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Top 100 Richest Authors

Wordsmiths. Authors. They are skilled users of words. They are brave enough to pursue their artistic ambitions. Writing is no different than any other art form, but it is not as lucrative as music or film. There are more writers that make little fortune compared to those who earn more. Only a small percentage of these artists get to make it big and become financially secure in their endeavor, but there are still some of them who choose forgo the safe career path and take the risk to live out their dreams. Writers are considered as fearless, inventive, innovative, creative, romantic, comic and so much more. They take us to places and introduce us to things that we never knew before. Their magical prowess with words can distract us from the realms as we are moved into the fictional world. Despite their work, they still receive less compensation than what they truly deserve. However, there are those who made fortune from their writings and are now considered the richest authors in the world. The wealthiest writers are also the famous ones who paved their way out of the handful struggles they have encountered and made millions of bucks from their chosen profession. They have earned their fame and are now living a luxurious lifestyle. Look at J.K. Rowling. She is the wealthiest among the many authors who earned millions from their work. She has been rejected countless of times by several publications before she earned a fortune with her best-selling Harry Potter novel. A creative mind is priceless. Add some luck and the right attitude. Read on with the list and see the other rich writers who made it to the top.

Rank Name Net Worth Age Country
Elisabeth Badinter Net Worth
Elisabeth Badinter
$1.1 B
J.K. Rowling Net Worth
J.K. Rowling
$1 B 52 United Kingdom
James Patterson Net Worth
James Patterson
$560 M 70 United States
Stephen King Net Worth
Stephen King
$400 M 70 United States
Nora Roberts Net Worth
Nora Roberts
$340 M 67
Danielle Steel Net Worth
Danielle Steel
$310 M 70 United States
Barbara Taylor Bradford Net Worth
Barbara Taylor Bradford
$294 M 84 United Kingdom
Nigel Blackwell Net Worth
Nigel Blackwell
$292.5 M United Kingdom
John Grisham Net Worth
John Grisham
$220 M 62 United States
Jeffrey Archer Net Worth
Jeffrey Archer
$195 M 77 United Kingdom
Dan Brown Net Worth
Dan Brown
$178 M 53 United States
David Oyedepo Net Worth
David Oyedepo
$150 M
Stephenie Meyer Net Worth
Stephenie Meyer
$125 M 44 United States
Dean Koontz Net Worth
Dean Koontz
$125 M 72
Jack Higgins Net Worth
Jack Higgins
$86 M 88 United Kingdom
Christopher Little Net Worth
Christopher Little
$86 M United Kingdom
Janet Evanovich Net Worth
Janet Evanovich
$80 M 74 United States
Joel Surnow Net Worth
Joel Surnow
$80 M 62
Deepak Chopra Net Worth
Deepak Chopra
$80 M 70
Clive Cussler Net Worth
Clive Cussler
$80 M 86
Suzanne Collins Net Worth
Suzanne Collins
$80 M 55 United States
Meg Cabot Net Worth
Meg Cabot
$70 M 50 United States
E.L. James Net Worth
E.L. James
$60 M 54 United Kingdom
E. L. James Net Worth
E. L. James
$60 M 54 United Kingdom
Ken Follett Net Worth
Ken Follett
$55 M 68 United Kingdom
Paul McKenna Net Worth
Paul McKenna
$55 M 54 United Kingdom
Chris Oyakhilome Net Worth
Chris Oyakhilome
$50 M 54
Anne Rice Net Worth
Anne Rice
$50 M 76 United States
David Baldacci Net Worth
David Baldacci
$45 M 57 United States
Frank Miller Net Worth
Frank Miller
$40 M 60 United States
Terry McMillan Net Worth
Terry McMillan
$40 M 66 United States
Ben Mezrich Net Worth
Ben Mezrich
$35 M 48 United States
Harper Lee Net Worth
Harper Lee
$35 M 91
Jon Krakauer Net Worth
Jon Krakauer
$35 M 63
Nicholas Sparks Net Worth
Nicholas Sparks
$30 M 52
Ben Carson Net Worth
Ben Carson
$26 M 66 United States
Richard Hammond Net Worth
Richard Hammond
$25 M 48 United Kingdom
Harlan Coben Net Worth
Harlan Coben
$25 M 56
Christopher Paolini Net Worth
Christopher Paolini
$25 M 34 United States
Cecily von Ziegesar Net Worth
Cecily von Ziegesar
$25 M
Leigh Anne Tuohy Net Worth
Leigh Anne Tuohy
$25 M
Jack Canfield Net Worth
Jack Canfield
$25 M 73 United States
Nelson DeMille Net Worth
Nelson DeMille
$25 M
Jeff Kinney Net Worth
Jeff Kinney
$25 M 46 United States
Elizabeth Gilbert Net Worth
Elizabeth Gilbert
$25 M 48
Toni Morrison Net Worth
Toni Morrison
$24 M 86 United States
Nick Hornby Net Worth
Nick Hornby
$22 M 60 United Kingdom
Tim Ferriss Net Worth
Tim Ferriss
$20 M 40 United States
Pattie Mallette Net Worth
Pattie Mallette
$20 M 42 Canada
Martin Handford Net Worth
Martin Handford
$20 M 61 United Kingdom
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