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Meet The World’s Richest Authors, 2018

Perhaps unsurprisingly, with an estimated net worth of $1.3 Billion, Elisabeth Badinter currently has the accolade of being the richest author in the world, while J.K. Rowling placed a close second, earning $1 billion. Rounding out the top three is James Patterson ($560 Million), Stephen King ($400 Million), and Nora Roberts ($390 Million).

The top 20 richest authors in the world, 2018

1. Elisabeth Badinter
Estimated net worth: $1.3 Billion

2. J.K. Rowling
Estimated net worth: $1 Billion

3. James Patterson
Estimated net worth: $560 Million

4. Stephen King
Estimated net worth: $400 Million

5. Nora Roberts
Estimated net worth: $390 Million

6. Danielle Steel
Estimated net worth: $310 Million

7. Barbara Taylor Bradford
Estimated net worth: $300 Million

8. Nigel Blackwell
Estimated net worth: $292.5 Million

9. John Grisham
Estimated net worth: $220 Million

10. Jeffrey Archer
Estimated net worth: $195 Million

11. Dan Brown
Estimated net worth: $178 Million

12. David Oyedepo
Estimated net worth: $150 Million

13. Dean Koontz
Estimated net worth: $145 Million

14. Stephanie Meyer
Estimated net worth: $125 Million

15. Paul McKenna
Estimated net worth: $100 Million

16. Christopher Little
Estimated net worth: $86 Million

17. Jack Higgins
Estimated net worth: $86 Million

18. Deepak Chopra
Estimated net worth: $80 Million

19. Janet Evanovich
Estimated net worth: $80 Million

20. Suzanne Collins
Estimated net worth: $80 Million

Aimee Lee Webber

Aimee Lee Webber

Reporter at CEOWORLD Magazine
Editorial Aide/Reporter at The CEOWORLD magazine. Nationally Syndicated Advice Columnist. Generally prefer dogs to humans. Loves dragons. New Yorker.
Aimee Lee Webber

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