Rick Riordan’s Net Worth

Author Rick Riordan is best known for his Percy Jackson and the Olympian series. That helped make Riordan a regular on the best-seller and a series that many readers enjoyed. We decided to find out what Rick Riordan’s net worth is and how he accumulated his wealth.

Early Career

Before ever publishing the Percy Jackson series, Riordan wrote a bunch of successful stories. His Tres Navarre books are an adult mystery series about a private detective eye. The series went on to win the Shamus, Anthony, and Edgar Awards.

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Rick Riordan’s net worth

The inspiration for the Percy Jackson series came as Riordan told bedtime stories about ancient Greek heroes to his son. Riordan’s son had been diagnosed with ADHD and dyslexia which led to the character being hyperactive and dyslexic.

The Lightning Thief was published in 2005 and four sequels were published, the last being in 2009. In 2022, Riordan announced that a sixth Percy Jackson book was going to be released in the near future. Two movie adaptions were released by 20th Century Fox in 2010 and 2013.

Other works by Riordan include The Kane Chronicles that centers around modern-day Egyptian pantheon. Riordan also created a sequel to the Percy Jackson series called The Heroes of Olympus.

Rick Riordan’s Net Worth

Rick Riordan’s net worth is estimated to be around $35 million. In 2014, he made $13 million and that may have been because of his books being adapted into movies. Between June 2016 to June 2017, Riordan earned $11 million.

In the near future, expect Riordan to hit about $50 million as he plans to release another Percy Jackson book and Disney Plus is adapting a show titled Percy Jackson and the Olympians and Riordan will be an executive producer on the show.


With over 30 million copies sold, Riordan has been on a roll. And he doesn’t plan to stop anytime soon. He has a bunch of big projects coming up and that should only make him wealthier as a result. Don’t be surprised if he is one of the higher earning authors in the near future.

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