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Ken Follett Net Worth

Ken Follett Net Worth

Net Worth: $55 Million

  • Source of Wealth Novels
  • Birth Place Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
  • Marital Status Married (Barbara Broer)
  • Full Name Ken Follett
  • Nationality British
  • Date of Birth 5 June 1949
  • Ethnicity Welsh
  • Occupation Novelist
  • Education University College London, Poole Technical College
  • Children 1 (Emanuele)
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About Ken Follett

Bestselling Welsh novelist, Ken Follett has a net worth of $55 million according to Forbes. The son of a Cardiff tax inspector, Follett went to university in London. He became a reporter, first with his hometown 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 130 million 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 19 million 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.

Earnings & Financial Data

The below financial data is gathered and compiled by TheRichest analysts team to give you a better understanding of Ken Follett'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 2017 N/A
Book Sales Oct. 2017

First week sales of the book A Column of Fire selling 9,000 copies

Earnings 2016 N/A
Asset Jan. 2016

Current value of the author’s seven-bedroom mansion in the Caribbean

Earnings 2014 N/A
Book Sales Oct. 2014

First week sales of the book Edge of Eternity selling 9,000 copies

Earnings 2012 N/A
Book Sales Oct. 2012

First week sales of the book Winter of the World selling 9,000 copies

Earnings 2010 N/A
Book Sales Oct. 2010

First week sales of the book Fall of Giants selling 9,000 copies

Earnings 2007 N/A
Book Sales Oct. 2007

First week sales of the book World Without End selling 9,000 copies

Earnings 1986 N/A
Book Sales Feb. 1986

First week sales of the book Lie Down with Lions selling 9,000 copies

Earnings 1983 N/A
Book Sales Jul. 1983

First week sales of the book On Wings of Eagles selling 9,000 copies

Earnings 1982 N/A
Book Sales Jun. 1982

First week sales of the book The Man From St. Petersburg selling 9,000 copies

Earnings 1980 N/A
Book Sales Jul. 1980

Sales of his book The Key to Rebecca only a few days from its launch (Sales of 100,000 copies)

Earnings 1979 N/A
Book Sales Dec. 1979

First week sales of the book Triple selling 9,000 copies

Earnings 1978 N/A
Book Sales Oct. 1978

Sales of his book Eye of the Needle that amounted to more than 10 million copies

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