Top 10 World Top-Earning Authors 2013

Top 10 World Top-Earning Authors 2013

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1. E.L. James

E.L. James

James originally penned fan fiction under the pen name SnowqueensIcedragon, with her most prominent work being a Twilight fan fiction that sooner or later developed into Fifty Shades of Grey, and following film adaptation. James has spoken of her surprise at the achievement of the book. She did not begin to write till January 2009, as she publicized while still active on as Snowqueen’sIcedragon. In August 2013 sales of the trilogy saw EL James top the highest-earning authors of Forbes with earnings of $95m which counted in $5m for the film rights to Fifty Shades of Grey.

2. James Patterson

James Patterson

Patterson works with a numerous of coauthors, such as Michael Ledwidge, Andrew Gross,  Ashwin Sanghi, Mark Sullivan, Peter De Jonge,  and  Maxine Paetro and has frequently said that working together with others brings fresh and thought-provoking ideas to his stories. In September 2009, Patterson signed a contract to write or co-write six for young adults and eleven books for adults by the end of 2012. Forbes informed the contract was worth no less than $150 million, but according to Patterson the approximation was imprecise.

Patterson established the James Patterson PageTurner Awards in 2005 to contribute over US$100,000 that year to companies, people, schools, and other organizations that find new and effective ways to spread the enthusiasm of books and reading.

3. Suzanne Collins

Suzanne Collins

An American novelist and television writer, well known as the writer of the New York Times bestselling series The Hunger Games trilogy and The Underland Chronicles. Her career started in 1991 as an author for children’s show. She worked for Nickelodeon. Collins was named as one of the Most Influential People of 2010 by Time Magazine. Amazon announced that she had turn out to be the bestselling author in March 2012. Suzanne Collins net worth of $50 million. Suzanne Collins built her net worth as a TV screenwriter and a novelist. Her genres are Sci-fi, fantasy, children and young adult. Her most well-known work has been The Hunger Games trilogy which has been curved into a feature movie franchise featuring Jennifer Lawrence and Lenny Kravitz.

4. Bill O’Reilly

An American television host and political commentator, Bill O’Riley is the author of the controversial books: Killing Kennedy: The End of Camelot, Kennedy’s Last days: The Shocking Assassination That Defined a Generation, Killing Lincoln: The Shocking Assassination that Shocked America Forever, Lincoln’s Last Days: The Shocking Assassination that Changed America Forever to name a few. He also appeared in Iron Man 2, Transformers: Dark of the moon and An American Carol. Bill O’ Riley’s net worth as of 2013 is $75 million dollars. He also writes a weekly collective newspaper column thru Creators Syndicate that seems to appear in many newspapers.

5. Danielle Steel

Danielle Steel

Danielle is currently one of the bestselling authors alive. She is also the fourth bestselling author of all time. She has more than 800 million copies sold. Her books have been converted in about 28 languages and can be found in forty seven countries all over the globe. Some were adapted in televisions for 22 times. 2 of the said have Golden Globe nominations. One is Jewels, the story of the persistence of a woman and her children in Europe’s World War II, and the family’s ultimate revival as one of the utmost jewelry houses in Europe. Danielle Stelle has a net worth of $375 million.

6. Jeff Kinney

Jeff Kinney

Jeff Kinney is the mind behind the series, Diary of a Wimpy Kid. Even though he didn’t grow wanting to be a children’s book writer, he still came up with the idea of writing the aforementioned book. It is about the middle school loser named Greg Heffley. He worked on his book for more than 7 years before he showed it to a New York publisher. It was released in April 2007 and became a New York Times hit and ultimately reaching the number 1 spot. Nevertheless when Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Ruleswas published in January 2008 it also hit the number 1 spot. Jeff Kinney’s net worth is $25 million dollars.

7. Janet Evanovich

Janet Evanovich

Janet Evanovich was born as Janet Schneider on April 22, 1943. She is an American writer. She began her profession writing short modern romance novels under the pen name Steffie Hall, but expanded fame writing a series of contemporary obscurities featuring a lingerie buyer from Trenton, New Jersey, Stephanie Plum. The nineteen novels in this series constantly top the Amazon bestseller lists and New York Times most freshly with Notorious Nineteen. During the week, Janet works eight hours each day. On weekends she normally works for an extra four hours per day. She usually makes a brief rough draft before starting a new book, with one or two verdicts.Janet Evanovich net worth is $100 million dollars.

8. Nora Roberts

Nora Roberts

Nora Roberts is possibly the most prosperous novelist you’ve never heard of. She sells books like they are going out of style, which of course they are, just not in Nora’s secret place. There are more than 400 million Nora Roberts novels published. Just last year, she lifted 10 million books. 34 Nora Roberts’s novels are sold every minute. And it’s not just her deals that are unbelievable, it’s also her productivity. She’s phenomenal, a publishing sensation. By her own approximation, it takes her about forty five days to write a novel and then she starts the next in mark.” The reason you absolutely haven’t heard of her is that Roberts writes what she mentions to mysteriously as “the big R”, romance. Nora Robert has anet worth of $150 million

9. Dan Brown

Dan Brown

Dan Brown is the author of various #1 bestselling novels, together with The Da Vinci Code, which has become one of the blockbusting novels of all time as well as the topic of intellectual argument among readers and scholars. Brown’s novels are printed in fifty two languages around the world with two hundred million copies in print.

Brown was called one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World by TIME Magazine in 2005. Brown is currently working on a new book as well as the Columbia Pictures film style of his most fresh novel. Dan Brown’s net worth is $120 million dollars

10. Stephen King

Stephen King

Stephen made his first certified short story deal The Glass Floor to Startling Mystery Stories in 1967. All through the early years of his marriage, he is persistent in to selling stories to men’s magazines. Many of these were later collected into the Night Shiftcollection or appeared in other compilations.

Today, Stephen King is one of the top earning authors in the industry not to mention his full-packed awards that were granted to him during his early writing years. Up to now, Stephen King is working on a special edition, The Shining 217, a novel, Doctor Sleep and an anthology, Shivers VII. Stephen King has a net worth of $400 million dollars.