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Ken Follett Net Worth

Ken Follett Net Worth

Net Worth: $77 Million

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  • Source of Wealth Novels
  • Birth Place Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
  • Height N/A
  • Marital Status Married (Barbara Broer)
  • Full Name Ken Follett
  • Nationality British
  • Date of Birth 5 June 1949
  • Ethnicity Welsh
  • Weight N/A
  • Occupation Novelist
  • Education University College London,Poole Technical College
  • Children N/A
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About Ken Follett

Bestselling Welsh novelist, Ken Follett has a net worth of £50 million as of April 2012, according to the Sunday Times Rich List. The son of a Cardiff tax inspector, Follett went to university in London. He became a reporter, first with his home-town newspaper the South Wales Echo and later with the London Evening News. While working in London, he wrote his first novel. His first best-seller was his eleventh book, Eye of the Needle, which came in 1977. A string of blockbusters followed. In all he has sold 130m copies worldwide. Married to former Labour MP Barbara Follett, he has an extensive property portfolio. His most successful book was 1989’s The Pillars of the Earth which has sold 19m copies. It was pushed back into the bestseller lists in 2009 when Oprah Winfrey picked it for her book club. It placed Follett on the Forbes list of highest paid authors for 2009, with earnings of $20 million. He was again listed in 2010 at $20 million but did not make the 2011 list. The $40 million, eight-hour mini-series based on the book premiered in the US in 2010. The award-winning author of thrillers and historical novels has sold more than 100 million copies.