James Patterson Net Worth

Net Worth: $560 Million
Statistics
  • Source of Wealth:

    Publishing
  • Age:

    71
  • Birth Place:

    Newburgh, New York, United States
  • Marital Status:

    Married (Susan Patterson)
  • Full Name:

    James Brendan Patterson
  • Nationality:

    American
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About James Brendan 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).

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Earnings 2016 $95 Million

Earning Turned Donation Jan. 2016
Amount donated to two flooded bookshops in England (£10,000)
$13,000
Earning Turned Donation 2016
Amount donated to school libraries in the U.S.
$1,750,000

Earnings 2015 $89 Million

Earning Turned Donation 2015
Amount donated to the school libraries under Scholastic Reading Club grant program
$1,250,000
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