The 5 richest authors in the world

Authors are making huge waves today. Author of Harry Potter, J.K Rowlings is amongst the richest authors in the world. She has been paid up to £600 million and continues to make a lot of money from the Harry Potter franchise. Asides from her, we have other authors making lots of money doing what they are passionate about, writing.

Here is the list of some of the richest authors.

James Patterson

He is one of the best-paid authors with earnings of up to £71.3 million. He has been the best selling author since 2001 for his famous work “Alex Cross” which sold over 350 million copies worldwide.

Jeff Kinney

Kinney is another rich famous writer known for his book “Diary of a Wimpy Kid”. He tops the list of the successful children’s book authors. He published his tenth book “Old School” in 2015. He is valued at £14.6 million.

John Grisham

Famous writer Grisham is popular for his legal novels “The Firm” and “The Pelican Brief”. He has sold over 300 million copies of his novels all over the world. He is valued at £13.5 million.

Stephen King

The master of horror stories, Stephen King is one of the richest authors today with a net worth estimated at £338 million all through his career as a sci-fi and horror novel writer. Some of his popular works include “The Shining”, “Misery” and “It”. He is valued at £11.3 million.

Danielle Steel

Danielle Steel is next on this list with a value of £11.3 million. She is a famous romance novel writer and has sold over 650 million copies of all her works. She recently published the novel “Magic”.

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