Who is currently the world’s richest author? If you know the Harry Potter series success story, the answer is no other person than the brain behind the Harry Potter series. If you don’t know her, she’s J.K. From Rowling.
Provided Harry Potter’s success story, who then occupies the number one spot in the world’s 100 richest writers’ list, if not J.K. Find out in this article about Rowling herself, as we study some of the world’s richest writers.
The world’s richest author, Elisabeth Badinter, is
Richest Authors in the World 2020
1. Elisabeth Badinter – Net worth: $1.3 billion
Elizabeth Badinter, born in Boulogne-Billancourt, France, is an author, philosopher, historian and professor. She is best known for her literary works on humanities and the history of women.
Badinter is an advocate for multicultural feminism and the rights of women migrant workers in France and the main shareholder of the international publicity and public relations firm, Publicis Groupe.
2. J.K. Rowling – Net worth: $1 billion
The University of Exeter’s alma mater, popularly known for the Harry Potter and Cormoran Strike series, is the number 2 richest writer on our list.
Rowling is also a film director, TV producer, screenwriter, philanthropist, and includes her genres; fantasy, drama, young adult fiction, tragicomedy, crime fiction.
3. James Patterson – Net worth: $560 million
The Alex Cross series, Women’s Murder Club series, Maximum Ride series, Michael Bennett series, Middle School series, I Funny series are popularly regarded as the alma mater of Manhattan College and Vanderbilt University.
His work is focused on mystery, fiction for young adults, suspense, comedy, true fiction, romance.
4. Stephen King – Net worth: $400 million
Stephen Edwin King’s writing is described as the King of Horror, focused on horror fantasy, supernatural fiction, gothic drama, genre fiction, dark fantasy, post-apocalyptic fiction, crime fiction, suspense thriller.
He has published 61 and six non-fiction novels, and he has sold more than 350 million copies.
5. Nora Roberts – Net worth: $390 million
The first author to be inducted into the Hall of Fame of the Romance Writers of America is Nora Roberts. More than 225 romantic novels have been written by her, and her work is focused on romance, fantasy, and suspense.
6. Danielle Steel – Net worth: $310 million
Danielle Fernandes Dominique Schuelein-Steel, selling over 800 million copies, is the fourth bestselling fiction author of all time.
She wrote 179 books, including more than 146 novels, and her work is focused on Romance and Modernism. Her books were translated into 43 languages, 22 of which were adapted for TV.
7. Barbara Taylor Bradford – Net worth: $300 million
In 1979, when she published her first novel, A Woman of Substance, Barbara Taylor began her career and sold over 30 million copies worldwide.
She has authored 28 more books since her first book in 1979, having sold more than 92 million copies worldwide in more than 90 countries and 40 languages.
8. John Grisham – Net worth: $220 million
The work of Grisham is based on the thriller Legal, crime fiction, Southern Gothic, baseball, and football. John Ray Grisham Jr., who is also a lawyer, politician and activist, published his first work, A Time to Kill, in June 1989.
The Chamber, The Customer, A Painted Home, The Pelican Brief, The Rainmaker, The Runaway Jury, Missing Christmas, and A Time to Kill have all been adapted into films for eight of his other novels:
9. Jeffrey Archer – Net worth: $195 million
As a journalist, Archer began his career in 1976. He was a Member of Parliament (1969–1974) previous to that time, but due to a financial scandal that left him nearly bankrupt, he did not seek re-election. He has sold over 330 million copies worldwide, and his work is focused on a thriller and drama.
10. Dan Brown – Net worth: $178 Million
Sitting on the tenth place is no other individual than the Davinci code creator, which has been into a film.
His job The Davinci Code is not the only work adapted into a film, it has all been adapted into a film by writing-ups such as Angel and Demons and Inferno. His work is based on a thriller, an adventure, an enigma, a conspiracy.
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