Best-selling author Dan Brown is one of the most popular authors in the world. Thanks to two popular books (that may be an understatement), he rose to fame and has made a lot of money as a result. How much money? Find out as we look as Dan Brown’s net worth.
Dan Brown’s Writing Career
You might think that Dan Brown always wanted to be a writer but that wasn’t the case. Brown pursued a career in music and became a teacher before writing books. He was inspired to write thrillers after vacationing in Tahiti in 1993 where he read Sidney Sheldon’s book The Doomsday Conspiracy.
The first three books by Brown did not do fairly well. That includes the novel Angels and Demons that featured Robert Langdon. But everything changed when he released his fourth book The Da Vinci Code. The book topped the New York Times Best Seller list in its first week of release in 2003. In total, the book has sold 81 million copies and helped Brown’s previous books sell more copies.
Brown has sold over 200 million copies and his books have been translated into 57 languages. Three of Brown’s books have been made into movies and even starred actor Tom Hanks.
Dan Brown’s Net Worth
Selling that many books and getting movie deals means that you are doing well financially. Brown’s estimated net worth is $160 million and he makes $20 million annually.
Besides Angels and Demons and The Da Vinci Code, Brown’s other books never really took off. While the books are good, they aren’t considered great works of fiction. Either way, they made Brown a lot of money and one of the best-selling authors of all time. Many others would take that any day of the week.