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Jonathan Franzen Net Worth

Jonathan Franzen Net Worth

Net Worth: $10 Million

  • Source of Wealth Books, Movie Adaptations of Books
  • Birth Place Western Springs, Illinois, United States
  • Marital Status In a relationship (Kathryn Chetkovich)
  • Full Name Jonathan Earl Franzen
  • Nationality American
  • Date of Birth August 17, 1959
  • Occupation Writer, Author
  • Education Swarthmore College, Free University of Berlin
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About Jonathan Franzen

Earning his wealth as a Pulitzer Prize finalist and a National Book Award-winning author, American novelist and essayist Jonathan Franzen net worth’s is estimated to be around $10 million. He is known for his 1996 Harper’s essay Perchance to Dream. He was also involved in a number of controversies which include the 2001 selection of his novel, The Corrections, for Oprah Winfrey’s book club and his declaration in 2010 that “America is almost a rogue state.”

Jonathan Earl Franzen was born on August 17, 1959 in Western Springs, Illinois. He grew up in Webster Groves, St. Louis, Missouri. Franzen graduated from Swarthmore College in 1981 with a degree in German. He also studied in Berlin at Freie Universitat Berlin in 1981-82. Franzen’s first novel, The Twenty-Seventh City (1988), established him as an author worth watching.

The Corrections (2001) was Franzen’s third novel that earned him a National Book Award. The novel also became a finalist for Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. Freedom is Franzen’s most recent novel, which was published in August 2010.


Earnings & Financial Data

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  • Earnings 2010
  • Earnings 2001
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Royalties 2010

Estimated earnings from the novel, Freedom during its first year of print (200,000 copies sold)

Earnings 2001 N/A
Royalties 2001

Estimated earnings from the novel, The Corrections (3,000,000 copies sold)