Their stories are enchanting and their words weave magic, making you read their books until oblivion. All you wish to do is forget everything and stay cuddled up in a corner with your favorite story book in hand along with your cup of hot coffee! Everything from their imagination, the characters, the plot in the story, the bumps and nail biting climax, makes us stay mesmerized and fall deeply in love with them. Just as amazing as their books, it’s really astounding how these authors made themselves a fortune by writing these absolutely spell-bounding books. So, here is a list of the authors who earned millions from their books alone!
Net Worth: $1.3 Billion
Famous Novels: XY, Dead End Feminism, The Conflict: How Modern Motherhood Undermines the Status of Women
Selected as France’s Most Influential and Intellectual person by a magazine poll, Elisabeth Badinter is a true feminist! A French philosopher, historian and an author, Elisabeth is best known for her philosophical pieces on Women’s role in the society and on feminism. The writer is the richest author in the world with a new worth of $1.3 billion.
Net Worth: $1 Billion
Famous Novels: Harry Potter (entire series), Fantastic Beasts, Quidditch Through the Ages, Very Good Lives, The Cuckoo’s Calling
J K Rowling, also known by her pen name Robert Galbraith, is a British author, screenwriter, producer and also philanthropist. Rowling’s stories are widely loved and famous amongst children and adults, particularly for her vivid imagination and characters. Her series of 7 Harry Potter books themselves earned the author millions of dollars, while the Harry Potter movies are the highest-earning film series in the history. With a net worth of $1 billion, J.K Rowling is the world’s second Richest author.
Net Worth: $560 Million
Famous Novels: Unsolved, The President is Missing, Cross, Kiss the Girls, Along Came a Spider, Witch & Wizard, The Chef
James Patterson is one of the most famous American authors and a philanthropist. James has written books on various genres including mystery, young adult fiction, romance, realistic fiction and thriller. With a net worth of $560 millions, James has made himself a huge fortune.
Net Worth: $400 Million
Famous Novels: The Shining, Pet Sematary, Misery, Carrie, It, The Stand
Known as the King of Horror, Stephen King is a famous American Author who has written books on different genres such as fantasy, science fiction, suspense and supernatural fiction and horror. Many of his books have been converted into films and TV series, helping the author earn millions for his copyrights. With a net worth $400 million, King has given us some of the best horror books to read and cherish forever.
Net Worth: $390 Million
Famous Novels: Year One, Under Currents, Shelter in Place, The Obsession, The Rise of Magicks, The Witness, Vision in White
One of the most renowned American authors in the world, Nora Roberts has written as many as 225 novels only in the romance genre, with her first book being published in the 70s. The author also has written books in different genres such as fantasy and suspense, while her first bestseller was the book named Playing the Odds. With a net worth of $390 million, the author lives a luxurious life in a hill top mansion in Maryland with her loving family
Net Worth: $178 Million
Famous Novels: The Da Vinci Code, Angels and Demons, Origin, Inferno, The Lost Symbol, Deception, Digital Fortess, Crime Victim
Highly cryptic, adventurous and nail-biting suspense, Dan Brown’s books and stories take you to a completely different world His books are like a treasure hunt, making you run and think about the suspense filled treasure box. With the authors books being converted into movies, Dan has surely earned his millions. He has a net worth of $178 million making him one of the greatest American Authors of all times.