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The Top 5 Richest Authors in the World

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Who’d have guessed that writing might be a method to make billions of dollars? Seriously! All that will be required is just a pen and a notebook but loads of valuable thoughts. It’s still incredible to think how folks have gained millions merely by writing. Just a few handfuls have indeed achieved the renowned status of earning massive amounts of money through writing. You could become the next author to publish a best-selling book and generate a fortune from that too. Let’s have a look at the richest authors around the world and their net worth.

  1. Elisabeth Badinter (Net Worth- $1.3 Billion)
    Elisabeth Badinter, a well-known feminist author, is indeed a billionaire due to her legacy of 19 million shares in Publicis Groupe, a global advertisement and social affairs conglomerate. Her novel is titled. When she was thirty-five years old, she released her first book, “L’Amour en Plus,” a history of shifting ideas on mother love. Elisabeth Badinter is indeed the renowned author of A Myth of Motherhood, Wrong Turn, and Masculine Identity, three landmark writings on feminists that have been transcribed into 15 languages. Badinter lives in Paris and loves teaching philosophy. In 2010, her book “The Conflict: How Modern Motherhood Undermines Women’s Status” sparked passionate controversy and went on to become a bestseller throughout Europe. 

  1. J.K. Rowling (Net Worth- $1 Billion)
    Rowling started volunteering for Amnesty International in London after graduating from the University of Exeter in 1986, wherein the idea to write the Harry Potter books stroke her mind. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, the first book in the Harry Potter sequence, was released in 1997. The British Book Award was one of many honors bestowed upon the reader. Then it was followed by a sequence of well-famed volumes, liked throughout the globe, i.e., over 200 nations and 60 languages. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the seventh and final book in the series, was published in 2007. In 2001–11, film adaptations of the books have been published, and they went on to become some of the highest-grossing films inside the globe. 

  1. James Patterson (Net Worth- $560 million)
    James Brendan is indeed an author and philanthropist from the United States. He’s most renowned for his thriller and suspenseful novels, for which he was a constant presence on best-seller lists inside the late 20th and early 21st centuries, thanks to his prodigious productivity and business acumen. The Thomas Berryman Number (1976), his first novel, won the Edgar Allan Poe Award for the best first novel from the Mystery Authors of America. Alex Cross, Michael Bennett, Women’s Murder Club, Maximum Ride, Daniel X, NYPD Red, Witch and Wizard, and Private series and several stand-alone mysteries, non-fiction, and romantic books were amongst his writings.

  1. Stephen King (Net Worth- $400 million)
    Stephen Edwin King is a horror, supernatural fiction, thriller, crime, science-fiction, and fantasy novelist from the United States. Over 350 million editions of his books have indeed been sold, and most have been conformed into movies, television shows, miniseries, and comics. His works are recognized for revitalizing the horror fiction category in the late twentieth century. King’s first novel, Carrie, about a tortured teen seeking vengeance on her peers, was published in 1973. This was a massive success after the book was published in the year, enabling him to dedicate his time entirely to composing. The Shining is Stephen King’s best-selling novel. In 1977, the novel was first published. 

  1. Nora Roberts (Net worth- $390 million)
    Nora Roberts is indeed an American romance novelist who has written over 225 books. Nora Roberts is the number-one New York Times bestselling author of widely popular books, notably Hideaway, UnderCurrents, Come Sundown, The Awakening, Legacy, and The Becoming. Nora Roberts was the first author ever to be admitted into the Hall of Fame of the Romance Novelists of America. Her books had lasted 861 weeks just On New York Times Best Seller listing as of 2011, comprising 176 weeks at the top.

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