James Patterson Net Worth

Net Worth: $800 Million
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  • Birth Place:

    Newburgh, New York
  • Marital Status:

    Married (Susan Patterson)
  • Full Name:

    James Brendan Patterson
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About James Brendan Patterson

American author of thriller novels, James Patterson has an estimated net worth of $800 million. 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.

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Patteson is largely known for his series about American psychologist Alex Cross. Other works include Michael Bennett, Women's Murder Club, Maximum Ride, Daniel X, NYPD Red, Witch and Wizard, and Private series. He has also written stand-alone thrillers, non-fiction and romance novels.

James Patterson has sold more than 300 million copies and is also the first person to have sold 1 million e-books. He is one of the highest-paid authors based on Forbes' rich list and he has an estimated total income of $700 million over a decade. He is a recipient of the Literarian Award from the National Book Foundation, which was given in November 2015.

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).

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Earnings 2019

Asset May. 2019
Estimated value of James Patterson's website jamespatterson.com

Earnings 2018 $86 Million

Earning Turned Donation Mar. 2018
Donation to classroom libraries and gifts of $500 each to teachers around the country, from Mechanic Falls, Maine, to Cheney, Kansas
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