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The 20 Richest Authors in the World




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Writing a book to some people is a way of catching fun and reducing stress when emotionally distraught.

However, some authors have passed this landmark and have written world-class books which today, have fetched them millions of dollars.

They have combined professional, fun and emotional balance to write books that inspired and motivate different set and class of people worldwide.

The richest authors in the world are:

20. Suzanne Collins

Net Worth: $80 Million

Kicking off the list of the richest authors in the world is Suzanne Collin.

The popular book writer is a novelist who has written scripts for several tv exhibitions.

Suzanne Collins has an estimated net worth of $80 Million.

19. Janet Evanovich

Net Worth: $80 Million

Janet Evanovich is the 19th richest author in the world.

The talent writer is one of the best romance authors.

She has written lots of romantic novels and has added some elements of suspense to up her game.

She is one of the best-selling writers who had won several awards.

18. Deepak Chopra

Net Worth: $80 Million

Deepak Chopra is the 18th richest author in the world.

Chopra, despite being a medical practitioner, has written food-for-thought books which have brought about a new philosophical school of thought in the western world concerning spiritualism.

17. Jack Higgins

Net Worth: $86 Million

Jack Higgins is one of the prominent writers in the world.

The novelist has written a good number of best-selling books and has acquired a net worth of $86 Million to show for it.

16. Christopher Little

Net Worth: $86 Million

Christopher Little is one of the richest authors in the world.

He has written books that have attained a good level of commercial success and have received lots of critical acclaims.

He majors in literary history and has an estimated net worth of $86 Million

15. Paul McKenna

Net Worth: $100 Million

Paul McKenna is an England-born clairvoyant and writer.

The author did not have a good time in school but rather, found a career path with a fellow hypnotist when he joined Capital Radio.

14. Stephenie Meyer

Net Worth: $125 Million

Stephenie Meyer is the 14th richest author in the world.

The writer majors in vampire novels and is famous for writing Twilight – one of the best selling creation of art.

Meyer’s net worth is calculated to be around $125 million.

13. Dean Koontz

Net Worth: $145 Million

Coming in as number 13 on the list of the richest authors in the world is Dean Koontz.

The American writer is known for writing classical sci-fi, horrors, thrillers and suspense novels.

He boasts a large fan base worldwide due to his writing genre and style.

12. David Oyedepo

Net Worth: $150 Million

David Oyedepo is the 12th richest authors in the world.

The Winners chapel leader is a Nigerian pastor who has written best-selling.

He emphasizes prosperity and how to build a good relationship with Christ on his write-ups.

11. Dan Brown

Net Worth: $178 Million

Dan Brown is one of the best-selling authors of all time.

He is widely known for his two super selling books: The Da Vinci Code and Angels and Demons.

Today, he has an estimated net worth of $178 million.

10. Jeffrey Archer

Net Worth: $195 Million

Jeffrey Archer is the 10th richest author in the world.

The England-born writer is a retired political activist who has written novels that sold over 300 million copies.

9. John Grisham

Net Worth: $220 Million

John Grisham is an American author who is both a law practitioner and a politician.

This professional capacity has earned him a net worth of around $220 Million.

8. Nigel Blackwell

Net Worth: $292.5 Million

Nigel Blackwell is one of the richest authors in the world.

He and his nephew benefitted from the sale of Blackwell Publishing which was sold for 572m Euros.

7. Barbara Taylor Bradford

Net Worth: $300 Million

Barbara Taylor Bradford is one of the best-selling authors of all time.

The popular English author has sold above 82 million copies.

She has received international recognition from royal dignitaries because of her contribution to literature – notably by Queen Elizabeth II.

6. Danielle Steel

Net Worth: $310 Million

With over 800 million copies of publications sold, Danielle Steele is arguably the best-selling author of all time who is still alive.

The American novelist has an estimated net worth of around $310 million.

5. Nora Roberts

Net Worth: $390 Million

Nora Roberts is one of the best romance novelists.

She has written over 200 romance classics and has an approximated net worth of around $390 million.

4. Stephen King

Net Worth: $400 Million

Breaking in among the “top four” richest authors in the world is Stephen King.

The author’s majors in sci-fi, horror, suspense and fantasy genre.

To spice up his writing professional, the author is a degree holder in the English language.

3. James Patterson

Net Worth: $560 Million

James Patterson is the third richest authors in the world.

The American author is among one of the best-sellers and specialises in writing thriller novels.

His net worth is estimated to be around $560 Million.

2. J.K. Rowling

Net Worth: $1 Billion

Missing the top spot on the list, J.K. Rowling fully known as Joanne Kathleen Rowling is the second richest author in the world.

The British writer masterminded the creation of Harry Potter, a popular product which is one of the best-selling work of art.

1. Elisabeth Badinter

Net Worth: $1.3 Billion

Beating all others on the list, Elisabeth Badinter is the richest author in the world.

She is a French writer and historical philosopher who is one of the leading frontiers in feminism and women’s rights and responsibilities in society.

With an estimated net worth of $1.3 Billion, Elisabeth Badinter is the richest author in the world.


Listed below is a quick summary of the 20 richest Authors in the world:

  1. Elisabeth Badinter
  2. J.K. Rowling
  3. James Patterson
  4. Stephen King
  5. Nora Roberts
  6. Danielle Steel
  7. Barbara Taylor Bradford
  8. Nigel Blackwell
  9. John Grisham
  10. Jeffrey Archer
  11. Dan Brown
  12. David Oyedepo
  13. Dean Koontz
  14. Stephanie Meyer
  15. Paul McKenna
  16. Christopher Little
  17. Jack Higgins
  18. Deepak Chopra
  19. Janet Evanovich
  20. Suzanne Collins

Princewill Ubaha is an electrical engineer by profession, a content writer by perspiration, and an Akwa Ibomite by birth. He always believed that the habit of persistence is the habit of victory.

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