Writing best-sellers over a couple of decades has made many authors millionaires and even billionaires. A few of them have written over 200 novels and one of them has written one of, if not the most popular book series of all time. Find out the ten richest authors in the world and how much their net worth it.
Many of these authors are constantly on the best-seller lists and names you are familiar with. You have seen their books on stands at stores and even if you have never read any of their books, you know their names. With influence like that, it is easy to see how the ten richest authors made their money. Well, most of them anyway.
The Ten Richest Authors in the World
- Jeffrey Archer – $195 Million
- John Grisham – $220 Million
- Nigel Blackwell – $292.5 Million
- Barbara Taylor Bradford – $300 Million
- Danielle Steel – $310 Million
- Nora Roberts – $390 Million
- Stephen King – $400 Million
- James Patterson – $560 Million
- J.K. Rowling – $1 Billion
- Elisabeth Badinter – 1.3 Billion
The Richest Author in the World
You may be asking who is Elisabeth Badinter? She is an author that made most of her money through inheritance via shares. Since she is an author, she is considered for this list and happens to be the richest.
This list contains authors that have successfully crossed into the mainstream media like J. K. Rowling, and Stephen King. Their novels are considered some of the best literary works of all time. Others on the list include top tier authors such as James Patterson, Nora Roberts, and Danielle Steel.
Were you surprised by the list of the ten richest authors in the world? How many of their works have you read? Let us know in the comments below!
21 thoughts on “The Ten Richest Authors in the World ”
Elisabeth Badinter doesn’t belong on this list. You’re mixing apples and pomegranates.
Might as well include Bill Gates since he wrote a book.
It is dumb but I decided to stick with the source I used.
Mr. Stephen king I love your books
Agree. The ‘LIST’ should be only ‘authors’ who have made income from writing.
Agree. Only writers who have made income from ‘writing’ , alone, should be on the list.
That’s amazing! Thanks for sharing. 🙂
Woke fuckers only did it this way to dis J.K. Rowling.
For real, it’s so cringe
What does that even mean?
This fortune wasn’t even from selling books
Watch your language please
Dean Koontz is a better author than most of the above and has a worth of $200 million
I never liked his story subjects but couldn’t put the book down because his writing held my interest to go to the next chapter. But Intensity, I had to set it down because it was so intense, agree, Dean Koontz is a favorite author.
Its true, Dean Koontz is a better author that most mentioned above. Richard – Toronto
Why morph the truth just because you dont like JK Rowling? 😭😭 embarrasing
I wonder, if a positive and uplifting novel will ever raise to this list, or people seem to favor only horror, crime , “noire”, war books forever.
I have a book, Bethlehem’s Brothers, that is uplifting and yet has some violence in it. I hope it becomes a movie. I will only be on this list if the movie is a success. I am working hard to make it as an author.
Why Isnt Oda mentioned here?
I believe I am the least successful author, printed 1000, gave away 400, everyone that read it loved it, yet only Sold 3 aaahahahaha, took the rest to the rubbish tip and gave it away, too time consuming if you are broke and have to work. 2011 Guess i was just a few years too early for Dragon books.