraries under Scholastic Reading Club grant program

Earnings 2014 $90 Million
Royalties 2014

Estimated earnings from his books (300 million copies sold worldwide)

Earnings 2013 $91 Million
Earnings 2012 $94 Million
Earnings 2011 $84 Million
Earnings 2010 $70 Million
Earnings 2009 $60 Million
Earnings 2008 $50 Million
Earnings 2006 $28 Million
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